Chef AJ rocks! I appreciate what she's shared about the changes she made. She knows exactly how to take good care of herself and is doing it. It takes courage to face criticism and judgmental comments, wisdom and confidence to look at what you are doing and make changes to improve your health despite the backlash. I say BRAVO!!!
I have difficulty limiting nut consumption to 1 oz daily and do find desires to overeat them are increased if I have them by hand or just too handy. Seeing that Chef AJ's omega 3 levels remained fine gives me some confidence to abstain from nuts if I find myself overeating them again. I can only imagine how much they would impact my weight loss if I were at a healthy weight, as Chef AJ was. A little goes a long way.
Eating nuts was not the cause of my obesity - eating processed, salty, oily, sugary vegan foods with few nutrients and my lack of exercise were. Still, after eating nutritious foods consistently, when I did start overeating nuts it really impacted my weight. They are high fat, high calorie and tasty as all getout. They truly are part of that pleasure trap for me.
Chef AJ's article has been helpful in my quest to eat more wisely and truly limit those nuts to 1 oz daily. I say thank you!