Originally Posted by zorba1331
The fat from the olive oil isn't the enemy, it is the grains and the baklava drenched in honey and cookies with powdered sugar that are the issue. The oil doesn't cause a spike in the insulin, the rest of it does which if the muscles are deplete, replenishes it, but the rest gets stored as fat.
I know that is commonly argued, but its not my personal experience with weight loss. I want to be clear that my point is not generally about FAT, but OIL (all oil is extracted). Plus, there is growing support for the position that all extracted oils (though olive is certainly best), because of how calorie-dense (and nutrient poor), can hinder weight loss.