Avocado can make you thin?

Philippines
July 23, 2012 10:36pm CST
It's avocado season again and my oh my I've been eating a lot lately. Out of curiousness I made a research and found that it can help you lose a few pounds. Based on my experience I did lose a few pounds the last two weeks I was eating avocado. Do you agree? Or am I just hallucinating LOL.
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@oldchem1 (8143)
24 Jul 12
I do love avocado but I don't eat too much of it as I follow a low fat, healthy diet and avocados are not really the best vegetable (or should I say fruit) to eat while dieting. Avocado is packed full of fat, the only fruit or vegetable that is - however this is"good" fat and replacing bad fat with good fat (like the fat found in avocados) can be an aid in the weight loss process. Also avocados contain plenty of vitamins and nutrients, if you are replacing foods like burgers or other fatty foods with avocado this will certainly aid weight loss, however simply adding avocado to your diet will not. The nutrition information for an average avocado is 276 calories, 27.6 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of carbohydrates, 4.3 grams of fiber and 1.5 grams of protein. 276 calories is quite a lot if you are simply adding the avocado to your regular diet. However, as with most things, a little in moderation will do no harm - in fact it will do you some good nutritionally!
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• Philippines
24 Jul 12
Wow! Very well said and very well-informed haha! Those are great stats and yes, I just replace my unhealthy snacks with avocado that's why I lost weight. Yey! Avocado is really my favorite snack now! Thank you so much for the info :D
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@oldchem1 (8143)
24 Jul 12
You are very lucky to be able to purchase avocados cheaply; here in the UK avocados are somewhat of a luxury item as they are quite expensive - up to around £1 each. I like them sliced over chilli or served with prawns as a starter. I don't like them until they are really ripe, if I purchase one that isn't ripe I leave it in a bag with bananas, this helps to ripen the fruit well.
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• Philippines
26 Jul 12
Wow that's expensive! I bought one kilo of avocado yesterday for $0.50!!! What a bargain, come to think of it. Maybe it's because we have a tropical climate and it's easy to grow the avocado trees here. I haven't tried them with chilli or prawns. Do you have a recipe for that? To ripen them I should place them in a bag of bananas? Should the bananas be ripe? Sorry, I have no knowledge of this stuff! haha
@simonelee (2716)
• China
25 Jul 12
Calories in an avocado are high, recent research suggested that with the right timing of consumption and exercise, the avocado can be a helpful part of a successful weight management program. It helps to reduce overeating as avocados high fat content gives the feeling of satisfaction quicker and reduces the temptation to snack as it will keep you full for long. Casey, maybe you're eating avocado with condense milk or with sugar?
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• Philippines
26 Jul 12
Yes, I'm eating it with powdered milk and sugar. However, the milk and sugar I add are just in moderation. I don't add too much. Yes, I agree avocado does give you a feeling of fullness. I'm so happy! :D
@simonelee (2716)
• China
29 Jul 12
Guess what? I just ate Avocado with condensed milk. Now, my tummy is bloated and still craving for something to eat.
@salonga (27812)
• Philippines
1 Aug 12
Avocado - Eat lots of avocados because they are just an excellent source of raw fat which is very healthy for our body. Avocado also provide our body with fiber, potassium, vitamin E, B-vitamins, and folic acid. With these we can't really ignore avocados.
Avocado is very healthy. I have 2 avocado trees in my garden and I am waiting for them to bear me fruits. They are my favorites. I just so love eating them and all the more when I learned how much health benefits they contain. I am not sure if it will really help us lose weight but maybe if one substitute this to junk and fatty food he normally eats then surely he will lose weight and will grow healthier.
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• Philippines
10 Aug 12
Wow!!! I envy you. How did you plant your avocado trees? Were they plants when you bought them or were they seedlings? That's sooo cool! Do you think I could grow my own set of Avocado trees?
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
24 Jul 12
I don't know if that avocado can make you thin. I just like to have avocado sometimes and other times I like to have the avocado when I am making sushi at home. It really is smooth and soft to eat. It really is kinda expensive where I am from. So I am not able to buy a whole lot of avocados at the grocery stores. I like to buy a lot of avocados when they go on sale.
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• Philippines
24 Jul 12
I must be pretty blessed then. From where I'm at Avocados are sold less than a dollar per kilogram! Plus, I know some people who grow them in their own backyard so I get them for free! LOL I've been eating them non-stop for two weeks now. I hope I don't get withdrawal syndrome when the avocado season is over. Haha!
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@uolyram (266)
• Philippines
24 Jul 12
Yes it is avocado season, this fruit is reach in good cholesterol that our body needs. You can eat this fruit alone without any mixtures even sugar because its taste is so yummy for me. Mixing it with milk or other fruits is already another thing because you can get many nutrients from it that causes a person to become big. By eating alone the avocado that will help you lose weight.
• Philippines
24 Jul 12
I think avocado alone is kind of tangy. Maybe that's because I'm a sweet tooth. I have tried avocado rice though...it's like fried rice with lots of avocado bits. It's very tasty and goes well with any viand.
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@airkulet (2700)
• Philippines
24 Jul 12
if this is true then I will buy everyday, I use to blender it with evap milk and sugar then freeze it like an ice cream
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• Philippines
24 Jul 12
That sure sounds delicious! However, if you're gonna make it into like an ice cream or shake that would entail a lot of sugar. I think that would really take away the benefits of weight loss. I think you can add sugar and milk but in moderation though. :)
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@ddaguno (3107)
• Philippines
24 Jul 12
it probably does, especially if you eat it instead of junk food or other food high in carbs. i probably wont lose a cm even if i eat it daily because when i eat avocado i always pair it with condensed milk
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• Philippines
24 Jul 12
Uh-oh...I eat it with brown sugar and powdered milk. Haha I hope I'm not hallucinating because if I'm right and it's working, it's the best diet ever! Haha I read that it can help you lose weight as well because it gives you a feeling fullness so you eat less :)
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• Philippines
1 Aug 12
Hi, based on what i've learned from others, I think avocado is fattening.:) I am just not so sure about this since I haven't researched it myself but they said that it has lots of cholesterol. I am just not aware what type of cholesterol if it's good or bad cholesterol. However, it's still a fruit so, I guess every fruit has its benefits and tradeoffs. It may be fattening but for sure it has also nutrients that are beneficial to our body like the moisturizing contents that the avocado has...
• Philippines
10 Aug 12
I read a lot of information that confirms avocado as "good fat". I think it would only be fattening if you mix it with a lot of cream, milk or sugar. Other than that, I think you'd be able to experience health benefits from it. :)
@lrdl3535 (153)
• United States
29 Jul 12
I think some vegetables can help you lose weight. But it is mainly the fact that when you eat something to lose weight you also start thinking healthy. Then you start looking at all the other things that you are eating. By doing this it actually starts to help you cut calories in other places and you begin to lose weight more.
• Philippines
10 Aug 12
I totally agree with you lrdl3535. Not only does eating healthy have a physical effect but a psychological one. It would be great if I could get this going all the way and get some progress. I believe this is a positive thing and I do want to keep it that way.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
29 Jul 12
It is a news to me that Avocado will help us to loose weight. I think many will start eating avocado more. But in my place I do not get them freely in the market. I have to travel 6 to 7 kms. to get them. However, whenever possible, I will buy them and eat. Thanks for sharing this valuable information.
• Philippines
10 Aug 12
Wow 6-7 kms? Really? That's a mighty long way to travel. Makes me appreciate my avocado even more. Haha! Oh how I wish I could send you all avocados so I can share and we can enjoy them together. That would be fun! :)
@marguicha (180527)
• Chile
25 Jul 12
I don`t know of anything that will help you lose weight, except if you eat less. But I do know that there are foods that are healthier than others. Mashed avocado instead of butter over bread is a good idea as butter`s fat is not as good as avocado fat. Now if avocados (so yummy!) make you eat more salads and less greasy snacks, I would surely say that avocados are the solution. I love avocados so much that I eat them when they are at a reasonable price.
• Philippines
26 Jul 12
Oh how I wish I could send you avocados way over where you are! They're so reasonably priced here. A kilo of avocado fruit will cost you less than a dollar and sometimes even 50 cents! When you said mashed avocado, were you suggesting I use it as spread for bread?
@Hatley (164070)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Jul 12
caseyluvsyah love avocados and if they can help me lose weight then I shall have to get some and try that ides. lol. I know the fat in them is good fat and will not hurt us. also I love the taste and flavor of them.if one does not add a lot of high calorie to them it should indeed help, I hope.
• Philippines
26 Jul 12
Haha I suggest you do try it Hatley. I've been eating a lot of avocados lately combined with a little milk and sugar (in moderation) and I lost a few pounds. I read that it does aid in weight loss and since it's yummy, there's no harm in trying, right? haha
@averygirl72 (27430)
• Philippines
20 Dec 16
Avocado is one of my favorite food. Avocado is not fattening maybe so it's very healthy.