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    Exclamation Almond butter - am i sensitive???

    Im in day 1 P4

    I had almond butter for first time yesterday.

    Stomach hurt for HOURS afterwards but im not sure if this is because I had too much (probably 3/4 cup oops)

    Im up 2 pounds today.

    has this happened to anyone else? Is it possible to have this reaction to almonds and not walnuts (which i have tried before without gain)?

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    sure sounds like it!
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    I'm going to disagree on this one. You might be sensitive, but to me it just sounds like you ate way too much of it.

    3/4 cup is 12 tablespoons. The raw almond butter I buy is 190 calories per 2 tablespoons. So in reality you chowed down on 1140 calories there!

    it's really easy to get outta control with the nut butters. I too went crazy with them this first week of P3 (I wiped out two jars! about 750 calories worth a day! but keep in mind i'm also a guy, so can eat more calories than you.) fortunately for me, despite those 750 calories a day in almond butter, I have stayed 0.6lbs from my LDW. Basically what it comes down to is my intake is where it should be around 2000 calories with eating grassfed meats, veggies, and healthy fats like almond butter. If I was eating 2000 calories of stuff and tried to add 750 calories of almond butter on top of that, I would be gaining weight for sure.

    so maybe wait a few days and try again, but scale back on the almond butter, no more than 4 table spoons, that's about 380 calories there. and watch what else you're eating. I don't know what your BMR is, but if you're only allowed 1500-2000 calories a day with your BMR + activity level, then eating that many calories of anything is going to make you pack on the pounds.

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    Calories really don't matter. Carbs do.
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    i've read that that's your take on the matter, and I won't dispute it (even though I do believe in calories in/out, i just believe what you eat has a huge effect on the out portion) as I know carbs do effect a lot of people negatively (myself included), however there are just as many people who do fine loading themselves with carbs.

    my point is, too much of anything can be bad for you. And it's very possible that 6 servings of almond butter is too much for this person, whereas they may be able to handle 1-2 servings a day just fine. And of course all this depends on the rest of your food intake on that given day, if everything else was very well disciplined, maybe 6 servings could be acceptable, but I'm willing to bet that it's too much 90% of the time.

    I personally can eat one serving of grains a day and not gain weight. But I cannot eat 6 servings, yet alone 3.

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    3/4 cup of almond butter will make just about anyone hurt in the tummy! I can't see how that wouldn't cause a small gain just by sitting in your stomach. The weight of the stuff itself mixed in with digestive juices I guess.

    I personally never count calories anymore either. I have done too much research and diets to believe calories in/calories out is valid. HOWEVER, you can overdo it if it's taken to a new level that your body cannot process effectively.



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    the physical weight of the foods you eat in a day don't have that much correspondence to your body weight in the grand scheme of things. I mean most sugary candy and bread doesn't weigh much at all, but it sure will make you heavier on the scale! whereas heavier vegetables fruits and proteins don't.

    the foods you eat influence how much water your body will hold, too little protein you will hold water, eating foods that cause inflammation in your body will cause you to hold water. Most importantly, some foods will cause your metabolism to slow, and some foods take more energy to digest. so the whole "I ate 2lbs of physical food yesterday, how come I weigh 3lbs more today?" question can easily be answered.

    so I agree with you guys, counting calories isn't a good method by iteself, it's a lot more complicated than that. it's all about calories IN and calories OUT, all science validates this (and if you disagree with science I invite you to go violate the laws of thermodynamics and invent that perpetual motion machine and become rich).

    But yes, I agree that it is not at all practical to follow as an individual. Counting calories (what is considered the IN portion of the equation) is very easy. The OUT portion, what our body burns for energy, is almost impossible to figure out on a day to day basis. What it comes down to in reality is the quality of your IN calories will MOST DEFINITELY affect how your body deals with calories OUT. I can eat 1800 calories of breads and other carb rich food, I will gain weight! I can eat 2500 calories of high protein, fatty, low carb foods, and I will maintain my weight. It's pretty simple, the grains are inflamming my whole digestive system, I'm storing water and my metabolism is slowing down (i can tell just from the massive food coma I get from eating a high carb meals at lunch), my IN may be lower with the 1800 calories of carb rich foods, but it is taxing my body so much that the OUT portion collapses with it. The high protein and fatty foods require more energy for me to digest and ramp up my metabolism.

    so my point with the 1140 calories of almond butter, I don't care if you count calories or not, it is flat out too much for a single sitting of ANYTHING. If you hate the word calories then replace it with servings, 6 servings of ANYTHING at one sitting is too much.

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    I really don't agree with that but everyone is free to believe what they like.
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    That is a lot of almond butter for your first time trying to add if back in... You should probably try to just have a few tablespoons to see how it effects you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy1952 View Post
    I really don't agree with that but everyone is free to believe what they like.
    you can't honestly believe that six servings of almond butter in one sitting is acceptable?

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    Of course it is. You think I don't practice what I preach? You should see the monstrous amounts of nuts I consume on a daily basis. It's not unusual for me to eat 1000-1500 calories a day in nuts. Nuts are good for us. They have super good fats and protein. The problem for her was that her stomach hurt. That was a sign her body didn't like them. So for her it wasn't a good idea. But I sure do it.

    Again, calories don't matter. I don't care how many calories something has it. Not one bit.
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