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Has Paleo turned me into an official carnivore?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 31, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Just flicking through Jaminet's book again and in the first chapter he says: "Assuming that carnivores feed on ruminants whose tissue fats are 20% polyunsaturated, carnivore macronutrient rations are typically:

  • <5% Carb
  • 25% Protein
  • 56% SUFA and MUFA
  • 14% PUFA "

My macros, averaged over the last seven days from cron-o-meter:

  • 3% Carb
  • 22% Protein
  • 61% SUFA and MUFA
  • 14% PUFA

I'm not sure where the carnivore gets her 5% carb from, but mine comes from a bit of spinach and some avocado. Maybe I might be better off just eating dead animal...

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on June 15, 2012
at 12:59 AM

I love my 75% fat a day! I also eat 6 cups of salad every night for dinner - which is only about 10.5g total carbs with 6g fiber, or 1/3 my total.

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on June 01, 2012
at 11:26 AM

Nice! Maybe I was wrong after all. :)

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on June 01, 2012
at 09:49 AM

How about if it was in the stomach of an animal I was eating?

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on June 01, 2012
at 09:48 AM

@bachole, I probably should eat more, but I'm a T2 diabetic, so I try to keep in ketosis to control my blood glucose. My carb intake is <20g a day, which can include a surprising amount of green stuff.

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on June 01, 2012
at 09:46 AM

How is it too much PUFA? Jaminet says that ruminants whose tissue fats are 20% polyunsaturated. If I get all of my fat from grass fed animals that's exactly what I'd expect to get. I think that you're probably just observing that my total fat intake is high, which is true.

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on May 31, 2012
at 11:46 PM

That's alot of PUFA.

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on May 31, 2012
at 11:44 PM

Are you enjoying eating this much fat? For me, just looking at that, I would up my veggie considerably.

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on June 15, 2012
at 01:05 AM

Freshly dead animals still have glycogen stores.

By the way, the definitions are blurry anyhow. Deer eat mice and birds sometimes. Cows eat insects. Dogs eat plants (and poop).

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I think carnivores get carbs from the undigested bits inside of the animals they eat.

If you're eating spinach and avocado, then you're still an omnivore. Sorry.

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How about if it was in the stomach of an animal I was eating?

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on June 01, 2012
at 11:26 AM

Nice! Maybe I was wrong after all. :)

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