Hello, I have only just read about this diet. Although I am successful at maintaining a healthy weight, this comes at the cost of hunger pangs and food cravings. Therefore, I think that incorporating SLD principles into my present regimen will make things easier for me.
Now comes the question: Would it be possible to replace the recommended oils by ingesting an energetically equivalent amount of whole flaxseed?
In the "tips and innovations" subforum, there is a long thread suggesting to do that with chia seed. Flaxseed has quite similar properties (high omega 3 content, negligible carb content), only it's a lot cheaper.
Also, flaxseed to me seems more neutral-tasting than flaxseed oil (no bitter aftertaste of any kind). If whole flaxseed is vigorously chewed for some time, it can easily be broken open and digested. This procedure eliminates all concerns about rancidity that can be a concern with flaxseed oil.
As a general rule, whenever I have a choice I try to pick whole foods over their more processed derivates because of the additional micronutrients they come with (in this case, soluble fiber and lignans). Therefore, I'd like to start my experiment with whole flaxseed, if that seems feasible to you.
On the other hand, the necesssary chewing and the protein/fiber that comes along with the fat might decrease appetite suppression. In that case, I would definitely start with the oil (or ground flaxseed, which at least eliminates the chewing).
What do you advise? Any input is highly appreciated!