What are your favorite nuts? Let me know in the comments below. I really like al…

What are your favorite nuts? Let me know in the comments below. I really like almonds, cashews, and macadamia nuts. ⁣

Check out this awesome graphic by the wonderful @thefitnesschef_ ⁣

It would have been helpful if I could give you a graphic displaying ‘low’ calorie nuts, but that concept simply doesn’t exist (unless you eat 3.25 cashews per serving ). Nonetheless, this graphic is just as helpful. It clearly shows that nuts are calorie dense. Is this bad? No. Is this good? No. Instead… It is what it is. -⁣
This doesn’t necessarily mean you should avoid nuts if you want to lose fat. Instead, you simply need to be aware of their calorie value per serving consumed. Consuming 100g of almonds as a regular snack (small handful) means you are consuming some beneficial nutrients, but also 612 calories – on a very small volume of food. -⁣

Questions presented include; does this choice fit your energy intake for a calorie deficit? Does it mean you have to eat a rice cake for dinner to stay on plan? If the latter is the case, high consumption of nuts could become a problem for fat loss, despite their excellent nutritional benefits. If it’s not the case, happy days. In order to answer these important questions you of course need to track nutrition daily.⁣

Body composition is defined by calories consumed vs calories used for energy. Health and vitality is defined by adequate consumption of nutrients – two different, but encompassing facets to overall health. Therefore, calorie balance should be the primary focus for weight loss/gain, whilst nutrient intake should be the primary focus for optimal health and prevention of ill health. Ideally you want to be in a place where you take care of both 📈🥗. -⁣

And to think this post was supposed to be solely on nuts 🤓🤓…


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