nuts for weight loss

Go nuts about your health

When I talk to clients about health and weight loss, one of my strong recommendations is that they include a variety of nuts in their diet – and I’m always asked “Aren’t nuts full of fat?” and “Won’t I put ON weight if I eat nuts?”

The answer is “No – nuts are good for your health and recent research shows that they HELP with weight loss”.

Nuts have had lots of bad press in the weight loss world – and without a good basis in fact.  Yes, they do contain some fat – but it’s GOOD fat.

It’s about balance and benefit

It doesn’t take a large quantity of nuts to get some great benefits – only about 30g (a small handful) will do you good.  For example:

  • 8 brazil nuts each day will provide selenium to support your thyroid and immune system.

    nuts for weight loss
  • 30 almonds will help your calcium levels and lower your bad cholesterol levels.

Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help prevent heart disease.  All nuts are high in fibre so they improve bowel health.

Nuts HELP weight loss

Macadamias are a good source of healthy monounsaturated fats, which help with weight loss, reduce heart disease and belly fat.

Nuts are also helpful in weight loss because they have a high satiation impact – they make you feel full and satisfied longer, which stops you snacking more.

So as long as you stay with a small handful of nuts each day – you’re fine.    (A whole bowl of peanuts with a glass of wine ISN’T a good idea!)

They are moreish – so get out just your daily handful and eat them mindfully.  Eat one at a time, enjoying each nut.

If you need up-to-date information on healthy weight management, get in touch today.

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