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Posted by: 49410 (Guest), Thursday, October 10, 2013, 4:58pm
I am unable to digest almonds, I decided grinded them is perfect now I add to almost every meal including my elk/brown rice lunch.  Extra protein it appears to have thickened needed to add water all good enjoy everybody(sunny)(tongue)(clap)
Posted by: ginnyTN, Thursday, October 10, 2013, 5:03pm; Reply: 1
I have a digestive problem with pumpkin seeds unless I chew them to a "nut butter paste" consistency before swallowing them.  Normally I eat too fast and the pumpkin seeds are one of the FEW things I chew the proper amount of times!  LOL
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6:43pm; Reply: 2
Quoted from 49410
I am unable to digest almonds, I decided grinded them is perfect now I add to almost every meal including my elk/brown rice lunch.  Extra protein it appears to have thickened needed to add water all good enjoy everybody(sunny)(tongue)(clap)

They are wonderful, so good for you, versatile (can be used to make delicious "creamy" sauces and dressings, for instance) and delicious.  My only caveat to everyone is this:  if you are trying to lose weight, go a little easy on the almondbutter (whole almonds might be better because you can't eat as many of them as you do when you eat almondbutter...though that's debatable *lol*, I can down a lot of whole almonds!) if you suddenly find that you stop losing and/or start gaining.

Last winter, I got on a kick of adding almondbutter to sauces and dressings and I gained, like, seven pounds, which scared the heck outta me.  I finally narrowed down the culprit to the almondbutter, sadly (it was between that and the dried cranberries I was also adding to everything ...but the almondbutter was the culprit).  Since then, I've stopped buying it.  Once I get down to my ultimate goal, I may add it back as an occasional thrill, like once or twice per week, even.  But it is one of those foods that, though it is a superfood for me and I love it, I can so easily overdo it and I tend to overdo it.

On the flip side, we occasionally get members on here inquiring how they can GAIN weight, and I always tell O's:  almondbutter!  (A's, hit that peanutbutter hard!)   ;D
Posted by: Jane, Thursday, October 10, 2013, 7:20pm; Reply: 3
Maybe the almond butter is my problem.  I buy the fresh ground stuff and I eat some just about everyday.  Thyroid's out of whack again though and it's making everything tougher.  I eat really well other than the chocolate and almond butter.  I don't eat a lot.  Need to up the exercise and lose most of the almond butter I guess.  At least I hadn't gained anything which considering how screwed up my thyroid numbers were is a miracle.  
Posted by: aussielady582, Friday, October 11, 2013, 2:44am; Reply: 4
Love almond butter, but find sometimes it is a bit heavy and sits in stomach, so like to have whole almonds, either soaked overnight, or lightly roasted, maybe this weekend I will sautee some in spices and olive oil.
I wonder if some sea vegetables, or kelp powder would help your thyroid.  Or perhaps, it is more to do with balancing the WHOLE endocrine system which could be the answer.  Keep breathing deeply and exercises which helps the energy/chi/prana keep flowing up and down the glands to keep them in top notch working order.  vegetables, protein.......
This pm, I have some pumpkin seeds and walnuts as a snack.  Some mornings eat a few pine nuts, and will make some basil pesto soon which I really like.  Hazelnuts, a few every week, some wonderful pecans too every now and then, I used to sautee pecans in olive oil, went nicely with baked sweet potato, chicken/duck baked in oven.
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Friday, October 11, 2013, 6:20pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from Jane
Maybe the almond butter is my problem.  I buy the fresh ground stuff and I eat some just about everyday.  Thyroid's out of whack again though and it's making everything tougher.  I eat really well other than the chocolate and almond butter.  I don't eat a lot.  Need to up the exercise and lose most of the almond butter I guess.  At least I hadn't gained anything which considering how screwed up my thyroid numbers were is a miracle.  

I'm sorry your thyroid is out of balance again, Jane.  I hope you can get it sorted out.   :K)  (((HUG)))
Posted by: cajun, Friday, October 11, 2013, 10:13pm; Reply: 6
(think)I eat 1/2 Tablespoon of almond butter or peanut butter every morning!!!!! :o
I haven't gained but if I want to lose a few pounds guess I should try having the butters every other day.  ;)
Thanks PT!
OK Jane...we can do this. ;D
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Monday, October 14, 2013, 5:23pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from cajun
(think)I eat 1/2 Tablespoon of almond butter or peanut butter every morning!!!!! :o
I haven't gained but if I want to lose a few pounds guess I should try having the butters every other day.  ;)
Thanks PT!
OK Jane...we can do this. ;D

You're welcome.  I LOVE nutbutters but nuttin' (get it?  "nuttin'"?   :D  Dang, I slay myself!) puts the weight on me faster--well, nothing of the healthy, compliant, superfood variety, that is.  Now, your chips and dip, that could do the trick, but that I definitely avoid anymore.  Almondbutter is so good for me, yet usually I just have to admire it from afar, 'cause of the weight thaaang.  ;D
Posted by: BluesSinger, Monday, October 14, 2013, 5:41pm; Reply: 8
PT.. would love to see a photo of you and your progress!!! gosh almost 100lbs!!! you must look like 1/4 of your former self which I never saw anyway!!! I lost 40 so far and I look completely different at only 40!!! Still have 30 to go.. would like it to be 40 but I don't want to look anorexic so we will see how it goes... whatever my body settled at will be fine!  

p.s. - in keeping with the thread topic..  :P ... I LOVE ALMOND BUTTER.. but don't eat it much.  Occasionally I will get on a kick of a tbl here and there or a almond butter and jam sandwich but I'd rather safe my almond allowance for chopping up and putting in salads... yumm!!
Posted by: Tami, Monday, October 14, 2013, 5:55pm; Reply: 9
I dont normally like almonds at all, but made homeade almond butter with a little cocoa, honey and evoo. I dont know how to make it creamy though. I find I cant resist or crave eating this combination. Maybe I should make it without the chocolate and add it to other foods in small amounts.
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Monday, October 14, 2013, 6:06pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from BluesSinger
PT.. would love to see a photo of you and your progress!!! gosh almost 100lbs!!! you must look like 1/4 of your former self which I never saw anyway!!!

Unfortunately, I lost the weight just in time to coincide with getting OLD, so somehow now my face looks like that of one Deputy Dawg, as my cheeks and eyes droop, PLUS it alternates with looking like that of one Herman Munster (and you can tell I'm OLD because I just referenced Deputy Dawg and Herman Munster *lol*), as my head is like a freakishly looooooooooooooong rectangle.  In other words, there aren't many photos of me about because, imho, my face anymore is freakishly freak-like.  However, my body (with clothes on,* mind you--I should clarify that!) is pretty amazing for an old bat like myself, if I do say so myself, especially one who has lost 97 lbs.  Holla!   ;D
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I lost 40 so far...

(clap) (clap) (clap) (dance) (woot)

* Without clothes, the area that I lost the most weight from, namely my patootie and upper thighs, is very "loose elephant skin"-like, and thus must remain covered by capri-length pants or longer AT ALL TIMES, even when swimming.  Thank God for a new invention called "board shorts", that are apparently for males, but I've appropriated them!  ;D
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Monday, October 14, 2013, 6:12pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from Tami
I dont normally like almonds at all, but made homeade almond butter with a little cocoa, honey and evoo. I dont know how to make it creamy though. I find I cant resist or crave eating this combination. Maybe I should make it without the chocolate and add it to other foods in small amounts.

Tami, you being an AB, you could make your above-described concoction not only creamy, but compliantly so and with a BENEFICIAL ingredient for you, no less:  add some non-fat, plain yogurt, baby!   :D  :D  :D

Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, October 14, 2013, 8:57pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from Peppermint Twist

Unfortunately, I lost the weight just in time to coincide with getting OLD, so somehow now my face looks like that of one Deputy Dawg, as my cheeks and eyes droop, PLUS it alternates with looking like that of one Herman Munster (and you can tell I'm OLD because I just referenced Deputy Dawg and Herman Munster *lol*), as my head is like a freakishly looooooooooooooong rectangle.  In other words, there aren't many photos of me about because, imho, my face anymore is freakishly freak-like.

Don't put yourself down, I saw the picture of you on the cover of Rolling Stone and I though you had a beautiful face...
Posted by: Tami, Monday, October 14, 2013, 9:19pm; Reply: 13
Oh no dont say the Y word. I only get 4 dairy a week, okay you can say Yogurt, but only because I love it so much I cant censor it like I can sugar. Yogurt is also a diamond weakness like almond butter. I can have 9 a week of the live proteins (could do them all in tofu and almond butter in one day, if I dont stop myself). I wish I could have a little more consistency, but I guess I will just go with one a day and extra twice a week. (: As for dairy, I have my 4 pack of yogurt in my mini fridge at work. I dont know if its 4 oz serving size or what though. These are 3.5 and part of that is granola.
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 7:02pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from ABJoe
Don't put yourself down, I saw the picture of you on the cover of Rolling Stone and I though you had a beautiful face...

:D Oh, bless your heart!

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