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Can't lose the weight? It could be the nuts

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Thank you so much for the time and energy in writing this beyond excellent article.

Finally, a voice of reason. I joined this website just to give you deserved kudos after reading this article.

I'll be saying this until I die: It's all about the calories. The percentage of macronutrients in your diet doesn't matter regarding weight loss. It's all about calories in, calories out.

Cutting out nuts, or any other food won't magically make you lose weight. You lose weight because you are cutting calories.

I eat a plant-based diet, but I must count calories and will until the day I die to keep my weight down. Otherwise I will be a fat vegan. For me personally, it's as simple as that. No, I can't eat a bucket of Mcdougall's fat free rice recipe while avoiding fats and keep my weight down. It's all about the calories.

Thanks for telling it like it is...finally a voice of reason.

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Can't lose the weight? It could be the nuts

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Chef AJ, unfortunately for me that is not true. For example, I can't eat all the brown rice or whole grain pasta (lowfat foods) I want and still lose or even maintain my weight. I will gain.

I find that by counting my calories I will naturally eat less fatty plant-based foods as they are more calorically dense. One will eat way more fruits and vegetables than nuts if they keep their calories in check.

I noticed in your original article you also mentioned in passing your grain servings were tweaked, although that was not the focal point of your article. I'm assuming you are also eating less grains than before, which would also lower your calories and encourage weight loss.

I read a book that has no agenda other than weight loss and exercise. It is called The No-Beach, No-Zone, No-Nonsense Weight Loss Plan by Jim Johnson, who is a Physical Therapist. This book opened my eyes and set me on the right track toward weight loss. He could care less if you are vegan or eat meat. He has no diet agenda. This book opened my eyes to the bottom line of calories in/calories out. Another great book on the subject is Why Calories Matter by Professor Marion Nestle.

But most importantly, congratulations on your weight loss! In the end, we all must find what works for us.

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Can't lose the weight? It could be the nuts

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Dan, congratulations on your weight loss! 95 lbs! FANTASTIC! Another calorie counter..ha ha...!!

I have it down to such a science now that it's a no-brainer for me. And yes, I agree that exercise lets us eat more...thank goodness.

Job well done! You should be so proud of yourself.

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Can't lose the weight? It could be the nuts

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I totally agree about the nuts. I went back and read my posts, and it sounds like I don't eat nuts. But I do! I just count the calories for them! They are filling and satisfying and loaded with fiber and protein. I think nuts are a great food. I just can't sit there mindlessly eating half a jar of peanuts like in the old days.

In fact, the other day I ate 3 ounces of nuts in one day! Can you believe it? They were part of a recipe and two snacks and planned for with my calories.

I've found once I cut out all meat, fish, fowl, eggs and dairy, I had plenty of room left over for nuts. I just balance my calories now and do fine. I think nuts are a great food and don't want to make it sound like they are not. I just don't eat half the jar anymore!

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