Im curious what you all think of vegetable fat/animal fats & their place in our diets...
What has made me question it is how great i feel when i eat animal fat & im noticing when i eat more than a tablespoon of coconut oil i get chest pains, it's a tight feeling in my chest that was making me doubt the whole high fat diet, the thing is i can practically drink duck fat, eat lots of bacon, lamb, beef, salmon, eggs, butter, cheese, and feel absolutely great!
I live in the UK & my ancestors did aswell, there's no coconut trees growing here, so maybe i'm just not meant to eat them? Do any of you practice Paleo in this way? (strictly only eating foods your genetic ancestors would've eaten) Anyone else have doubts about plant oils?
Thanks for any replys
asked byRobert_13 (777)
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on February 21, 2013
at 12:24 PM
I am the same way. I can eat any naturally occurring fats like fatty meat and avocados and nuts and seeds. I do not do well with condensed fats though like oils or lots of butter. More than a tbls of either will make me feel neauseated. I honestly don't feel like oil really falls under the scope of "real food" any way. I easily get 35ish% of my calories from fat by eating ground beef, fattier fish, eggs, and guacamole. If it gives you trouble then I just advise to avoid it.
on February 20, 2013
at 12:38 PM
Are you possibly allergic to coconut? The fats aren't going to cause a reaction because they are largely the same fats that are found in animal and milk fat.
The whole idea behind the paleo diet is that humans haven't fundamentally changed in some 100s of thousands of years. A few generations of living in the UK... you're not the unique snowflake you think you are.
on February 21, 2013
at 01:42 PM
Some people are simply allergic to coconut or don't do well on it, especially at first.
And, yeah. When people pull out an argument about their own recent ancestors (granted, usually as a justification to stick to their grains) I remind them that "I don't eat the way /my/ ancestors ate. I eat the way /our/ ancestors ate." A subtle but fundamental distinction that's all too often lost.