Re: Low Fat Diet Tips for You Guys!
I've been thinking of adding nuts to my diet in really small doses to give it a try. I, too, keep losing weight (stable for 2 weeks now but still 20 pounds lighter than I was in November). I would like to at least stop losing weight, and then eventually start gaining some back. Anyhow, I have noticed that the KIND of fat I eat plays a huge difference. On Friday night I was doubled over in pain from cheating on my diet. My fiancee was eating some tortilla chips with a spinach/cheese dip. I had 3 tortilla chips with a small amount of dip on each. Based on the fat in the chips and dip, I'm guessing it was about 2-4 grams of fat. And I was really in a lot of pain about 45 minutes later. So bad I almost went to the ER in fact. It was horrid. But, I can eat one of those Lean Cuisine meals in a pinch that has 5 or 6 grams of fat and be perfectly fine. So I think it's the "quality" of the fat too, whether it's saturated or not, whether there's any trans fat, etc. Nuts is on my list of things to try. I just want to try things slowly, you know? I'm a bit scared of the pain.
Oh, had some bison steak last night. It was heaven. Seriously, if you're on a restricted diet and you also like red meat, try it. It's really good and it makes me feel 100% normal when I eat it.
Also, they make a "buttery spray" called I think Olivio. It's fat free and it's by the butter in the supermarket. It does not taste as good as butter or margerine, but I sprayed some on a baked potato and it was decent. At least gave me a new flavor, you know? I'm so tired of most foods because I tend to eat the same thing over and over and over again lately.