According to the folks at Whole 9 I should have thumb sized portion of fat with each meal but dang, I love avocados! I've taken to eating one a day as well as whatever other fat I use to cook with (usually olive or coconut oil.). I have lost about 50# since starting in April and have about 100# go. I don't exercise regularly except for walking and bike riding due to no car.
Is this too much fat? Is there such a thing? Should I adopt the "thumb" rule?
an avocado a day is fine. consider yourself fortunate that you can afford it.
I love my avocados. When they are on sale I eat probably 2 a day, mostly because they are portable and require nothing extra to be delicious, besides patience (to avoid under/overripe avocados). I put them on everything, but tend to love a breakfast salad of avocados, lime juice, bacon, and hardboiled eggs on spinach.
I don't have my book handy, but I'm pretty sure the Whole 30 serving size for avocado is 1/2 to 1 whole avocado. The thumb rule is more for oils, which are denser fats. Eat up!
Avocados are so nutritious and high in potassium and and vitamin K that I would say it's a good thing to eat every day. Stressing about the fat content of the avocado should be something you do after every other aspect of your diet is PERFECT. And especially if you enjoy them so much you shouldn't worry. :)
Some may balk at the PUFA content, but I say if you love them, keep doing what you're doing, and start tweaking when you hit a plateau later on.
Go crazy on the avo's, they are literally a superfood, one of the most nutricious foods out there, and one of the best sources of healthy fats. I buy a few every time I go shopping. Plus they are incredibly versitile, just go to any Paleo cooking blog (PaleOMG, Fastpaleo, etc.) and type "avocado' in the search bar and see the neverending list of recipes that come up. If it were socially acceptable to marry an avocado, I would do so.
one a day seems about right to me. i find no evidence that avocado oil is a toxin. must be advice from the low fat diet crowd that gave america all the fatties in the last 40 years. i dont mean to disrespect the fatties as i am still obese myself. it just seems to me that we have used thier logic for 40 years and gotten so unhealthy that to continue to do so is like being stuck on stupid.
If you are still doing well on your plan, I say keep doing what you are doing. I have about 1/2 an avocado a day when they are in season and they are wonderful. I'm not sure if it is because of the fat or other nutrition, but when I don't have anyway, my body really misses them.
I don't think one a day is a problem but in case you have just become habituated...try going a few days without and see if you miss them from habit or is it a craving as in your body wants some nutrients to be found in avocado.
Well, it is fine, unless that weird sugar in it messes with your blood sugar:
I did stop eating them as much once I read that, but your mileage may vary. If you seem to get hungry quicker after eating them, drop them; if not, enjoy!