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1/1/12 2:36 P

Olive oil, vegetable oils, etc are 40 calories/ teaspoon.
120 calories/tablespoon

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1/1/12 2:04 P

also, double check your info. almost every olive oil i have seen is 120 cals for a Tablespoon, and that makes a teaspoon 40 cals.

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1/1/12 1:18 P

It is important to be eating within your SP fat range on most days. Fat has many factors regarding overall health and is a vital nutrient. While healthy fats are not directly related to weight loss---healthy fats are closely tied to other health aspects such as: heart health, certain cancers, eye health, mental health, brain health, and inflammatory disease (which is closely ties to one's weight).

The goal is to be eating within your SP fat range, and limiting saturated fat to no more than 10% of total calorie intake, and using healthier fat sources for the remainder of your fat needs. This can be done by making and using your own olive oil salad dressing, sauteing your veggies in a vegetable oil, using nuts several times a week. enjoying fatty fish several times a week, etc. And by limiting your use of fatty sauces and gravies, high fat meats and full fat dairy products.

If you make your SP food tracker public, we can give more helpful tips. Let me know if you need the steps to do this.

SP Dietitian Becky

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1/1/12 12:44 P

Being new to Spark, my nutritional profile says I need to eat more healthy fats but, even 1 t of olive oil is around 80 cal and I'd rather "eat" something else.

Like to hear from others on how they add healthy fat and how it has effected their weight loss. Thanks!


Edited by: SUNNYSIDE1234 at: 1/1/2012 (12:48)

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