"Let's eat." Chanukah foods are fatty. This is as a reminder of the oil that lasted so long in the Temple. As the saying goes, our bodies are temples.so why not get some oil in them? It has been scientifically proven that foods consumed during the week of Chanukah, even if eaten in quantities eight times more than normal, do not cause weight gain. Want proof? Take a study break and come to the annual Jewish Life Latkes and Libations celebration!