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(NPR)   Need to lose weight? Eat some almonds   (npr.org ) divider line
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9567 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Oct 2013 at 12:18 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-10-25 01:26:59 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:49:36 AM  
2 votes:
"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 12:25:09 AM  
2 votes:
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 09:22:57 AM  
1 vote:

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 03:17:08 AM  
1 vote:

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 02:35:47 AM  
1 vote:

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 01:57:06 AM  
1 vote:

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 01:54:48 AM  
1 vote:
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 01:42:35 AM  
1 vote:
Hate to break it to you, but you can't lose weight by eating.
2013-10-25 01:37:31 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:52:40 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:49:41 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:41:56 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:37:39 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:28:45 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:24:59 AM  
1 vote:
Almonds helped me lose 30 lbs over the last year. Nuts, heh.
2013-10-25 12:22:06 AM  
1 vote:
macadamia has a superior omega 6 : omega 3 ratio
 
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