Same calories BUT 9x the weight on the left!

Calorie dense foods (like nuts + dried fruits) can be a convenient way to snack when you’re on the go, but, in my experience they can be easy to overeat. They also don’t contain nearly as much protein as people think. The nuts + dried fruit on the right are from a single serving snack pack I bought at the grocery store. The pack contained almonds, macadamian nuts, Brazil nuts and dried fruit (although it’s hard to see in the picture) The package the nuts + fruits stated: 517 calories: 43C/34F/10P
90% of the time I prefer more volume because, it helps with satiety, reduces feelings of deprivation and leads to higher success rates and compliance when trying to stick with reduced calories. #justgetfitcarbs
My meal on the left includes: 1 whole egg, 1 egg white, 1 bell pepper, 2 laughing cow cheese wedges, 3 small slices of bread, 2 Tbsp. humus + 90 grams avocado. 520: 43C/26F/28P
The point of this isn’t to scare you into avoiding nuts. It’s just good to keep in mind: the serving size and type of nuts and dried fruit you consume. Just like volume eating isn’t for everyone, big handfuls of nuts aren’t for everyone so do you, boo. ♥

Comments 1

  1. This was a really helpful picture! I definitely tend to overeat nuts because I think they are “healthy”! Can snack way too much on them, especially when not eating mindfully. I really enjoy your comparison pics. Keep up the good work!

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