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10/29/09 10:10 P

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That's interesting. my doctor has been after me to take statins due to the diabetes. my cholesterol is a bit high. I'll try that. thanks for the tip

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10/29/09 10:00 P

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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...

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KITTYF54's Photo KITTYF54 Posts: 4,745
10/29/09 8:40 P

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depends on the size of your hand I guess. I think a serving is about 14-17 and equals about 130 cal. not to bad.

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10/29/09 6:58 P

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Yes, almonds are great! I eat a handful a day and log it as a snack. If you track all your food, you'll be able to see how those almonds fit into your daily calorie range.

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10/29/09 1:38 P

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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?

Jonna
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