Only having a measured amount of nuts per day stops the binging, and for me, I totally avoid salted, roasted nuts. I could easily wolf down a whole can. I stick to raw, unsalted nuts, and still measure my allotment , but I never gorge on raw nuts. Most roasted nuts are coated in some other kind of oil first before roasting, so beware of those kinds. Raw is healthiest.
I love the 'mint tin' idea! I'm going to put some in my purse right now!
I try to stick to walnuts though, just because those cashews and peanuts are way too delicious!
9/23/2011 6:20:17 PM
Nuts, oh nuts. I have been eating these little power houses for years. Throughout the day, I grab a few different ones. Walnuts, Cashews, Almonds, and Pistachios are all my favorite. I also combine them with jumbo black raisons for added benefit. Most breakbast days consist of a bowl of oatmeal on top of walnuts, and cinnamon. I don't eat meat, so these little creatures really satisfy me. Oh! not to forget, before I go to bed or while reading in bed, I grab a few Walnuts. There I've given my body protein to munch off of throughout the night. That way it leaves my hard earne muscles alone.
I eat mixed nuts daily and love them! I make my own trail mix so I can control the portions and I can cut out peanuts (which I hate!) and add whatever else works. Weigh your nut portions b/c everyone's idea of a handful is different. :)
9/23/2010 11:32:48 AM
I am pleased about the health benefits of nuts. I keep a small container in my desk drawer at work. It is a great suggestion to measure out the nuts in mint tins, or small baggies, to prevent overeating. Also, as others have stated, limit the salted kind. Having nuts handy at work, helps to tame my hunger pangs! :-) Thanks for the information.
9/23/2010 11:06:43 AM
I almost always have cashews available for an afternoon snack at work. They keep me from hitting the vending machine, satisfies salty cravings and staves off hunger until dinnertime. And of course they are delicious :)
8/20/2010 10:51:27 AM
I measure out an ounce of Trader Joe's Spicy and Tangy Almonds every evening and slowly savor them. If I didn't measure them first, though, I could eat the whole package! They are a very satisfying snack.
Nuts are an important part of my weight loss and health journey. I LOVE them, and I know I am doing something good for myself every time I eat them! My faves are cashews and pecans, and I almost always buy the raw organic unsalted kind - better taste AND better health!
Thanks for the comment on eating almonds, walnuts. I love almonds but, they're very expensive. I need to cut back on my carbs. I am way over. I will see if I can find some that are in my budget range. I will give the almonds a try in my diet to help myself from being hungry.
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