I know that calories count, but they are not the only thing you need to keep in mind. Another very important thing is the balance in the TYPE of calories, and the calories that you find in almonds are primarily good fats that help you balance the bad ones... if you use the nutrition tracker to keep things in line, it isn't that hard. I started adding slivered almonds as a garnish to things like dilled green beans or stir fry. I know you can figure it out, you're pretty smart or you wouldn't be here! LOL
If you can't find the kind of nuts and serving size you're using on the tracker, look at the package your nuts come in, the nutrition label spells it out for you... and I found investing in a small food scale really made a difference too! LOL
Another little tip that helped me was drinking hot lemon "tea" twice a day. It bought me 20 points off my numbers...
Hang in there... you can do it! Kathy
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm! P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
Hi Everyone, I'm new here and was curious about something. I recently found out that my cholesterol is high and I need to get my #'s down - my doctor suggested, in addition to lowering my weight & taking fish oil, to eat a handful of almonds a day.
So, I've started doing this, however even a handful is PACKED with calories! Does anyone else eat almonds for this reason and how do you fit it in your calorie allowance?
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