I'm 38. I look at least 10 years older. I've been Paleo for five years, and am not blaming looking gross on that. My diet is high in green veggies, grass fed beef and fat. Don't do much fruit. Some nuts and seeds. White rice about once a... (more)
I'm in paleo heaven: I just made pulled pork from a big juicy pork shoulder butt roast (anybody's mouth watering?), and I have a ton of solid and liquid fat and juices left over in the pot. I kind of want to save it and put it to good use, but I... (more)
Refrigerate pan drippings. Take out hardened lard and use as you would any saturated fat. Use the congealed juices for flavoring in a sauce or soup.
Did you hear about the spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill in Arizona? He died recently. I have since heard a number of people saying it was all the fat he ate that made him grossly fat, and ultimately killed him. Here is an edited, slightly... (more)
I know saturated is great and I have no doubts about its greatness but I would love to know how it is metabolized by our bodies. Conventional Wisdom says it stays saturated and therefore "clogs our arteries", but when people use that as an... (more)
I understand a bit more about animal fats and what they're called now that I've been around paleo blogs for a while, but are there any good primers on animal fat? Just basic stuff that people who haven't used or been exposed to lots of animal fat... (more)
How many edible kcalories are in a whole cow (or similar animal), including organs, marrow, etc? What is the distribution of fat to protein? How does being grass or grain fed affect this?
The calories are irrelevant but there's lots of bio-available protein, healthy saturated fats, an unknown balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and flavor.
Ok, sounds weird, but I regularly pull large pieces of fat from dried meat and chew and chew and chew for hours it seems, then the pieces go down complete and I wonder if I should have swallowed it or thrown it away. Can our stomachs cope with... (more)
I am currently consuming a high calorie diet to keep up with my activities and never much bothered to track my daily food intake until yesterday. First thing I noticed is that I am consuming a total of 130-150 grams of saturated fat most of it... (more)
I have been reading the "free the animal" blog, specifically the Leangains series, and everyone keeps mentioning a reduction in fat consumption on workout days. Why is that? I am not to keen on eating only carb and protein.
What does an extended water only fast (5-10 days) do to the body (pros/cons)? I want to try it out to get rid of this inflammation on my face.. and feel really healthy. I am a little concerned with fat/muscle loss though. I know I will lose a... (more)
What does an extended water only fast (5-10 days) do to the body? A five-day fast and ten-day fast are very different because ketosis increases steeply during that time. In this answer I'll describe a fast of seven to ten days because of... (more)
I have noticed that some fat has a more waxy texture. I have found this in the body cavity of lamb, on beef ribs, and especially on beef heart. In a bucket of beef tallow (that was liquid and allowed to solidify in the bucket) I have found that... (more)
Drs. Eades have their "6 Week Cure for the Middle Aged Middle" that targets visceral fat loss. Pretty good info, and the protocol can be run very much Paleo. The diet as written does allow some non-paleo foods/oils. But improving liver function... (more)
I find myself always adding a couple tablespoons of coconut oil and or butter to all my meals after they have been cooked. I am really trying to gain weight, and my maintenance amount of calories is usually around 3000. Do any of you go out of... (more)
I've been pretty strongly dairy-paleo (more along the lines of Mark Sisson than Cordain or Wolf) for a little over a year now, and the progress has been amazing. I dropped from 240 down to a low of 180 in June, where I stayed pretty even until... (more)
I live in Panama city, central america and over here i've called around local supermarkets. It turns out that the majority of produce is fed a mix of grass and grain (grass during the day and grain at night). The majority are free range and not... (more)
Quick question: If I want to be in ketosis for fat loss, should I eat less fat and more protein than I have been? I have been eating about 65% fat and 25% protein as I am learning to eat paleo. However, it's my understanding that in ketosis,... (more)
I went through the whole 30 day challenge and lost 20 lbs. Since then I haven't lost any weight. I still have another 20 to go before I am at my goal weight, and am wondering if anyone has some ideas as to why I've gone on weight loss pause.... (more)
I always recommend avoiding nuts, fruit and dairy during weight loss. Those I've found to be the biggest confounders for the majority, even those who respond well to them normally. After your weight loss is complete you can establish your personal... (more)
We have talked a lot about nuts being one of those items that should be limited or should go to really lean out, but I want to know why. I have heard it so often in the Paleo world that I believe it, but I am curious as to why this would be. If... (more)
a couple things: LA: Short Chain Omega 6 Inflammation. Bingeing, many people report that Nuts beget hunger. Whatever is going on chemically, in these people, eating a few makes them ravenous for more. Snacking, some people also use nuts to fill... (more)
Hi Everyone, For those that do yoga or those that understand yoga, do you believe yoga can truly be a fat burning workout? I'm talking about an hour of pretty fast paced warm yoga. It's unlike any other exercise. I can't really understand the... (more)
Hi all, my first time here... I've been 99% paleo for 2 weeks now... Previously I never calorie counted... But now I've hardly any appetite... Some days over the last two weeks I've had like 1200 calorie days... I'm 5'9" and weigh 11.5 stones (74... (more)
So, I understand how carbs elicit an insulin response and protein, a glucagon response; but what about fat? I've heard it's more or less neutral but it's got to do something, right? Fat doesn't elicit any hormone?
Adding fat to my diet is a new phenomenon to me. I've bought the Kerrygold, have a jar for my bacon fat, which sits right next to my jar of organic coconut oil. I am a food tracker, for a variety of reasons, so what I've been trying to do is get... (more)
I have just been reading a thread where people were describing their horrible reactions to cheating over christmas. A lot of diet gurus advocate a deliberate cheat meal or cheat day to reset leptin and such every so often to facilitate fat loss.... (more)