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5/28/08 10:08 P

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Congratulations KVROMBAUT on reaching your goal. Make sure you visit " Lifestyle Center" under "Healthy Lifestyle" tab to get tips on keeping the weight off.

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AMARIANNA12's Photo AMARIANNA12 Posts: 95
5/15/08 10:54 A

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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!!!

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5/15/08 12:01 A

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Hey tasting the fat would NOT work for me. I LOVE the taste of fat!!!!

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5/8/08 1:07 P

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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.

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5/7/08 3:55 P

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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.

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5/7/08 3:32 P

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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).

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5/7/08 1:13 P

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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).

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5/7/08 1:10 P

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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.
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5/7/08 12:06 P

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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!

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5/7/08 11:29 A

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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

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5/7/08 10:44 A

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I eat nut butters, avocado, snack packs of edamame, evoo, Smart Balance spread, nuts. Blue Diamond makes 100 calorie packs of almonds if packs help you with portion control emoticon

I almost forgot, I've been buying products, mostly bread products, that contain flax seed.

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5/7/08 10:24 A

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I like peanut butter, avocados, & edamame

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5/7/08 10:24 A

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Try adding a teaspoon of olive oil to your chicken and pasta dishes. The extra oil in your nutrition plan will help keep your system regular. SMILE

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5/7/08 10:18 A

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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).

Where does everyone get their fat from?

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