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Why am I getting sick of grease?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 28, 2010 at 7:43 PM

So today I had some bacon and eggs and to be honest I found it difficult to finish it all.

I've noticed over the past few weeks that I'm getting sick / tired of grease and I'd rather just eat something... well less greasy. Chicken, fish, fruit, vegetables.

I don't know if I'm literally being ill or if I'm just momentarily turned off.

Anyone else experience this? Am I doing something wrong. Have I had... too much bacon!?

BTW I usually fry in butter or lard.

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on April 02, 2011
at 11:41 PM

well, i get tired of grease, or cooked fat, sometimes, but cold fat that's never been heated, such as in salami and say, on the edge of prosciutto is a whole different story. i think heating it up has something to do with it.

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on April 02, 2011
at 05:19 PM

Good point, Stephen. I in fact was getting most of my pork from a farm where the pigs were free to roam. I don't know what exactly they were eating, but I can tell you this: I had never had pork that tasted like that -- which leads me to believe that there was very little grain.

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on April 02, 2011
at 11:47 AM

have you had a forestfed/wild pig thats been fed little to no grain? its a large difference, and I dont have physical evidence, but im certain less Omega6

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on October 30, 2010
at 02:31 AM

I'm sure there is something science-y to it, but like anything, variety is the spice of life. We get bored. I bet you still like fat (or grease). Shoot for a different kind or just back off for a day or two. As much as I like steak, I don't want it for dinner every night. I would say try not to over-analyze it.

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on October 29, 2010
at 06:04 PM

Yup, listen to your body. No reason on paleo to eat what you don't want to.

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on October 29, 2010
at 05:10 PM

oh my gosh, love that haha I can justify my love of wine

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on October 29, 2010
at 03:42 AM

YES! Me too! I was wondering about that. Maybe there was a deficit situation and so I craved and craved until that was me. Then suddenly, I just didn't want so much at anymore. I still like it, but just not so much anymore. Perhaps the tank is finally full up.

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on October 29, 2010
at 01:04 AM

Yes, yes, I've thought the same thing. Right when I switched over I ate nothing but pork steaks, and my favorite parts were the fatty bits. Lasted for a few months and then that was that.

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on October 28, 2010
at 07:53 PM

I find my desire for fat naturally waxes and wanes and I just go with it.

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on October 29, 2010
at 12:46 AM

Me too. I used to make pork belly all the time, but now I just am not interested in it. Maybe our bodies needed it to rebuild and now we are in equilibrium our fat cravings have subsided?

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on October 29, 2010
at 01:04 AM

Yes, yes, I've thought the same thing. Right when I switched over I ate nothing but pork steaks, and my favorite parts were the fatty bits. Lasted for a few months and then that was that.

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on October 29, 2010
at 03:42 AM

YES! Me too! I was wondering about that. Maybe there was a deficit situation and so I craved and craved until that was me. Then suddenly, I just didn't want so much at anymore. I still like it, but just not so much anymore. Perhaps the tank is finally full up.

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2f653fa504adc81612619106e7d1f65e

on October 29, 2010
at 05:09 PM

I would just say listen to your body--it's going to crave what it needs, and right now it might not be in need of much fat/grease.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on October 29, 2010
at 06:04 PM

Yup, listen to your body. No reason on paleo to eat what you don't want to.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on October 30, 2010
at 02:31 AM

I'm sure there is something science-y to it, but like anything, variety is the spice of life. We get bored. I bet you still like fat (or grease). Shoot for a different kind or just back off for a day or two. As much as I like steak, I don't want it for dinner every night. I would say try not to over-analyze it.

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4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

on October 28, 2010
at 08:48 PM

When I overeat fats or proteins, my body says bleh for a while. I believe it's tied directly to satiety.

Switch it up a little.

I've also found if I eat non wild meat grease, like cheap bacon, it's less appealing much sooner, my personal theory lies with the omega 6 balance

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on October 28, 2010
at 07:58 PM

Could be your appetite reconfiguring based on metabolic readjustment/healing? Like: your body is getting better at sensing and signaling fullness. Fat/grease is so calorie dense that you'd naturally find yourself needing less for maintenance if you're losing weight.

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on October 29, 2010
at 02:52 AM

Fat saved my life. I won't speak ill of it. However, the more fat you eat the more wine you must drink. Alcohol slices the fat off of your taste buds. I can suck down a stick of butter, and do, if I have a wee bit of vino to cleanse my pallet. I look at it as de-glazing my mouth.

2f653fa504adc81612619106e7d1f65e

(455)

on October 29, 2010
at 05:10 PM

oh my gosh, love that haha I can justify my love of wine

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47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on October 28, 2010
at 10:46 PM

I just think pork isn't really all that great. It's got lots of PUFAs, and I'm starting to think that eating a whole lot of it is not a great idea. I used to eat it every two or three days, just whenever I felt like I wanted it, listening to my body, but now I eat it even less.

And on bacon in particular: I used to love everything about bacon when I first made the switch to paleo, but not as much now. When I do cook bacon I cook it til it's pretty well done, and don't eat the grease. There's something dodgy going on with the grease, my gut tells me so, and I wouldn't be surprised if it has something to do with the PUFAs, and sure, probably the n-6 ones in particular. Grease often makes me queasy these days. We overrate bacon. Call me a heretic. (Or chalk it up to personal taste.)

Medium avatar

(5136)

on April 02, 2011
at 11:41 PM

well, i get tired of grease, or cooked fat, sometimes, but cold fat that's never been heated, such as in salami and say, on the edge of prosciutto is a whole different story. i think heating it up has something to do with it.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on April 02, 2011
at 11:47 AM

have you had a forestfed/wild pig thats been fed little to no grain? its a large difference, and I dont have physical evidence, but im certain less Omega6

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on April 02, 2011
at 05:19 PM

Good point, Stephen. I in fact was getting most of my pork from a farm where the pigs were free to roam. I don't know what exactly they were eating, but I can tell you this: I had never had pork that tasted like that -- which leads me to believe that there was very little grain.

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(820)

on October 28, 2010
at 09:23 PM

Check out Loren Cordain's youtube crossfit lecture. There is a segment on the fat content of wild game during different seasons. It could be there is a seasonal effect of fat craving. Wild animals tend to store more fat for the winter and are leaner in the spring. Just a guess.

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