CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


Should people with a lot of bodyfat take flaxseed oil?

curious what the balance here. there is always talk about "good" fats and oils. Am I better off avoiding?

Wed. Jan 17, 1:46pm

Add comment  
yes, take flaxseed oil no matter what weight you are. It is monetary as far as calories and available as a vitamin supplement. The omega 3's that it provides are good for your heart. You want to have some fats in your diet, but make sure they're unsaturated ones like olive oil. Trust me, they won't make you heavier. And like everything, use in moderation.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 3:16 PM

Add comment
i'm sorry, but "it is monetary as far as calories..." does not make sense. "monetary" means having to do with money/currency. perhaps you could rephrase so we know what you mean with regard to calories and flaxseed oil? thanks.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 3:54 PM

Add comment
Grammar police in force today.

I think the person meant it's not significant to your calorie intake.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 4:47 PM

Add comment
maybe they meant that it's moderate?

Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 6:28 PM

Add comment
ground flaxseed is even better than just flax seed oil-because you get the omega 3's AND you get a good dose of fiber! And, yes just like any other food out there-moderation is the key-count it into your calorie alotment for the day.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 10:52 PM

Add comment
That's not a grammar problem! That's a word use problem, and I have NO idea what the person meant by "monetary" in that context. it would be good to get some clarification. Flaxseed oil IS really expensive...

I think it's all dose-dependent. Half a tablespoon of flaxseed oil is 60 calories -- why not use it in your salad dressing? As long as you can fit those 60 in your normal calorie budget. OTOH, a quarter-cup of the stuff would be tough to budget calories for in a healthy diet.

Thursday, January 18, 2007, 7:07 AM

Add comment
I'd heard something that the omega-3's in the oil is more accessible than grinding the seed up.

Thursday, January 18, 2007, 10:39 AM

Add comment
i just googled the terms "flax sed oil body fat" and this linked to page came up!!! exciting!!


Thursday, January 18, 2007, 11:13 AM

Add comment

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge