Ideal Protein Diet - Olive Oil question




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lumielumes
01-09-2013, 04:08 PM
How do you get your olive oil in each day?


KLD81230
01-09-2013, 04:16 PM
I use 1 tsp each day with on my lunch salad with apple cider vinegar and Bragg's aminos.

My other tsp is used to cook my protein at dinner.

If I don't have a salad for lunch, I usually have a soup. In this case, I use the oil to cook my veggies that I puree into the soup.

Alma4343
01-09-2013, 04:17 PM
I usually have 2 bowls of lettuce each with a tsp of olive oil. Or, if I have a salad for one of my meals, I use it then.


Bella73123
01-09-2013, 04:18 PM
I was having trouble getting it in...so now I just put it into my soup.

tam67green
01-09-2013, 04:19 PM
Home made salad dressings, saute veggies in olive oil (for a stir fry), using olive oil when I make spinach crisps or roasted cauliflower (my fave thing on this diet). My problem is probably too much olive oil! I think I sometimes go over on the olive oil, but this is my 14th week, and I've had a loss every week except for one time.

A1Texan
01-09-2013, 05:26 PM
I try to use olive oil when cooking but then add more over the top of the veggies before seasoning them. This helps to hold the seasoning in place. On a rare occasion I have actually just poured some in a teaspoon and downed it before I ate... :D

Sammie12
01-09-2013, 05:31 PM
I also get mine in using homemade salad dressing or when roasting veggies. Sometimes I just add it to my oatmeal if I know I wont be getting it in that day.

this girl is awake
01-09-2013, 05:48 PM
Either sautee veggies or salad. I had the best salad the other day and it sounds weird but this is what I put on it:
2 tsps olive oil
2 tsps lemon juice
1 packet of splenda
bunch of shakes of lemon pepper
shakes of garlic salt
a few shakes of onion powder

I put that all on top of the lettuce in a tupperware bowl and shook it to coat.

maezy1
01-09-2013, 06:07 PM
Either sautee veggies or salad. I had the best salad the other day and it sounds weird but this is what I put on it:
2 tsps olive oil
2 tsps lemon juice
1 packet of splenda
bunch of shakes of lemon pepper
shakes of garlic salt
a few shakes of onion powder

I put that all on top of the lettuce in a tupperware bowl and shook it to coat.
Sounds wonderful!!!

AnnaBoBanna
01-09-2013, 07:18 PM
Oh how I love olive oil!

One of my favorite things is to pull some chicken off the bones and put on a plate. Then I drizzle it with some EVOO, sea salt, freshly ground pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, maybe Mrs. Dash. YUM.

New Englander
01-09-2013, 07:35 PM
I put it in on veggies and roast them.
I put in on Chicken or Fish and bake it. (with garlic, lemon salt and pepper)
You can even use a great quality EVOO as a dip for fresh veggies... and season it as you wish!
I use it to saute turkey patties, and tofu.
I'm not a salad fan and never eat them on IP. I do eat them when I can have fats on maintenance...but that's a bit away right now...

OH, I've also bought Truffle flavored EVOO...Such an amazing, powerful flavor!!! I put that on already cooked items..because (IMO) it loses its potency when it's cooked at high temps. If that makes sense...

WorldTraveleronIP
01-09-2013, 07:36 PM
My coach is a naturopathic doctor and she told me 2 tablespoons of olive oil each day plus 2 coconut oil capsules 20 minutes before dinner. Does this sound like too much? Is anyone else allowed 2 TBSP olive oil or is everyone only getting 2 teaspoons?

mquinn106
01-09-2013, 07:39 PM
My coach told me 2 tsp of olive oil a day but I cannot cook with it. I have friends who cook with it and see no change so I will typically use it to saute veggies. I especially like grape-seed oil for salad dressing.

whytokay
01-09-2013, 08:45 PM
I usually coat it in on my veggies before cooking them. Lately it's been zucchini on the stove; in the past, it has been rutabaga in the oven. I don't measure it though, just eye ball it. But I don't think it discounts the daily olive oil because I'm on medium heat, so it keeps all the nutrients. If it is discounting it, I'm still probably not gonna change it cuz I've been losing at least 3-5 lbs a week still =]

bluegirl9
06-13-2013, 01:36 AM
Thanks, this is helpful.

For those who use Grape Seed Extract Oil -- what does it taste like? How does it compare with olive oil? Does it work better for cooking on medium-high heat?

patns
06-13-2013, 02:00 AM
My coach told me 2 tsp of olive oil a day but I cannot cook with it. I have friends who cook with it and see no change so I will typically use it to saute veggies. I especially like grape-seed oil for salad dressing.


It is best not to cook with it because weight loss really slows down if you don't get it all in and when you cook with it you lose some to the pan. It is good to use it as salad dressing beause the leafy greens hold on to it.

nalaroo
06-13-2013, 09:03 AM
I hardly ever eat salads, so I usually incorporate my oil into dinner.
I add it in to my ground meat when I'm making turkey/hamburgers - adds loads of flavor to our extra lean meat.
I put it in my pureed vegetables for extra flavor.
I spray it over my meat after cooking.
I toss all my veggies in oil before roasting or sautéing.
Sometimes I over do it, but I'm still losing an average of 3lbs per week.

trimama
06-15-2013, 02:18 PM
I just drizzle it on my lunch and dinner salad.

bimnd113
06-15-2013, 03:48 PM
Thanks, this is helpful.

For those who use Grape Seed Extract Oil -- what does it taste like? How does it compare with olive oil? Does it work better for cooking on medium-high heat?

To me it has a very light flavor, more like regular olive oil than EVOO. It has a high smoke point, so I use it for cooking the omelets, pancakes, roasting veggies and sauteing dinner protein instead of olive oil. I use EVOO for salad dressing and dips.

YMMV, 'cause I'm one of those people who can put EVOO on anything.