Weight Management Tips

Weight Management Tips

10 Ways to Enjoy Walnuts While Watching Your Waistline.

Walnuts are satiating and a delicious food to include in your calorie-balanced lifestyle. A recent study[i] published in the Journal of Nutrition suggests that one serving of walnuts (1 ounce) may provide 146 calories, which is 39 calories less or 21 percent fewer, than the 185 calories listed in the USDA Nutrient Database. The study takes into account the digestibility of walnut pieces and halves, and further research is needed to better understand the results of the study and how this technique for calculating calories could potentially affect the calorie count of other foods. Here are just a few ways walnuts can play a satisfying starring role in your meals and snacks.

[i] Baer DJ, Gebauer SK, Novotny JA. Walnuts Consumed by Healthy Adults Provide Fewer Available Calories than Predicted by the Atwater Factors. [published online ahead of print November 18 2015]. J Nutr. 2015. doi: 10.3945/jn.115.217372.


Jenny Shea Rawn, MS, MPH, RD, is a leading health, food, and nutrition communications consultant and registered dietitian who loves to inspire others to live and eat simply, flavorfully and healthfully.