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Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 02, 2012 at 1:48 AM

Since I don't have access to a kitchen and am required to go on a meal plan, I have to get my food from cafeterias. It's actually not that bad - I usually get beef brisket, grilled salmon and eggs for protein. Vegetables generally revolve around lettuce, onions, bell peppers, brussel sprouts, spinach. My problem is fat sources. I just don't get full/satiated from the meat & veggie combo alone. I can sometimes get whole avocados (which are expensive) or olives from the salad bar (which get too salty sometimes) or nuts (try to avoid them though because of O6 and tendency to over-eat).

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to incorporate more satisfying fat into my meal plan?

P.S. I've recently tried putting butter (not grass-fed though) over my veggies and putting half & half in my coffee which is heavenly. Is this ok?

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on December 12, 2012
at 05:45 AM

I do go for hummus as backup when the salad bar doesn't seem particularly appetizing that day. Thanks though!

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on October 04, 2012
at 01:01 PM

Most people in these here parts don't eat beans, or if they do eat them they are sprouted/fermented.

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on October 04, 2012
at 06:01 AM

oh and dnt be afraid to ask chef for olive oil, theynare usually nice...

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on October 03, 2012
at 12:23 AM

I mix coconut oil and coconut milk in my coffee and tea and it's delicious. I just read that you can add water to coconut cream concentrate (essentially coconut butter, and it's shelf stable) to make small servings of coconut milk for coffee. I haven't tried it yet myself. If you get a room refrigerator (or have access to a communal one), you can invest in a small blender and make yourself smoothies of almond or coconut milk and fruit.

45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

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on October 02, 2012
at 11:24 PM

It's not bad with coffee, especially if you like flavored coffee. I'm not a fan, myself, but I'm a bit of a purist with coffee.

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on October 02, 2012
at 12:46 PM

Not the ideal source, but I used to make olive oil salad dressing in my room and bring it with me to the caf. It definitely helped.

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on October 02, 2012
at 04:37 AM

Oh and I saw your comment about lactose intolerance, A2 milk is usually affects people's guts differently. Some cool videos explaining it are here: http://undergroundwellness.com/devil-in-the-milk-part-1/ http://undergroundwellness.com/devil-in-the-milk-part-2/

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on October 02, 2012
at 04:35 AM

Well, there is the whole A1 vs A2 milk - A2 cow's milk is in older, heritage breeds, but can be found (in what region is your school?) and sheep and goat cheese is usually pretty gentle for most people. I love manchego, and soft goat cheese, and all cheeses really:)

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on October 02, 2012
at 03:24 AM

The mct is tasteless and packs concentrated mct (much more so than the coconut oil). Think 3 tbsp coconut oil to get the benefit of 1 tbsp of mct. It's like rocket fuel for my coffee. I really enjoy the taste of the blended butter in my coffee. Before that I used to use coconut oil and cinnamon and it was effective, but the mct and butter took it to a different level.

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on October 02, 2012
at 02:47 AM

I probably need to do more research but I was wondering if there were certain types of cheese that are superior over others?

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on October 02, 2012
at 02:46 AM

Will coconut oil in coffee be inferior in taste VS butter and MCT oil?

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at 02:45 AM

I don't have a refrigerator so coconut oil would be better than butter as an easy access fat source. Has anyone tried it with coffee? I actually am a bit lactose intolerant hmm.

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363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on October 02, 2012
at 02:25 AM

It sounds like you are making the best of your options at college, it's great that they have some fattier pieces of meat. As long as the dairy doesn't bother you, getting extra fat in with dairy sounds like a good plan. If you have a small dorm fridge you could keep cheese in there, maybe some smoked salmon. Cream or half and half always makes me feel more sated after having it with tea or coffee.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on October 02, 2012
at 04:37 AM

Oh and I saw your comment about lactose intolerance, A2 milk is usually affects people's guts differently. Some cool videos explaining it are here: http://undergroundwellness.com/devil-in-the-milk-part-1/ http://undergroundwellness.com/devil-in-the-milk-part-2/

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on October 02, 2012
at 04:35 AM

Well, there is the whole A1 vs A2 milk - A2 cow's milk is in older, heritage breeds, but can be found (in what region is your school?) and sheep and goat cheese is usually pretty gentle for most people. I love manchego, and soft goat cheese, and all cheeses really:)

Adf4f094f249d7a3b81c854981f867d4

(100)

on October 02, 2012
at 02:47 AM

I probably need to do more research but I was wondering if there were certain types of cheese that are superior over others?

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on October 02, 2012
at 02:33 AM

Look into some coconut manna to go along with your coconut oil. I would even look into finding some grass-fed butter to keep on hand. I'm a big fan of BPC (Bulletproof Coffee) which is Butter and MCT oil blending together with the coffee. I'll never go back to any kind of cream again! It looks like the only other thing missing from your diet was bacon. Whats up with that??? :)

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Adf4f094f249d7a3b81c854981f867d4

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on October 02, 2012
at 02:46 AM

Will coconut oil in coffee be inferior in taste VS butter and MCT oil?

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 02, 2012
at 03:24 AM

The mct is tasteless and packs concentrated mct (much more so than the coconut oil). Think 3 tbsp coconut oil to get the benefit of 1 tbsp of mct. It's like rocket fuel for my coffee. I really enjoy the taste of the blended butter in my coffee. Before that I used to use coconut oil and cinnamon and it was effective, but the mct and butter took it to a different level.

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D3abaaead845d9da842938514ddb24bf

on October 04, 2012
at 06:00 AM

I might be an idiot for saying this but I dont know if this is fully paleofriendly, but have you considered chickpeas/hummas?

D3abaaead845d9da842938514ddb24bf

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on October 04, 2012
at 06:01 AM

oh and dnt be afraid to ask chef for olive oil, theynare usually nice...

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on October 04, 2012
at 01:01 PM

Most people in these here parts don't eat beans, or if they do eat them they are sprouted/fermented.

Adf4f094f249d7a3b81c854981f867d4

(100)

on December 12, 2012
at 05:45 AM

I do go for hummus as backup when the salad bar doesn't seem particularly appetizing that day. Thanks though!

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45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

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on October 02, 2012
at 02:26 AM

Coconut oil will be a lifesaver. It tastes great, is healthy and filling, and you can keep it at room temperature. I swear by it. I even keep it in my desk drawer at work just in case. You may want to consider heavy cream in your coffee rather than half and half.

Adf4f094f249d7a3b81c854981f867d4

(100)

on October 02, 2012
at 02:45 AM

I don't have a refrigerator so coconut oil would be better than butter as an easy access fat source. Has anyone tried it with coffee? I actually am a bit lactose intolerant hmm.

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

(8395)

on October 03, 2012
at 12:23 AM

I mix coconut oil and coconut milk in my coffee and tea and it's delicious. I just read that you can add water to coconut cream concentrate (essentially coconut butter, and it's shelf stable) to make small servings of coconut milk for coffee. I haven't tried it yet myself. If you get a room refrigerator (or have access to a communal one), you can invest in a small blender and make yourself smoothies of almond or coconut milk and fruit.

45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

(3661)

on October 02, 2012
at 11:24 PM

It's not bad with coffee, especially if you like flavored coffee. I'm not a fan, myself, but I'm a bit of a purist with coffee.

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