Just wondering who here can be satisfied on just one handful of nuts/2 tbsp nut butter without feeling the need to keep going and eat 5+ servings.
For me, I've been avoiding nuts because I find it difficult to stop once you get started. But the other day I was rather busy, and grabbed a banana with a tbsp of peanut butter to hold me over for a couple hours before seeing friends for lunch. It actually was really helpful, as among my group of lunch buddies I was the only one not complaining about being starving. I think a single serving of nuts can be helpful and hold off the hunger pangs if you're patient about it, waiting 15+ minutes for the healthy fats to expand in your system and make you feel more full. I have a feeling there are others besides me who have trouble waiting that much time without grabbing additional servings.
water. I make a cup of tea, drink some water, heck even clean the toilets, pretty much do anything for those 15ish minutes as you point out and then decide if I'm truly hungry (in which case I would either have more or make a proper meal) I don't avoid anything anymore. Instead I try and balance enough good food regularly so i don't feel moments of starvation which for me leads to lack of portion control.
I eat 1-1.5 oz of nuts for a snack...I pre-pack them by weight into snack bags....
nut butter I usually eat with an apple as a snack...
My problem is chocolate covered nuts...the chocolate is so yummy I can over eat if I don't portion em out...
I definitely can and even less than that. But then, I was never a huge nut fan so they don't see to trigger cravings for me. Neither does fruit - I find I can eat one serving of fruit as part of a snack and be fine with it. I think it just depends on whether these foods are triggers for you or not.
My issue is pretzels. Many people find them so dry that they can only eat a small amount but I have to portion them out because I could eat the whole bag in one sitting .
Yep, I'm happy with just a few nuts, or a spoon of nut butter. Don't think I could overeat on nuts even if I tried, partly due to the high fat content. I can basically only overeat on food with a relatively high sugar content. So, yeah, when I used to eat Nutella (don't anymore as I've cut out refined sugar) I could definitely eat too much of it, even though it's made of hazelnuts (well - hazelnuts is the third ingredient after sugar and palm oil, which is saying something...).
Raw nuts, or some almond butter, is my favourite power-snack. Virtually never leave the house without a small plastic container with nuts in my bag.
I'm with you! I have no self restraint either. I have to spoon out 1 or 2 tbsp of peanut butter, then put the jar back in the pantry, then eat it. If I don't put the jar away first, I keep goign back for more.
I have been testing this theory of how filling nut butter is this week. I've been having one tablespoon with my snack and I do find I am more satisfied. But I don't think it lasted keep me full any longer than if I didn't have it. I was hungry for lunch at the same time.
The other day I was so hungry and I said "not having nuts/nut butter as it's too many calories" and I had a protein bar and I was still starving. I then had like 1 tablespoon of nuts + 1 tbsp. of PB and I was finally satisfied! I find everyone's different, but fats really fill me up & they're so tasty :) A bit addicting I agree though...
I don't want more nuts, but I do want more . . . something. There isn't enough volume for me.