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Dr. Sanford L. Severin

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How to Lose Weight by Eating Avocados

March 31, 2018

 How can you lose weight eating avocado? After all avocados are high in calories averaging about 150 per half.  They also have a lot of fat, 10 to 15 grams per half. Isn't this a dietary no no? After all you are packing in dense calories loaded with fat.

The answer is that everything isn't always as it appears to be. The fat in avocados is mostly monounsaturated, like that in olive oil. It doesn't raise blood cholesterol and in fact may help reduce blood cholesterol.

Avocados are also satiating and may help in weight control. A small study reported that obese people who ate half an avocado at lunch reported increased satisfaction and a decreased desire to eat for several hours. Try having some avocado with a meal and see for yourself whether it helps control your snacking between meals.

Remember this is not a complete answer. It is just something that you can try in addition to other lifestyle changes that we recommend.



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