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Do you deliberately add extra fats to your meals?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 04, 2011 at 11:58 PM

I find myself always adding a couple tablespoons of coconut oil and or butter to all my meals after they have been cooked. I am really trying to gain weight, and my maintenance amount of calories is usually around 3000. Do any of you go out of your way to add extra fat to an already fatty meal, or do you just eat it as it is? I believe the optimal diet is one high in fat and not in protein, so I limit my protein intake to about 112 grams, and just add extra fat to everything else.

C2450eb7fa11b37473599caf93b461ef

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on August 27, 2011
at 05:58 PM

I cook chicken breasts in coconut oil, or serve with a bacon condiment, or serve with avocado/guac.

7255a87872b75e6f691d84dca769b87e

on August 26, 2011
at 10:53 PM

"This is your brain when you base your diet on grains" *displays picture of canary brain*

D3495cd9e3e7173f24e1dbee40774573

on August 01, 2011
at 06:39 AM

Bacon grease sounds like a great way to make chicken taste better. That said, I usually don't bother buying lean poultry at all.

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on March 02, 2011
at 10:20 PM

a fat vehicle. love it.

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

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on February 06, 2011
at 01:17 AM

I would love to endorse that!!

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

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on February 05, 2011
at 09:52 PM

Yes. I am also trying to gain weight, so it's the only way I can get enough calories (too many starches, even potatoes and such, make me feel poorly). If I wasn't trying to gain I probably wouldn't bother to load so much extra butter, cream, bacon fat, tallow, lard, coconut oil, or EVOO onto everything... but I'd still eat plenty of them, because they are delicious.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on February 05, 2011
at 09:25 PM

Same here, I add in some coconut oil for leaner cuts. Otherwise, they're not satisfying.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on February 05, 2011
at 09:24 PM

Good answer! :-)

Eeefb4a4b2ac14b006f087cf77ba9f23

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on February 05, 2011
at 09:10 PM

My wife and I have been cooking chicken breasts in leftover bacon grease.

E5d59ab6d79320caf1e991cdc7971326

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on February 05, 2011
at 03:55 PM

There's no reason to soak white rice that I know of. It's "white" because the bran has been removed that contains the anti-nutrients and troublesome proteins. That being said, it won't hurt the rice. What are your reasons to soak it? I have been eating tapioca and white rice for a while, Tapioca is awesome for making some amazing deserts. Mix in some chocolate pudding, whipped cream, and berries... oh yeah.

58a46496b84d6686df23c7ef01ea14dc

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on February 05, 2011
at 02:39 PM

I just noticed that the other day when I went out for supper. Left feeling hungry even after eating a big plate of food. I might need to keep a little pack of coconut oil with me to fatten up my meals.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on February 05, 2011
at 12:00 PM

Well with the trying to gain weight thing if you are naturally lean, I luuurrrrvvvvvvveee fat and eat with everything and on i;s own!

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on February 05, 2011
at 11:59 AM

Totally agree here.

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

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on February 05, 2011
at 04:09 AM

Ain't that the truth! (about eating out)

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

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on February 05, 2011
at 01:46 AM

I am a little confused, but does white rice really need soaking? I was under the impression that one of the main reasons white rice was preferred over brown rice was because it already had a low anti-nutrient; phytic acid content.

94577e0344bb1671288ccee96083baf2

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on February 05, 2011
at 01:30 AM

I also have read and continue to re-read the Perfect Health Diet. It may be my fav Paleoish diet book. Have u tried white rice or tapioca? I've started experimenting with soaking my white rice before cooking it. So far haven't noticed any problems with health. I may turn this into an official question.

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

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on February 05, 2011
at 01:05 AM

That is exactly what I use all my food for.

76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

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on February 05, 2011
at 12:37 AM

Same! I can't seem to swallow chicken breast or tuna without large amounts of fat on it.

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on February 05, 2011
at 12:28 AM

I find that most of my food is just a fat-delivery device.

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

(1146)

on February 05, 2011
at 01:05 AM

That is exactly what I use all my food for.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on February 05, 2011
at 09:24 PM

Good answer! :-)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 02, 2011
at 10:20 PM

a fat vehicle. love it.

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Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

on February 05, 2011
at 12:28 AM

I will usually add olive oil or coconut milk to white meat chicken. It's hard for me to choke it down otherwise.

76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

(4620)

on February 05, 2011
at 12:37 AM

Same! I can't seem to swallow chicken breast or tuna without large amounts of fat on it.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on February 05, 2011
at 09:25 PM

Same here, I add in some coconut oil for leaner cuts. Otherwise, they're not satisfying.

Eeefb4a4b2ac14b006f087cf77ba9f23

(106)

on February 05, 2011
at 09:10 PM

My wife and I have been cooking chicken breasts in leftover bacon grease.

D3495cd9e3e7173f24e1dbee40774573

on August 01, 2011
at 06:39 AM

Bacon grease sounds like a great way to make chicken taste better. That said, I usually don't bother buying lean poultry at all.

C2450eb7fa11b37473599caf93b461ef

(3225)

on August 27, 2011
at 05:58 PM

I cook chicken breasts in coconut oil, or serve with a bacon condiment, or serve with avocado/guac.

4
95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on February 05, 2011
at 09:29 PM

We need to get a paleo public service announcement put on TV: "This is your brain. Now, this is your brain on healthy and delicious fats. Doesn't it look great! Any questions?"

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

(1146)

on February 06, 2011
at 01:17 AM

I would love to endorse that!!

7255a87872b75e6f691d84dca769b87e

on August 26, 2011
at 10:53 PM

"This is your brain when you base your diet on grains" *displays picture of canary brain*

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62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

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on February 05, 2011
at 05:40 AM

I never add fat just for the sake of adding fat. I add fat according to what I have a taste for eating. Typically, a meal just feels lacking without a certain amount of fat in it, so I add until I feel I am satisfied. Then I stop adding. There is a space where I feel there is a good amount of fat, but not so much that I am getting sick of it. That's how much I want to eat, no more and no less. I don't yet see any actual strong evidence that force feeding myself a lot of fat is more healthy than just eating a decent amount, so for now I will be sticking with keeping decent levels according to my instincts. By government standards, my diet would probably already be considered a high fat diet, but by paleo standards, probably not.

I am older now and really not that interested in fighting my body unless I have reason to feel I have good reason to do so. I know there are a lot of lean wiry people out there that are trying to gain weight and bulk up, but on some level, I can't help wondering how paleo that desire really is. I mean, if your body is naturally lithe, lean, and wiry, is it really all that paleo to try to stuff down more calories and bulk up those muscles? Or is that more of a cultural conditioning thing? Seems to me, many of us spend large portions of our lives trying to fight against our natural genetics and become something that we were really not designed for.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on February 05, 2011
at 11:59 AM

Totally agree here.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on February 05, 2011
at 12:00 PM

Well with the trying to gain weight thing if you are naturally lean, I luuurrrrvvvvvvveee fat and eat with everything and on i;s own!

3
E5d59ab6d79320caf1e991cdc7971326

(801)

on February 05, 2011
at 12:14 AM

I think your on the right track Rob.

The book "The Perfect Health Diet" makes a compelling argument for adding Saturated Fats (butter, coconut oil, animal fat, etc) and Monounsaturated fats (olive oil, avocado, animal fat, etc) to meals to keep a 2:1 ratio of fat calories to protein calories and about 65% fat total in the diet. These are their recommendations for longevity, but perhaps not as optimal for athletic performance or maximal leaness.

94577e0344bb1671288ccee96083baf2

(363)

on February 05, 2011
at 01:30 AM

I also have read and continue to re-read the Perfect Health Diet. It may be my fav Paleoish diet book. Have u tried white rice or tapioca? I've started experimenting with soaking my white rice before cooking it. So far haven't noticed any problems with health. I may turn this into an official question.

E5d59ab6d79320caf1e991cdc7971326

(801)

on February 05, 2011
at 03:55 PM

There's no reason to soak white rice that I know of. It's "white" because the bran has been removed that contains the anti-nutrients and troublesome proteins. That being said, it won't hurt the rice. What are your reasons to soak it? I have been eating tapioca and white rice for a while, Tapioca is awesome for making some amazing deserts. Mix in some chocolate pudding, whipped cream, and berries... oh yeah.

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

(1146)

on February 05, 2011
at 01:46 AM

I am a little confused, but does white rice really need soaking? I was under the impression that one of the main reasons white rice was preferred over brown rice was because it already had a low anti-nutrient; phytic acid content.

2
26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

on February 05, 2011
at 09:53 PM

Yes. I am also trying to gain weight, so it's the only way I can get enough calories (too many starches, even potatoes and such, make me feel poorly). If I wasn't trying to gain I probably wouldn't bother to load so much extra butter, cream, bacon fat, tallow, lard, coconut oil, or EVOO onto everything... but I'd still eat plenty of fats, because they are delicious and good for you.

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Bd271299b2d4d9b2e3da9c252fef058c

on February 05, 2011
at 12:25 AM

I add coconut oil, schmaltz, suet, ghee, and/or olive oil to just about everything I eat. I don't track my caloric or fat intake, and I'm not trying to gain or lose weight- I just add as much as I feel by the meal. I've found I eat and think about food much less often than before I started liberally eating fat. I've even found that eating out isn't very satisfying anymore because the food isn't fatty enough!

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on February 05, 2011
at 04:09 AM

Ain't that the truth! (about eating out)

58a46496b84d6686df23c7ef01ea14dc

(20)

on February 05, 2011
at 02:39 PM

I just noticed that the other day when I went out for supper. Left feeling hungry even after eating a big plate of food. I might need to keep a little pack of coconut oil with me to fatten up my meals.

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40449b985898b088a64660b40f329f0f

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on August 27, 2011
at 02:06 AM

Most of the time. When I cook with coconut oil or ghee, I'll usually sneak a spoonful or two for myself.

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7255a87872b75e6f691d84dca769b87e

on August 26, 2011
at 10:49 PM

I have trouble keeping on weight as well, and I do a similar thing: I eat a meal and have cheese for dessert as my extra fat. It's not paleo, but it's French, and they may not run around in Vibrams but they're just as slender and healthy as us modern day cavemen. It's similarly easy to eat excess carbohydrate or fat, but fat is the healthier choice: you won't ruin your body's hormonal homeostasis and you'll have healthy cell walls and a powerful brain. You're doing it just right :)

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on February 05, 2011
at 11:06 PM

Not trying to gain weight...actually trying to shed the last 5 pounds. I eat coconut oil by the spoonful when I'm hungry and am (as I type) cooking a rosemary balsamic butter sauce to pour over my grass-fed steak.

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on February 05, 2011
at 07:09 AM

Yes I spread coconut oil all over my protein, vegetables, mashed sweet potatoes and it melts and makes it taste amazing.

The only thing I don't put coconut oil on is hard-boiled eggs, I just eat it off the spoon when eating eggs lol.

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on August 27, 2011
at 02:27 AM

I add it to my cooking, pop a spoonful of coconut oil from a spoon in my mouth plenty of times... but I don't gain weight that way.

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on August 27, 2011
at 01:35 AM

My favourite is BBQ suet or pan-fried, really good when crunchy.

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