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Thread: I don't understand - why shun nuts??

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    And cheese for that matter? Like someone said recently, cheese has no carbs and it's just basically animal fat.


    One cup of walnuts have 16 grams of carbs (8 grams of net carbs) and Almonds have 21 grams (9 grams of net carbs).


    Mark recommends a diet of 50 grams of carbs per day for fast weight loss. As far as I can see, one cup of nuts a day can fit perfectly into those 50 grams. So why do I constantly see people telling me to drop the nuts? They're full of fats and some protein, while only a small amount is carbs, and only 1/4 of the carbs are sugars.


    It makes sense to drop the fruits, but why nuts???

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    Raphael,


    Personally I try and limit my nuts to (in order of the best choice to least best.)


    1.) Macadamia

    2.) Cashews

    3.) Almonds


    And that&#39;s because of the omega 6 content. Not the carbs.


    Past those 3 nuts, the O-6 content goes up really high.


    Walnuts for example have a good "ratio" but lots of O-6 *and* 0-3.


    I think it&#39;s a good idea to limit O-6, and then balance your 0-3.


    Nuts can really jack up your O-6 fats if you&#39;re not careful.

    -Sean


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    I think you need a hug!


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    Hahaha...yeah...why not....I am giving you two a hug!


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    Crap, I never realized that. I thought walnuts have very little omega 6... and I&#39;ve been eating over a cup a day!


    So now that that&#39;s clear, what happens if I get too much omega 6? Obviously I have been.

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    Nothing to do with weight loss directly (calories, carbs) but nuts have hideous omega 6:3 ratios. I guess one could take fish oil with them.


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    lots of of omega 6 and kcals


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    i&#39;ve read that although almonds have a higher 6:3 ratio than walnuts, walnuts have more fat in them so you actually get less 6 eating almonds...


    i say go for it... i eat plenty of almonds and cheese and donig fine (although not trying to lose weight).


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    On another post, somebody informed me that MUFA (mono unsat fats) which are found primarily in nuts can hinder weight loss. I bet there are some articles on the matter ... Saturated is the preferred fat for weight loss benefits, among other things, or so I&#39;ve heard.


    I thought cashews were a no-no nut?

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    Ughh... but nuts are soooooo convenient... can eat them while in class

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