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Almond Butter and Fat Loss?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 18, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Alright, so could eating about 2 tbsp of Almond Butter daily hinder my final goal? I head once that it is used in "bulking" only and that it could severely slow my progress for eventual fat loss. Is this true?

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on April 20, 2013
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well, first off, according to my labs, I actually have low cortisol. Secondly, I'm not getting worked up at all... Quite the opposite- I'm encouraging you to not be so uptight about omega 6 and take a more relaxed stance. Thirdly, maybe you should stop making such accusatory remarks every time you respond to my comments.

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on April 19, 2013
at 12:00 PM

2 tbsp of almond butter is about 4g o-6 and about 0.1g o-3, if this is happening daily, then over a week (which is a very short period) im sure you will agree o-3:o-6 ratios can get out of whack, and yeah i said macs are best, probably not the most appropriate word to use and a biased statement no doutb, but dude i think you take things way to serious...you probably have high cortisol levels from this website so just chillax lol

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on April 18, 2013
at 07:12 PM

Does the ratio even matter when it's less than 1g of omega 6 per serving, the OP is only eating 1 serving a day, and she is eating a paleo diet (that therefore should include greens and wild meat/seafood)? I feel the view that omega 6 containing foods are somehow "inferior" is a little (lot) overblown. Signed, yours truly, that vain guy who shows his abs (just as a reminder, since there's no picture on comments)

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on April 18, 2013
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If that's true then fair enough, but I just personally don't think the ratio matters very much when it's less than 1g of omega 6 per serving, the OP is only eating 1 serving a day, and she is eating a paleo diet (that therefore should include greens and wild meat/seafood). I feel the view that omega 6 containing foods are somehow "inferior" is a little (lot) overblown.

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on April 18, 2013
at 06:57 PM

mac's have the best o-3:o-6 balance as far as i know, other nuts generally have poorer ratios

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on April 18, 2013
at 06:55 PM

I know Mark Sisson says "macs are superior to all other nuts," but this is based largely upon his view that omega 6 is bad for us.

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on April 18, 2013
at 06:54 PM

Why are mac nuts "best?" per 100g serving almonds have more magnesium, zinc, vitamin E, selenium, and protein. Plus, omega 6 is essential for good health http://freewarepaleo.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-summary-execution-of-innocent-man.html =

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Why are mac nuts "best?" per 100g serving almonds have more magnesium, zinc, vitamin E, selenium, and protein. Plus, omega 6 is essential for good health. https://www.gymnasticbodies.com/forum/topic/9580-perfect-workout-nutrition-2013/

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on April 18, 2013
at 06:47 PM

As long as you are taking into account of it's calories and compensating by eating less of other foods, then no it should not hinder your fat loss. I eat a tablespoon of almond butter several days a week, and personally I think that if anything it aids fat loss in the context of a well balanced, nutrient dense diet because they provide some valuable nutrients that are sometimes hard to get (ex. vitamin E and magnesium).

Now, if you're adding almond butter in addition to what you are eating before, then it will because it will be extra calories. Also, if you are eating almond butter on top of an already fat-rich diet, then it will also hinder fat loss by making it less likely you'll have the opportunity to burn your own endogenous fat stores for energy. Also, consider that they are void of omega 3 and do contain omega 6, so you'll have to get your omega 3s somewhere else.

In short then I say consider in the context of the rest of your diet. When considered alone, virtually no real, whole food will make or break your fat loss.

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on April 18, 2013
at 10:27 PM

http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/8/1/6

Study suggests that almonds improve glucose control and insulin sensitivity making them a sort of super-food whose calorie content should be overlooked in the grand scheme of things.

In summary, inclusion of almonds in the breakfast meal of IGT adults decreased blood glucose concentrations and increased satiety acutely and after a second meal. The lipid component of the almond appears to be largely responsible for the immediate post-ingestive response, although it cannot account for the second-meal response. Overall, daylong glucose, insulin and NEFA concentrations were attenuated in the WA (whole almond) and AO (almond oil)treatments, indicating an improved hormonal profile with their consumption. Importantly, the absolute magnitude of the blood glucose-lowering response equals that achieved with acute administration of acarbose in individuals with IGT [28], suggesting the physiological relevance and applicability of the current findings.

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One study suggested the NEFA concentration 4 hours after a test breakfast accounted for ~50% of the variability in the glycemic response to a standard lunch [19]. We found no significant difference at this time point and do not confirm that NEFA concentrations explain second-meal metabolic differences. However, AB (Almond Butter) resulted in the lowest overall degree of NEFA suppression in the morning period and was associated with the greatest blood glucose response to the standard lunch.

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606f2967e2ada25eb0bc2ed677ec2845

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on April 18, 2013
at 06:46 PM

If anything your better off just eating the nuts, macadamias are best. Nut butters are easy to consume and high in omega-6 and calories, not to mention to yummy to resist at times

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on April 18, 2013
at 06:54 PM

Why are mac nuts "best?" per 100g serving almonds have more magnesium, zinc, vitamin E, selenium, and protein. Plus, omega 6 is essential for good health http://freewarepaleo.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-summary-execution-of-innocent-man.html =

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on April 18, 2013
at 07:09 PM

If that's true then fair enough, but I just personally don't think the ratio matters very much when it's less than 1g of omega 6 per serving, the OP is only eating 1 serving a day, and she is eating a paleo diet (that therefore should include greens and wild meat/seafood). I feel the view that omega 6 containing foods are somehow "inferior" is a little (lot) overblown.

606f2967e2ada25eb0bc2ed677ec2845

(364)

on April 19, 2013
at 12:00 PM

2 tbsp of almond butter is about 4g o-6 and about 0.1g o-3, if this is happening daily, then over a week (which is a very short period) im sure you will agree o-3:o-6 ratios can get out of whack, and yeah i said macs are best, probably not the most appropriate word to use and a biased statement no doutb, but dude i think you take things way to serious...you probably have high cortisol levels from this website so just chillax lol

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on April 18, 2013
at 06:54 PM

Why are mac nuts "best?" per 100g serving almonds have more magnesium, zinc, vitamin E, selenium, and protein. Plus, omega 6 is essential for good health. https://www.gymnasticbodies.com/forum/topic/9580-perfect-workout-nutrition-2013/

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on April 18, 2013
at 06:55 PM

I know Mark Sisson says "macs are superior to all other nuts," but this is based largely upon his view that omega 6 is bad for us.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on April 18, 2013
at 07:12 PM

Does the ratio even matter when it's less than 1g of omega 6 per serving, the OP is only eating 1 serving a day, and she is eating a paleo diet (that therefore should include greens and wild meat/seafood)? I feel the view that omega 6 containing foods are somehow "inferior" is a little (lot) overblown. Signed, yours truly, that vain guy who shows his abs (just as a reminder, since there's no picture on comments)

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on April 20, 2013
at 01:22 PM

well, first off, according to my labs, I actually have low cortisol. Secondly, I'm not getting worked up at all... Quite the opposite- I'm encouraging you to not be so uptight about omega 6 and take a more relaxed stance. Thirdly, maybe you should stop making such accusatory remarks every time you respond to my comments.

606f2967e2ada25eb0bc2ed677ec2845

(364)

on April 18, 2013
at 06:57 PM

mac's have the best o-3:o-6 balance as far as i know, other nuts generally have poorer ratios

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