Daily nuts & seeds consumption

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Assume a person who's attempting to lower body weight in a slow but healthy fashion. I've ready that a limit of 1/4 cup a day of either nuts and / or seeds is about right.
I bring it up because I often have nuts or seeds in my morning oatmeal and then feel guilty putting peanut butter in my PM smoothie snack...
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Nuts and seeds certainly have a higher concentration of calories, and so easy to overeat!
Have you eliminated all oils? I'd say 1/4 cup of nuts in whatever way you like is fine. I always have a Tblsp of ground flaxseed in my morning smoothie or grains, and often add nuts to a salad.
I find eating wfpb no oil and no sugar will normalize my weight, though I've been off for so long I now have about 25 pounds to lose.

If you want to read all the research on our relationship to food and how our bodies utilize it I highly recommend How Not to Diet by Dr Michael Greger.
 

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Assume a person who's attempting to lower body weight in a slow but healthy fashion. I've ready that a limit of 1/4 cup a day of either nuts and / or seeds is about right.
I bring it up because I often have nuts or seeds in my morning oatmeal and then feel guilty putting peanut butter in my PM smoothie snack...
Helpful comments? Thank you in advance.

I use peanut butter powder in my smoothies and as the powder is around 90% less fat than regular peanut butter I can have my nuts and eat them too. :) I do try to get the kind that has no additives. There are a lot of choices out there and some is very expensive. Amazon is a good place see them all displayed.

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Nuts and seeds certainly have a higher concentration of calories, and so easy to overeat!
Have you eliminated all oils? I'd say 1/4 cup of nuts in whatever way you like is fine. I always have a Tblsp of ground flaxseed in my morning smoothie or grains, and often add nuts to a salad.
I find eating wfpb no oil and no sugar will normalize my weight, though I've been off for so long I now have about 25 pounds to lose.

If you want to read all the research on our relationship to food and how our bodies utilize it I highly recommend How Not to Diet by Dr Michael Greger.
I ordered the book from my library -- thanks
 
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Gregar recommends 1 tbsp of seeds and 1/4 cup of nuts or 2 tbsp of nut butter a day.
Although these are minimum RDAs I think if you are trying to lose weight, you can consider those Maximums, too.
 
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