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Best sources of fat for someone who doesn't eat cheese and fish?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 07, 2013 at 1:14 AM

I'd like to eat more fat and less carbs and protein. I like to cut down on protein so eggs are not optimal. I'm a real baconoholic, but that can't be too good in the long-run.

I'm getting tired of only eating avocado and coconut milk.

Cream is not very paleo and has a few drawdowns and soaked nuts are probably to high protein.

So what sources of fat is there left for me?

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on April 08, 2013
at 03:16 PM

It is good to avoid protein some days for the same sake it is good to avoid carbs, it raises your IGF-1 and lowers your autophagy. Look up these concepts if you're unfamiliar.

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on April 07, 2013
at 06:18 AM

@Matt it sounds to me like all the requirements boil down to "paleo" and "low protein, high fat."

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on April 07, 2013
at 03:00 AM

PH diet I presume.

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on April 07, 2013
at 02:53 AM

Sounds like a serious case of orthorexia, what's up with all these requirements?

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on April 07, 2013
at 01:24 AM

butter, olives, coconut flesh, i enjoy lots of raw cream especially with egg yolks and honey and fruit to make a simple raw ice cream

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on April 07, 2013
at 06:52 PM

Tallow, schmaltz, leaf lard, butter/ghee, coconut oil, olive oil, small amounts of nuts and seeds, and egg yolks are all good sources of fat.

If you're not eating fish, try to source your animal fats and meat from pastured sources to ensure you're getting adequate omega 3's.

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on April 07, 2013
at 05:30 AM

My favorite fat sources are beef ribeye, bone marrow/broth, milk, and coconut oil. I don't generally enjoy eating pure oils but coconut oil is so uniquely beneficial that I make sure include some. I bet those foods alone would be a pretty decent diet and you could ferment the milk if you want to trade carbs for lactic acid and bacteria. If you have access to foraging chicken eggs then egg yolks can be good. They have very little protein but tons of nutrients with the fat.

When considering the paleo aspect of this, though, your request is hard to fill. Eggs, dairy, and isolated oils wouldn't be very accessible as a staple diet for paleo man. Eating all the fatty parts of an animal might satisfy what you want but that's not always easy/cheap in this day and age, especially for grass-fed. Short of that the only really paleo options are avocados, coconuts, olives, and nuts none of which work for me as staples.

You will likely get more fat if eat your meat raw. Also, I think the easiest way to limit protein is with carbohydrate. My brain craves lots more protein when it gets very little carbs so good luck with that.

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on April 07, 2013
at 02:13 AM

A few suggestions:

  1. Sautee your vegetables in oil/butter
  2. Sauces can be made using eggs, oils, cream, avocados, and more. Put on salads, vegetables, or meats. (see link for my personal favourite)
  3. Make your own gravy using the fat left in pan. My mother always made wonderful sauces and gravies using the leftover fat and oils in the bottom of the pan.
  4. +1 for Joanna's recommendation

Herb Butter for Steak

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on April 07, 2013
at 01:34 AM

Ghee is a good source of fat.

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on April 07, 2013
at 01:29 AM

i eat tons of coconut cream. i also love seeds/nuts (just raw) and olives.

you can always buy really fatty meats or cook everything in fat and garnish in fat.

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on April 08, 2013
at 04:04 AM

I buy unsweetened coconut meat, shredded and add it to everything, pancakes (Paelo), salads, its yummy and has the right fat. I can't always stomach coconut oil but find this a really good substitute.

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on April 08, 2013
at 03:54 AM

Avocados, eggs, olive oil, nut, or butter. Lots of choices. :)

Have fun!

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on April 07, 2013
at 05:36 AM

Olive oil is great and so is deep sea fish such as salmon. All forms of nuts and seeds too. I know butter is in the grey area but organic butter from grass fed cows is super nutritious and delicious.

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on April 07, 2013
at 02:55 AM

Why do you want to avoid protein....?

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on April 07, 2013
at 03:00 AM

PH diet I presume.

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on April 08, 2013
at 03:16 PM

It is good to avoid protein some days for the same sake it is good to avoid carbs, it raises your IGF-1 and lowers your autophagy. Look up these concepts if you're unfamiliar.

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