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    How many almonds...

    If I was going to eat almonds as my pro/fat snack while I'm on a cutting diet, how much should I eat? 20 pieces? 30 pieces? I'm 24 6' 220 with alot of body fat.

    Also, is it necessary to ad an efa with them or is there enough "good" fats in the almonds?

    Lastly, what is a good brand of almonds to buy? Does planters make a good brand?

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    Depends on what your target fat content is. Bear in mind almonds are roughly 50% fat content, so if you can just weigh them out till you get the desired amount (as their size may differ). I personally do not think you need to add an extra EFA unless you are having almonds as a primary source of fat 3-4 times a day About the brands - it really should not matter, it's an all natural product! Just try and make sure they are raw almonds, not roasted, not salted, and DEFINITELY not honey-coated.

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    Usually 26 "average" sized whole almonds have 16 grams of fat.......

    Adjust from there for your needs.

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    Do they contain a good amount of protein?

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    I think around 5g/oz if I remember correctly

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    The protein in nuts/oats/etc isn't going to contribute to your body building muscle.

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    Right, the protein in the almonds is not a complete protein, so it's really useless.

    (for actually building lean tissue)

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    What would be good to take with it to make it a good pro/fat snack for me to eat at my 8:30 am timeslot?

    What about if I were to add a small serving of low fat cottage cheese (mixed with cinnamon) and eat that with the 1/4 cup of almonds for my 8:30 am pro/fat snack?

    Or would a better idea be if I added 1 scoop (27.5 g protein) of my Pro Blend 55 shake with my 1/4 cup of almonds? Plus I wouldn't have to take flax with the shake because there is enough EFA's in the almonds, right?
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    Protein powder/water/ice for your protein source.

    Almonds for the fat source.

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    Sounds like a plan. Thanks.

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    1 oz almonds (22 pieces) = 6g pro/6g carb/ 14g fat according to the Nutbar bag.

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    So what would u need for the almonds to be a "complete" protein so that it WILL build LBM?

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    I wouldn't really try go out my way to try eat something to make it complete. Rather eat your protein source separately. Not sure what others may say but I wouldn't count the almond protein to the daily protein intake but DO count the calories because they are utilized by the body for energy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BduBbz
    So what would u need for the almonds to be a "complete" protein so that it WILL build LBM?

    Don't chew them. You have to swallow them whole, for a "complete" protein.

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    This is one thing I still don't fully understand. Complete Proteins
    I know you need like a certain amount of BCAA's of the various kinds to build lbm, but I'm kinda lost on the whole ordeal. Where can I read up on complete protein's and what have you? I get about my bodyweight in whey alone, along with eggs, chicken, beef, turkey, salmon, or whatever else so I'm getting enough, but some may not be to it's potential. 'nah mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cascade
    Don't chew them. You have to swallow them whole, for a "complete" protein.
    explain

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    Don't chew them. You have to swallow them whole, for a "complete" protein.
    If joking...cool. If serious...





    ...WTF?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xenithon
    If joking...cool. If serious...





    ...WTF?!?!
    Yea, i was hoping for like a or something to indicate a joke

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    ... Oh right. Alittle late, but...
    We're on this section in my biochemistry class, I'm hoping we'll go further into the topic of food related proteins. Perhaps look at amino chains and such...

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