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Old 03-04-2008, 08:57 PM   #1
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Im just wondering. I don't eat a lot of nuts and my meals consist largely of veggies and meat plus fish oil. And my fat intake is not so great and im trying to tune it in but the thing is that I don't enjoy nuts very much. Are they really essential for an effective paleo diet? Could I just sub more avacado or olive oil instead?
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:55 AM   #2
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Im just wondering. I don't eat a lot of nuts and my meals consist largely of veggies and meat plus fish oil. And my fat intake is not so great and im trying to tune it in but the thing is that I don't enjoy nuts very much. Are they really essential for an effective paleo diet? Could I just sub more avacado or olive oil instead?
Coconut milk/oil would be a good sub also I believe.
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:03 AM   #3
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Could I just sub more avacado or olive oil instead?
I don't see why not but I guess it depends on how hard core Paleo you are. I take Olive Oil, Walnuts, Pecans, Fish oil plus what ever is in the meats that I eat.
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:19 AM   #4
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There was a thread here a while ago about nuts and seeds. You are prob best off without the nuts; many actually do not digest them well (myself included)!! Just be sure to up the oils from other sources--avocado, evoo, coconut oil/fat/milk, olives etc, if you do dairy use grass fed whole milk dairy products too!!
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:42 AM   #5
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I stopping buying the bag of mixed nuts from TJ's for two reasons: 1.) find myself eating too many in one sitting (too easy to go overboard) and 2.) throws my omega-3 to omega-6 ratio out of whack.

For some reason, I seem to have more control with the jars as opposed to the nuts. Besides, I bet nuts were more of a treat for paleo man than a snack they ate 3 times a day.
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:36 AM   #6
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No, nuts/seeds are not essential to Paleo at all.
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Old 03-05-2008, 06:07 AM   #7
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Ok thanks for the replies, Im not a fan much of nuts except for macadamias but those get expensive. Hmm I never actually thought of adding coconut milk/oil into the diet as I thought it was'nt proper "fats" so to speak. Only used it for mass gain.
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I stopping buying the bag of mixed nuts from TJ's for two reasons: 1.) find myself eating too many in one sitting (too easy to go overboard) and 2.) throws my omega-3 to omega-6 ratio out of whack.

For some reason, I seem to have more control with the jars as opposed to the nuts. Besides, I bet nuts were more of a treat for paleo man than a snack they ate 3 times a day.
I chop them up and eat them a tbsp at a time. Otherwise I would eat way too many too! I usually just add them to spinach salads.
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Has anyone tried the coconut oil on sale at Walmart? It's in the vitamin isle
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:31 AM   #10
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one other question, since fats are my weak point. How is it best to take them and how much do you normally consume in one day?

I go through about 8 capsules of fish oil per day. But with olive oils, etc, how do I know how much to take in per day? And is it best to take it by spoonfull or just pour it/cook it with your meals? or variety.
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