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.
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?
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.
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?
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...