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Hiding In Your Food: Oils and Fats

Even the most careful eater can consume unwanted oils. If we eat at a restaurant, we can ingest around 400 calories of oil.

Read my article “Tip: Easily Cut About 400 Calories Per Day”

We can’t fully control what ingredients the chefs use when we dine out. See my tips for finding no oil, plant based dining in restaurants.

We can educate ourselves so that we know what to look for on food labels.

Read the labels for these ingredients which count as added fat/oil:

  • Diglycerides
  • Monoglycerides
  • Lecithin
  • All Oils (Including Coconut Oil and Olive Oil)

Why are oils unhealthy? 

Olive oil has been found to have the same impairment to endothelial function as other high-fat meals with animal products.

Many people think that oil, especially olive oil is a healthy part of a diet because of the Mediterranean Diet. The Mediterranean Diet improvements in health may be in spite of, rather than because of, the oil because it includes antioxidant-rich food; the vegetables, fruits, and plant based seasonings, such as balsamic vinegar.

Are you avoiding oil in your food consumption? What challenges are you encountering? Please tell me in the comments.

If you would like help to learn other ways to navigate this lifestyle, please contact me for a coaching session. I have learned many strategies, tips and hacks while coaching people since 2012. I would love to help you be successful as well.

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Hi I’m Amy. My husband Rick & I adopted a Whole Plant lifestyle in 2012. We have had fantastic health results. Together, we’ve lost over 130 pounds! We offer private, lifestyle coaching and Zoom cooking lessons. We love to share our knowledge of this lifestyle and hope to spread the word and help others to Be Strong, Be Well and Be Green!🌱

Amy holds a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell

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4 thoughts on “Hiding In Your Food: Oils and Fats”

  1. When I first went vegan, I tried to research the sources of all of the ingredients in my processed foods. It was exhausting, but informative. It confirmed the need to avoid processed foods.

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