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Too many calories from nuts?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 27, 2012 at 5:29 AM

Hello,

I'm new to paleo and slightly worried that I'm eating too many nuts. I'd like to hear your opinion on what percentage of daily calories from nuts would be excessive?

Thank you!

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on December 12, 2012
at 02:03 PM

I am glad... :)

F299706618ad5d2c014130cb35d07dcf

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on November 29, 2012
at 10:58 PM

Haha, I know what you're saying. I appreciate all points of view. I've heard both sides of the "salt" story and I've decided my opinion is somewhere in between. Everything in moderation. Thanks!

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on November 28, 2012
at 02:47 PM

Hannah, lots of people say lots of different things, whill you listen to all of them? Eg I'm about to say something in deisgeraement with Pecan: there is nothing inherently wrong with adding salt to food. This link might interst you http://chriskresser.com/shaking-up-the-salt-myth-the-human-need-for-salt

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on November 27, 2012
at 09:55 PM

Make sure their not salted or they'll definitely not satisfy your hunger. I try for no more than a small handful a day, it's difficult though since I love yer nuts.

F299706618ad5d2c014130cb35d07dcf

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on November 27, 2012
at 04:20 PM

I am currently trying to maintain weight, although if I were to gain a few pounds it may be beneficial. I am quite lean. Nuts don't satiate me but I tend to crave them once I start eating them. I am a college student and there my "go to" on the go snack. I guess I should try to get a little more creative.

F299706618ad5d2c014130cb35d07dcf

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on November 27, 2012
at 04:16 PM

No, I don't. Thanks for the tip though, that's something i'll now consciously continue not to do. haha.

0b7c3e7fd96005f0b2dfd781e512fc2e

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on November 27, 2012
at 03:51 PM

Good sheet but "Do use sea salt"? Though I wouldn't necessarily put this under "don't", I wouldn't encourage it either. All the salt we need is already contained in our food.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on November 27, 2012
at 03:11 PM

Ditto on the satiety, or lack their of. I find snacking on nuts makes me hungrier.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

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on November 27, 2012
at 02:03 PM

Agreed -- I find nuts way too easy to overeat and even when I don't, they stall my weight loss. Almonds and walnuts seem to be "safest" for me for some reason, but cutting them out altogether is what worked in my case.

F299706618ad5d2c014130cb35d07dcf

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on November 27, 2012
at 06:05 AM

Thanks, that will be helpful! :)

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366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

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on November 27, 2012
at 12:21 PM

I think it also depends on whether or not you're trying to lose weight, or maintain your current weight, and on whether or not small quantities of nuts are satiating for you.

Personally I don't find nuts at all satiating, so it's really hard to limit to an oz or two. So for me, they're not a good food to eat every day when I'm trying to lose.

F299706618ad5d2c014130cb35d07dcf

(628)

on November 27, 2012
at 04:20 PM

I am currently trying to maintain weight, although if I were to gain a few pounds it may be beneficial. I am quite lean. Nuts don't satiate me but I tend to crave them once I start eating them. I am a college student and there my "go to" on the go snack. I guess I should try to get a little more creative.

977d98d9ee4a3edba0141c0b3aa018a7

(243)

on November 27, 2012
at 09:55 PM

Make sure their not salted or they'll definitely not satisfy your hunger. I try for no more than a small handful a day, it's difficult though since I love yer nuts.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on November 27, 2012
at 02:03 PM

Agreed -- I find nuts way too easy to overeat and even when I don't, they stall my weight loss. Almonds and walnuts seem to be "safest" for me for some reason, but cutting them out altogether is what worked in my case.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on November 27, 2012
at 03:11 PM

Ditto on the satiety, or lack their of. I find snacking on nuts makes me hungrier.

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6315c09ec6d56d947ad4daa52f8bf933

on November 27, 2012
at 05:37 AM

This cheat sheet is helpful for starting out: http://assets.paleoplan.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/paleoplan-11.png

2 oz of nuts a day should be plenty.

F299706618ad5d2c014130cb35d07dcf

(628)

on November 27, 2012
at 04:16 PM

No, I don't. Thanks for the tip though, that's something i'll now consciously continue not to do. haha.

F299706618ad5d2c014130cb35d07dcf

(628)

on November 27, 2012
at 06:05 AM

Thanks, that will be helpful! :)

F299706618ad5d2c014130cb35d07dcf

(628)

on November 29, 2012
at 10:58 PM

Haha, I know what you're saying. I appreciate all points of view. I've heard both sides of the "salt" story and I've decided my opinion is somewhere in between. Everything in moderation. Thanks!

0b7c3e7fd96005f0b2dfd781e512fc2e

(1237)

on November 27, 2012
at 03:51 PM

Good sheet but "Do use sea salt"? Though I wouldn't necessarily put this under "don't", I wouldn't encourage it either. All the salt we need is already contained in our food.

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

(2934)

on November 28, 2012
at 02:47 PM

Hannah, lots of people say lots of different things, whill you listen to all of them? Eg I'm about to say something in deisgeraement with Pecan: there is nothing inherently wrong with adding salt to food. This link might interst you http://chriskresser.com/shaking-up-the-salt-myth-the-human-need-for-salt

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

(2934)

on December 12, 2012
at 02:03 PM

I am glad... :)

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