Consuming a healthy diet that includes healthy fats such as olive oil and nuts isn’t likely to cause weight gain. A recent study included more than 7,400 women and men who ate one of three meal plans: an unrestricted-calorie Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil; an unrestricted-calorie Mediterranean diet rich in nuts; or a low-fat diet intended to avoid all dietary fat. After five years, the researchers found that a diet with little fat did not result in more weight loss, but it did result in a greater likelihood of increased waist circumference, which is a risk factor for chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes.
I can’t emphasize enough that eating a variety of healthy vegetables and oils, some nuts, a little yogurt, and even perhaps some cheese is a good thing. Don’t forget to eat good quality proteins like I recommend in my Standard Process, Metagenics (Brain Sustain) and Xymogen shakes.