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Experiment: 100% fat diet

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Was just curious on what would happen if you were to only eat pure fat sources for maybe a 48hr period. Has anyone ever tried? Are there any known risks/benefits to a pure fat diet?

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on December 04, 2014
at 08:24 PM

Iv done this for days and I'm currently on a 100% fat diet now. I do not get diarea and I feel good. Basically you day if full of broth soups full of coconut butter cow butter and coconut milk. Sometimes I add an egg yolk to the soup. 

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on December 29, 2013
at 10:01 PM

@raydawg So hypothetically one can still gain weight on the 100% fat "fast" if one, say, ingests too many cals of just fat? But if insulin is the fat storing hormone and it is not being produced, how does this happen?

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This is a terrible diet though, the 90% one is much better, otherwise you'll catabolize muscle from everywhere, and you'll need micronutrients too (vitamins/minerals so supplement). Also you don't want to actually eat what the BMR calc says to eat in actual fat unless you're already skinny, you'll want to use fat stores.

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Find your basal metabolic rate using a BMR calculator, multiply that by how active you are, that's the estimated calories you need per/day. If you want to lose fat, go with a slightly lower multiplier.

http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/

and http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/recommended-daily-allowance/

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Haha, I'm guessing MeepIsWellfed and Valai have already done this experiment, along with me. For me, within 30 min of a 80g fat breakfast I had "the urge to go" immediately. Definitely a cleanse.

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at 03:40 AM

I've done 90% of calories from fat for a few days at a time. it gets VERY boring, and yes, makes for a lot of toilet time. that said...I've always lost a few lbs when I eat that way, even if only for a few days. I feel better with some protein in the mix.

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on May 29, 2012
at 05:35 AM

Also, what do you think about one trying coconut MILK (vs. cream) for such an experiment, as it, too, is very high in fat, yes?

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at 05:31 AM

How did you come up with this as an idea? And I'm still not sure from your answer as to WHY you did this? What results were you hoping for, and what did you achieve? I'm very interested. What do you mean by a "little bit of fat/inflammation around the waist"?

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40 hours? How do you DO that?! But clever answer!

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I wanted to try it for a bit of self experimentation and dropping my BF percentage. I have officially stopped it though, I felt like crap after a couple days and my workouts suffered. It is just not sustainable for me as it made me crave extremely high carb food. Someone else might have different results, but I fare very well on a variety of fruits and veggies and a high-protein diet.

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Fats alone would not provide the muscle sparing effects of fat and protein. Without protein in the diet you do use muscle from your body for the production of glucose for the brain, eyes and red blood cells, This process is gluconeogenesis.

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wow michelle, how long have you been doing it for? and do you feel any better apart from the heat thing? what are your purposes of trying out the fat diet?

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Yeah but I heard on Robb Wolfs podcast that you can survive a diet of strippers and cocaine for 30 days. YMMV.

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on April 21, 2012
at 04:44 AM

Hi Invisible Ink. Sure, I added some information to my answer above.

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This is fascinating. Would you mind posting a sample day of meals? I'm curious what a 90% fat diet would look like other than bowls of eating bowls of unsweetened whipping cream.

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Seriously awesome info, thanks Rob. This site makes me look up something new everyday.

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Good old anal leakage. I remember back in my SUPER high fat days, when I would pour 4-5 tablespoons on coconut oil on an already fatty steak, and hours later diarrhea would just leak out of my anus without my knowledge. Not fun at all.

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on April 20, 2012
at 07:43 PM

Yeah 1 liter slowly sipped over the day. Alcohol made me numb when I still drank. I was warm as in basal body temp was a few points higher. I think 99. With the coconut it was higher.

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at 03:37 PM

wow a litre a day? or over the few days? was it the same warm feeling you get from alcohol?

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at 12:55 PM

You're welcome! :)

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Wow, you learn something new every day. Never imagined that something like this existed. Thanks!

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Cannibalism...what?

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at 03:54 AM

And make sure you have enough toilet paper.

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at 03:49 AM

that would be all human fat....right?

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at 02:35 AM

Stay close to a toilet.

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at 02:22 AM

Stay close to a bathroom and if you think it's 'just gas' think again.

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at 01:27 AM

the 'fat fast' is discussed here as well; http://livinlavidalocarb.blogspot.com.au/2006/09/fat-fast-for-few-days-to-induce-weight.html "Fat Fast For A Few Days To Induce Weight Loss"

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Oh, well eating olive oil and lemon juice for two days gave him diarrhea. It's not something I would do. I'd do protein only for a couple of days if I felt like eating exclusively one macronutrient, but so rarely is that the case.

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at 11:45 PM

and people do things like fast for extended periods so was wondering if anyone had ever experimented with just fats for an extended period :)

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I was just asking out of curiosity if anyone has ever done it and what happened. Dont really want to try it...I dont find spoonfulls of any fat appealing actually...just a thought that crossed my mind...

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oh maybe animal fats too! anything paleo approved really....

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at 11:41 PM

maybe just your typical coconut oil and olive oil and avocado oil and just when you're hungry and stop when you're full...that's if you do get hungry or what nor...what did the cleanse achieve?

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at 11:38 PM

what will happen will probably depend on the source of fat and how much is eaten. For example, I know a person who did an olive oil "cleanse" and it did clean him out.

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at 03:38 AM

I just did a 40 hour all-fat diet. It's called a fast.

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that would be all human fat....right?

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Perfect Answer!

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Cannibalism...what?

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40 hours? How do you DO that?! But clever answer!

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on April 20, 2012
at 04:23 AM

Was just curious on what would happen if you were to only eat pure fat sources for maybe a 48hr period. Has anyone ever tried? Are there any known risks/benefits to a pure fat diet?

I've eaten 90% fat (by calories) for months at a time. Occasionally for brief periods (a few days) I went to 100%.

I did this to treat migraines. I wouldn't recommend this unless you have some health problem you want to treat with extreme ketosis. It's not a healthy diet.

A 100% fat diet would not be possible for long periods (months) because it lacks essential nutrients including amino acids. But a 90% diet can be sustained indefinitely because it contains enough protein to supply the body's rock-bottom needs.

That's 90% of calories. By weight, that comes out to about four parts of fat to one part of protein and carbs. This sort of diet was invented in the 1920s by doctors at the Mayo Clinic as a treatment for epilepsy. Nowadays it's often called "the Hopkins diet" because after it fell into disuse for several decades, doctors at Johns Hopkins hospital made it a popular treatment again.

You asked about risks and benefits. The main benefit of 90% fat diets is that they are the only way to achieve extremely high levels of ketosis for unlimited periods of time. Therefore they can be useful for treating some kinds of neurological disease and possibly some kinds of cancer. In many cases, though, less-extreme levels of ketosis (achieved, for example, by substituting a few tablespoons of MCT oil per day into an otherwise normal diet) might be equally effective, healthier, and less unpleasant.

As for risks, this type of diet is often prescribed for children with epilepsy, and for them, the most serious known risk is stunted growth. The second most serious known risk is kidney stones. When doctors put a patient on this kind of diet they often prescribe large doses of potassium citrate as a prophylactic against kidney stones.

Another concern is the omega 3-to-6 ratio. Because you're eating enormous quantities of fat, over a long period of time (months), the ratio may matter more than usual. For this reason, I mainly eat fat from grassfed cows or buffalo. I think it's the safest fat.

Another reason why I eat mostly cattle fat is that it's the only fat I can eat in such large quantities without feeling slightly sick. Coconut oil especially makes me feel sick in large amounts.

In the beginning, it can be hard to force yourself to eat enough fat. Two tips: Heavy cream is the most palatable fatty food (at least for me), and butter contains a natural emulsifier so it's easy to mix with other foods.

If you eat 100% fat for just 48 hours I don't think you need to worry about health effects. The worst that could happen is constipation or diarrhea and, if you're not already ketoadapted, symptoms of carb withdrawal. Several people here made jokes about diarrhea but in my experience, constipation is much more likely than diarrhea, at least with animal fat. On a diet of pure animal fat the stool becomes whitish and small.

If you continue to eat extremely high levels of fat for longer than 48 hours, your body will start to behave as if it's fasting and you will experience symptoms of fasting. These can include hairy tongue, orthostatic hypotension, lethargy, fatigue, decreased appetite, muscle wasting, etc.

After a while you would probably reach extremely high levels of ketosis. On a 90% fat diet, my plasma level of beta-hydroxybutyrate (one of the three ketones) rises above 6 mmol/L. That's the average over a week's time. Peak levels go as high as 7.7. These numbers are incredibly high. They are comparable to numbers reached by people who go several weeks without food of any kind.

New stuff in reply to comment below:

In response to Invisible Ink's question below, I'm adding some info about recipes. Most people on these diets are kids, and kids are fussy about food, so their parents go to enormous lengths to make meals as similar to convention meals as possible. Most of these people aren't paleo, so they end up making fake versions of fake foods. Here's a link with recipes:

Conventional recipes for a 90% fat diet

When you look at recipes for kids, keep in mind that kids usually consume more calories per unit of body weight than adults, so there's more room for carbs in a kid's diet than a typical adult's diet. I'm pretty sedentary and in my diet, there is almost no room for carbs.

My meals are much simpler. When I was following this diet rigorously, I would usually melt 45 g of grassfed tallow in a sautee pan, add 52 g of beef and maybe some bone broth, cook it for a short time, and eat it sort of like soup. This meal contains 500 calories. Sometimes I'd add spices. Here's a photo to show the macronutrient ratio. The picture is misleading because I kept the fat clean to make the picture clear. In real life I'd mix bone broth and juice from the meat into the fat to make it more like soup:

experiment:-100%-fat-diet

When I'm in the mood for something more normal, I might melt a very large amount of grassfed butter in a pan, scramble a couple of eggs in it (mixing them with the butter), and add ground cayenne pepper.

On this kind of diet I frequently crave fibrous vegetables, and I eat as much salad as I can. Unfortunately, there's little room for carbs in this diet, and even celery and lettuce have to be rationed.

The picture probably looks pretty disgusting, but I've gotten used to eating fat and it tastes okay to me.

In fact -- this will probably sound strange -- sometimes I simply mix a few tablespoons of room-temperature tallow with cumin and sesame seeds and eat it like mashed potatoes. (My tallow is usually soft and almost fluffy at room temperature -- see rendering instructions below.)

As you can see, I'm not much of a cook, but I do know one useful thing. I've learned to render beef fat so it tastes as good as possibe. The trick is to use the lowest possible temperature. I've tried many ways of rendering and here's what tastes the best. Chop up the fat into very small pieces and put in a large pot of hot water that isn't boiling. (This doesn't work with suet, only with mushy body fat. Suet requires boiling and many hours.) The water should be very warm but not close to boiling. I've never used a thermometer but the water is at a temperature where I can jab my finger in and out of the water without pain. That's hot enough to render the fat. (Don't try the finger trick after the fat has begun to melt!) Don't cook the fat too long -- a couple of hours is enough. (Hard fat requires a longer time.) When most of the fat has come out of the tissue and floated to the surface, use a strainer to remove the solid material. (Save the solid material and use it, for example, in chili.) Then put the entire pot in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, you will have a solid disk of pure yellow fat on top of the water. Remove it and cut the disk into pieces. You can put them in plastic bags in the freezer and use the pieces as is. Optionally, you can purify the fat further by melting it at low temperature in a clear Pyrex container and then pouring it through a paper towel in a strainer into bottles. Pour slowly and watch what's inside the Pyrex container. When most of the melted fat has been poured, you'll see some water in the container that is about to spill out. Stop at that point. The reason I recommend a clear Pyrex container is so you can see the water. If you take this second step, the fat will contain no visible moisture and can be stored for very long lengths of time.


Reference:

The largest source of scientific information about ultra-high-fat diets is the medical literature about ketogenic diets for epileptic children. These diets have been used and studied for nearly one hundred years. In these papers, 90% fat diets are usually called "the Johns Hopkins diet" or "the classic ketogenic diet" or sometimes just "the ketogenic diet." Here's a good recent review paper about them:

The Ketogenic Diet: From molecular mechanisms to clinical effects

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Wow, you learn something new every day. Never imagined that something like this existed. Thanks!

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on April 20, 2012
at 12:55 PM

You're welcome! :)

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on April 21, 2012
at 04:44 AM

Hi Invisible Ink. Sure, I added some information to my answer above.

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on April 21, 2012
at 03:10 AM

This is fascinating. Would you mind posting a sample day of meals? I'm curious what a 90% fat diet would look like other than bowls of eating bowls of unsweetened whipping cream.

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at 12:54 AM

Seriously awesome info, thanks Rob. This site makes me look up something new everyday.

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on April 20, 2012
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Honestly, just because something can be done, doesn't mean it should be done.

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Yeah but I heard on Robb Wolfs podcast that you can survive a diet of strippers and cocaine for 30 days. YMMV.

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on April 19, 2012
at 11:56 PM

Protein is kinda important.

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on April 19, 2012
at 11:45 PM

Atkins has a "fat fast" to help stalled weight loss kick into gear. They don't recommend it for more than a few days I believe but from what I've read on low carb message boards, it's a useful tool for those who need a nudge in the right direction sometimes.

Fat Fast article

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the 'fat fast' is discussed here as well; http://livinlavidalocarb.blogspot.com.au/2006/09/fat-fast-for-few-days-to-induce-weight.html "Fat Fast For A Few Days To Induce Weight Loss"

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How do you feel about anal leakage?

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at 12:47 AM

Good old anal leakage. I remember back in my SUPER high fat days, when I would pour 4-5 tablespoons on coconut oil on an already fatty steak, and hours later diarrhea would just leak out of my anus without my knowledge. Not fun at all.

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on April 20, 2012
at 01:12 PM

Yeah I did close to this but not 100% there is a little bit of protein and carbohydrate in cream. I drank about 1 liter of cream for a couple days plus 1 tsp of salt. Skin was really nice. I just did it to see how it felt didn't intend to do it any longer than a few days. I was extremely warm.

I also did this once split between cream and virgin coconut oil. The warmth was particularly uncomfortable. But once again skin was nice and this little bit of fat/inflammation around the waist was gone literally overnight. Also I had some type of patchy rash like bumps on the back of my upper arms all my life, that went away too. I also puked a couple times.

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on April 20, 2012
at 07:43 PM

Yeah 1 liter slowly sipped over the day. Alcohol made me numb when I still drank. I was warm as in basal body temp was a few points higher. I think 99. With the coconut it was higher.

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wow a litre a day? or over the few days? was it the same warm feeling you get from alcohol?

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on May 29, 2012
at 05:31 AM

How did you come up with this as an idea? And I'm still not sure from your answer as to WHY you did this? What results were you hoping for, and what did you achieve? I'm very interested. What do you mean by a "little bit of fat/inflammation around the waist"?

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Also, what do you think about one trying coconut MILK (vs. cream) for such an experiment, as it, too, is very high in fat, yes?

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At a certain point your body's need for glucose (which can be reduced but not eliminated) will cause muscles to break down to yield amino acids for gluconeogenesis. 48 hours might be short enough that this doesn't happen or doesn't matter. It probably depends on your glucose needs, ketone adaptation, and glycogen stores, as well as a few other factors.

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on April 20, 2012
at 12:48 AM

I think the closest you might find to that 100% fat diet -- and it is not 100%, but very high -- is to look at the Inuit and other arctic peoples who survive / have survived on a diet that is pretty much blubber. There is a difference between animal fats, and plant fats, and maybe that needs to be taken into consideration as well. Personally, I wouldn't want to try this diet. :-)

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I can't enter a comment on Rob's n=1, so will leave it here. Fatty fiet is implicated in migraines.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/10839648/

Not a cure. But otherwise very interesting information.

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Curious what the total caloric intake in a 100% fat diet would be like? Surely higher than recommended daily intake? Any risk of weight gain?

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Find your basal metabolic rate using a BMR calculator, multiply that by how active you are, that's the estimated calories you need per/day. If you want to lose fat, go with a slightly lower multiplier.

http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/

and http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/recommended-daily-allowance/

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@raydawg So hypothetically one can still gain weight on the 100% fat "fast" if one, say, ingests too many cals of just fat? But if insulin is the fat storing hormone and it is not being produced, how does this happen?

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This is a terrible diet though, the 90% one is much better, otherwise you'll catabolize muscle from everywhere, and you'll need micronutrients too (vitamins/minerals so supplement). Also you don't want to actually eat what the BMR calc says to eat in actual fat unless you're already skinny, you'll want to use fat stores.

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@ Deb "Why exactly would you want to exclude protein?"

To activate a homeostatic process known as autophagy. Cells capture their own cytoplasm and organelles and consume them in lysosomes. The resulting breakdown products are inputs to cellular metabolism, through which they are used to generate energy and to build new proteins and membranes. Autophagy preserves the health of cells and tissues by replacing outdated and damaged cellular components with fresh ones. In starvation, it provides an internal source of nutrients for energy generation and, thus, survival. A powerful promoter of metabolic homeostasis at both the cellular and whole-animal level, autophagy prevents degenerative diseases. It does have a downside, however—cancer cells exploit it to survive in nutrient-poor tumors.

I use a an upper 90% fat diet to promote both weight loss and house cleaning at the cellular level.

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I am in the middle of a super high fat period right now and I am HOT!!!!!!! I am usually freezing all the time and I can tell my thermogenisis is in super high gear right now. I am not at 100% fat because I cant simply eat butter with a spoon. One problem I am having is caloric intake, it seems to be through the roof, about double what I would normally consume in a day, and that little voice in my head keeps making me paranoid that I will gain weight from this.

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wow michelle, how long have you been doing it for? and do you feel any better apart from the heat thing? what are your purposes of trying out the fat diet?

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I wanted to try it for a bit of self experimentation and dropping my BF percentage. I have officially stopped it though, I felt like crap after a couple days and my workouts suffered. It is just not sustainable for me as it made me crave extremely high carb food. Someone else might have different results, but I fare very well on a variety of fruits and veggies and a high-protein diet.

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I did a fast a few years ago. It was essentially just not eating, but I'd eat a teaspoon or so of coconut oil if I started to feel off.

It is really tough to eat just fat. Indeed, you can actually eat more fat total if you mix it with either protein or carbs than you can if you try to eat the fat by itself. I've gotten up to 80% fat quite comfortably, as long as I had a little bit of meat, egg, sweet potato, or fruit along with the fat. Others have made plenty references to the unhappy consequences of fat alone, and they are quite correct.

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Coconut oil would definitely clean you out too. Why exactly would you want to exclude protein?

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I was just asking out of curiosity if anyone has ever done it and what happened. Dont really want to try it...I dont find spoonfulls of any fat appealing actually...just a thought that crossed my mind...

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and people do things like fast for extended periods so was wondering if anyone had ever experimented with just fats for an extended period :)

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Fats alone would not provide the muscle sparing effects of fat and protein. Without protein in the diet you do use muscle from your body for the production of glucose for the brain, eyes and red blood cells, This process is gluconeogenesis.

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