Where do avocados fit in to the plan?

The basis of Food Optimising is filling up on Free Food – food that’s high in filling power and low in energy density, with fruit and vegetables being the stars of this principle, especially when choosing Speed Free Foods.

While most fruit and vegetables fall into this category, we’ve sometimes been asked why avocados aren’t counted as a Free Food. Avocados are crammed with healthy unsaturated fats and other nutrients that are beneficial for our health. Relative to carbohydrates and protein, fat is the most concentrated source of calories, and so foods high in fat are typically high in energy. The high fat content of avocados means they’re high in calories, so we’ve given them a Syn value so members can enjoy them in controlled amounts to protect their weight losses.

last updated: June 1, 2020