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We don't have access to the macadamia nut pieces here. I wish we did. I wonder why they cost so much. There is definitively a market for these and production needs to be increased. They say they are so expensive because the trees take 7 to 1o years to produce nuts and the shells are super hard and have to be cracked before they can be transported. You can't use a nutcracker to crack them.


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I love macadamias too. Even though they are grown locally, they still cost a fortune here -
$26. 99 a kilo, so I buy the pieces when I splurge. They are about $14 or $16.99 a kilo.
They are for special occassions too. You are doing wel Russell

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Spartan. I buy 3 dozen at a time, and it was a holiday pack of coupons tailored to me. Most were just regular coupons, but this one, and a box of cereal for my brother, were free. My macadamias also went up a $1 to 7.98.

Down 2.4 lbs now in 8 days, and I feel great!


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That's really good, Russell. You are very disciplined. I will drain an $8 jar in 3 days. Obviously not using portion control as there are 7 portions in it. I would love to have 3 dozen free eggs. I occasionally get a dozen free from Kroger. What grocery do you go to?

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They are a bit expensive, but without them , I would struggle to get to 70% fat. I get a week out of a $7 jar, so its a luxury item..lol. My grocery sent me a coupon for a free 3 dozen eggs though, so I saved $5

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The mac nuts are really expensive here too. I usually buy the broken ones in bulk, at least they're a little cheaper. And I do ration myself with them also... Forbidden fruit - makes it sweeter? Maybe just more appreciated when I do eat them.

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I love them but usually save them for special occasions.

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I was in Hawaii on vacation last year, and the macadamias were more expensive there than at home in Arizona.

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I wish I could find macadamia nuts cheaper. They cost a fortune here.

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I get the fattiest burger I can for my Sunday chili. My chicken I eat are thighs, since they are higher in fat, but since I am lazy, I get boneless, skinless. I also add olive oil to my meals. I use 1/4 stick of butter with my 6 egg omelette in the morning.

I am going to double my macadamias to 1/2 a cup, but that gets me 2700 calories, and 63.3 % fat. Unless I cut calories somewhere, I think I will be between 60-65% fat.

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I can't stand the taste of lean hamburger. It's gross.

I think macadamias have a creamy buttery taste.

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I ate 2818 calories and lost 6/10ths of a lb! Amazing.

I did up my fat to 61% by cutting cheese, and adding some oil, and more macadamias. I had 2 servings of macadamias, instead of having the cheese, since they were lower in sodium. I played basketball for 75 minutes, and was a bit hungry, so had the macadamias, and a liter of water, and was full.The higher fat allowed me to eat without feeling so full, or maybe I am just getting used to the extra 1200 calories..lol.

My protein is at 33%, and carbs just 6%. The loss of .6 lbs after 2 days is perfect. A little fast, but that is to be expected at the start. At least it isn't a lb a day, and leaving me hungry. Who would have thought you could lose weight eating 6 eggs, 2 lbs of meat,oil, butter, and macadamia nuts? Of course I did have 10 servings of veggies. I guess tomato is actually fruit, so 10 servings of fruit/veggie!

Thanks for setting me straight. It's hard to stay focused, with all the noise about how to eat.

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I too love Macadamia nuts - and I think if they're fresh, they have almost a coconut? taste to me. Or kind of a vanilla taste - it's hard to describe, guess they just taste like macadamia nuts. My next favorite is almonds. And unfortunately I like and bold Salt & Vinegar ones, but I only eat three or four pieces at a time and not more than a couple times a day. I like pecans too if they're roasted, same with walnuts. I don't care too much for cashews.

I use a lot of coconut oil to get the fat that I need. I try and get 2TBSP per day, throughout the day. mostly in cooking.

Also Russell, you could try getting the meat you eat a little fattier, such as hamburger in an 80/20 mix rather than the lean burger - or do you even eat burger?? I notice you eat a lot of chicken. You can fry your chicken in the coconut oil or olive oil or even butter (at lower heat).

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I love macadamia nuts. They are my absolute favorite!

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Garlic Gold makes a garlic infused oil that's really great on veggies. My 5 year old grandson will eat a whole head of roasted cauliflower if we toss it with Garlic Gold before roasting. I love roasting veggies when the weather gets colder.

Costco does have good deals on nuts and they seem to be much fresher than the ones in the grocery store which are often loaded with preservatives. According to Dr Oz, there may be some brain health benefits to eating pecans, so DH eats some every day and he's lost weight.

I wish I planned as well as you Russell!



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There are other nuts besides macadamias that you could try. To me, macadamias just taste greasy - they have no real flavor. I prefer walnuts, pecans, toasted almonds, peanuts, cashews. They all have more flavor than the macadamias and don't need salt.

I buy the large bags of plain walnuts, pecans & almonds at Costco because they're so much cheaper than the grocery stores. Sometimes I add nuts to my salads, but usually I just snack on them. If you shop at Costco, they also carry a brand of mixed, unsalted nuts in a jar - I don't remember the brand name. It has Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, cashews, almonds, etc. They also have bags of unsalted peanuts in the shell.

You can also add the oil to your vegetables. Try sauteeing green beans in oil & garlic, or add the oil to your chicken dish.

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Other low carb people have told me that I don't need to eat 2600 every day, just to know that I can eat that much. I did yesterday, and was exactly the same weight today...225.8. Of course the day before I had noodles, p.b.& j sandwiches, and a banana, so probably still burning off the last of the extra carbs. At least I didn't gain, and it shows I can eat 2600 and not gain any weight. I have an hour of basketball to play tonight, which will burn 800 calories, and have 2158 calories scheduled to eat today, but know I can have some macadamia nuts, or 2 ozs. of cheese if I feel hungry.

Breakfast was 6 egg mushroom omelette, and lunch will be 1 lb of b.s chicken thighs diced, with 2 servings of tomatoes, and 1/2 an onion. I cook this in a cup of water, with black pepper, and garlic. My dinner is exactly the same.

EWEFLUFFY.. I try for 60-65% fat, but sometimes get just below. I could get a bit more fat by eating chicken thighs with skin on them, but then I would have to remove the bone. I'm too lazy..lol. Mostly because the boneless chicken tends to be also skinless, I eat that way. I eat thighs because they have more fat though. I do approach 70% fat on my ground beef days though. I have thought of adding some olive oil to bump up fat, but it makes it a bit greasy, it seems. The problem with the cheese, and macadamias is sodium. I want the fat, but I ate them yesterday, and stayed the same weight. I know it was just one day, but it put me over 1800 mg ( 1818 ), so it makes me nervous. If I feel hungry I will eat them, or add some oil to my meat dishes. Maybe if I eat them , and lose, I will be okay with them.

Eating 2600 left me stuffed though, so maybe 2200 calories is enough. Fat calories do seem to be easier to eat though. 200 calories of olive oil is a lot less filling than 200 calories of green beans.

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I aim for 60-75% fat, 20-35% protein and 5-15% carbs - And keep the calories around 12-1300 in a day. I'm hardly ever really hungry... In fact, I could probably eat two meals a day and be alright, which is basically what I did today.

When one is doing low carb, then fat is your friend... the fat is where the satiety comes from.

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Your plan works, Russell, and is a lot more sound than the nutritionist's plan. If you are hungry then you need to eat. You know the drill - no carbs without protein. I agree that fat is not a problem unless it's transfat. Nuts are fantastic foods. Cheese is okay as well as long as it is real cheese. Fresh meat is good. I would not eat too much processed meat. 10 servings of veggies is excellent. Don't be afraid of low glycemic fruit.

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Sounds like a good plan.

BTW. I never had to worry about slowing the weight loss. As I approached a healthy weight, things took care of themselves. I know it is not true for everyone, but it does seem more likely that you won't lose as much as you want rather than you will lose too much.

As to feeling hungry, once I started eating enough fat and staying away from starches, I no longer felt hungry. In fact, after a few months of eating that way, I found I could once again trust my body to tell me how much and when I should eat.

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I was just trying to slow down my weight loss as I approached goal weight. I have been losing a lot, but then feeling hungry. I lost a lot while exercising very little, than exercised a lot this summer, while eating off low carb. Then I got back on low carb, while continuing the exercise , since September 1st.

I lost 35 in 2 months, but kept cheating since I was hungry. I agree that the nutritionist's ideas sound lame right now, but when you are looking for answers, they sound okay. I should have asked here on SP. I was a little surprised how many people were skeptical. A few people suggested I up veggies, and increase my calories with fat. I input all my exercise, and my range moved up to 2,460-2,820.

So I am going to change back, break the heart of the nutritionist, and eat more nuts, and cheese, along with more meat, and 10 servings of vegetables a day. My nutrition tracker is back online, and I have the next 2 days planned out. Around 2,600 calories, and I am going to adjust my calories consumed by how much I lose. My goal is 1 lb a week, which will just have to be my transition phase. I gained 3 lbs over 5 days as of tonight, but more importantly I was worried about my diabetes, gout, and BP etc.

Thanks for all your input. I will update here in a few days. Hope it works.

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Each person carb tolerance is unique but I can relate my experience.

I am allowed to eat up to 150 net carbs a day but I seldom eat that much except on special occasions because I don't need them to eat a satisfying diet. I get my carbs from veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, dairy, legumes. Occasionally quinoa, whole grain long cooking brown rice, and barley. These are all healthy choices.

I don't do pasta or bread except on special occasions. Processed foods contain too much sodium. They are highly overrated. They tend to trigger many people and they do me. They cause my blood sugar to spike and cause weight gain and cravings.

Protein around 100 a day is perfectly okay. Protein is not what causes diabetics problems.

To be honest, Russell, you need to worry more about the jelly, bread, and pasta than the banana. Jelly is junk food and pasta is pretty much the same. Bread is over-rated in my opinion. Bananas have a lot of nutrients. Try some low glycemic fruits and veggies. Berries seldom trigger anyone and are nutritional powerhouses. The same with cantaloupe. Grapefruit. Oranges. Cherries. Apple. Pears. Peaches. Plums. Most are okay until you get to things like dates, figs, raisins, dried fruits, etc. They often trigger people.

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I agree with the advice on rice and other grains. Brown rice is especially high in arsenic whether it's organic or not. My doctor recommended gluten free grains and I don't have cravings when I avoid gluten.

I find that peanut butter triggers cravings, but pecan butter doesn't. Try making just one change at a time so that you can pinpoint trigger foods.

I do really well eating organic apples and berries. Other fruits can be problematic for me. We are all different though, so you just have to find what works for you.

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I agree that the nutritionist always say eat more White carbs and personally don't think it's best either . I have low potassium but won't eat bananas , coffee has potas. in it too but you could take a supplement as i do . They have a script or over the counter kind . I wouldn't eat pb&j either especially on bread but Russ you have to make up your own mind and if you like it and you don't gain on it then it's still up to you . They usually want us to eat less fat and i say "bad fat " yes, good fat no . Although i probably don't eat as much fat as a lot of low carbers.

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I think I would do stuff like sweet potatoes and winter squash before the noodles and rice, especially with all this talk lately of arsenic in rice. Even white potatoes would have more nutrition, though they're not great on the glycemic index. I believe they're higher in potassium than bananas. There are noodles made out of quinoa and things, which would be an improvement over wheat. And I'd keep my fruits to the low-glycemic types like berries. I don't do well on regular bread, but sprouted 7-grain bread like Trader Joe's has doesn't seem to affect me adversely.

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There are so many better choices than "noodles & rice". I get so frustrated with nutritionists whose trainings and recommendations (including the ones on Sparks) are stuck in the 60's. I eat between 75-150gms of carbs (rotate days of low/hi). What about quinoa or barley or brown/wild rice or steel cut oats. On the peanut butter & jelly sandwiches - you could use sliced apples (or the suggested bananas) vs the jelly. Or do a different type of sandwich such as using hummus & veggies & cheese if she isn't wanting meat based (personally not a fan of peanut butter sandwiches but hey thats just me..lol).

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I'm surprised she would recommend noodles & rice. I would skip the jelly, noodles and white rice.

Brown rice might be ok because it has more fiber. Since you are eating the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, why not try peanut butter and banana. Even though a banana is high on the GI, it contains other nutrients and fiber. It's much more filling than a PB&J. When I do eat bread, it's usually Sara Lee Delightful whole wheat or multigrain. The slices are thinner than regular bread and they have more fiber.

A whole wheat pasta might be ok, but some of them taste like cardboard.

Instead, I would incorporate more whole grains, like plain oatmeal. I make mine with milk instead of water, and add 1 TBSP peanut butter for more protein.

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I've been maintaining for a couple of years, and I do NOT add noodles or rice to my meals. If I did that, I'd probably see the carb cravings turn back on in a very short amount of time. I get my carbs from veggies. If I eat a starchy carb, it is a bite here or there and even then, I can feel the tug to have more.

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I lost 135 lbs in the last 3.5 years on very low carb ( under 40 g ). Recently as I got within 50 lbs of goal weight, I started thinking of transitioning to a more moderate carb allotment. I found out though, that as soon as I got over 50, I would binge. On Thursday I met with a nutritionist to try to make a more moderate carb plan that I could then follow for the rest of my life.

I was cheating 2-3 days a week, so the water weight gain, and loss, was giving me chest pain ( I have CHF ). I figured that i would rather move to a maintenance level of carbs, and see if I could stick to a plan 7 days a week, and average the same carbs, as 4 days of very low carb, and 3 binge days. Staying at 40 grams a day was also an option, but what would I do when I hit goal?

I lose very quickly on low carb, so I know in my mind I can eat more carbs, but in my heart, I fear them. So we sat down , and I ended up bargaining with the nutritionist. I explained my fears, and wish for consistency, and also my ease of weight loss while limiting my carbs, plus my increased chance of cheating, since increasing exercise, as well as while attempting to transition to a maintenance level. Basically, I couldn't hack eating 75 grams a day. It was enough to allow cravings, but not enough to satisfy them.

We settled on 1800 cals, upping them as I get closer to goal. I increased carbs to 150, including a fruit, and one serving of pasta a day, 5 days a week. Also added peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch ( 2 ). I am still looking for a lower carb bread. My protein in my meals was cut in 1/2 ( 5 oz servings ), but I still am high according to her. My fat is too high also, but we struck a deal, fat, and protein around 100 grams a day.

I know some of you eat a higher carb level. I was just wondering if you eat as high as 150, and did anyone have any trouble transitioning, or did you have to make the switch at one time? Any ideas on better alternatives? I am thinking I may stick closer to 120 grams a day, if I can get a lower carb bread, but I don't want one with sugar alcohols, just less carbs overall. I know it will be higher, but still want to eat real food, not chemicals.

I gained some weight initially, but lost again, and at 225 this morning. I haven't cheated in 4 days on this new diet, and have no cravings. Do you think this can work? Any ideas welcome. I know very low carb, and real high carb, but besides general ideas, I seem to be eating a combo of the two. Example: breakfast was a banana, and 4 eggs with butter. Only 32 grams of carbs, and we settled on bananas as a fruit, because I have low potassium, since I am on a diuretic. However, the banana is high on the glycemic index, and I am not sure if it is okay to eat.If anyone can suggest some foods I can incorporate that are moderate carb, I would appreciate it. My lunch of 2 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches is my biggest concern. Other than lower carb bread, I can't think of much to lower the carb count. Sugar free jelly tastes horrible, so hoping not to have to go that route.

She seemed to love my suppers of meat and veggies, but asked me to cut the meat in 1/2, and add 1 serving of noddles, or rice. It felt weird to eat noodles after 3.5 years, but they didn't cause me any cravings. I am probably going to switch to brown rice after I use up these noodles, unless someone has a better alternative. I have chili 2X a week, and all she added to that was beans, no noodles or rice.

I will be seeing her every month for the next 6, and getting bloodwork done. Hopefully bloodwork stays great, and keeps improving, and weight loss keeps happening. Thank you in advance for any tips, or advice you can give me.

Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 11/5/2012 (09:49)
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