A significant portion of my intake is from nuts - its something I would like to know about.
Can anyone shed some light on this?[/quote]
They’re small, hard, and dense. They seem somewhat resilient to non-mechanical breakdown (Mechanical = Teeth)
I have no source as to whether it would be a significant calorie loss due to lack of digestion, all I can say is maybe eat the nuts with some veggies? If you slow down transit of your stool, then there will most likely be more enzymatic exposure to said almonds; possibly more digestion.
Although this makes me wonder about that study which found people who ate almonds, when compared to an almond free isocaloric diet, lost more weight. Maybe they just absorbed less calories?[/quote]
I can defiantly imagine the subjects absorbing less calories! I’m only 10% below maintenance and although carbs are much lower I’m feeling WAY more drained then I would usually be. I was just having a couple of days with meals consisting of shakes/almonds/fish oils whilst I sorted a couple of things out.
Do you have a link to that study?