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Old 03-11-2005, 09:39 AM   #1
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Almonds? Losing Weight or Gaining Weight?

I've read it both ways on this board. So, are almonds a good weight loss food, or a good weight gain food? Or can it be both? We're talking raw natural almonds here...

 
Old 03-11-2005, 10:14 AM   #2
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Re: Almonds? Losing Weight or Gaining Weight?

Almonds are very very high in calories. I used to eat them but realized that I was getting about 500 calories in what I considered a serving. You really have to watch how many you eat. They are loaded with "good fats" but are so dense in calories, I gave them up.

 
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Old 03-11-2005, 11:41 AM   #3
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Re: Almonds? Losing Weight or Gaining Weight?

Hmm...I had a sneaking suspicion. I generally eat about an ounce (official serving) and about 1/2 cup of lowfat cottage cheese after my workout in the evening. Should I switch to a piece of fruit or something maybe?

 
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Re: Almonds? Losing Weight or Gaining Weight?

Yep, you might want to switch to fruit. Nut are a great meat substitute though. So once in a while, you might want to put them in your salad instead of using lunch meat, eggs, or chicken for a change of pace. That way you can still get the benefits of the nuts without the weight gain.
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Re: Almonds? Losing Weight or Gaining Weight?

They are BOTH: One almond is a slimming snack...100 almonds is a fatty pig-out!

 
Old 03-12-2005, 12:48 AM   #6
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Re: Almonds? Losing Weight or Gaining Weight?

Are they good for you? Im trying to put on weight after an illness, I need to put a stone on. Are they healthy enough that I can eat loads? I know that nuts are generallly good in small doses but what about larger doses - saturated fat etc?

 
Old 04-16-2005, 09:15 AM   #7
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Re: Almonds? Losing Weight or Gaining Weight?

Think of almonds as a "condiment" not as a meal or snack. If you don't have a kitchen scale so you can weigh out 1 ounce, know that a "palm-full" is far more calories than you would imagine.

 
Old 04-16-2005, 12:26 PM   #8
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Re: Almonds? Losing Weight or Gaining Weight?

I still swear by almonds (and all nuts, for that matter). I never used to eat them and after I added them to my diet, even though my calories increased, my weight didn't. Consider them a miracle! Haha. But, as JD said, a palm-full is much more caloric than one would imagine. Even though I never gaind weight from them, I got to a point where I was eating 600-800 calories worth of them in one sitting as a "snack" and not even knowing it!! Kinda scary...

 
Old 05-16-2005, 05:05 AM   #9
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hahahaha!! You crack me up!! "fatty pig out" I absolutly agree. Have a great day and thanks for the chuckle.

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