How Eating Nuts Can Help You Lose Weight

Posted on : May 12th, 2020

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Nuts have a lot of fat so how could they help you lose weight? The key is in how packed with nutrition they are. When it comes to picking a food for a between meal snack, don’t reach for empty calories! Choose a nutrient dense food and substitute that for an equally calorie laden choice that doesn’t satisfy your nutritional needs and won’t fill you up.

A handful of nuts, especially almonds, pistachios, cashews and walnuts, provides 4-6 grams of protein and about 4 grams of fiber. A handful of almonds also is an excellent source (13 grams) of unsaturated fats. These are the good, heart-healthy fats that don’t add to your LDL cholesterol levels (the bad kind) and might even lower it. Plus your body needs fats to store and use for energy, to absorb other nutrients, support cell growth, and produce hormones. All of these nutrients combined help fill you up and feel satisfied for longer.

But, again, you need to substitute nuts for something less healthy in your diet if you want to lose weight and not gain it! That handful of nuts is about 1 ounce and that can contain 180 calories. So what should you give up? Choose one:

  • 9 restaurant-style tortilla chips (just 9!!!)
  • 1 tall glass (14 oz) of soda or beer (less than a pint glass)
  • 1 4″ chocolate chip cookie
  • 1/3 cup ice cream
  • 6 crackers with cheese
  • 12-15 potato chips (depending on the brand)

Think you might have trouble restraining yourself to just one handful? Give one of Maisie Jane’s pre-measured snack packs a try! Not only are they the right amount for a healthy snack, they come in yummy flavors to help you feel like your snack is a treat and not just part of a diet plan. Choose from Herb & Garlic Almonds, Spicy Tamari Almonds, Cinnamon Vanilla Almonds, or Sweet & Salty Nuts and Seeds.


Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products, Inc. was founded on strong beliefs and passion for offering unique, flavorful, top-quality, nut products. We strongly believe in earth-friendly practices that start on our family owned and operated orchards. We use Organic farming practices and continue in the process by using all-natural ingredients with no preservatives or GMOs. We believe in honest, friendly and helpful customer relations at all levels. We take pride in every task, every day, with every person.