The only problem is that I had been gaining a bit of weight. I've gained it slowly, over a long period of time. It's probably due to my love of dairy products. I also love chocolate, although I prefer my chocolate very dark. I'm actually not a big fan of sugar. I don't even like most salt, which can also cause weight gain.
So, I've been very annoyed by my weight-gain, without wanting to do anything drastic to fix the problem. I exercise a bit, but even training and competing in a zombie run didn't really help me lose much weight, and left me with foot and ankle pain that wouldn't go away for a long time.
|The only olives I can stand to eat.|
Also notice that they are sitting between
two dairies in the fridge: organic raw cream
and organic yogurt. Yum! :)
The problem is that I love everything on the MUFA list so much, that I have a tendency to eat way more than an ounce of those things. So, I decided to go for the one MUFA item that I hate: olives. In fact, my two least favorite foods in the whole world are olives and grapefruit. This was going to be interesting.
My mother and I decided to try the diet together. My mom loves olives, so she's always trying to get me eat try new types of olives. I usually do try them, because the one thing that can override my possible hatred of a food is my curiosity of how it may taste.
I've hated all olives so far, but I decided to choose the one type of olive I hate the least: Castelvetrano whole green olives by Mezzetta. They have the seeds in them, but they are the most mild olives I've tried. I still don't like them, but I'm getting used to them. At least I can tolerate them.
The best part is that it works! I've actually lost weight without changing anything in my nearly non-existent exercise routine. I just eat one or two olives with each meal, and lose weight. It's very cool.
There's one other thing I've been doing that stopped the weight gain, before trying the olives. I will talk about that for W. My W word stopped weight-gain, and olives helped me to actually lose weight. Stay tuned!