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Hack my Fat Options

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 03, 2012 at 6:58 PM

I need some fat options. here's the hack though....

1.) not a huge fan of avocados, just can't build up the appetite to eat them

2.) i already cook in coconut oil and avocado oil, but it's not nearly enough fat to uphold my CrossFit activity levels. i train others so I'm at the gym everyday, if I'm not getting in a WOD, i'm doing skill work

3.) i don't like to eat nuts because they contain phytates and eating them in large doses over a long period of time can develop vitamin deficiencies. i really only try to use them in sauces or pesto sauce

4.) i figure a lot of you will say eat bacon, but i'm super strict and not a fan of buying even the uncured Applegate brand of bacon in the store. they still contain sugar and additives and don't come from grass fed animals. I used to buy uncured pork belly from the farmer and season it myself, but same thing with the avocado, i just can't build up the appetite to eat it

5.) i will feel fine after eating fatty cuts of grass fed meat, but i can't afford to be eating a steak multiple times per day everyday. we're doing a cow pool with my friends so it'll become easier to do this once that's complete

6.) i am very successful at only eating meals and not snacking, but if i'm still hungry after a meal or need something quick, i keep tuna fish in the house and put EVOO in it for added fat source, but again i don't want to be getting a majority of my fats from oils everyday. i also keep broiled chicken thighs, breasts and eggs in the house to eat. but these all don't have the best omega-3:6

7.) prob a lot of you will say eat salmon,it's a fatty fish, but i'm seriously beyond these kind of those quick fixes. im so in tune with my body now and i know what makes me strive and what doesn't.

8.) don't have a dehydrated to make beef jerky and i've tried the oven. it was not successful. don't have a lot of time on my hand to try new things either. my schedule changes everyday and sometimes i'm home to eat/cook for hours and other times i'm not. i will try to overfeed or make a lot of food on days that i'm home and fast on those days i don't have time to cook or stay at home.

9.) don't do dairy AT ALL. i don't tolerate it

Perhaps I'm being too picky, and it's surprising because I've been Paleo for over a year now and usually i'm not picky about whether my food tastes good, i just look at it like food is fuel. but lately i haven't been able to force myself to eat uncured pork belly or avocado and why should i force myself to eat? not healthy i would think.

some suggestions would help! thanks!

35b2cb4d450e5288895c255dfdfff35d

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on June 03, 2012
at 09:55 PM

You can cook the sausage at home, bring it to work in a little cooler, and warm them up at work or not.

35b2cb4d450e5288895c255dfdfff35d

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on June 03, 2012
at 09:54 PM

You can make your own sausage with the cheaper fattier cuts of grass-fed meat or pastured pork. You'd need a meat grinder with a sausage-making attachment, spices, and whatever they call the wrappers that go around the sausage.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

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on June 03, 2012
at 09:15 PM

us wellness is the place to go for your high standards Clayton.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on June 03, 2012
at 08:53 PM

Oxtail! MMMMMmmmmm

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on June 03, 2012
at 08:06 PM

And blackberries will fix that right up.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on June 03, 2012
at 07:48 PM

what do you mean when you say eating fatty fish is a "quick fix." And you imply salmon doesn't make you "strive?" What do you mean?

318374167f4c3bf3ac0f13ce48211c75

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on June 03, 2012
at 07:46 PM

but i haven't any luck finding uncured sausage without any sugar added :-/

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on June 03, 2012
at 07:46 PM

to #8 - beef jerky is very low fat so that wouldn't solve your problem anyway

35b2cb4d450e5288895c255dfdfff35d

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on June 03, 2012
at 07:21 PM

Fatty sausage is yummy too!

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35b2cb4d450e5288895c255dfdfff35d

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on June 03, 2012
at 07:08 PM

There's pemmican. I believe US Wellness sells it. I've found that to be very yummy and largely fat.

35b2cb4d450e5288895c255dfdfff35d

(5828)

on June 03, 2012
at 09:54 PM

You can make your own sausage with the cheaper fattier cuts of grass-fed meat or pastured pork. You'd need a meat grinder with a sausage-making attachment, spices, and whatever they call the wrappers that go around the sausage.

318374167f4c3bf3ac0f13ce48211c75

(106)

on June 03, 2012
at 07:46 PM

but i haven't any luck finding uncured sausage without any sugar added :-/

35b2cb4d450e5288895c255dfdfff35d

(5828)

on June 03, 2012
at 09:55 PM

You can cook the sausage at home, bring it to work in a little cooler, and warm them up at work or not.

35b2cb4d450e5288895c255dfdfff35d

(5828)

on June 03, 2012
at 07:21 PM

Fatty sausage is yummy too!

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on June 03, 2012
at 09:15 PM

us wellness is the place to go for your high standards Clayton.

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Dc7c704e93deb37d38d6574a2a5270c9

on June 03, 2012
at 07:37 PM

Avocado is imperceptible in a smoothie. Except for the color.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on June 03, 2012
at 08:06 PM

And blackberries will fix that right up.

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D54290f91bd8c2ff9fdf2f519933bf3e

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on June 03, 2012
at 07:17 PM

eat avocados anyway.

you dont want or like to eat so many things you are limiting yr options.

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on June 03, 2012
at 08:46 PM

US Wellness has beef and pork bacon in sugar + nitrate-free forms.

Pork - http://www.grasslandbeef.com/Detail.bok?no=1189
Beef - http://www.grasslandbeef.com/Detail.bok?no=1094

While we are at it, steak isn't the only meat in town that's worth a try. If you have a slow cooker (seriously, if you don't I'd suggest you get one) you can throw chuck roasts, oxtails (lots of fat there and soooo good), whatever into it with some veggies and you will be A-OK.

Oxtail - http://www.grasslandbeef.com/Detail.bok?no=1005
75% ground beef - http://www.grasslandbeef.com/Detail.bok?no=82

That was after I searched for all of 30-seconds. I don't think you'd have a hard time

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on June 03, 2012
at 08:53 PM

Oxtail! MMMMMmmmmm

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Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on June 03, 2012
at 07:50 PM

You can get pastured suet for free or very cheap. Render some into tallow. Just put it in a slow cooker for a day or so and then strain. Doesn't take much work. Then fry everything you can think of in the tallow (white potatoes, sweet potatoes, vegetables, etc.) If you're really looking for extra calories from fat, that will get you some. Probably not recommended for weight loss, though.

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5e63e3fa78e998736106a4a5b9aef58c

on June 03, 2012
at 09:35 PM

Is there a reason why you don't want to get the majority of your fats from oils?

You've got a whole bunch of stuff you won't/can't eat, and for some inexplicable reason you see eating fatty fish as a mere "quick fix." On top of that, despite all your pickiness, food to you is just fuel. So using healthy oils as an extra fuel source will probably be the most efficient way of going about it.

I like MCT oil, myself. It's a refined coconut oil that's liquid at room temp; it's very light, flavorless, and easy to add to foods. I make quick salad dressings with it all the time. If I need more fat, I can pound a shotglass full and there I have it.

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5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on June 03, 2012
at 08:05 PM

Lots of cheaper cuts are fatty. Short ribs are one of the fattiest cuts of beef around. Blade roast, brisket and chuck roasts are pretty fatty too. Eat the thighs and wings of chicken, skip the lean breasts.

Check out your farmers market for fresh uncured sausage. Many producers will have no sugar blends.

Get pastured eggs for better O3:O6 ratio.

And also, what problem do you have with salmon? That's some great eating there. How is it a "quick fix?"

Herring, trout and sardines are other fatty fish.

Learn to like new foods. Almost anyone can learn to like any particular food if they taste it enough for familiarity - somewhere between 3 to 10 times. Try new tastes when you are hungry. Everything tastes good if you are really hungry.

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