Salutations from sunny Greece..
I've come across a weird problem. Been following the Mediterranean diet for the last four months, mainly for weight loss (I'm morbidly obese). So far the results have been pretty good.
While trying to lose weight, I'm also interested in the nutritional value of my food, not only the calorie deficit. Thus, Cronometer has become an essential tool for me, helping me understand both what I eat and what my food contains.
So, I've hit up a little snag. Here is a summary of the last 4 weeks.
While most of my nutrition goals have been somewhat easy to achieve with only a Vit.D supplement (and even with a big - for me - calorie deficit) I have highlighted my Omega-6 fatty acid intake, as it shows a deficiency. The diet I am on is extremely easy to follow here in Greece (I essentially eat what....we normally eat) but our use of Olive oil in cuisine instead of vegetable oils seems to lead in not getting enough of that nutrient.
So I have two questions.
1. Is the intake deficiency that cronometer shows something that I should worry about? How important is it to have this one at 100%? Is my current intake sufficient for the time being?
2. If it is important to boost this nutrient, how can I remedy this? The most compatible with my diet food is simply eating Walnuts. About 30-35gr per day should do it, but unfortunately those come with a 200+kcal burden that I somehow have to account for. Therefore, is there another choice for me? Specifically, is there a higher Omega-6/kcal option out there, or are walnuts my best bet?
Any help or feedback would be vastly appreciated, cheers..C: