I go with olive oil and I've discovered a new love for avacados. I chop them up and mix them with garlic and put on top of chicken or salad. Or mash them up and mix them instead of mayonnaise with my tuna or chicken salad. I also use a canola oil mayo that has no saturated fat. Adding a little bit of these things will help!!!
Fitness Minutes: (250,923) Posts: 12,942 5/15/08 12:01 A
I could just repeat the last post. Nuts are my downfall and if I start I will never stop. I also add canola oil to my oatmeal in the morning. I still fall short of my fat intake on most days. I have also tried just sprinkling a tsp of oil on my popcorn and like that as well.
I have the same problem with nuts. When all else fails, I add a teaspoon of canola oil - which is basically tasteless - to my oatmeal in the morning. I also sometimes add one to a smoothie at night, if I need both dairy and fat. I wouldn't put it in something that doesn't have a texture of its own, though I know people who do.
I get mine from nuts and actually have been staying away from cheeses. I also get it from avocadoes, which are heathly fats. I don't use any kind of mayo (healthy or otherwise) on a sandwich, instead I mash up some avocado and use that instead. I like the flavor. I also add avocado to other foods like homemade vegie chili, or an occasional open faced egg sandwich (1/2 multi-grain light muffin, one fried or poached egg and some avocado).
Pounds lost: 55.2
Fitness Minutes: (57,827) Posts: 6,192 5/7/08 1:13 P
I'm very fond of salmon, which has very healthy fats. I also keep almonds around for a snack (I would go overboard on peanuts or pistachios, but I don't have that problem with almonds, for some reason). I also like roasting veggies (especially baby asparagus) in the oven with a little olive oil, sea salt, and fresh ground pepper. Oh, and I love both sunflower seeds (on salads) and sunflower seed butter (on crackers or apple slices).
Virtual Walk challenge, from Durham, NC to Modesto, CA: 2995 miles 2702.49 miles walked so far Passing through Toiyabe National Forest in NV 292.51 miles left to go!
Hey BANANNIE07 You & I sound very similar in our likes. I find that I concentrate more on Calorie, Protein and Carb Ranges. Some days I'm great and with in all the ranges even FAT. Somedays I'm over/under in some.
I found that when I'm low in a certain range, I click back on "Show Meal Plans", in the Nutrition Tracker, just to see what I may not have thought of. (I have them turned off). That's how I started boosting up my Protein levels.
Edited by: PEGG123321 at: 5/7/2008 (13:09)
Take Care, Pegg
Eat to Live NOT Live to Eat
Obstacles are alarming things U see when U take your eyes off the road.
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good person is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.
If you don't like to eat a lot of cheese or meat, avocados are a great way to get some healthy fat. Also, salad dressing made with olive oil, olives, nut butters (I'm so fond of cashew butter that I can't keep it in the house any more, because I eat too much!), popcorn spritzed with olive oil and either parmesan (sp?) cheese or nutritional yeast -- and/or you can supplement your diet with fish oil capsules.
Boy, I wish I had that problem. Unfortunately, I am a cheese-a-holic!
This is not about losing weight - it is about gaining health!
If you love the Berkshires of W. Mass and E. NY, come check out the "At Home in the Berkshires" team. You don't have to live there to love it! Feel free to join in: teams.sparkpeople.com/Berkshires
Every dollar you spend is a vote -- Please vote wisely!
current weight: 184.8
Fitness Minutes: (22,756) Posts: 1,503 5/7/08 11:29 A
Good morning all. I realize there are a lot ways to control how much fat we need in our diet, I came across a way many years ago that will tell you in an instant if you need more or less fat in your diet. After cooking meat that has fat on it, taste the fat, it you like the taste, you need fat; if you don't like the taste, you don't need fat. I tried this and it works. Like anything else, it is possible to go overboard. Just be careful in your intake of fat. Now go and enjoy the day. Larry
"Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." Jeremiah 33:3
This past week, I've been having trouble getting enough fat for my range in the nutrition tracker. My solution has been eating 1oz slices of mozzarella cheese -- but there's only so much cheese a person can eat. It seems that my fat is only (mostly) coming from dairy products.
I know a simple solution would be nuts, but I can't stop at only a handful, so I don't even keep those in the house.
Also, my meat/protein sources are mainly chicken, which have little fat in them. I don't eat pork, never cook fish at home, and I don't eat a lot of beef (but would be willing, if anyone had any recipes with beef in them).
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.