nothing special about nuts and seeds for gaining weight. In fact, they have been shown not to be linked to weight gain. Too many calories in any area will result in weight gain. Actually, moderate fat whole food plant intake enhances nutrient absorption, increase satiety and ensures a well rounded portfolio of whole foods. Vegans regularly rank low on omega 3 fatty acids. Foregoing whole food sources such as hemp seeds, flax seeds and walnuts will nothing but increase that risk. Recommend against Chef AJs advice. Go to veganhealth.org for some solid authoritative recommendations for lifelong solid strong planning for a whole food vegan diet.
You say you lose weight because you gave up nuts but you are not telling people to not eat nuts and seeds. I do not understand. Most people who need to lose weight will view the article as a suggestion to do just that whether you say so explicitly or not.
You might have lost weight just as easily by cutting down on a portion of starch or fruit or beans or exercise more. Given the benefit of nuts and seeds in stopping heart attack and cardiovascular diseases, in moderation say a one tbsn of flax per day or other nuts or seeds as Jeff Novick has recommended, I think a message to cut them out completely while pursuing weight loss is premature.
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In general I do not. Once in a blue moon I have a green smoothie as a treat, but in general no. When I do, I make my own.
Thank you! I've just been informed I am being invited back to Marshall next year to speak and be the Emcee of their now annual New Year, New You fest.
If nuts and seeds stop heart attacks, why is heart disease still the number one killer of all Americans?
And if someone still has fat on their body and they give up nuts as an experiment for 3 weeks, I seriously doubt they will have a heart attack. Excess weight, on the other hand, carries great risks.
Chef AJ looks good in whatever she chooses to wear. Lighten up folks.
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