Get Nutty About Weight Loss

Almonds & Pistachios

If working to lose weight drives you a bit nutty, go with it! Just make sure you choose the right nuts.

In terms of calories-per-ounce, all varieties of nuts are similar. And, when enjoyed in moderation, they're a healthy mix of omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber - all of which help you feel fuller longer and suppress your appetite.But which ones are best for weight loss? Here's a quick guide from Metabolic Research Center.

At about 160 calories per ounce…

The best nuts for weight loss are:

  • Almonds - 6 grams of protein, 14 grams of fat per ounce
  • Cashews - 5 grams of protein, 13 grams of fat per ounce
  • Pistachios - 6 grams of protein, 13 grams of fat per ounce 

The worst nuts for weight loss are:

  • Macadamia nuts - 2 grams of protein, 21 grams of fat
  • Pecans - 3 grams of protein, 20 grams of fat 

Want more advice and guidance on healthy ways to shed pounds? Call 800-501-8090 and speak with a Metabolic Research Center weight loss specialist today.



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