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Commented on January 09, 2014
Created January 08, 2014 at 6:23 PM

hey everyone I have a question. My question is I basically only consume coconut oil as my main fat source, along side the natural fat occurring in eggs, and tilapia.(I consume a lot of eggs about 10 eggs a day, with 2-4 egg whites. But eggs are not my main source of protein, I also have like I said chicken, and Tilapia.). Also my fat intake is about 95-110 grams of fat. And compared to my percentages my Fat50/Pro35/Carbs15/ is that okay?

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on January 09, 2014
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Well, if you actually wanted to simulate a Hunter Gatherer diet, then you'd be looking at something like 15-30% of cals from protein...and 35-40% carb and 20-35% fat as per M. Konner and S.B. Eaton (2010). Paleolithic Nutrition: 25 years later. Nutrition in Clinical Practice 25:594-602. ... oh, so yeah I guess 20-25% is enough then :P

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on January 09, 2014
at 01:08 AM

How about adding some nut butters, butter itself, and more animal fats. Try not to get a majority of your fats from things such as fish. PUFA's oxidize very easily however saturated fats and MUFA are very stable. If you can tolerate dairy well its also an excellent source of saturated fats.

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on January 08, 2014
at 11:29 PM

Is it okay? I'd say no.

More variety, less protein, and eat your veggies!

And why not use good old butter? I'm not sure what the paleo obsession with olive and coconut oils are about; I mostly just drench everything in Kerrigold butter.

Also, tilapia is the trash of fish. I know it's cheap and tasty but it's literally a garbage fish. Tilapia is like the pig of the fish farm. They're fed on leftover junk the other farm fish won't eat. In fact, I've heard they're often fed on the feces downstream of fish like salmon. I'd aim for wild caught fish, but salmon is probably a better choice of farmed fish. Canned tuna and salmon is pretty cheap. Tilapia might be getting a bad wrap but I'm avoiding it these days.

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on January 08, 2014
at 07:43 PM

will you survive? yeah. will you get bored? probably haha when i restrict my diet too much, i go crazy and don't feel well. i haven't used coconut oil in a while but i think it's great for your body!

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on January 08, 2014
at 07:35 PM

Why so limited? Eating a variety of foods is important! Coconut oil is over-hyped. It's acceptable. How about some good quality olive oil? Avocado? Animal fats? Fatty fish (tilapia is essentially fat-free)? You don't need that much protein (20-25% is more than enough).

Eb87941a669017dfb288d296cc672130

on January 09, 2014
at 01:47 AM

Well, if you actually wanted to simulate a Hunter Gatherer diet, then you'd be looking at something like 15-30% of cals from protein...and 35-40% carb and 20-35% fat as per M. Konner and S.B. Eaton (2010). Paleolithic Nutrition: 25 years later. Nutrition in Clinical Practice 25:594-602. ... oh, so yeah I guess 20-25% is enough then :P

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