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  • How many nuts are too many?

    What do most people usually consider "enough" nuts in a day?

    Currently, I'm on a Whole30. I don't have any real grab and go snack options that I can easily get, so so far I've been eating a lot of nuts. Probably too many. Any snack-y ideas for when I want something quick and easy to eat? I get all of my meat and veggies, but it's hard to configure prep and all that with a tiny kitchen and 3 burners between 4 people.

    How many servings of nuts would you consider too many per day? And what are some good portable options while on the Whole30?

    (God, I miss cheese.)

  • #2
    A serving or 2, for me. But it depends on you, really. Are you overweight? Watching your omega-6 intake?
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    • #3
      I eat them occasionally, but not daily.

      I don't snack. Your goal should be to get out of the "gotta have a snack" mode. Eat bigger meals so you don't need snacks.

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      • #4
        I'm not overweight, but I am looking to slim down a little.

        Snacking was the wrong word choice. Likewise, I have stopped snacking since going primal. I meant it more in a way of getting some more calories in. Since starting Whole30, I've tracked my intake a couple of days and it's been pretty low. I know people are just going to say "eat more meat and veggies", but again, limited budget, limited kitchen access. I guess what I'm asking is if having a serving or two of nuts a day would be detrimental to my progress.

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        • #5
          When I did the whole 30 I was eating 1/2 to a cup of nuts a day. Way too many I think although I still lost weight. I'm really not a huge meat eater so was limited. I have cut back quite a bit now and will tell you my bowel movements were sure nicer when I was eating so many

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          • #6
            A serving or two of nuts will not be detrimental to your progress as long as you are taking them into account. Keep in mind that a "serving" of nuts is actually a small quantity. So you need to learn to recognize that amount when you're eating it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
              Your goal should be to get out of the "gotta have a snack" mode. Eat bigger meals so you don't need snacks.
              Co-sign.

              Definitely "approach with caution" territory. I keep a sack of home-toasted mixed nuts in the freezer and will hand pick 2 of each type (so 8-10 total) on a saucer for dessert sometimes. Using them as a hunger-killer = weight gain for me. If I just want something to occupy my mouth I'll have seltzer, tea, a clementine, a few frozen strawberries, or some carrot sticks or cucumber slices with a little guacamole or tahini.
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              • #8
                Are carrots permissible on the W30?
                That's my favorite snack these days.

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                • #9
                  Yes.
                  Janeen

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                  • #10
                    1 nut is too many
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                    • #11
                      1 Brazil nut is perfect.
                      Janeen

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                      • #12
                        I don't know ... I am dealing with some nuts on a different thread and I think that even one nut is too many

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                        • #13
                          I guess I should take heed here. Apparently I am eating way too many nuts per day. I suppose I will worry more about it when I stop progressing toward my goal. I'm not in a race to get there.
                          The above should be viewed as complete and utter nonsense.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by anna5 View Post
                            I don't know ... I am dealing with some nuts on a different thread and I think that even one nut is too many
                            Haha! I know what you mean. I don't actually mind the nuts nearly so much as the jerks, though.
                            Janeen

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                            • #15
                              I am not well read in the hatred of nuts... But I eat a ton (no salt added)! Especially macadamia nuts. But I try to avoid peanuts.

                              In my mind a good way to substitute meat in a quick meal.

                              ... Nuts seem very primal to me.

                              YMMV
                              Full on Primal family and loving it!!!
                              This is going to be a big year for vitamins and minerals!

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