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A 18-year-old female asked:

I am vegan, and trying to lose weight esspecially in my lower belly.im very confused on how much peanut butter i should be eating...any suggestions?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Limit peanut butter: Nuts are a healthy part any diet, but peanuts are not strictly a nut. An eight year harvard study showed that the women who ate the most nuts gained the least weight. It turns out that one does not absorb all the fat in raw nuts because it is tied up in the fiber. However when turned into a butter, you absorb more fat. So eat nuts, but focus on raw almonds & walnuts, not peanuts and peanut butter.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
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Also, avoid fried foods, all forms of added sugar foods, processed flours and grains, and get physically fit to lose and keep weight off
Jul 6, 2013

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