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Recommendations, on adding nuts & seeds to the diet while still encouraging weight loss? would like to supplement w/ fruit, veggie, almond smoothies.

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Diet: Thats fine as long as you are on total calorie restriction and have other foods as well.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
1 ounce/day: Nuts and seeds are great to add to a weight loss plan. Realize that one ounce of nuts is 200 calories. One ounce of nuts a day is all you need for protein, unsaturated fat. Take into account the calories from the nuts and seeds when you do eat them. They are healthy foods and should be a part of everyones plan.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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