View Full Version : Go nuts without going nuts?
06-29-2005, 07:03 PM
How many nuts is too much nuts? I know that it varies per person...but I think of, for instance, the fudge balls, with their almond butter...Alissa said she carried them around all the time on her first year to take out cravings. But it occurs to me that 5 of these a day has a bunch of fat and calories.
I mostly use flax and fruits...some veggies, but not as many. Let's just say I have about a tablespoon of cashew butter, 2 fudge balls, and 30 mixed nuts per day. Is that going to be too much?
06-29-2005, 07:52 PM
I used to eat lots of fat about 7 months ago...burgers, pork, fries, etc.
In the last 7 months, I've been vegetarian, but still had some junk foods...chips, crackers, lots and lots of cheeses...like gruyere and such.
I'd say what I'm eating now is undoutebly better...but I'd hate to gain weight on RAW!
06-29-2005, 08:19 PM
this thread should help ;) http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4617&page=1&highlight=pialani
06-29-2005, 08:50 PM
That DOES help, thanks!
Looking at what I ate today...
Sunflower seed 'bread' with Alissa's straberry/honey jam
Half an orange/peach/banana/ice cube smoothie
One 6 inch slice of Alissa's pizza bread
Three of Alissa's fudge balls
4 clementines (like oranges but smaller)
Half an apple/cherry/raspberry/banana/ice cube smoothie
Two nori roll snacks (the ones that look like slim jims)
One carrot/cabbage slaw salad with nama shoyu and rawmesan
Two bananas worth of the 'butter pecan' from the orgasmic thread
06-30-2005, 02:58 AM
I heard Craig B. Sommers, N.D., C.N. speak a few months ago. He's the author of Raw Food Bible. He says that, as a general rule, we shouldn't eat more than a handful of nuts a day. He was careful to point out that he didn't mean a heaping handful, but, rather, an amount that would easily fit into our palm with spilling over.
However, I know you have Alissa's book and I know you've been reading posts on this forum, so you must know that you needn't worry about fats and those things -- especially at first. Alissa has been so clear about that. Her experience with her clients has taught her that the best chance of staying raw is to eat as much as you want -- as long as you're 100%.
I know, though, Steve, that tossing out the entire concept of fats, carbs, calories, sugars, etc. is just totally counter to what's been hammered into our heads. So, our heads may be swiveling like Linda Blair's at first, but ... when the pounds start disappearing, it'll stop!
By the way, the day's worth of food you listed sure isn't excessive, by any means!! I eat more than this many days. And, you definitelydid NOT eat many nuts! Okay ... I'm venturing into the "none of my business" area here, but I can't help but notice that you ate no greens. Is that typical for you? And ... feel free to tell me to butt out of that, 'k?
06-30-2005, 08:05 AM
Hehe, I don't mind. :) No, I didn't eat any greens...I need to eat more salads...I'm trying to find a way to make spinach leaves taste like canned spinach, because I absolutely love canned spinach. :)
I do need to start eating more greens though...now just to figure out greens to eat.
06-30-2005, 08:11 AM
A lot of people get their greens, or some of them, through green smoothies. Just plop some spinach or collard greens or celery or whatever into your smoothie water and blend it up real good, then add the rest of the stuff. Turns green, but if you use about 1/3 greens to 2/3 everything else, you can barely taste it. If you're leery of that, lessen the proportion of greens at first and work your way up.
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