Canola / Olive Oil "diet"

By silver.lily Latest Reply 2015-01-02 11:42:43 -0600
Started 2009-03-06 15:46:17 -0600

I had a friend tell me that weight watchers is telling everyone to drink 3TBS of Canola or Olive oil every morning and that you can loose from 3 to 5 pounds a week.
- I figure it's going to loosen everything up and cause you the runs for a week "forcing" the weight loss.
-I don't want to force the weight loss to only gain it back, but I do feel fairly desperate to loose some weight.
-I did tell my mom to try this since she has chronic constipation but she won't try.
- Has anyone tried it? and with what results?

9 replies

RebDee 2015-01-02 11:40:36 -0600 Report

I notice that this discussion was started 6 years ago and since then the powers that be have been touting COCONUT OIL. It smells good It tastes good. It works well both inside and outside your body. You can heat it so that it becomes like a liquid oil for use in cooking or drinking. You can leave it as a solid to be used for dry skin. It is the new "wonder drug" for 2014-2015.

Burke - 30425
Burke - 30425 2009-03-08 10:59:29 -0500 Report

Tell her to take a couple Colace pills (over the counter stool softner) it will help the constipation without the added fat calories!!!!!! I take mega pain mediacation for my back and bone problems and I take them to keep me regular without a stimulant to make me go.

jsd2005 2009-03-08 01:50:38 -0600 Report

Weight Watchers is recommending at least 2 tsp of healthy oils such as what you have mentioned. They don't really go into why they recommend it. However, check our to see what they are saying about weight watchers. It is interesting. This is where I got the above information.

RebDee 2015-01-02 11:42:43 -0600 Report

I was a member of Weight Watchers with my husband for about 5 years and gained weight as there was too much food to cope with and he was eating differently than I was (I have diabetes and he did not). So I am now with TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly).

silver.lily 2009-03-07 11:17:00 -0600 Report

ok So I finally stopped and asked my friend, if she actually tried doing this and she said she did. She said she did loose the 3pounds per week but she also had diareah the entire time.
- Doesn't sound like a very good diet, especially if your body isn't getting the chance to get the nutrients from your food before it is rushed out.
- Maybe you could use this for a good colon cleansing every few months. LOL

lipsie 2009-03-07 07:13:54 -0600 Report

I have never heard of anything like that either. I would definately check into it more before anyone doing it. Good luck though. Sheila

GabbyPA 2009-03-06 18:21:33 -0600 Report

I cook with both of these oils, but a spoon full just sounds odd. They are a good fat, and help with your omegas, but I don't see that as a good way to loose weight.
Now, what I have read is that if you have some fat before your meal, it keeps you full longer, and you don't get hungry later. Dr. Oz is recommending you take a single slice of bread, and dip it in olive oil up to 1/2 hour before dinner. It is supposed to help you eat less and stay full. Of course, I never get my brain together to remember to do it. I do like crusty bread dipped in my flavored oils. It is good.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-03-06 17:13:06 -0600 Report

I too find that hard to believe. Using them in cooking is one thing, but can't see doing it this way. KD's right - just a healthy eating program (incl. the right proportions) and sufficient activity/exercise is the best method.

kdroberts 2009-03-06 15:56:11 -0600 Report

I would be surprised if they were advocating that would be about 360-380 calories from fat, around 2600 extra calories a week. I also don't think it would help you loose weight either, probably the complete opposite. When I cook with olive oil I usually have a spoon or two because it tastes good, no "forced" weight loss here!

If you want to loose weight I would stick with the tried an true methods. Watching what you eat and doing variable physical activity.