I know it makes sense in my head; I can justify it. I'm just looking for a reality check because I'm not always right.
I'm getting pretty far down the very-high-fat road. I just want to be healthy and live as long as I can and now I'm being a big rebel flipping CW on its head. I'm not on a weight loss diet (wouldn't mind gaining a bit) but I'm also not an exercise fiend and want to get some opinions. I probably get 2-4 hours per week of moderately vigorous exercise and another 2-8 hours of significant activity (I'm including a rushed shopping trip or walk in the park here). My work is sedentary - I spend 40 hours a week at a desk.
Yesterday I got about 225 grams of fat, 130 grams of carbs, and and just 60 grams of protein. Only about 12 grams of PUFA... I know a non-athletic person like myself doesn't need much protein but the ratios do seem weird. Yeah, the Inuit do it. Yeah, I feel great (for now). Yeah, I currently hold the belief that fat is the cleanest buring fuel for the body.
But seriously... am I endangering myself or risking long-term problems if I keep up like this? It's not always that extreme, but it's not uncommon for me this past few weeks.
My only dietary goals are to feel good, be healthy, and live a long time.
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Plus you are getting tens of grams of PUFA, depending on which fats you are eating. That may not be good.
That's A LOT of fat, but if you're healthy overall and thriving, just do what you're doing. I feel like I'd end up with some...indigestion down there (TMI? Sorry!) if I ate that much fat, but do what works for you
It becomes too much when you are not getting the necessary nutrients. I would look at your diet and be concerned. I've read sources claiming that optimum levels of protein are between 1.25g and 1.5g per kg body weight. I think I remember you saying you are ~150lbs and pretty lean (lets go with 10% BF) that would put you in the range of 85g - 100g protein per day. With the recommended minimum levels of .8g per kg ~ 55g.
So you are just above the minimum, but if you are looking for optimum you might consider increasing your intake.
WRT the micros, as long as you are getting enough then I wouldn't worry too much about how much fat you are getting.
For me it would be too much fat , I'm more likely to be 50% fat intake. But obviously everyone is different. Yours seems high but then again you didn't state what kind of fats you are eating.
Rather than counting fat grams, calculate the percentage of your daily calories from fat (or use an app. that does that for you, such as Cron-O-Meter). Most paleo folks find that a range of 50–75% of calories from fat keeps them well-fueled and have steady energy.