Why Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is one of my “Top 10” favorite foods for burning off body fat.
But don’t make these 3 mistakes when you buy EVOO.
Weight Loss Tips / By CristyCodeRed
As a Code Red Rebel, you already know my formula for turning you into a healthy, lean, fat-burning machine. And that is: The best way to lose weight quickly and permanently is not from exercising like a lunatic. No, it’s from flipping your metabolic switch to start burning your body’s own fat for fuel.
Once you flip that switch, you start losing weight fast and without hunger because your body gets a big portion of the fuel it needs from your own fat stores. And that means you get thinner day by day without having to fight off hunger pangs.
Burning your own fat for fuel is the whole key to permanent weight loss without hunger, pills, shakes, diet foods, or exercise!
To make this happen, we cut out the junk, the sugar, and the empty carbs. We get your body to adapt to burning fat for fuel, (including your own body fat).
When you do it the way I teach you, you step off—once and for all—the never-ending merry-go-round of gaining weight, losing weight, and then, with soul-crushing frustration, regaining it.
You get a sure and permanent way to get slim, sexy, and healthy, and then you stay that way.
To flip your metabolic switch and burn more fat, we Code Red Rebels shoot for a diet that is…
- High in healthy dietary fat (like butter, avocados, nuts, healthy oils, and ghee)
- Low in carbohydrates (with the carbohydrates we do consume coming from vegetables)
- Moderate in protein (from meat, seafood, seeds, nuts, eggs)
And This Is Why I Love Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Look, if you’re gonna get 60% or more of your calories from fat, you may as well choose a super-healthy fat for many of your meals.
That’s why I love olive oil, and why it’s on my list of the Top 10 Foods That Belong in Every Kitchen.
That’s also why I wanna talk to you in this article about why EVOO is so healthy for you, and also how it will help you lose weight.
I’ll also describe the three big mistakes most Code Red Rebels make when buying olive oil.
And I’ll name the olive oils I love most for flavor, freshness, health, and weight loss.
EVOO—A True Superfood
You’ve probably heard how modern medicine is studying EVOO intensely for its potential in fighting America’s biggest killer diseases, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and Alzheimer’s, as well as arthritis and inflammation everywhere in the body.
EVOO also lowers bad cholesterol and may help protect you against cancer, especially cancer of the breast, prostate, and colon. It can be a godsend for arthritis sufferers because it can reduce inflammation and ease joint pain without side effects.
Extra virgin olive oil also lowers blood pressure and reduces your risk of diabetes. If you want to avoid osteoporosis, it’s outstanding because it enables better absorption of the calcium in your food into your bones.
Plus, extra virgin olive oil is loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols that regulate your immune system and aid it in protecting your body against disease.
Maybe best of all, EVOO contains zero carbs, which makes it ideal for Code Red Rebels!
Olive Oil Is “the #1 Food to Feel Full”— Prevention Magazine
As if all this weren’t enough, EVOO has a special ability to suppress your hunger pangs and make you feel content and satisfied longer, so you’re not tempted to overeat or snack on “carbage.”
As reported in Science Daily, research at the University of Vienna shows that among all foods tested, “Olive oil had the biggest satiety effect.”
According to Prof. Peter Schieberle, director of the German Research Center for Food Chemistry, “The olive oil group showed a higher concentration of the satiety hormone serotonin in their blood.”
Serotonin is the body’s “feel good” hormone, which helps you feel full, content, and in a happy frame of mind throughout the day. And it’s so much easier to lose weight when you’re feeling full and satisfied and not fighting hunger pangs.
Stick with “Extra Virgin”
When you shop for olive oil, be sure to buy extra virgin. It’s the only grade that retains its natural phenols (antioxidants) and other health-promoting compounds. EVOO is cold pressed, meaning it’s not extracted using high heat or harsh chemicals. It’s minimally processed, leaving in all the wholesome nutrients that Mother Nature means it to have.
Other olive oil grades, such as virgin, pure, or light, are typically industrially refined, and the healthful phenols are destroyed.
Beware These Pitfalls
However, even if the label says “extra virgin,” you’ve gotta be careful, because many olive oils in stores are rancid, adulterated, or even counterfeit.
Here’s how to buy with confidence and avoid the biggest mistakes Code Red Rebels make when buying olive oil.
Mistake #1: Buying stale olive oil “off the shelf.” Olive oil, unlike wine, does not get better with age. Like eggs, meat, fish, veggies, and other fresh, natural foods, olive oil is perishable. The olive is, after all, a fruit. Similar to other fruit juices, olive oil is best enjoyed fresh-squeezed. That’s when you experience its peak freshness, flavor, and nutritional potency.
My Code Red Recommendation: Avoid buying olive oil in stores, where the oils sit on the shelf for months or even years, growing stale, musty, and rancid. That’s definitely not healthy. I recommend buying online, where you can secure outrageously delicious olive oils fresh from the latest harvest. That’s when olive oil is bursting with just-plucked-from-the-tree flavor and goodness. Try just one bottle of such fresh-pressed olive oil from a good online company and you’ll likely never go back to store-bought oils. (Below I’ll share my favorite online source of harvest-fresh olive oils.)
Mistake #2: Unwittingly buying olive oil made by the Mafia. As you’ve probably heard, the media have been reporting for years that fake, Mafia-made olive oils have been flooding U.S. supermarkets. If you’ve missed this frightening story, here are just a few of the reports you can check out online:
NBC News has stated that “fake olive oil is rampant.”
The Wall Street Journal adds, “American grocery stores are awash in cheap, fake ‘extra virgins.’”
In an explosive exposé, 60 Minutes has cautioned that you face a “sea of fakes” when you shop for olive oil in stores.
Why Is This Happening?
Thanks to the many health benefits of authentic olive oil, demand is soaring worldwide. But pure extra virgin olive oil is pretty expensive. Just as notorious crime families pocket fortunes by creating cheap knockoffs of designer clothing and handbags, they palm off fake olive oil as extra virgin, the highest grade. The New Yorker magazine has reported that the profits in counterfeiting olive oil are “comparable to cocaine trafficking, with none of the risks.”
Because America is the world’s largest consumer market, the crooks have successfully targeted U.S. supermarkets as their favorite dumping ground.
Cancer-Causing Agents in Fake Olive Oils?
In his New York Times best-selling book Extra Virginity, olive oil expert Tom Mueller warns of contaminants and even cancer-causing agents in fake olive oils. He writes:
“Italian investigators have found hydrocarbon residues, pesticides, and other contaminants in fake oils, and pomace oil, a common adulterant, sometimes contains mineral oil as well as PAHs, proven carcinogens that can also damage DNA and the immune system. Then there’s the 1981 case of toxic oil syndrome in Spain, when rapeseed oil adulterated with an industrial additive, sold as olive oil, killed eight hundred people and seriously injured thousands more.”
This is why you never want to feed your family counterfeit olive oils cooked up by criminals who couldn’t care less about your family’s health.
My Code Red Recommendation: Buy from a supplier whose oils are independently lab-certified to be 100% pure extra virgin. This gives you protection against all the fakes. (The source I name below is among these conscientious providers of olive oil.)
Mistake #3: Thinking that all olive oils taste alike. If you’ve always bought your olive oil in a supermarket, odds are you’ve never experienced the extraordinary diversity of flavors that awaits you among the finest artisanal oils.
Ordinary mass-market olive oils sell in such huge volume that they must combine inferior olives from many farms and different growing regions, with little regard for flavor compatibility. This typically results in a dull, lifeless flavor profile.
But award-winning artisans create their oils from olives grown on small boutique farms. These dedicated masters are free to strive for flavor perfection from each different type of olive. This makes their award-winning creations as rich, complex, and distinctive as the finest wines, especially when you use them with your favorite foods. That’s especially important when you’re losing weight because you want to feel totally satisfied and content from your meals.
For example, some olive varietals naturally possess a bright, spicy flavor. These oils are audaciously bold and pair magnificently with a hearty charred steak or grilled lamb. In contrast, other artisanal olive oils are pressed from olives that yield softer, more delicate nuances. These will perfectly complement—without overpowering—your delicate baked halibut. Still other olives naturally yield a greener, more herbaceous oil that will crown your salad greens and veggies with farm-fresh flavor.
Discovering these delectable differences in fine artisanal olive oils is SO fun. And, as any master chef will tell you, educating your palate in this way is one of the most powerful secrets to elevating your favorite dishes to new heights of flavor and satisfaction that you, your family, and your guests will love.
My Code Red Recommendation: The moment you twist off the cap of one of these outstanding just-pressed oils, inhale its harvest-fresh bouquet, and savor its garden-like taste, you’ll know that this is how fine olive oil is meant to be enjoyed. But where can you find such oils, since they’re not available in stores?
Where to Shop for the World’s Freshest, Most Flavorful, Most Nutritious Olive Oils
You can find superb, award-winning olive oils by doing your homework online. Located around the world are quite a few dedicated artisanal producers who bypass the Mafia’s counterfeiting factories and instead offer their award-winning harvest-fresh olive oils directly to consumers.
However, if you’d just as soon save yourself the time and hassle of researching dozens of online olive oil producers (sometimes having to decipher websites in foreign languages and arranging your own international shipping), check out this convenient service that brings the world’s finest harvest-fresh olive oils right to your door.
Meet T.J. Robinson, the Olive Oil Hunter
A onetime chef and gourmet food writer/editor, T.J. came up with the idea of hunting for the world’s best, freshest artisanal extra virgin olive oils—and flying them straight from the new harvest at their peak of flavor directly to the kitchens of America’s top gourmet chefs, passionate foodies, and lovers of natural, healthy foods. He does this through his fast-growing Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club.
Joining this club gives you direct access to the purest, freshest, most flavorful, most nutritious olive oils from a wide array of gold-medal-winning olive oil producers. These olive oils are personally hand-selected by T.J. Robinson exclusively for his club members and are available nowhere else in America. And when you join his club, there’s no commitment to buy anything else.
I got to taste a couple of T.J.’s olive oils at KetoCon 2019 in June, so I can tell you from personal experience: They are out-of-this-world delicious…
In fact, I fell so madly in love with them that I’ve started recommending them to all my Code Red Rebels!
Because these harvest-fresh olive oils are artisanal, they are more expensive than ordinary store-bought olive oils.
So are they worth it?
I certainly think so, but you can judge for yourself…for just $1.
Why just $1?
Because T.J., who happens to be on the Code Red Lifestyle™ too, is inviting you and my other Rebels to try your own home taste test of his exquisite oils for just $1 (to help him cover shipping).
A $39 Bottle for a Buck?
T.J.’s unique Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club is one of the most customer-friendly companies I’ve ever come across.
Unlike some other clubs, there’s never a minimum commitment or obligation to buy anything. Every olive oil comes with a no-questions-asked, 100% money-back guarantee.
And if you ever decide to ask for your money back on a given shipment, you don’t even have to return the oil. His outstanding customer service team graciously takes care of your refund request immediately.
So if you’d like to try this unique club and receive one of T.J.’s $39 bottles for just $1 to help cover shipping, you can do so by clicking on the link at the bottom of this article.
You know how picky I am about what products I recommend to my Rebels. It’s gotta be something I love and believe in.
And when I do recommend something, I always want it to be an offer like this—generous and fair to YOU, as one of my amazing, valued Code Red Rebels.
Plus it’s an excellent opportunity—perhaps the first in your life—to experience the exceptionally vibrant and delicious taste of extra virgin olive oil when it’s fresh from the new harvest. As I experienced for myself, it adds new layers of flavor and deep-down satisfaction to crisp salads and veggies, grilled meats, delicate fish, toasted nuts and seeds, and other favorite dishes.
Extra Free Bonus: Three of My Most Delicious EVOO Recipes
Because I so appreciate T.J. is making such a generous offer to my Code Red Rebels, I want to give you something too.
To inspire you to take advantage of T.J.’s offer, and enjoy his amazing olive oil even more, I’ll send you, as an extra free bonus, three of my favorite recipes that use T.J.’s incredibly delicious harvest-fresh olive oil.
You’ll get my recipes for:
- All-Purpose Vinaigrette (the only vinaigrette recipe you’ll ever need)
- Fancy Roast Broccoli and a Keep It Simple Roast Broccoli version
- Code Red Basil Pesto
I think you’ll love these dishes and anything else you prepare with T.J.’s EVOO. In fact, the publicity this oil is getting is pretty incredible. So many people I know on the low-carb, keto, and paleo lifestyles are raving about T.J.’s olive oils.
So are top food writers. For example, Larry Olmsted, the award-winning food and travel journalist, recently wrote in his New York Times best-selling book Real Food/Fake Food:
“I now get most of my oil from T.J. Robinson’s Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club, and every time I open a bottle, my kitchen literally fills up with the smell of fresh crushed olives—the scent explodes out of the bottle. Just breaking the seal transports me to Italy or Spain or Chile.”
When you click on the link below, you’ll see similar comments from many other olive oil lovers as well.
So if you’re interested, try a bottle for just $1 and taste for yourself.Click here to claim your $39-Bottle-for-a-Buck Offer and Your Free Code Red EVOO Recipes