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Why am I addicted to almonds?

Answered on April 19, 2014
Created April 19, 2014 at 1:28 AM

I have major issues with almonds. I constantly crave them and if I start eating them I can't stop, I can go through a whole bag of raw almonds or an entire jar of almond butter in one sitting. I know I'm intolerant to them cause I almost always feel like crap after eating them, I can basically feel the inflammation in my stomach, but the cravings always win.

These are strangely the only food I have this problem with. I can stop eating anything else cold turkey and I get no cravings but I'm like a slave to almonds. Does this indicate some particular deficiency? I was thinking Magnesium. If that's the case, could anyone recommend the best form of Magnesium supplementation? Thank you

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on April 19, 2014
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Or better yet, cook up a curry or a pot of chilli with some red palm oil which contains the full spectrum of tocopherols and trienols that are in Vitamin E. They even make red palm oil pills, but they're overpriced.

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on April 19, 2014
at 11:47 AM

Maybe they..'re highly rewarding to your/hitting the dopamine receptors and you keep wanting more. They are very energy dense...

Similarly there could be a component of them you're sentivite to that leads to getting cravings when you aren't getting the hit of that component... In either case you could be habituated... But that can be changed.

Possibly you've cracked your own riddle - '

know I'm intolerant to them cause I almost always feel like crap after eating them, I can basically feel the inflammation in my stomach, but the cravings always win.'

The feeling bad though could alternaively be in regard to you overeating, ingesting a lot in a short period (so some fair distension..), and there being a lot of fibre in the nuts that could be difficult for you to process.

Anothe possibility is that you aren't eating enough in your overall diet (or absorbing enough...) - and that in thsi context you will eat almond when there is opporuntity... As you porbably know almonds are dense in energy ... Maybewhen you have opporunity to eat them, you eat a lot, with this possibly linking with the the other options if you're in 'automatic pilot/'one thing leads to another'/'slave to almonds mode' and then voereat

You don't have to be like that...

The cravings dont win... You're making them into a monster... Tthey're part of you... embrace, accept, let pass by... Think about why you're doing it and any factors re your headspace, life situation ing eneral or at any point of time could be relevant... Maybe you're rationalising it in terms of isolated nutrient items to some extent, and in doing avoiding or not acknoledging any realy issues manifesting... You can change, make new habits..., understanding why, taking care of yourself ultimately can help that happen...

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on April 19, 2014
at 11:28 AM

Magnesium Glycinate, but malate and even citrate are far better than oxide, there are also quite a few other good forms, just look for something chelated.

Also, because you're a weak person! Practice some self control, no nutrient deficiency is going to make you, 'a slave to almonds'.

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on April 19, 2014
at 05:19 AM

I find that my diet is low on Vit E. Almonds and Avocados are two things I eat to boost the E. As much as I love both, it is more addictive for me to eat Almond Butter, so I generally just eat a set amount of Almonds and walk away. Eat more greens to see if it is the E missing. You can try these http://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Elemental/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397884674&sr=8-1&keywords=magnesium+glycinate

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on April 19, 2014
at 11:30 AM

Or better yet, cook up a curry or a pot of chilli with some red palm oil which contains the full spectrum of tocopherols and trienols that are in Vitamin E. They even make red palm oil pills, but they're overpriced.

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