Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Olive oil

Many of you have been wondering, "what's next on Patti's Plate?" Actually, I'm not really sure. I have been enjoying waking up lighter each morning. I am definitely going to continue a healthy eating plan. However, I am going to take a break from the very strict Nutritarian eating. One thing that I have abstained from and have definitely missed, is olive oil. There are a lot of mixed opinions about oil. Many experts believe that a little oil in moderation should not only be allowed, but is encouraged. Dr. Fuhrman is not of that opinion. He makes a point of discouraging olive oil. "Fat can be stored within minutes, without costing the body any caloric price". I'm Greek. We have always been taught that olive oil is good for you.....period. (Except during lent, so I guess I should have said comma) After reading "Eat to Live" I feel guilty eating olive oil. Tonight, I gave my husband a choice. Delicious oil-free dressing or a small amount of olive oil. He's Greek too. I'm making my chicken salad tonight with oil!

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