Hey guys, I am starting a version of PHD for depression. They say to get 600 calories from carbs and protein and the rest of it MCT fats. I am doing IF and eating my meal of 5 eggs and 2 sweet potatoes at 8pm to help my sleep. My main question is HOW am I gonna get all these MCT fats in? I calculated on Cron O meter that I will need 12 tablespoons or more too have 2000 calories. I just started bulletproof coffee and added in 2 tbsp to it. Should I add more or will too much at one time make me sick? Thanks guys sorry for the jumble. This is my first post
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I agree with raydawg, you'll spent a lot of time in the toilet I made this mistake when I first got started with Paleo/bio-hacking. I take 1 or 2 tablespoons of upgraded brain-octane every day depending on how I slept. I was taking BP coffee with MCT but with the brain octane I feel better.
Um, why? Do you have any idea how much fun you'll have sitting on the toilet for hours??? I don't think you want that much MCT that quickly. Eat real foods.
First, he does not say get the rest of your calories from MCT. He says, "add in large amounts of MCT oil or coconut oil". Large is relative, but it's certainly not 1400 kCal.
On this very site, Paul once said:
How to get MCTs? Cook with coconut oil. Drink goats milk. Add MCT Oil (tbsp is plenty) to your coffee or salad. For the rest, just eat whole foods.
Ah! that's a lot. be sure to cook your eggs in it, put it on the sweet potato, use it in salad dressing, make your mayo with it, add it into a shake, perhaps? you could try the bulletproof "get some" ice cream as well. It's hard to say what you should start on, because people can react to small amounts differently. I started at a tablespoon OF MCT OIL and moved up to two in my bp coffee for a number of weeks, but when I ran out of ghee and used 3 tbls for about 3 days....NOT a good situation.
EDIT: google Paleo fat bombs, those are basically all coconut oil