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Old 05-06-2013, 01:41 PM
 
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I've been working out but am trying to cut out all the bad snacks from my diet.

One thing I tend to eat is dry roasted cashews, sometimes salted sometime unsalted. I hear that this is loaded with fat and oils that just kill a diet and training regiment.

Should I switch to raw cashews unsalted or perhaps seeds? What's a good substitute?
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:20 PM
 
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Nuts are packed full of energy. They may be alright to eat when going to the gym if you feel like you dont have enough energy. They may be high in carlories but they are full of other healthy fats which give you a sense of fullness after eating them and most people who eat nuts on a regular basis have better weight control than people who dont eat them. Just dont over doit

Eating nuts is much better than satisfying yourself with doritos or some other unhealthy processed snack food

If you want a subsistute try hard boiled eggs or apples or something like that.

Eggs are low on carbs and calories, high in protein and somewhat high in fats. Remember snacks high in fat give you that sense of being more full than if you were to eat something with less fat.
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:27 PM
 
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If nuts "give you a sense of fullness," how come it seems people never can stop eating them?
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:34 PM
 
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Could be a bunch of reasons. Here are tw
1)Your body isn't use to you eating healthy and it wants more
2)Lower level of glucose in your blood because of the new "healthier" diet
3)stress
4)boredom
5)depression

Obviously if you are losing weight(eating less calories than you burn) you are going to feel hungry.
And dont mistake "fullness" for feeling full.

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Old 05-06-2013, 02:42 PM
 
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if you are overweight, you shouldnt be eating nuts. there is nothing "healthy" about nuts compared to any other food. food is healthy, calories are necessary. but when a chunky butt has too many calories, they will continue being a chunky butt. it doesnt matter if those calories came from dry roasted nuts, wet roasted nuts, wet salted fried nuts or twinkies.
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:53 PM
 
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Yeah go ahead. Compare twinkies to nuts. They are both the same
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:00 PM
 
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Yeah go ahead. Compare twinkies to nuts. They are both the same
whats the difference to someone looking for a snack? the twinkie will give the person cancer or aids? they are just different forms for calories. you eat too much of either of them and you will be fat.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:13 PM
 
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if you are overweight, you shouldnt be eating nuts. there is nothing "healthy" about nuts compared to any other food. food is healthy, calories are necessary. but when a chunky butt has too many calories, they will continue being a chunky butt. it doesnt matter if those calories came from dry roasted nuts, wet roasted nuts, wet salted fried nuts or twinkies.
Nuts are actually a great choice when trying to lose weight as long as you know what a proper portions size is. The healthy fats in the nuts help satiate you and you will feel full for a longer period of time.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:23 PM
 
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I eat the 100 calorie pack of almonds for a snack. Good for me and good for the weight maintaining
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:02 PM
 
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Nuts are actually a great choice when trying to lose weight as long as you know what a proper portions size is. The healthy fats in the nuts help satiate you and you will feel full for a longer period of time.
thats why most people eat nuts by the bagful which can easily be 1,000 plus calories. they are sooooooo satiating.
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