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Can a Daily Tablespoon of Olive Oil Help You Lose Weight?

Updated on December 7, 2011

Olive Oil for Weight Loss

Olive oil continues to get the recognition it deserves as part of a healthy diet. Recent research from Beloit College in Wisconsin, reported that taking 1 tablespoon per day, can help those trying to lose weight, by shedding a pound per week.

Olive oil comes from the olive tree (Olea europaena) and is a traditional Mediterranean crop. It has been a staple for thousands of years and its healthy benefits are making it popular the world over.

How it Works for Weight Loss:

- as a good fat - Olive oil, a good fat, has been shown to burn off three times faster than bad fats, like the trans fats found in our commercial food products.

- oleic acid content - The oleic acid in olive oil is the component believed to give it the fat-fighting benefits. The fatty acid helps fat tissues stop absorbing fat from blood cells. It also aids the fat cells by secreting stored fat into the bloodstream so it can be burned off.

- oleic acid conversion - During digestion, oleic acid converts to OEA, a hunger-fighting hormone. OEA stimulates nerve cells and tells the brain you are full.

- increases metabolism - Researchers have found that women who had olive oil at breakfast boosted metabolism by 60% more than women who skipped the oil. It is believed that olive oil burns hot and fast - creating a metabolic boost.

Researchers in the study recommend taking a tablespoon in the morning on an empty stomach.

Health Benefits of Olive Oil:

According to the Mayo Clinic, olive oil is a healthy choice in fats. It contains monounsaturated fat which can lower the bad (LDL) cholesterol levels in the blood. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that about 2 tablespoons per day (23 grams) may reduce the risk of heart disease.

What kind to buy:

The least processed are the 'extra-virgin' or 'virgin' olive oils. These are the most heart healthy as they contain the highest levels of polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant that promotes a healthy heart.

Olive oil is also known as a healthy raw fat (see link to raw fats). Raw fats are healthiest in their most natural state. Rather than cooking with, olive oil can be drizzled over salads, in soups, or over other foods.

See links below for raw fats, other healthy oils, and healthy eating suggestions.

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      shibz 3 years ago

      Bk am going to have olive oil . After that i can do the work out also?

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      BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Adam - thanks for that extra healthy tip about eating dates and figs. So nutritious!

      Mohammed Shakil - here in the USA we are finally learning the benefits of olive oil and staying away from the artery clogging oils that have been on our supermarket shelves. Thanks for writing.

      Joanna I am glad to hear that. I was quite surprised when I saw a flatter stomach after using olive oil. Sometimes you read these things then wonder - do they really work? I've had results.

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      Joanna 4 years ago

      Been taking the olive oil for a couple day now ! Have a flatter stomach !!

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      Mohammad Shakil 5 years ago

      Regarding Olives and their Pure Oil which is called Extra Virgin Cold press the raw etc, More than 1400 years ago it came in our religious book that Allah Rubul Izat said in Holy book of Quran (Eat Olives which keep your Blood Veins clear from congestion).

      That is why you can see there is very lower rate for the Patient of heart diseases, in those countries where Olive use frequently i.e. Italy, Spain and in Middle east Countries like Saudi Arabia etc. And science is telling us in now days or maybe a little bit earlier lets says 50 or even 100yrs ago.

      Anyway drink it or Eat it but do that regularly and keep your self healthy.

      Also eat few Dates and few Figs i.e. 3pcs each daily you will feel Magic in your body and health, when you feel it keep me in you prey. Regards

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      Adam 5 years ago

      Hallo everyone here:

      We knew all these things when we were young my parents said always ( Our beloved prophet muhammad peace be upon him said) Hazrat Sayyed Al-Ansari narrates that the Prophet (Pbuh) said “Eat the olive oil and massage it over your bodies since it is a holy (mubarak) tree.” (Tirmizi, Ibn Maja)

      All these is foods of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh)

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      A personal experience is so appreciated! Thank you very much Sissy!

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      Sissy 5 years ago

      Olive oil being in my diet has dropped my high blood pressure back to normal and kept it that way.

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks Mebabs - and please do let us know how it works for you. I find it also gives me a bit of energy.

      Thanks for commenting Jerome. Olive oil certainly beats all the toxic products on the market.

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      Jerome 5 years ago

      Just buy a bottle and will try it tomorrow morning. I also have a high cholesterol..I hope it may help..

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      Mebabs2008 5 years ago

      Wow I just came across this and I am true amazed!!! I picked up a bottle today to try start using it on salads but now my face has olive oil on it and I am going to try day one with a tablespoon Thank you all :):):) I will let you all know how it goes by te end of the week

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks Paddy. Would love to hear from you again. Give it a couple weeks. Yay!

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      paddy 5 years ago

      will start the tablespoon tomorrow 2/1/12 let you know how i get on ,,love the info on the hub thanks

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I do oil pulling every morning. Thanks kate! Perhaps others will research and try. Lots of info with nothing to sell at oilpulling. com

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      kate 5 years ago

      try oil pulling - amazing earthclinic.com

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for writing Silvio Carlucci and you are right, there is a lot of talk about not using olive oil for high heat frying. I don't know why because it does have a high smoke point. If it smokes it's ruined and should be tossed.

      There's an article here on hub pages entitled 'Warnings About Buying and Storing Cooking' Oil that I think you may enjoy reading.

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      Silvio Carlucci 5 years ago

      I have learned to use ONLY EXTRA VIRGIN Olive oil for ALL my cooking.. and don't believe those that tell you it is not good for deep frying... balder-dash...I have been using it for deep frying for years... it only smoked once on me..when it was a bit old and had too much rubbish on the bottom of the pot..Yeahhh COOL DADDY

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Good tip Sarah. I spent a bit of time in Greece and the olive oil was outstanding (and the olives and feta,etc.). I'll see what I can find as I do like variety, and quality is everything.

      Thanks for writing!

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      Sarah 5 years ago

      I just want to say thank you for the post! For the people that don't like the taste straight, purchase some wonderfully pure EVOO online straight from Greece. The taste is so delicious compared to what you can get in a grocery store in the US. It's usually cheaper than grocery stores too. I got 2 litres for $15

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I have to say DEB - if I don't have my daily tablespoon (or at least every other day because I do forget) - I am aware of it. As a much older woman I do not have the chronic problems so many women complain about like aching joints, hair loss, lack of energy, dry skin and lips etc. We do need good quality fat in our daily diet and raw olive oil works best. I'm going to have mine shortly.

      Thanks for writing.

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      DEB 5 years ago

      Hi, is EVOO, good for hair growth as well as lubricated joints, decreasing belly fat,and energy booster, thanks sooooo much, please keep the good facts coming HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYBODY

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I'm glad you liked the article Lose weight blog - and I will check our your blog. You've also reminded me to go take my tablespoon of olive oil. Yay!

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      Lose weight blog 5 years ago

      Excellent hub, maintaining good health is one of the most important aspects of our lives.

      Cheers,

      admin@ http://loseweightblog.org/

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for your comment Anwar! Glad you liked the hub.

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      Anwar 5 years ago

      very good information,i realy love it, sound mind live in sound body

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Soooo true carol3san! This reminds me this a.m. to take my daily tablespoon - which I'll do right now. Thanks for commenting!

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      Carolyn Sands 5 years ago from Hollywood Florida

      I use olive oil practically every day. I usually limit it to only one tsp per meal, at 40 calories each. I've been trying to clean up my act over the last few years. It took me a while but I finally get it, that a healthy diet and a healthy body goes hand in hand.

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Yay! - thanks Maralexa. Good health should start with healthy food.

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      Marilyn Alexander 5 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      Another excellent hub on loosing dangerous fat with healthy foods and eating practices. Thanks Up and awesome! Also, Google +1

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thank you Jackie Lynnley! I'm now a follower - yay!

      Hello Geetanjali. I often put olive oil on my oatmeal as a commenter said he does - I like! It does keep my belly size down and it is something I am aware of.

      Thanks for the comments!

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      Geetanjali 5 years ago

      Thankx for all that information ...but I dont like his taste.. i want to lose my weight, so i take it with curd & water..

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Creamery - I do prefer the glass bottle because plastic leaches - but if that is all you have on hand now - you can start with that. You've reminded me to take my spoonful - lately I've been forgetting.

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      creamery 5 years ago

      can I use the extra virgin olive oil in the plastic bottle?

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      creamery 5 years ago

      I have been believeing for healing in my stomach lately so I will definitely start tomorrow morning with the olive oil.

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Well TheBurrow - we think alike because last night I had ice cream too and it was soooooo good. But I am back on track with the olive oil and yes, I am not ravenous during the day. The high-fat nutritious avocado helps as far as satiety also and a friend brought over a couple. Another friend and I went for a bit of a walk. So it all adds up.

      I'm glad to hear you are taking good care of yourself!

      It will work Sofi. Just get a good extra virgin olive oil in a glass bottle.

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      Sofi 5 years ago

      i will definitely try for 3 mnths coz i am really tied of my own body. i really hope that it will work in my body.

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      TheBurrow 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Day 2 and it was no issue -- I ate a mango as a snack about 2 hours after, a mid-day salad with an avocado and I haven't really had the urge to snack, as I usually do. We'll see how it goes tonight. Last night I totally blew it with ice cream so I'm going to try the suggestion of splitting the "dose" up into two times a day and see if the afternoon boost gives me more staying power through the evening. Of course having finished the ice cream off means there is none left to "blow it" with. Hey -- I should try the olive oil thing before going to the supermarket, too. I'll give it a shot the next few trips and see if I've managed to stay away from bringing the bad choices home.

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You've inspired me TheBurrow. So I went out and bought another bottle of extra virgin olive oil this a.m. - and will go back to the tablespoon.

      This morning I did it a little differently because of a hubber's comment (above). He said he has put olive oil on his oatmeal for years. Tried it just now - and liked it. No heavy taste there either. Maybe we both got great oil.

      Thanks for your feedback. Yay!

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      TheBurrow 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Today is Day 1 of my new olive oil plan. I did take 1 full tablespoon of virgin olive oil and just swallowed it down. It was actually pretty tasty! I was nervous about being grossed out by it, my mouth feeling oily, or just plain being made nauseous by it but none of that happened. It was cool in my mouth, almost like cool water and it slipped right down my throat no problem. I was very surprised to find that it did not leave my mouth feeling oily, nor my tongue, as it does after eating a few olives. I can kinda feel it in my throat but its not a bother, just the only thing I noticed as an effect of taking it orally. It's been about an hour and I must say that I AM hungry but it is also almost 11 AM and I haven't had anything but the oil so go figure! Thanks BkCreative for your hub...and the others I have found related to it. Great stuff!

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I have now started using Olive oils for baking and cooking that are made for that, besides the extra virgin I already use in salads etc. Hearing that Italians have such a lower rate of heart disease and attributing that to olive oil has me sold, I rarely use any other kind of oil. Great hub.

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You know adrienne2 - I usually use other oils like coconut and palm oil for cooking because they can take the heat. But when I get a bottle of olive oil and just take a tablespoon - it seems as if instantly my stomach decreases. I am actually aware of it. Yay!

      Thanks for writing!

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      I knew olive oil is a very healthy oil, but I had no ideal it helps one to lose weight.

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for sharing this. I have some scars on my legs - including a cat scratch that is taking forever to fade. Using olive oil is a safe natural way to improve my skin. How can we go wrong? Plus what a nice massage. If I do this starting now - by next summer the scars will be gone and my legs will be fabulous! Yay!

      Ah, the value of personal experiences. Thanks a million!

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      honeybunch 5 years ago

      I just started using extra virgin olive oil for my scars...and now ive noticed that the part of my skin that has scars is almost gone..thanks for all the info i love using it now...

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for checking back carolp!

      Hello Thelma Alberts - I so agree about feedback from other hubbers - I've met great people here and got some super information.

      By the way I was in this great shop today and they sell all sorts of natural products so I got an olive oil pomade - something a little heavier for my hair - let's see how it works.

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Hi BkCreative! It is very interesting and enjoyable to read this hub. I love it when co hubbers are giving and getting good information about health. Yes, olive oil is very healthy. I´m using it for years in cooking and salad making. Although I use olive oil for my hair mask, body scrub and massage, I have not drink it every day and I will try it. Thanks for your great hub.

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      Carolina 6 years ago from Switzerland

      Thanks same to you...

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      It works for me carolp and it seems to make my puffy stomach go down immediately.

      Nice meeting you by the way!

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      Carolina 6 years ago from Switzerland

      I used to cook with Olive oil. I will try taking 1 tbs. per day as i am fighting to get weight los. Thanks for this great idea.

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Sounds excellent. I know avocado keeps me full for a long long time. Thanks for sharing this tummy reducing tip.

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      burrito 6 years ago

      I've been drizzling EVOO onto my oatcakes covered with avocado topped with mushroom and tomato for breakfast. Keeps me full for hours. I usually add some chilli for a little kick as well. My tummy is getting smaller every week :)

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      MarloByDesign 6 years ago from United States

      My pleasure - thanks for the awesome Hub.

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for the tip MarloByDesign!

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      MarloByDesign 6 years ago from United States

      "First cold pressed" extra virgin olive oil is the best olive oil to buy per some Italians I know.

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You're very welcome SaraMarieJames. Glad to know olive oil works so well for you.

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      SaraMarieJames 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      What an awesome Hub! I use olive oil extensively and I knew it helped out with weight loss but I wasn't sure how. Now I know! I'm definitely going to make sure I'm getting some olive oil daily. Thank you!

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for the input Chuck Bluestein. I'm a big fan of olive oil and raw apple cider vinegar.

      I appreciate the research info backtangent! And yes, keep it raw - too often we use it for high heat cooking!

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      backtangent 6 years ago

      According to a herbal research. Olive oil has its curing effects for almost all the diseases. It also boasts your immune system. So, it is great to have a tea spoon of it in your daily diet.

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      Chuck Bluestein 6 years ago from Morristown, AZ, USA

      You should get the kind that says "cold pressed" extra virgin olive oil. If it does not say that, then the pressing may generate enough heat that it cooks the olive oil and it is no longer raw.

      For a good salad dressing mix olive oil with about the same amount of raw apple cider vinegar. This vinegar will also help you to lose weight.

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I think several people do it that way. One person drizzles in on oatmeal. As long as it's not cooked, it should be okay.

      Enjoy AmyfromCanada!

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      AmyfromCanada 6 years ago

      I was wondering if a person could add the 1 TBSP to a bit of juice to help it go down? Anyone try that?

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I think olive oil may be a good idea doublewide69. I'd rather use olive oil as a salad dressing and certainly on a baked potato before I used the bottled stuff or even butter for my children.

      Nice to meet you by the way!

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      doublewide69 6 years ago from My rascal

      Thank u. My problem is not having 3 or 4 tablespoons of the stuff. I loves me some olive oil.

      There was another diet I read about on here for hyper kids, only food that is natral. Would olive oil be on this?

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Hello HealthNut - sometimes I don't think I get enough fat during the day. If it was not for the olive oil (and now I have coconut oil) my fat intake is actually minimal. I try and keep walnuts in the house. But I can tell when I am not getting enough good fat - I feel less energetic and my hair is noticeably drier and my hands. Sometimes I will put just a drop of olive oil in my bathwater - a little goes so far. Thanks for writing!

      I'm still surprised how sated I feel when I have some plain olive oil. Hope it works for you too Lil lady. Thanks for writing!

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      Lil lady 6 years ago

      I just started this olive oil technique a couple days ago and I feel it definitely curbs my appetite. I hope it's really helps.

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      HealthNut 6 years ago

      Wonderful hub! I knew many of the benefits of olive oil, but there are even more it seems! Perhaps I will try using it as a moisturizer, I have very dry patches on my arms that lose their pigment after a point. Do you find you need to watch your fat/oil intake throughout the rest of the day so that you don't consume too much, after taking a tsp to a tbsp at breakfast (I believe I've read you should consume ~3-5 tsp oil/day)?

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      There is nothing like a personal experience. Thanks so much for sharing that information!

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      Busi 6 years ago

      I've been taking olive oil in an empty stomach for five days now and I'm buzzing with energy.I have lost a bit and it curbs my appetite,have to force myself to have something.I've been a fatty fat fat all my life.Thanx for sharing.

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You're welcome quuenieproac. It does make me feel full and satisfied. So far so good.

      Nice to meet you too by the way.

      Thanks for commenting!

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      quuenieproac 6 years ago from Malaysia

      This is new, IT olive oil in the morning to be healthier and lose weight. Can't wait to tell my children! Thanks!

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I agree with you Tara. As long as I have some olive oil - overall I feel better. My skin, my lips, my hair, and I have some energy. You know what keeps my legs shapely? Walking - and the last couple years I've been wearing negative heel sneakers I purchased in S. Korea - and my legs look great. I've always been a long distance walker so my legs have always been slim - that works for me. Are you a walker? Maybe that will make a difference.

      Thanks for writing!

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      Tara 6 years ago

      Iuse the olive oil 1Tablespoon in the morning, my skin feels more moist but i gain some some weight on my legs.Could you tell me what i am doing wrong Thank you.

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You're welcome Tara. Olive oil has so many other benefits as well. Thanks for writing!

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      Tara 6 years ago

      Iam definetly going to try olive oil would love to stabalize my weight.thank you

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You're welcome Nando - and I just got through going through your hub of scary photos - great collection.

      Thanks for commenting!

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      Nando's 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Thank you BkCreative for your useful hub, I've rated up & awesome.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      It is so good on a salad Research Analyst. And I've taken to some quick stir frying in the wok and it seems ok. Fresh is best of course. Thanks for writing!

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      Research Analyst 7 years ago

      I like to put olive oil on my salads, I haven't tried cooking with olive oil yet, but it does seem to be the healthier alternative to regular cooking oil.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I so agree. We have lost our respect for nature, foolishly. And continue to harm ourselves - and pay for it. I enjoy your hubs. Thanks for writing!

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      Sarika Mehra 7 years ago

      BkCreative ,thanks for your appreciation ,I do practice herbs and believe in sharing it with others,Its nature that is so close to us and is so helpful like a mother ,but we are not making proper use of it .

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Wow! What great information and great personal recommendation about flax oil. Thanks for sharing that. I am so amazed about all the wonderful benefits of natural eating - but saddened to that in the US we are so far removed from it.

      I'm enjoying your wonderful hubs by the way - so great to meet you!

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      Sarika Mehra 7 years ago

      excellent hub ,very good information for those who want to stay healthy ,there is one more oil that has wonderful effect on our health and that is flax seed oil it is equally beneficial it helps to reduce hot flashes at the time on menopause and as i have tested on my self I had an enlarged heart ,IT IS NOW BACK TO NORMAL AND i AM WELL .

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I think what it does for me WOULD LIKE 2 KNOW is stabilize my weight. I tend to no longer have a weight issue and it does seem to help my stomach deflate. If I run out of olive oil and don't use it for a couple weeks I notice my stomach gets puffy. I started again about 10 days ago and my stomach is smaller - or less puffy. Maybe this does count as weightloss.

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      WOULD LIKE 2 KNOW 7 years ago

      Has anyone really lose weight from the 1 Tablespoon of EVOO every morning

      THANKS

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You know GmaGoldie, when I don't do my daily tablespoon - I'm sure my stomach gets bigger. I just ran out and bought a new bottle and I feel more energized and also my stomach already seems to be going down. Whew!

      Thanks for writing!

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 7 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Great Hub! Will try - I actually even like olive oil.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thank you strutzas - this is certainly something we can all do. And it won't harm us. Thanks for writing!

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      strutzas 7 years ago from Kualapuu, Hawaii

      Olive oil is a great boon to overall health and it is tasty too, I really liked to used more olive oil.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Hello there MPG Narratives - I'm back to taking the olive oil in the a.m. and I tell you it gives me a feeling of saiety - and then a bit of energy. Thanks so much for commenting!

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      Marie Giunta 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Hey Bk, I had no idea olive oil could assist with weight loss. I'm so glad I use it in my cooking now, especially extra virgin. Great info as usual.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks Ritu Mathur - glad you found the hub informative.

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      Ritu Mathur 7 years ago

      Rally informative for today's scnerio,

      Dr. Ritu Mathur

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for commenting mquee - nice to meet you by the way. I'm so glad we are once again embracing real foods!

      And M Selvey, MSc - I kind of take a bit of oilve oil like a vitamin - and it does give me more energy. Now I treat food the same way. I pop a walnut, take a 1/2 square of dark chocolate - all these good healthy things.

      Thanks for writing!

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      M Selvey, MSc 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      BK Creative, I agree with you - this much better than a vitamin! Thank you for a very informative hub. I am trying this too!

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      mquee 7 years ago from Columbia, SC

      This is great information. I knew olive oil was good for you, but wasn't aware of the details. Thanks for sharing.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thank you crazybeanrider - I think that is what is missing in my diet now. I have been out of olive oil for a few weeks and just haven't gotten around to getting another bottle - but when I was taking it I felt more energy and my stomach felt flatter. I must shop over the next few days and I will get some more. I'm glad you mentioned the energy - because it made a difference for me.

      Thank you carmellowyoshi - I am glad you are enjoying the olive oil hubs - nice to meet you by the way!

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      carmellowyoshi 7 years ago

      Thanks so much! Gunna go eat some salad now (:

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      Boo McCourt 7 years ago from Washington MI

      I love this hub. I started taking two tablespoons of EVOO one month ago every morning with my hot tea in the morning. I have noticed I feel more energized. I was feeling sluggish before, I can't really put my finger on it but I just feel better. So I am hoping it is the olive oil. The more people who read this hub the better. Good information!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Hello there camellowyoshi! The best way to have olive oil is in it's natural state - or raw (I wrote a hub about raw fats including olive oil and avocado). Like over a salad or pasta etc.

      Thanks for writing!

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      carmellowyoshi 7 years ago

      Hi, excellent hub. Would heating olive oil take away from its benefits? I personally love olive oil in cooking, and try to substitute it for butter whenever i can.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You're welcome fragonzal. Thank you for reading and commenting. Nice to meet you too!