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Too much nut flour?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 24, 2011 at 1:05 AM

I have been on the Paleo diet for 5 months, without any cheating. In order to maintain the 2,400 calories a day I need to stay healthy, I'm eating meat three times a day, lots of fresh veges, and limited fruits. However, I'm still not able to eat enough (physically) to maintain the calorie count unless I supplement my diet with baked goods made from coconut flour or almond flour. My MD is concerned about the amount of nuts I am eating, since I eat a few almonds during the day, and then consume a piece of Paleo carrot cake or Paleo pound cake (made with almond flour). What do you guys think about eating Paleo muffins or a piece of cake each day to help me stay in the calorie target zone?

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on August 25, 2011
at 01:33 PM

And that ain't no chicken breast...

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on August 25, 2011
at 12:23 PM

Some sweet potato with butter should do the trick!

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on August 24, 2011
at 06:08 PM

Everything Shari says is true.

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on August 24, 2011
at 06:07 PM

Just had a 1 pound porterhouse for lunch! Even minus the bone, it was probably ~12 ounces. And I was still hungry...

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on August 24, 2011
at 06:05 PM

If you think you might be consuming too much nut flour, you probably are.

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on August 24, 2011
at 02:58 AM

Thank you for your advice; greatly appreciated!

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on August 24, 2011
at 02:43 AM

What is the rationale for keeping your carbs low? It does not make sense if you are struggling to keep calories and weight up. Paleo does not equal low carb, paleo is about food quality. Carbs as required for each individual. Nuts are high in omega 6 = inflammation. use coconut or coconut cream or oil and more carbs.

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on August 24, 2011
at 02:10 AM

So you would recommend a higher carb content? I've been told that I need to keep the carbs less than 25%. I definitely know I could down more carbs, because I have to work not to get too many. Not only are they in my favorite fruits, but in my favorite vages, too.

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on August 24, 2011
at 02:06 AM

A usual day of eating is an almond butter / banana / coconut milk smoothie with 2 egg muffins (with lean sausage) for breakfast. For lunch is 7 to 8 ozs of meat (chicken, tuna, salmon, pork loin, etc.), 12 ozs of green veges, piece of fruit. For dinner, 6 to 8 ozs of lean meat, more veges. About 25% carbs, 45% fat, 30% protein. Thanks, Neal

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on August 24, 2011
at 01:33 AM

I second the recommendation to add carbs, specifically in the form of starches. Adding nuts means adding linoleic acid which is problmeatic. Sweet potato, potato, rice. The first two peeled and boiled...or microwaved in the skin then peeled under cold running water.

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on August 24, 2011
at 01:30 AM

what are you eating during a normal day? can you eat dairy?

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on August 24, 2011
at 01:11 AM

Personally I think you would be better off upping the carb content of your diet to reach your cal needs. Nut based paleo baked goods should be a treat food imo as they aren't necessarily that healthy.

261e00da8366ee85d3ac2517d0c1b035

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on August 24, 2011
at 02:58 AM

Thank you for your advice; greatly appreciated!

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on August 25, 2011
at 12:23 PM

Some sweet potato with butter should do the trick!

261e00da8366ee85d3ac2517d0c1b035

(20)

on August 24, 2011
at 02:10 AM

So you would recommend a higher carb content? I've been told that I need to keep the carbs less than 25%. I definitely know I could down more carbs, because I have to work not to get too many. Not only are they in my favorite fruits, but in my favorite vages, too.

0faecc3397025eab246241f4dcd81f5e

(2361)

on August 24, 2011
at 02:43 AM

What is the rationale for keeping your carbs low? It does not make sense if you are struggling to keep calories and weight up. Paleo does not equal low carb, paleo is about food quality. Carbs as required for each individual. Nuts are high in omega 6 = inflammation. use coconut or coconut cream or oil and more carbs.

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on August 24, 2011
at 01:16 AM

Maybe look at adding some more fat? 2,400 is not hard to make if you are eating even a little bit of fat. Just take whatever you like to eat and throw some butter or CO on it.

I agree with Eric that you might want to save the cake for a treat.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on August 24, 2011
at 06:08 PM

Everything Shari says is true.

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072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

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on August 24, 2011
at 02:38 AM

One suggestion: eat more meat. 6 to 8 oz is a decent sized appetizer.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on August 24, 2011
at 06:07 PM

Just had a 1 pound porterhouse for lunch! Even minus the bone, it was probably ~12 ounces. And I was still hungry...

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on August 25, 2011
at 01:33 PM

And that ain't no chicken breast...

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