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90% fat month experiment

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Created August 01, 2012 at 6:40 AM

So in September I'm planing an expiriment to have 90% of my caolries come in the form of fat. Im trying to come up with a meal plan and way to track the data. I figured there has to be some sort of site somewhere that will take in the macro nutrient data and spit out samples of what would fit. Any suggestions on food, apps, or sites please let me know. Also If I could try to keep this paleoish ie no dairy. If not thats fine.

Also please don't comment with warning or negativity. I only want ideas and tools please and thanks

E4b155f898e209391902792ec3c005f3

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on August 03, 2012
at 08:06 PM

Not for me. I ate 70% fat for about a year, and worked at a standup desk in a lab around 70F. I had to wear a jacket and beanie while the girl next to me was always in shorts and tanktops. When I went back to higher carbs this effect went away.

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on August 03, 2012
at 04:03 AM

I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE

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on August 01, 2012
at 10:18 PM

I've heard recommendations between 130-180g of protein to prevent nitrogen losses and muscle catabolism, at least during the induction phases of ketosis. The brain always needs glucose. Period.

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on August 01, 2012
at 10:16 PM

Ketosis fixed my poor circulation and low body temperature. :)

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on August 01, 2012
at 07:54 PM

I am eager to hear about your digestion and bowel movements. In that kind of range I fear you'll enter the territory of steatorrhea. Best of luck with it though.

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on August 01, 2012
at 06:08 PM

Blood tests/blood pressure/weight log would all be interesting to see. I tried a similar experiment for 30 days eating a lot of fiber, which is supposed to lower LDL. My LDL went up. So much for that idea.

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on August 01, 2012
at 05:14 PM

If he gets enough calories I think he'll be fine. 10% protein might be too low if you're severely cutting calories, so hopefully he's not doing that.

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on August 01, 2012
at 04:23 PM

Be sure to update us with the link, once you do!

4ecfe8ee47ea62a11be516cd59701a4b

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on August 01, 2012
at 02:39 PM

Many epileptic children live on 88-90% fat; he'll do great.

E76608e1044792ae176a768d950f1847

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on August 01, 2012
at 12:34 PM

I'll post my findings. From what I've read so far I should be fine. I will most likely need to take amino acids though

E76608e1044792ae176a768d950f1847

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on August 01, 2012
at 12:32 PM

Im going to write an epic article on my blog with the month long results.

E76608e1044792ae176a768d950f1847

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on August 01, 2012
at 08:08 AM

Great answer! Can't wait to try some of this! Coconut oil reeses FTW

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on August 01, 2012
at 07:34 AM

Coconut milk is easy to consume all day to keep fat intake high. Plenty of recipes to use with it! Good luck :)

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on August 01, 2012
at 07:05 AM

I'm curious as well. I imagine you're going to have some incredible energy, though muscle gain may be impossible with the lack of protein and insulin response.

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on August 01, 2012
at 06:46 AM

Looking forward to your results.

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0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on August 01, 2012
at 07:04 AM

I think sipping on heavy cream is going to be a good go-to, unless you plan on eating spoonfuls of oils or butter straight.

That said, here's a few ideas:

  • Avocado with some balsamic vinegar and sea salt. Also with hot sauce, or a good spicy mustard.

  • Shredded coconut rehydrated in a bit of water (or oil, if you insist), slivered almonds/nut of choice (macs are good, though they make it super rich), and a few cherries (or berry of choice - mashed up.) Eat a bowlful with a spoon, cereal-style - one cup of shredded coconut is 80g of fat.

  • Salmon pan-fried in coconut oil.

  • Coconut oil reeses: melt CO, pour a thin layer in the bottom of the cups of a cupcake pan, freeze until solid. Put scoops of almond butter & cocoa powder mix on that and pour more CO over the top, cool until you have a reeses-esque cup of pure fat. A little stevia can sweeten up the almond butter mix if you like. I keep a tupperware full of these in the freezer, they're a tasty way to be able to pop a couple dozen grams of fat on the way out the door.

  • Absorbent veges sauteed in copious amounts of fat; broccoli in butter comes to mind. Calorie wise, any vege + a fat should fall into your guidelines.

  • Home-made egg drop soup: simmer a cup or two of bone broth, reduce heat to med-low, crack in several eggs and let cook. Stir to produce strands, or simply let cook to leave the yolks whole. Serve topped with an avocado. Sriracha, pepper, and salt all work here, as do most herbs.

E76608e1044792ae176a768d950f1847

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on August 01, 2012
at 08:08 AM

Great answer! Can't wait to try some of this! Coconut oil reeses FTW

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on August 01, 2012
at 10:37 AM

Expect to be very very hot!!! Eating mostly fat makes you warm as hell. People will wonder why you are standing in the frozen foods section naked trying to cool off :)

Cccb899526fb5908f64176e0a74ed2d9

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on August 01, 2012
at 10:16 PM

Ketosis fixed my poor circulation and low body temperature. :)

E4b155f898e209391902792ec3c005f3

(220)

on August 03, 2012
at 08:06 PM

Not for me. I ate 70% fat for about a year, and worked at a standup desk in a lab around 70F. I had to wear a jacket and beanie while the girl next to me was always in shorts and tanktops. When I went back to higher carbs this effect went away.

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E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

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on August 01, 2012
at 06:58 AM

Could be an interesting experiment. Just include some nutrient dense food such as liver, otherwise you might be missing some minerals/vitamins.

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on August 01, 2012
at 12:20 PM

Fitday is a piece of software that tracks your caloric intake/vitamin intake, very useful.

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on August 03, 2012
at 08:36 AM

If you want a site that will spit out food suggestions check out http://swole.me/

It won't tell you recipes, just how much to eat to hit your calorie count and ratios.

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26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

on August 03, 2012
at 04:03 AM

Be sure to prepare for anal leakage/wet farts.

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

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on August 03, 2012
at 04:03 AM

I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE

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B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on August 01, 2012
at 11:23 AM

I'm all for high fat, I eat 75-80% fat myself as my regular ketogenic-diet, but isn't 90% too high?

Presuming that you're going to eat zero carb calories, that leaves just 10% of your diet for protein, which needs to meet both your structural needs and gluconeogenesis. Aren't you going to suffer a whole heap of muscle wastage?

(I'm not being negative, just wondering what your aim is).

E76608e1044792ae176a768d950f1847

(103)

on August 01, 2012
at 12:34 PM

I'll post my findings. From what I've read so far I should be fine. I will most likely need to take amino acids though

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12672)

on August 01, 2012
at 05:14 PM

If he gets enough calories I think he'll be fine. 10% protein might be too low if you're severely cutting calories, so hopefully he's not doing that.

Cccb899526fb5908f64176e0a74ed2d9

(2801)

on August 01, 2012
at 10:18 PM

I've heard recommendations between 130-180g of protein to prevent nitrogen losses and muscle catabolism, at least during the induction phases of ketosis. The brain always needs glucose. Period.

4ecfe8ee47ea62a11be516cd59701a4b

(30)

on August 01, 2012
at 02:39 PM

Many epileptic children live on 88-90% fat; he'll do great.

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1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

on August 01, 2012
at 11:14 AM

Cronometer dot com will do it for ya.

Blood test before and after? Is there a goal involved in doing this or are you just seeing what will happen?

Medium avatar

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on August 01, 2012
at 06:08 PM

Blood tests/blood pressure/weight log would all be interesting to see. I tried a similar experiment for 30 days eating a lot of fiber, which is supposed to lower LDL. My LDL went up. So much for that idea.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on August 01, 2012
at 04:23 PM

Be sure to update us with the link, once you do!

E76608e1044792ae176a768d950f1847

(103)

on August 01, 2012
at 12:32 PM

Im going to write an epic article on my blog with the month long results.

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on August 03, 2012
at 03:47 AM

Please, please update us at any point! Just eating modest low-starch veggies gets you 5-10% there, and 10% protein isn't very much. That leaves 80-85% fat. So getting to 90% would be a challenge, obviously doable but a challenge. I guess pretty much no veggies at all? An update that included a few days of food logs would be especially cool. Thanks!

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