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 10-02-2009, 03:56 AM #1 Senior Member     Join Date: Mar 2009 Posts: 1,321 S/C/G: 198/155/140 Height: 5'9" how many almonds in a serving Most calorie counters list 20-25 almonds as a 1oz serving, but when I weighed out 1oz on my food scale I counted them out and had about 30-32.. Am I weighing them wrong or could it be the brand of almonds?
 10-02-2009, 04:30 AM #2 A New Woman     Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: SoCal Posts: 135 S/C/G: 330/ticker/145 Height: 5'8" If i had to guess, I'd say its probably just the brand of almonds... then again i have basically no experience with weight measuring. I use my handy dandy 1/4 cup for measuring my almond portions (if it means anything, that usually comes out to around 30 almonds) hopefully someone else can give you a more 'sure' answer.
 10-02-2009, 05:37 AM #3 ~*Calorie Counter*~     Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: Canada Posts: 60 S/C/G: 387.2/TICKER/<250 Height: 5'4" I have those 100 calorie packs of almonds and there are about 20 in there, per 18g bag. So 1 ounce probably is about 30. But if you weigh them then just go by weight, take whatever comes out from weighing 1oz.
 10-02-2009, 09:33 AM #4 Senior Member     Join Date: Jun 2009 Location: New York, NY Posts: 4,606 S/C/G: 215/188/150 Height: 5'4" Who cares how many there are in an ounce? An ounce is an ounce and if that means 5 big ones or 32 little ones it's the weight that matters in calorie counting. Just keep weighing them everytime. __________________ "If you pay attention to when you are hungry, what your body wants, what you are eating, when you've had enough, you end the obsession because obsession and awareness cannot coexist." - Geneen Roth
 10-02-2009, 10:40 AM #5 Senior Member     Join Date: Jul 2008 Location: Albany, NY Posts: 8,772 Height: 5'4" and how many calories should be in this 1 ounce? __________________ "Happy or sad, rich or poor, it's still better being thin! Even if you want to be miserable today, it's better to be thin and miserable than fat and miserable. Anyway you look at it, thin comes out ahead!" from The Thin Commandments Diet book March/08 142 * Aug/09 129 * Sept/09 123 Oct/09 121 * Nov/09 120 * Jan/10 - 132!!! Just came from a vacation... Now I have to undo the damage Feb/10 130 * March/10 125 * October/10 127
 10-02-2009, 10:57 AM #6 Senior Member     Join Date: Feb 2008 Location: New England Posts: 1,866 S/C/G: 180/ticker/129 or so =) Height: 5'6.5" I've used two brands of almonds. One says that 12 almonds = 100 calories. The other says 10 almonds = 100 calories. There is a noticeable difference in the average size of the nuts. __________________ Earning the user name NoYoyoMa: success with Intermittent Fasting - One Meal A Day (IF/OMAD). Visit our 3FC IF/OMAD thread.
 10-02-2009, 11:18 AM #7 Just Yr Everyday Chick     Join Date: May 2004 Location: Florida Posts: 10,469 S/C/G: Lost 50 lbs, regained some Height: 5'3" You can make this hard and drive yourself insane, or you can make it easier. About 22 or 23 raw almonds = a 1 ounce serving, more or less. That amount contains 164 calories, more or less. Just count out the almonds. Sometimes you'll have more than 164 calories, sometimes less, but it will all even out. Heck, round it to two dozen if that feels better and use 170 calories. Jay __________________ "My religion is kindness." --His Holiness the Dalai Lama
 10-02-2009, 11:21 AM #8 Workin' It     Join Date: Jul 2008 Location: Wherever I go, there I am... Posts: 7,616 S/C/G: 190/164/135 Height: 5'5.5" I buy the Market Pantry plain raw almonds - they are 32 for an ounce. I got the Blue Diamond plain roasted once and they weighed to only 24 for an ounce. I made notes of how many for what type of almond, and I typically only buy those two kinds, so I just count out what I expect. If I get a new brand I weigh or not, depending on how I'm feeling. If I don't feel like weighing I go with the 22-23 number. __________________ -Shannon I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.
 10-02-2009, 02:10 PM #9 This means war...     Join Date: Sep 2009 Posts: 359 S/C/G: 277/237/199 Height: 5'2" How many are in an ounce really doesn't matter, an ounce is an ounce. Just weight them out and throw them in little zip lock bags. 1 oz (28 grams) = approx 160 cals. I buy my almonds in bulk and as soon as I get home I weight them into serving sizes, put them in zip lock bags and put them somewhere in eye sight so when I'm searching for a safety food, they are there ready to eat.
 10-06-2009, 03:49 PM #10 Beach Babe Wannabe     Join Date: Apr 2007 Location: The Magic Kingdom Posts: 265 S/C/G: 257/226/125 Height: 5' 4" - 51 years old This is why it is so important to weigh your foods. I just had the new Special K crackers with a tuna snack for lunch and although it says 17 crackers is the serving.. truly after I weighed I was able to have 20. If one ounce is what you are aiming for when figuring your almond calories.. just go with what your food scale says and you will be fine. Don't worry about the actual number of almonds. __________________ A Wooo Hoo Smiley for Each (5) Pounds Gone! “Before I was 40 I wondered what people thought about me, now I wonder what I think about them.” Eleanor Roosevelt
 10-08-2009, 11:29 PM #11 Senior Member   Join Date: Nov 2007 Posts: 288 I've always counted out 22 almonds for my serving.
 10-09-2009, 01:31 AM #12 Senior Member     Join Date: Jul 2003 Location: Wausau, WI Posts: 13,383 S/C/G: SW:394/310/180 Height: 5'6" I prefer weighing whenever I can, because calories by weight are virtually always more precise and accurate than calories by other forms of measurement. The least precise, I've found is the counts. I've almost never had the ounce (or whatever weight measure listed on the nutrition label) measurement contain the same number of chips, crackers, nuts ..... as the nutrition label estimates. When my scale isn't available, I do use the count measurement. I use an exchange plan, so my nut serving is 1/4 ounce (usually about 6 nuts - but it does vary depending on the size of the nuts). __________________ My Etsy shop (currently closed for the summer) http://www.dreamstormdesigns.etsy.com etsy link by permission from 3fc! Want to add yours? Ask them! Last edited by kaplods; 10-09-2009 at 01:32 AM.