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    too many nuts?

    I think I'm eating too many. Any insights? I don't think I have a nut allergy per se and the calories eh.

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    Depends on how many you consider to be too many? Also, are you preparing them properly-buying raw and then soaking? I think if they're properly prepared, and you still have room in your diet to get all your other nutrients, then go nuts
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    Depends on the quantity, the type of nut, and how they're prepared.

    Almonds roasted in seed oil? Blargh
    Macadamia nuts that have been soaked and dried? A decent snack

    Personally, I stay away from nuts in general, I find them to be empty snack foods in most cases. It'd be great if I could grab a few here and there, but it always ends up as a couple handfuls several times a day.
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    I'm a sucker for cashews but they ended up being my biggest PUFA contributor, so I cut them out.

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    I'm sure the calories aren't going to hurt you... but isn't it a lot like cannibalism in your case?

    BTW... is there a way anyone can assess the amount of nuts you are eating if you never even state the type/quantity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cori93437 View Post
    I'm sure the calories aren't going to hurt you... but isn't it a lot like cannibalism in your case?


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    I love eating all kinds of nuts, but I can't control myself around them so I've had to cut them out.
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    Yeah I need the calories but come on you all- I'm pretty little and otoh no, I don't need the calories. I'm a hard gainer and will start a thread on that where we, the hard gainers can commiserate away from all of you. It's almond butter, like in a jar. I pour the oil off but something tells me it's not good for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiercehunter View Post
    Yeah I need the calories but come on you all- I'm pretty little and otoh no, I don't need the calories. I'm a hard gainer and will start a thread on that where we, the hard gainers can commiserate away from all of you. It's almond butter, like in a jar. I pour the oil off but something tells me it's not good for me.
    I don't get this...on one hand, 'everybody feel jealous of me, I'm so little I need the calories' then on the other hand 'woe is me, I'm a hardgainer, I need your pity.' What kind of weird game is this? And BTW, I think you must be pretty confused about the definition of a 'hardgainer'.


    Bodybuilding Advice for Hardgainers - How to Determine if You Are a Hardgainer

    While the typical person gets great results on a caloric intake that equals their lean body mass times 12, the hardgainer is better served by taking in as much as 24 calories per pound of total bodyweight (as opposed to lean body mass). Therefore, if you are a hardgainer and weigh 150 lbs, your caloric intake will be 3600 calories (150 x 24). Your total amounts of carbohydrates per day will be in the order of 450 grams of carbs, your protein will be 225 grams and your fats will be 100 grams of good fats per day. You can take all of this in 6, 7 or even 8 meals.

    Do you need the calories or don't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BestBetter View Post
    I don't get this...on one hand, 'everybody feel jealous of me, I'm so little I need the calories' then on the other hand 'woe is me, I'm a hardgainer, I need your pity.' What kind of weird game is this? And BTW, I think you must be pretty confused about the definition of a 'hardgainer'.


    Bodybuilding Advice for Hardgainers - How to Determine if You Are a Hardgainer

    While the typical person gets great results on a caloric intake that equals their lean body mass times 12, the hardgainer is better served by taking in as much as 24 calories per pound of total bodyweight (as opposed to lean body mass). Therefore, if you are a hardgainer and weigh 150 lbs, your caloric intake will be 3600 calories (150 x 24). Your total amounts of carbohydrates per day will be in the order of 450 grams of carbs, your protein will be 225 grams and your fats will be 100 grams of good fats per day. You can take all of this in 6, 7 or even 8 meals.

    Do you need the calories or don't you?
    I suggest working from the assumption that 95% of what fiercehunter says will make no sense and/or be blatant attention-seeking.
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