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2013-10-25 12:20:59 AM
Almonds are amazing. Almond milk, salted almonds, almonds in the shell.../i was born with bug gums, sir
 
2013-10-25 12:22:06 AM
macadamia has a superior omega 6 : omega 3 ratio
 
2013-10-25 12:23:07 AM
"How'd you get that fat? Eatin' pineapple?"
 
2013-10-25 12:23:57 AM
Forget dieting. Love your body-shape. Eat donuts.
 
2013-10-25 12:24:59 AM
Almonds helped me lose 30 lbs over the last year. Nuts, heh.
 
2013-10-25 12:25:09 AM
Yes they will curb your appetite.

Will you eat less and/or exercise more because of it -- that is what really matters as far as weight loss is concerned.

As far as health is concerned, snacking on almonds is a helluva better bet than snacking on  Cheezits -- no matter the calories in/out.
 
2013-10-25 12:26:29 AM

uber humper: macadamia has a superior omega 6 : omega 3 ratio


It's an old piece of advice, I've heard it said about a handful of peanuts. The "trick" is in getting your audience not to cram down 200-400 calories if they're just a little hungry.
 
2013-10-25 12:26:46 AM
Anyway, like I was sayin', almond is the fruit of the tree. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, almond-kabobs, almond creole, almond gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple almond, lemon almond, coconut almond, pepper almond, almond soup, almond stew, almond  salad, almond and potatoes, almond burger, almond sandwich. That- that's about it.
 
2013-10-25 12:28:45 AM
I know the paleo goofballs live their almonds. I prefer a variety of almonds, cashews, walnuts, Brazil nuts, and yes, even peanuts (the horror!)
 
2013-10-25 12:37:13 AM
I honestly prefer mounds
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2013-10-25 12:37:39 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I know the paleo goofballs live their almonds. I prefer a variety of almonds, cashews, walnuts, Brazil nuts, and yes, even peanuts (the horror!)


I sure hope the paleo people are eating authentic paleo bitter almonds and not the more recently domesticated sweet almonds.
 
2013-10-25 12:41:56 AM
Nuts. Meh. Poisonous little farkers.

/allergic to them
//also slightly disappointed at some of the foods I can't eat because of that
 
2013-10-25 12:42:44 AM
I love nuts--pistachios, cashews, macadamias, peanuts, almonds, can't get enough. My only requirement is that they be salted. Salt-less nuts are horrifying.

/Ranch-flavored almonds kick ass, though
 
2013-10-25 12:43:46 AM
Parboil a bunch of almonds, squeeze them out of the skins.  Slice them up and throw them into a simple syrup of 1 part water and 2 parts white sugar (and some molasses if you have it) for an hour.  Take them out (don't rinse them you dolt!) and spread them out on a cookie sheet and bake them for about 40-50 minutes at 275F.  Then put them in salads, coat fish fillets, eat them as snacks.  Add spicy stuff (like chipotle powder or whatever) before baking, as needed.
 
2013-10-25 12:45:02 AM
Well... I guess if I went back to eating almonds, pushed my allergy into anaphylaxis territory and died, I'd... lose some weight, yes.
 
2013-10-25 12:49:36 AM
"Eat almonds and lose weight" says the study funded by the almond industry.

/Waiting for the results of the study commissioned by the Bacon Producers of America.
 
2013-10-25 12:49:41 AM
Mattes explains that industry-funded studies are becoming more common, especially as government funding becomes harder to obtain. But he emphasizes that the research is carried out completely independently and is peer-reviewed before being published.

And will never see the light of day if it doesn't get the result they want.
 
2013-10-25 12:52:40 AM
Almonds are surprisingly filling. I once experimented with almond meal (a flour substitute of sorts, expensive as all hell) and made a batch of muffins. They were pretty damned good and I could only eat one before I was full.
 
2013-10-25 12:54:31 AM
Almonds cause pinkeye.
 
2013-10-25 12:56:07 AM

Aquapope: Parboil a bunch of almonds, squeeze them out of the skins.  Slice them up and throw them into a simple syrup of 1 part water and 2 parts white sugar (and some molasses if you have it) for an hour.  Take them out (don't rinse them you dolt!) and spread them out on a cookie sheet and bake them for about 40-50 minutes at 275F.  Then put them in salads, coat fish fillets, eat them as snacks.  Add spicy stuff (like chipotle powder or whatever) before baking, as needed.


So...if I follow your recipe I will develop type 2 diabetes. Awesome!
 
2013-10-25 01:04:55 AM

Cog Spinner: Aquapope: Parboil a bunch of almonds, squeeze them out of the skins.  Slice them up and throw them into a simple syrup of 1 part water and 2 parts white sugar (and some molasses if you have it) for an hour.  Take them out (don't rinse them you dolt!) and spread them out on a cookie sheet and bake them for about 40-50 minutes at 275F.  Then put them in salads, coat fish fillets, eat them as snacks.  Add spicy stuff (like chipotle powder or whatever) before baking, as needed.

So...if I follow your recipe I will develop type 2 diabetes. Awesome!


NO! You'll have tasty caramelized almonds slivers (with or without spices, as you decide) to add to your good food.  It's up to you if  you want to eat too much.
 
2013-10-25 01:09:52 AM

Aquapope: Cog Spinner: Aquapope: Parboil a bunch of almonds, squeeze them out of the skins.  Slice them up and throw them into a simple syrup of 1 part water and 2 parts white sugar (and some molasses if you have it) for an hour.  Take them out (don't rinse them you dolt!) and spread them out on a cookie sheet and bake them for about 40-50 minutes at 275F.  Then put them in salads, coat fish fillets, eat them as snacks.  Add spicy stuff (like chipotle powder or whatever) before baking, as needed.

So...if I follow your recipe I will develop type 2 diabetes. Awesome!

NO! You'll have tasty caramelized almonds slivers (with or without spices, as you decide) to add to your good food.  It's up to you if  you want to eat too much.


Calm down. I'm just teazin. ;^)
 
2013-10-25 01:10:45 AM
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/seriously, I picked this up off a co-worker ~10 years ago
 
2013-10-25 01:26:59 AM
Wake me when they discover a food that makes me want to exercise. I have no problem controlling my intake, I'm just too apathetic to do real cardio.
 
2013-10-25 01:33:37 AM

Cog Spinner: Aquapope: Cog Spinner: Aquapope: Parboil a bunch of almonds, squeeze them out of the skins.  Slice them up and throw them into a simple syrup of 1 part water and 2 parts white sugar (and some molasses if you have it) for an hour.  Take them out (don't rinse them you dolt!) and spread them out on a cookie sheet and bake them for about 40-50 minutes at 275F.  Then put them in salads, coat fish fillets, eat them as snacks.  Add spicy stuff (like chipotle powder or whatever) before baking, as needed.

So...if I follow your recipe I will develop type 2 diabetes. Awesome!

NO! You'll have tasty caramelized almonds slivers (with or without spices, as you decide) to add to your good food.  It's up to you if  you want to eat too much.

Calm down. I'm just teazin. ;^)


No Worries.   But try this:  Skillet fry some pecans in the same fat you just fried some bacon in.  Drizzle some sugar on the nuts... not much...just a pinch.
 
2013-10-25 01:37:31 AM
I always keep a quart jar full of almonds in the house. Buying them bulk at the health food store is cheap and they're a good snack when I'm more bored than actually hungry. Also, almond milk is great and I absolutely love unsweetened chocolate almond milk.
 
2013-10-25 01:42:35 AM
Hate to break it to you, but you can't lose weight by eating.
 
2013-10-25 01:54:48 AM
Mmmmm, almonds.  "Mmmm" also goes for cashews, pistachios, pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds, peanuts, and a variety of others.  I prefer them salted, but even unsalted, most plant-borne nuts (even those that aren't true nuts) are safe in my presence.
 
2013-10-25 01:56:00 AM
*aren't* safe.  You can lead an idiot to the text editor, but you can't make him type properly.
 
2013-10-25 01:57:06 AM

Cog Spinner: Aquapope: Parboil a bunch of almonds, squeeze them out of the skins.  Slice them up and throw them into a simple syrup of 1 part water and 2 parts white sugar (and some molasses if you have it) for an hour.  Take them out (don't rinse them you dolt!) and spread them out on a cookie sheet and bake them for about 40-50 minutes at 275F.  Then put them in salads, coat fish fillets, eat them as snacks.  Add spicy stuff (like chipotle powder or whatever) before baking, as needed.

So...if I follow your recipe I will develop type 2 diabetes. Awesome!


It is probably actually a surprisingly small amount of sugar.

I've done cinnamon baked almonds before. A couple Tsp go pretty far.
 
2013-10-25 02:10:59 AM

the_chief: Hate to break it to you, but you can't lose weight by eating.


You can if you eat dogcrap.
 
2013-10-25 02:34:36 AM

ambercricket: Forget dieting. Love your body-shape. Eat donuts.


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2013-10-25 02:35:47 AM

HotWingAgenda: Wake me when they discover a food that makes me want to exercise. I have no problem controlling my intake, I'm just too apathetic to do real cardio.


Resistance training. I did cardio for years, and for my body type, it's crap and I hated every minute of it. Bodyweight resistance? I do it every day without a thought.


/the jolly 3-mile trot home is plenty of cardio, thanks
 
2013-10-25 02:47:50 AM

the_chief: Hate to break it to you, but you can't lose weight by eating.


Sure you can. I lost 5lbs a couple weeks ago by getting food poisoning.
 
2013-10-25 03:17:08 AM

maram500: I love nuts--pistachios, cashews, macadamias, peanuts, almonds, can't get enough. My only requirement is that they be salted. Salt-less nuts are horrifying.

/Ranch-flavored almonds kick ass, though


I keep almonds and macadamia nuts (high in iron!) in the house and generally enjoy all nuts with the exception of walnuts. They make my gorge rise to the extent that I won't touch brownies or chocolate chip cookies that have been adulturated with them.
 
2013-10-25 06:27:10 AM
How to make an almond worth eating

1. Take almond
2. Place directly in trash can, toilet, or other waste receptacle
3. Eat something that doesn't taste terrible (see: any other nut, legume, and most fruits and vegetables)
 
2013-10-25 07:16:39 AM
Mix a couple healthy dashes of red pepper and a little ground cinnamon into a tablespoon of honey; stir in 3 tablespoons water.  Toss about a cup or so of walnut halves around in it. Spoon the walnuts out and spread them on a foil-covered baking sheet that you've sprayed with vegetable oil.  Toast in an oven at 350* for about 15 minutes.  Peel those suckers off the foil while they're hot and let them cool on a plate.  

*nomnomnomnom*  with sliced pears, gorgonzola and field greens
 
2013-10-25 07:30:01 AM

owlholder: Almonds are surprisingly filling. I once experimented with almond meal (a flour substitute of sorts, expensive as all hell) and made a batch of muffins. They were pretty damned good and I could only eat one before I was full.


It's still more expensive than regular flour, but compared to buying the packaged "Almond Flour," just buying whole almonds and grinding them like coffee beans gives essentially the same product. At least it seems to -- I've been using it in that form and it serves the purpose.
 
2013-10-25 08:37:58 AM

Aquapope: Cog Spinner: Aquapope: Parboil a bunch of almonds, squeeze them out of the skins.  Slice them up and throw them into a simple syrup of 1 part water and 2 parts white sugar (and some molasses if you have it) for an hour.  Take them out (don't rinse them you dolt!) and spread them out on a cookie sheet and bake them for about 40-50 minutes at 275F.  Then put them in salads, coat fish fillets, eat them as snacks.  Add spicy stuff (like chipotle powder or whatever) before baking, as needed.

So...if I follow your recipe I will develop type 2 diabetes. Awesome!

NO! You'll have tasty caramelized almonds slivers (with or without spices, as you decide) to add to your good food.  It's up to you if  you want to eat too much.


Or you could... I don't know... just eat stuff that isn't soaked and smothered in sugar
 
2013-10-25 08:52:20 AM
More food that is good for you, but too expensive for poor people to purchase with any regularity!
 
2013-10-25 08:58:24 AM

RogermcAllen: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I know the paleo goofballs live their almonds. I prefer a variety of almonds, cashews, walnuts, Brazil nuts, and yes, even peanuts (the horror!)

I sure hope the paleo people are eating authentic paleo bitter almonds and not the more recently domesticated sweet almonds.


Except that the bitterness was cyanide and it would kill you.  The almonds we eat are cultivated with a genetic mutation so they won't kill you.

/don't ever eat wild almonds
 
2013-10-25 09:06:29 AM
I am all for eating nuts, healthy, etc etc.

But the article recommends 1.5 oz. that's like, a half cup of nuts? a day? (just googled- internet says 1/3 of a cup- still a lot to eat EVERY day).
 
2013-10-25 09:20:14 AM

INeedAName: More food that is good for you, but too expensive for poor people to purchase with any regularity!


Almonds are expensive? Not snark. Where I live they're about $5-$6/pound. A pound of almonds is a lot.
 
2013-10-25 09:22:57 AM

Katie98_KT: I am all for eating nuts, healthy, etc etc.

But the article recommends 1.5 oz. that's like, a half cup of nuts? a day? (just googled- internet says 1/3 of a cup- still a lot to eat EVERY day).


I wonder if almond milk has the same effect. I prefer that over real milk even though I'm no vegetarian.
 
2013-10-25 09:42:07 AM
apparently you mom also snacks on nuts.
 
2013-10-25 11:45:53 AM

picturescrazy: Katie98_KT: I am all for eating nuts, healthy, etc etc.

But the article recommends 1.5 oz. that's like, a half cup of nuts? a day? (just googled- internet says 1/3 of a cup- still a lot to eat EVERY day).

I wonder if almond milk has the same effect. I prefer that over real milk even though I'm no vegetarian.


Doubtful. The effect is about filling up on slow digesting protein and fat locked inside fiber.

Plus nuts actually may have less calories than on the label. If you don't chew them completely you do a poor job digesting and there is still fat and protein in the chunks that you poop out.
 
2013-10-25 12:46:00 PM
What about Deez Nuts?
 
2013-10-25 12:47:42 PM
My sisters tried that. Surprise Surprise it didn't work. Still fat.
 
2013-10-25 01:30:56 PM
I buy a lot of nuts, often in those 1.5 kg (3 pound) tubs, as they are cheapest in bulk. It does help to substitute them for high-carb snacks such as chips and pastries. Not so much if you simply add them to high-carb snacks.

A small portion of mixed nuts does make a filling snack. If you can eat raw or unsalted nuts and legumes, so much the better. You can add more nuts to your diet by mixing them into dishes of rice or vegetables to reduce the amount of meat you need to eat. Cashews, peanuts and almonds are all great with many things such as string beans, trout, or fried rice. The Chinese also add a lot of eggs to such dishes, so cashews and eggs with your Chinese fried rice is a natural.

Raw nuts in the shell are easy to get children and adults to eat. They love cracking them and making a mess. They can't resist putting the empty shells back in with the nuts until you can't find a nut for shells. You can probably lose several pounds if you grab a hot steam iron and chase them around the house for a couple of hours. Nuts are not only a great way of losing weight, but when was the last time you saw a fat crazy person on the street?

Go nuts!
 
2013-10-25 01:58:00 PM

b0rg9: Yes they will curb your appetite.

Will you eat less and/or exercise more because of it -- that is what really matters as far as weight loss is concerned.

As far as health is concerned, snacking on almonds is a helluva better bet than snacking on  Cheezits -- no matter the calories in/out.


So.  Farking.  This.

Also, FTA: "Despite adding 250 calories to the diet, there was no change in total energy intake."

That doesn't even make sense!  If you add 250 calories, which means you're adding energy, of course you're changing the total energy intake!  YOU'RE ADDING FARKING ENERGY.
 
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