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Posted: 20 Aug 2007, 11:45
I am wondering if I am not getting enough healthy fats...other than cooking my hot meals with olive oil, or using olive oil as a salad dressing ingredient I am not sure what another "healthy fat" would be or how to incorporate it into a healthy diet.....? Any help? Question Confused Question Confused Question Confused

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Posted: 20 Aug 2007, 14:01
Try some walnuts, almonds or cashews for a snack. They are really satisfying and filling. When ever I eat them I find that for some reason I never gain weight from them. It seems unreal. But I eat every week about 1/2 cup worth of nuts started eating them from the begining of my diet in may and still lost a lot of weight. While I will gain weight or not lose anyweight when I binge on sugar stuff. Like candy bars, ice cream and cake.

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Posted: 21 Aug 2007, 21:22
Are you eating all of you points? Exercising? As you lose weight are you dropping a point for every 10 lbs you lose?

Remember, if you eat too much or not enough you can gain or plateau.
If you're exercising you might have built muscle.


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Posted: 22 Aug 2007, 16:32
We had a leader who said she stirs a teaspoon of grape seed oil into her oatmeal (or anything, she said it has no flavor).

I take 2 fish oil & 2 flax oil capsules a day, that's about 1 teaspoon. Then I include some reduced fat cheese in my lunch and some nuts for a snack and figure that probably covers the other teaspoon.

I also use flax oil in my Italian dressing, but I don't eat that everyday. That's probably about a teaspoon of oil in a tablespoon of dressing.

I've always taken flax oil for my skin (it's very, very dry), so I don't know what difference it would make to weight loss!
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Posted: 08 Oct 2007, 16:10
Within the ww plan you should be eating/using 2tsp of oil EVERYDAY.

From the 8 Healthy guidelines:

Have some healthy oil (olive, canola, safflower, sunflower, or flaxseed) each day. This habit ensures that you get the essential fatty acids and vit. E that your body needs. Use the oil on salads, in cooking, or as an ingredient in a mixed dish.

Grapeseed oil is certainly healthy, but it doesn't count as a serving nor unfortunately do nuts.

Because on weight watchers most people DO eat so clean and healthy, they aren't getting enough fats in their diet. Try out a website such as or to track your meals for a day or two to see what you're missing.

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