The short (and sweet) answer: Olives have good fat and I love them!
The long (and more interesting) answer: I’ve spent most of my life running from fat. I trusted the “food pyramid”, the low-fat, low-cal outlook. I thought eating less, means lower calories, which means weight loss. Sure, that might work in the short-term, but in hindsight my body was lacking in so many vital minerals and nutrients. I was not healthy. In addition, I was eating a lot of processed food that I believed were healthy for me. These processed foods had ingredients that my body did not recognize and I can’t begin to tell you the extra sugar in them! I discovered good fats and whole foods. My world changed overnight. Things finally made sense.
I’m happy to say that I don’t even enjoy those processed ‘healthy’ foods I ate in the past. My taste buds are alive again. I used to hate olives. I had one by accident on a day soon after I made the switch to whole foods and well, my mouth did a happy dance!
I’m a great ingredient label reader (when I buy something with a wrapper) and food is far tastier when you cook it from fresh. Nothing in a wrapper tastes as good as my home cooking!