Stop buying so many nuts.
Since going primal/paleo, my cravings for nuts have increased. Whether they are raw/soaked, or nut butters, or now even coconut manna, I am eating far too many of them. My question is, is there a cause for this, and can anything replace them? I know they're good for you, so I don't want to stop eating them altogether, but I'm worried I'm starting to put on weight this way.
I assume you're snacking between meals on these? You could try increasing your meat/veg/eggs intake at meals and see if the urge to snack reduces. Otherwise find an alternative to snack on. I use coconut, almond butter and cold liver/belly pork/steak strips to snack on, but I track what I'm eating and the almond butter is no more than 5g at a time and savoured in very small nibbles.
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As far as I know, there's no major nutrient deficiency that would cause you to need nuts. It's just a craving. Stop it.
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I have the same problem. It's difficult.
Damiana said it all. Don't buy them. That's what I do; if it's not in the house I can't eat it.
I have always been allergic to peanuts so when I found out the other day I could get almond butter instead of peanut butter (which I've never tasted!) I jumped for joy!
Now its like candy for me...HOLY MACKERAL! It is the best single piece of food ever to exist! But I try to limit myself haha, luckily I keep track of my calories and despite eating tons of it I exercise frequently and I often don't end up ever exceeding 1800 cals a day so I keep a good defecit (trying to loose fat) and I eat 40-50g carb so luckily this stuff doesn't do damage for me. I have to say because its so good, i now regard chocolate and cakes, brownies and cookies of which I used to love to have no value whatsoever compared to a serving of that almond butter.
Many moons before being primal, I lost most of my nut cravings by accidentally creating a mild aversion to nuts. I bought a massive quantity of cashews, as if I hadn't eaten in a week and cashews were the only thing available, and ate more than I knew I could - stomach distended and generally unable to move without vomiting. After the two or three days of bloating, gas, and pain subsided, I never wanted to have more than half a handful of any nuts at a time. I did the same with almonds, but I generally avoid those because they are a pretty strong laxative for me.
nuts are a part of every meal i eat, whether in salads, warmed up with spinach and eggs, etc. having them a part of my meal kept me from using them as a snack, and overeating