Aw Nuts!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

I know they're good for you, but I have usually avoided adding nuts to my menu due to the extremely high calories, and the fact that I rarely am satisfied with just a little palm-full (1/4 cup serving). About a week ago I started adding several servings of nuts (my two favorites are walnuts and sunflower kernels) a day. That boosted my calories up between 400 and 800 a day, and I didn't change too much else to my menu. Each day I'd be sure I was going to either gain or maintain, but no, EVERY day I lost. Usually about .5 pounds!!!! Disclaimer: I also have been eating a LOT of leafy greens, substituting a big green salad for my usual carb portion at dinner, and eating salad for lunch, the only time I've been allowing starch or grain based carbs is at breakfast. Still though, leafy greens and lower carbs (not all that low, I still get between 120 and 180 g of carbs a day, usually vegetable based though I think that makes a big difference) aside, my calories have been between 1900 and 2000, yesterday even a little over 2000 because I had a full cup of sunflower kernels as an afternoon snack. And this morning, I lost .5 pounds. I'm all out of walnuts and sunflower seeds, and I think I'll take a few days break before buying any more, but I'm not going to be as worried about adding them in the future.

Nuts are great
Nuts are good
Nuts add protein
to our food

Nuts make you move
in a regular way
and keep you clean
so pounds melt away

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    Enjoyed the little poem about nuts. I don't usually add them to my diet, for the same reasons you weren't - but now I think I will. Adding them to a salad sounds delicious!
    Best wishes on your continued success!

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    3250 days ago
    Hahaha a little humour is nice.

    Good info too.

    Hugs Mary
    3251 days ago
    Love your poem and love nuts!
    They are good for us some more than others.
    3251 days ago
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    Great for you, and I love nuts too. I started eating a palm full a day about a week ago, and I have noticed the difference on the scale too. WOOHOO! Way to go.
    3251 days ago
  • 7356WILMA
    As long as week stick to the single serving they are all of those things. I have to be careful.

    You are doing so awesome!! Way to go!!
    3251 days ago
    Nuts are great because they have good fats, not the bad kind! They are a staple of my diet. I'm a peanut butter addict.
    3252 days ago
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