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Old 07-03-2005, 08:50 AM   #1  
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Default What good fats do you eat?

I just joined WW last week, and I've been trying so hard at this!! I entered in the foods that I ate the past couple of days, and I realized that I'm not taking in enough calories from fat.

I know that this is one of the "rules" of WW, but I didn't pay much attention to it, since I assumed that I must be getting enough fat. Wow! Was I ever wrong!

So, what types of good fats do you eat? I'm thinking of picking up some cashews today. Yummy!!

Also, if I start taking a fish oil supplement, would that probably complete my fat needs?

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W/W program (while other programs do) does not consider nuts or the supplements as on e of your healthy oil requirements. Any one of the following (1 tsp = 1 requirement) will satisify the requirement:

olive
canola
safflower
sunflower
flaxseed
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Wow! I had no idea! I just thought that any serving with a high amount of monounsaturated fat would do. Well, I'm glad that I haven't gotten groceries yet. By the looks of those 5 items, I'll have to start doing a whole lot more cooking than what I'm use to
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I cook with olive oil, eat roasted/unsalted cashews and almonds, and I eat real butter in small quantities - I just can't deal with margarine.
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I use olive oil to sautee veggies or chicken also
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You can also add oils to various easy-to-prep foods (add flax oil to smoothies, olive or canola to pasta sauces, dip bread into olive oil & balsamic vinegar, salad dressings, add flax oil to peanut butter, etc.)
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Old 07-06-2005, 11:49 AM   #7  
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I use olive oil in dishes that require sauteing and in pasta dishes, and I use safflower oil in baking or other things where I don't want the "olivy" taste. I actually find that safflower oil has a milder taste than canola oil.
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Here is a tip for those who think the fat-free dressings taste too sweet or to 'squeeky' add 1 tsp of your good fats (like I listed above) to your serving of it and shake well. Really makes it much better.
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I do my best not to add fat to my food, I will saute in a bit of olive oil, but
where I use it is in salad dressing. I can't find a no fat one that I can tolerate, but Kelly's idea is interesting...

I get my fats from a good low fat dressing (Ken's Northern Italian with basil and Romano) it's fantastic!!!
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Julie, While I do the same thing (get in a fat from a fat source like low fat dressings, butter, etc) we have to understand those are not a 'healthy' fat but I do have my health monitored by my doctor (cholesterol, etc) and that little but if 'bad' fat isn't killing me and all my labs are at the low end of normal.
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I thought if the dressing was an olive oil type it would be considered a "good" fat, I'll have to double check my bottle..Thanks Kelly
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Most salad dressings are not made with olive oil but you are right if it is made with olive oil it would be.
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