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I'm a big fan of all kinds of nuts, especially peanuts.

Would you consider those fairly healthy? I know they have a lot of Protein but are higher in fat and sodium but those are two things I'm not directly focused on.

I want to buy a canister of Flamin' Hot Peanuts and was curious to know if any of you would do the same?

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I do mayo Clinic Diet, so I eat lots of nuts:) The fats are high, but they're good fats...and nuts have lots of Fiber. Nuts in general are an incredibly nutritious power food. Good stuff!

Now, the down side (sorry).... nuts are delicious, but they're also "slider" foods (they'll move quickly through and might not give you a feeling of fullness) and they're insanely high in calories. It's very easy to break the calorie budget on nuts because you don't get that sensation of fullness.

I think getting your Flamin' hot peanuts it totally ok....but I'd be REALLY careful with portion sizes. To get a feel for how quickly the calories add up with nuts, it might be helpful to measure out a whole package into little zip lock baggies of 200 calories each. Take one little baggie instead of the whole package.

Also...consider the flavored Almonds. Almonds have higher Protein and lower calories:)

Edited by Creekimp13

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Go for the unsalted versions if possible. It'll help with ensuring you don't accidentally grab that Water during eating, gotta make sure you keep the 30 mins before / 30 mins after rule going... which isn't easy for spicy or salty foods. And watch the calories as well as stated.


Not sure Bypass folks have "sliders" like Sleeved folks do though...

The one thing to be aware of is amounts, with comfort foods, ESP ones you typically eat without paying attention to what you are doing... you can go overboard without even realizing it. Also, you *might* not have the same tolerance for those hot things after surgery. I've noticed some things just don't sit well anymore, like ginger for instance, just does NOT play will with my new set up. Maybe buy a small $99 bag of them to test out, that way you get your fix and you won't be out a whole can/jar if you can no longer tolerate it.

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I love raw, unsalted nuts (esp pistachios) and my liquid-stage post-op belly is just dreaming of the day when I can have them again! :D

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