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Foods highest in fat

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Created January 12, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Hey, I am not sure if this question has already been asked... I eat one meal a day and I eat a lot of meat... like ground beef, bacon, eggs, and fish... veggies too. I want to know what foods have the highest fat in them. I want to eat more fat. I think it might help with my cravings for things like cake and icecream... and brownies etc. I had a horrible binge last night haha. Will eating more fat curb my cravings for such things? Thanks for reading!

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at 05:12 PM

It is crucial for ex binge eaters (and a lot of women) to have regular healthy meals otherwise they go off track and eat junk foods. For some fasting is not wise.

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on November 19, 2011
at 04:28 AM

You had me at liver... Don't forget the braunschweiger! I like mine with mustard and sauer kraut.

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on January 13, 2011
at 07:39 AM

Mine are the same. You can't win with parents. When I was vegetarian, it was, "OMG, you need more protein!" and now it's like, "Uhm, Kaz, do you /really/ think you should be eating that much meat?" It's like, gah! You can't please 'em all. LOL Anyway, keep us posted and let us know how if increasing your fat helps. :)

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on January 13, 2011
at 05:30 AM

Yeah my parents do act funny whenever I say anything about health and paleo.. they probably think I have something wrong with me because I care about my health... like Im too young to be worried about stuff like that. I just can't wait to move out! haha

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on January 13, 2011
at 05:28 AM

yeah my family doesn't really say many negative things.. but I do feel what they are thinking. It does make me really angry especially when my dad is eating some crap food and asks me if I want it.. and then acts weird if I saw no.. it's whatever though. I can't wait to move out of this house haha...

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on January 13, 2011
at 04:38 AM

Yeah, family can be tough. Nothing sets me off more than a fight with one of my siblings, and we live thousands of miles apart. :) It sounds like all of your anger and frustration (do you ever feel resentful or as though your family doesn't respect you or your decisions?) welled up into a ball last night and exploded, and that's where the food came in. The poison matched your mood, sort of. It's hard to want to nourish and nurture yourself when your body is thrumming with negative energy. Good luck overcoming this; you can do it! :)

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at 03:18 AM

I think I do eat emotionally sometimes as well.. what set me off last night was I was making my paleo dinner.. then in the middle of cooking I got in a big fight with my brother and he stormed out. I ate all my paleo food... then ate a brownie.. and another.. then icecream.. cheesecake.. hahahaha I went crazy. Im not fat at all.. but sugar is deadly and I want to stop! I live at home still and my family is NOT paleo... there is cheesecake in the fridge.. icecream... everything I don't want to eat. It's hard to stay away from it... but I guess I have done well against the cravings.

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at 12:43 AM

Yes, they definitely can. He asked for sources of fat though... and putting it in something bitter, like coffee, might not give the same cravings.

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on January 13, 2011
at 12:18 AM

Glutamine is useful for curbing sweet cravings. 500mg-1g 2x per day.

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on January 13, 2011
at 12:10 AM

The research I have seen suggests that there were likely two meals a day...the evening feast after the hunt and gather, and then a morning "breakfast" composed of leftovers.

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on January 12, 2011
at 11:53 PM

thanks a lot PG! It's funny how my family and the majority of people think it's weird that I, along with many other people, care about what we put in our bodies. It's funny how most people don't question anything... *sigh*.. I love this website!

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at 11:39 PM

Bronson, I think it's super you are working on taking really good care of yourself. Some find taking magnesium along with eating something fat, really helps keep away those cravings for sweets. I'm sending you lots of good thoughts.

296b837795beec2ea6bfe5598e773a7e

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at 11:10 PM

hey thanks for the comments, but just to let you know I'm 20 years old (male).. and I have always been a light sleeper. Never needed a whole lot of sleep. If I sleep too much, which I have tried, I tend to be tired all day. But if it will improve my cravings I can try it.. again.

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on January 12, 2011
at 11:07 PM

yeah I did some research into intermittent fasting... and I think it makes the most sense. In my opinion, three meals a day didn't happen in the paleo age. The men went out and hunted all day and finally brought home the meat for the "family" or "tribe" to eat. One meal a day seems more natural to me.

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on January 12, 2011
at 10:11 PM

Hi, GB. I find that very true. I must go to sleep early and keep a regular schedule. If my sleeping schedule gets disturbed, it takes me a few days to recuperate, including the disruption in my eating. This might be more true for older folks. I don't want to alarm the younger ones. :)

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at 10:08 PM

Hi, Frank. I agree, I put CO in tea, with a bit of cream. I add it to soups, or anything. I'll drink a cup later and smile, knowing I've got company in this. Best wishes to you.

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on January 12, 2011
at 09:51 PM

Coconut oil melted in a cup of bone broth is a great way to up the cals and load up on fat.

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on January 12, 2011
at 09:44 PM

How's your sleep? Getting 9+ hours of sleep per night will help regulate your hormones and change what your body craves.

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on January 12, 2011
at 08:47 PM

Oh, but butter and coconut *oil* are fine for me. It's just the cream and c. milk that I can't do.

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on January 12, 2011
at 08:46 PM

True, but for me personally, cream and coconut increase cravings nonetheless. You're lucky!

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D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

on January 12, 2011
at 08:54 PM

Yes, fat will help with curbing the desire for sweets (as well as avoiding anything that tastes sweet).

Some foods that I find satiating:

Beef fat, from cooking, is, by far, the most satiating for me. Eating a spoonful is sometimes exactly what I need.

Others, in no particular order:

Beef bacon, Egg yolks, Grass-fed beef with extra beef fat, Pastured butter, and Wild, Alaskan salmon (sometimes mackerel or herring).

Also, coconut oil, (expeller pressed), has many valuable properties, including medium chain fatty acids (MCTs) which can help with satiety.

Heavy whipping cream helps for some folks, and triggers that "wanting to eat more" for others.

Sometimes a bit of sea salt helps, too.


Additionally, many of us who eat a low-carb diet find that there is a certain range of carbs that we can eat and not have the desire to eat more carbs. Going above that range triggers a desire for carbs. Dr. Richard Bernstein explains how this happens, in his book, "The Diabetes Solution". I highly recommend reading it. It is well worthwhile, even if one is not diabetic.

Here is a link to parts of the book online

http://www.diabetes-book.com/readit.shtml


All the best to you.

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on January 12, 2011
at 10:08 PM

Hi, Frank. I agree, I put CO in tea, with a bit of cream. I add it to soups, or anything. I'll drink a cup later and smile, knowing I've got company in this. Best wishes to you.

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on January 12, 2011
at 09:51 PM

Coconut oil melted in a cup of bone broth is a great way to up the cals and load up on fat.

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on January 12, 2011
at 08:58 PM

Stopping your binging for 2 weeks and keeping carbs low will really help to shift your body's fuel desires. Fat rocks, just make sure that it's grass fed or pastured fat so that you don't get the bad stuff.

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on January 12, 2011
at 11:35 PM

Avocados are full of fats, specifically monounsaturated. I've found a full or even half avocado is great at satiating my hunger.

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on January 12, 2011
at 09:19 PM

As a former binge eater, I have had to learn to eat more often throughout the day. If I get over hungry I make terrible decisions. It's not very Paleo, but it works for me.

It really helped me deal with cravings knowing the next meal was coming soon. I am able to fast occasionally without a problem, as long as I have a plan, it really helps.

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on July 26, 2012
at 05:12 PM

It is crucial for ex binge eaters (and a lot of women) to have regular healthy meals otherwise they go off track and eat junk foods. For some fasting is not wise.

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74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

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on January 13, 2011
at 12:41 AM

Another thing to consider is the emotional aspect of binge eating. What are your triggers? For instance, what set you off last night to go off on a food tirade? Knowing the cause of the binge really helps me to ward off and prevent the next one from happening.

I'm an emotional eater, and the thing that kept me from diving face-first into a vat of frosting during my last emotional upset was chocolate. I know that chocolate isn't the most warmly embraced food in paleo-land, but when my choice is between stuffing my face with rubbish or enjoying some delicious, fatty chocolate...well, chocolate wins every time. :) (Also delicious: coconut butter -- you can make your own by pureeing unsweetened coconut flakes. Omnomnom. Eat that bad boy with a spoon, or slather it onto your choccy. So. Good.)

Also: ditch the "all or nothing" mentality. Yes, the cookie was calling to you, and you you couldn't resist her siren song and hence, you ate it. That doesn't mean, "Oh well, I blew it," and you finish off the entire plate of cookies. Acknowledging that you ate it and subsequently forgiving yourself goes a long way in overcoming binge eating. Also, ask yourself why you ate it so you can figure out what it is that you truly want, so you don't devour copious amounts of verboten eats. I was craving a cookie the other day, but the reason I wanted it was because I was tired and cranky and my energy was low. A warm, fatty meal (it's like a hug from inside your tummy! :D) and some choccy later, and the matter was resolved.

Good luck! :)

296b837795beec2ea6bfe5598e773a7e

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on January 13, 2011
at 05:28 AM

yeah my family doesn't really say many negative things.. but I do feel what they are thinking. It does make me really angry especially when my dad is eating some crap food and asks me if I want it.. and then acts weird if I saw no.. it's whatever though. I can't wait to move out of this house haha...

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on January 13, 2011
at 07:39 AM

Mine are the same. You can't win with parents. When I was vegetarian, it was, "OMG, you need more protein!" and now it's like, "Uhm, Kaz, do you /really/ think you should be eating that much meat?" It's like, gah! You can't please 'em all. LOL Anyway, keep us posted and let us know how if increasing your fat helps. :)

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on January 13, 2011
at 04:38 AM

Yeah, family can be tough. Nothing sets me off more than a fight with one of my siblings, and we live thousands of miles apart. :) It sounds like all of your anger and frustration (do you ever feel resentful or as though your family doesn't respect you or your decisions?) welled up into a ball last night and exploded, and that's where the food came in. The poison matched your mood, sort of. It's hard to want to nourish and nurture yourself when your body is thrumming with negative energy. Good luck overcoming this; you can do it! :)

296b837795beec2ea6bfe5598e773a7e

(354)

on January 13, 2011
at 05:30 AM

Yeah my parents do act funny whenever I say anything about health and paleo.. they probably think I have something wrong with me because I care about my health... like Im too young to be worried about stuff like that. I just can't wait to move out! haha

296b837795beec2ea6bfe5598e773a7e

(354)

on January 13, 2011
at 03:18 AM

I think I do eat emotionally sometimes as well.. what set me off last night was I was making my paleo dinner.. then in the middle of cooking I got in a big fight with my brother and he stormed out. I ate all my paleo food... then ate a brownie.. and another.. then icecream.. cheesecake.. hahahaha I went crazy. Im not fat at all.. but sugar is deadly and I want to stop! I live at home still and my family is NOT paleo... there is cheesecake in the fridge.. icecream... everything I don't want to eat. It's hard to stay away from it... but I guess I have done well against the cravings.

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on January 12, 2011
at 09:45 PM

Organ meats like liverwurst.

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on November 19, 2011
at 04:28 AM

You had me at liver... Don't forget the braunschweiger! I like mine with mustard and sauer kraut.

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on January 12, 2011
at 09:15 PM

I read this question many times over to see if I missed something. You only eat ONE meal a day?! Not sure how that makes any sense unless there is something I have misssed. If there is please inform me, I am open to learning new things. Maybe eat more than one meal a day and that will help satisfy any cravings.

296b837795beec2ea6bfe5598e773a7e

(354)

on January 12, 2011
at 11:07 PM

yeah I did some research into intermittent fasting... and I think it makes the most sense. In my opinion, three meals a day didn't happen in the paleo age. The men went out and hunted all day and finally brought home the meat for the "family" or "tribe" to eat. One meal a day seems more natural to me.

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on January 13, 2011
at 12:10 AM

The research I have seen suggests that there were likely two meals a day...the evening feast after the hunt and gather, and then a morning "breakfast" composed of leftovers.

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on January 12, 2011
at 08:43 PM

cooking things in lard is nice. i find my sweet cravings are satisfied well by some blueberries blended into coconut milk with some cinnamon. usually does the trick, and its so fatty i can hardly finish a cup of it. i eat dairy, too so i really like a little bit of the cabot greek yougurt. its 10% milkfat- essentially yogurt made with heavy cream. 4oz is all i need.

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Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on January 12, 2011
at 08:25 PM

Heavy cream and coconut milk are fat bombs. Put butter or coconut oil on everything too to get enough calories.

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on January 12, 2011
at 08:46 PM

True, but for me personally, cream and coconut increase cravings nonetheless. You're lucky!

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on January 13, 2011
at 12:43 AM

Yes, they definitely can. He asked for sources of fat though... and putting it in something bitter, like coffee, might not give the same cravings.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on January 12, 2011
at 08:47 PM

Oh, but butter and coconut *oil* are fine for me. It's just the cream and c. milk that I can't do.

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