What are your picks for choosing fats to maintain a lean body mass. I've read in multiple forums and some articles that people lean out more with avacado, oils etc instead of nuts. I'm using almonds as a main fat source....thoughts? I am female. (more)
No particular fat will cause greater leaning out at a given caloric level. However, when attempting to lean out, the name of the game is appetite and satiety. In those two departments, I've found that animal fat is king and that all other fats are... (more)
I was in a Paleo VLC keto diet for 7 weeks. It didn???t worked. After each meal I would feel lethargic. ironically I felt great while fasting. One day I did fasting for 24 hours and I had a lot of energy, but after eating 6oz of beef liver meat... (more)
On several occasions I have tried MCT oil and experienced sharp stomach pains between 12 and 24 hours after ingestion. On the first occasion, I tried 1 tsp. straight-up in the evening, without food. The next day (about 12 hours later) I had a... (more)
My daughter and I both experienced pretty bad abdominal pain/ache with MCT oil, no matter how small the dose. (She was using in coffee, I was putting it in smoothies). We gave up on it and just have coconut oil instead.
I am curious to know what oils or fats are normally used in your country. This is my take from Spain, my country of origin: -Olive and sunflower oil are the commonest fats to cook with. Some people reserve olive oil for salads only, not... (more)
So, I've been eating more nuts and seeds than usual and don't want my skin to react...should I up my omega 3s to counteract it? I'm going to immediately stop eating so many. I just hadn't eaten them in so long and went crazy! I was just... (more)
Instead of the sweet tooth thing many people have, I feel that I have a "Savory Tooth" where I can't stop eating excessive amounts of fatty foods. When I began paleo, 2.5 years ago I transitioned from eating nothing but peanut products, canola... (more)
Looking for some n=1 accounts of macadamia nut consumption. I know I've gotten carried away before and eaten quite a bit and felt icky but even then I'm not sure it was the nuts or the excess. In theory, they're an excellent food source. Also... (more)
My question is about how the timing of the micronutrients would be best... I mostly kept it like the first combination in the title, carbs a.m, fats p.m. But i thought about it today, and noticed that it may be more beneficial to turn the... (more)
So ive got this Bertolli olive oil today, that claims to be good for cooking, (until 220 C- thats also the reason why i bought it- for cooking!) which contains both, virgin and refined olive oil. Im not sure if this refined olive oil in... (more)
According to 180degreeshealth: But even those healthy eaters who have heard about the harmful effects of vegetable oil and butter substitutes are still often making mistakes and taking in huge amounts of fat overall (burning fat for... (more)
I am aware of the need to avoid excessive polyunsaturated fats in foods. I was just wondering what exactly is considered a high PUFA food? Eggs and poultry are high in PUFA compared to beef or lamb. Would they be considered a PUFA food? Do... (more)
Only refined isolated omega-6 PUFAs are problematic in my opinion. You can't really overeating omega-6 PUFA from whole foods, without significantly distorting one's diet.
Hi everyone! I am a 14 year old girl who has gone paleo for about a month now, with the exception of a few cheats here and there ;) I dance 3-4 days a week and I am 5'1 1/2 and I think around 85 pounds? I usually aim to eat about 200 grams protein... (more)
So I have googled and searched to death trying to find some answers to my interesting and frustrating issue to no avail. Has anyone found that they had Insatiable- and i mean rabid- fat cravings when eating very low carb specifically no added... (more)
I find that I really feel better actually omitting straight up fat sources from my diet, and prefer just getting them from eggs (I eat about 4 a day), fatty fish (salmon, sardines, mackerel), and some slightly leaner cuts of bison and beef. I... (more)
It sounds alright to me. As long as you are getting enough calories it ought to be fine. In some sense you can claim to be more paleo than most of us, because these fats are processed in the sense that they are extracted from a whole food.
Which type of fat is better for men trying to increase testosterone? I read a lot of articles online stating that monounsaturated fats are better than saturated for testosterone. I know to avoid most PUFA. Which type fat is better for overall health? (more)
Ok, so I'm confused at the moment. Been reading this http://blog.metaboliceffect.com/2012/04/11/10-healthiest-fat-loss-foods/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=10-healthiest-fat-loss-foods These guys seem to know their shit but I... (more)
Hi guys, I'm trying to adapt to tis paleo diet but get extreme brain fog from meats and fats. I try to clear it with coffee but that has its own deleterious effects that I'm sure you all are familiar with. I've tried digestive enzymes but doesn't... (more)
Hypothetically speaking, which of the three macronutrients fats/proteins/carbs could singularly sustain you for the rest of your life if at all? And why?
None of them. They're all needed.
I don't hear much about cashews on the various paleo blogs I've looked at, and I'm wondering why. They're mighty tasty, and seem to stack up well against other nuts. For instance, compare 1 oz of cashews: Total Fat: 13.0g Saturated Fat:... (more)
I have this coconut oil that I mainly use for skin and my hair. The brand is called Parachute , it's imported from India. It does say that it's edible. This is what the back reads ''A premium quality 100% pure edible oil, made by pressing... (more)
Parachute coconut oil is not good for cooking. It's ok to apply it on your hair and body. If you wish to use coconut oil for cooking, I suggest you buy virgin coconut oil.
I hear a lot of anti-nut sentiments in the paleo community, and I'm a bit confused... Why do people advocate slathering everything in butter or animal fat, but then turn around and shun nuts and nut butters because they're "too high in fat and... (more)
I want to increase current carbs by adding more starch safe items---what should I decrease fats or proteins? EDIT I guess I should have explained why I want to up my carbs. I feel tired all the time -- I mean all the time. And I am hungry all... (more)
Hi everyone I'm a 40yr old with about 40lbs I'd like to lose. I run 3 times a week and do free-weights 2X a week. I'm in my first week of eating paleo-and have lost about 7lbs already (I know this is mainly water weight, but I still love it!) I... (more)