If I sufficient eggs and seafood, do I need to add other fat (coconut, butter, olive oil, avocado, etc) to my diet?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 27, 2013 at 6:26 PM

I find that I really feel better actually omitting straight up fat sources from my diet, and prefer just getting them from eggs (I eat about 4 a day), fatty fish (salmon, sardines, mackerel), and some slightly leaner cuts of bison and beef. I eat sweet potatoes and fruit too and of course vegetables.

Do I need to be adding fat, or is what I'm doing "healthy?"

Well, I do eat avocado, nuts, coconut, and butter on occasion, but not daily. Maybe only 1-3 times a week. Is this okay?



on February 28, 2013
at 02:21 AM

That's how I would eat if I didn't have such a high caloric requirement.



on February 28, 2013
at 12:19 AM

Yeah man, that's pretty much what I do and I haven't had any issues with. Keep at it.

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on February 27, 2013
at 09:54 PM

Sounds like a great diet; I see no problems here.

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on February 27, 2013
at 07:56 PM

It sounds alright to me. As long as you are getting enough calories it ought to be fine. In some sense you can claim to be more paleo than most of us, because these fats are processed in the sense that they are extracted from a whole food.



on February 27, 2013
at 09:15 PM

I think the answer is "it depends". You might want to ask yourself:

1) Am I happy with by body weight and percentage body fat?

2) Do I have ample energy to carry on my day-to-day chores and exercise?

3) Do I eat ample carbohydrates and protein?

4) Are my cholesterol levels normal/optimal?

If you answer "yes" to the above questions then carry on as you are. If not then you might want to re-evaluate your daily macro nutrient intake. It is possible that upping your fat intake is a good idea.

Based on my experience sometimes "listening to one's body" wrt the right sort diet doesn't provide the optimal answer. You can feel good at what you are doing but you might actually be on a very slight slippery downward slope and not realize it until years later. (I am not speaking of you in particular, alligator).




on February 27, 2013
at 08:21 PM

if it works for you, then you're fine. everyone is so different with what makes them feel good. i'm sure you aren't missing out on any nutrients by eating this way.

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