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High Fat Low Carb Source

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 06, 2011 at 2:29 PM

I'm going into a VLC cycle, and I would LOVE some ideas for some quality high-fat, low-carb foods.

I'm allergic to dairy (even raw dairy) and coconut. Also, my stomach reacts poorly to too much protein that accompanies some animal fat sources. When I go VLC I end up eating a lot of ghee, olives and olive products, but I could go for some variation.

Thanks!

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on October 24, 2011
at 08:25 PM

It took me 6 months to get over the steatorrhea.

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on June 16, 2011
at 01:28 PM

Thanks, Ben! I've been going at it for 2 weeks, <20 carbs a day. I was nervous about steatorrhea as well. I definitely experienced it before. This time has been good! I've lost some excess fat and my performance hasn't really suffered. I've needed more water than usual, of course, and I've been supplementing with fish oil, which isn't a norm. But I feel great!

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

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on June 16, 2011
at 01:25 PM

Nuts tend to have too many carbs for ketosis, if eaten in enough quantity.

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on June 16, 2011
at 12:52 PM

wish i could help. i went really high fat when i was eating solely animal products but i never got past steatorrhea. I would prolly 3xweek have it. Love to hear your results. You don't see many fit people doing these ZC LVC experiments so i'm happy to see it.

332d9f75d1077abafff6887681f6b130

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on June 16, 2011
at 12:20 PM

Is it still bacon if it comes from a cow?

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on June 16, 2011
at 02:31 AM

Sushi joints in NYC always have this on the menu, called hamachi-Kama. Delicious. Fatty. Not a whole lot of food but it is tasty.

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

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on June 06, 2011
at 03:58 PM

Haha! I will!! I'm gonna have to get some fish oil in there too, I guess!

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on June 06, 2011
at 03:57 PM

Including fiber? Man! Enjoy your oil shots then (lol)!

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on June 06, 2011
at 03:31 PM

the collar is the piece of fish directly behind the gills. i have only ever had it bbq'd. i'm sure most cooking methods would be suitable. i found a recipe for fish cakes made after slow simmering the collar and head in seasoned water. the broth could then be used for soup.

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

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on June 06, 2011
at 03:06 PM

Lol! Yep. I'm hardcore ;-) I need to get <20g of carbs to get into ketosis.

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

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on June 06, 2011
at 03:00 PM

I LOVE fish. I'm in North Texas, and unfortunately we don't have a great seafood market...that I can find, anyway. How do you prepare fish collars?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on June 06, 2011
at 02:56 PM

Also, an avocado has like 15 grams carb but 12 is fiber. In my book fiber doesn't count.

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on June 06, 2011
at 02:54 PM

You are hardcore! Macadamias a really low carb, I thought (1 oz is like 21g fat, 4 g of carb, 1/2 of that is fiber and 2 grams of protein). Like maybe the lowest nut. Also, yolks only will give you five grams of fat, two of protein. The only thing I can think of is to eat a ton of leafy greens doused on olive oil dressing. Fat and fiber - that should fill you up!

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on June 06, 2011
at 02:45 PM

Thanks meredith! So, there are a few too many carbs in avocado and macadamias, and I'd like to stay away from the protein in too many eggs and sardines...any other idea?

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0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on June 06, 2011
at 02:40 PM

Avocado

Sardines packed in olive oil

Macadamias

Eggs - maybe yolks only

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on June 06, 2011
at 02:56 PM

Also, an avocado has like 15 grams carb but 12 is fiber. In my book fiber doesn't count.

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on June 06, 2011
at 02:45 PM

Thanks meredith! So, there are a few too many carbs in avocado and macadamias, and I'd like to stay away from the protein in too many eggs and sardines...any other idea?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 06, 2011
at 03:57 PM

Including fiber? Man! Enjoy your oil shots then (lol)!

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on June 06, 2011
at 03:06 PM

Lol! Yep. I'm hardcore ;-) I need to get <20g of carbs to get into ketosis.

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on June 06, 2011
at 03:58 PM

Haha! I will!! I'm gonna have to get some fish oil in there too, I guess!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 06, 2011
at 02:54 PM

You are hardcore! Macadamias a really low carb, I thought (1 oz is like 21g fat, 4 g of carb, 1/2 of that is fiber and 2 grams of protein). Like maybe the lowest nut. Also, yolks only will give you five grams of fat, two of protein. The only thing I can think of is to eat a ton of leafy greens doused on olive oil dressing. Fat and fiber - that should fill you up!

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on June 16, 2011
at 12:44 PM

Just get some grass-fed lard (lamb lard works the best). Cut it up in less than bite size pieces and fry it on a skillet for a couple minutes. Salt & pepper. Good to go!

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on June 16, 2011
at 11:51 AM

Perhaps double-yolk eggs?

Hollandaise or mayonaise are pretty much all fat; yolks + oil or butter. And delicous!

I'm very interessted in more answers aswell...

Also, slightly OT; usualy nuts and their butters are suggested to be avoided when trying to lose weight. And obviously they aren't ideal because of the n3/n6 ratio. But what about when being in ketosis?

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

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on June 16, 2011
at 01:25 PM

Nuts tend to have too many carbs for ketosis, if eaten in enough quantity.

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on June 16, 2011
at 01:51 AM

I've occasionally made VLC truffles out of leaf lard and cocoa- I just melt the lard (which is basically flavorless), mix in just a little cocoa, pour into molds (or an ice cube tray), and store in the freezer. It's a really great excuse to just eat fat.

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on June 06, 2011
at 02:54 PM

do you like fish? if you have a local fish market or a korean grocery, you could get fish collars. they are fairly fatty and really inexpensive.

Japanese use yellow tuna collars to make hamachi kamaon.

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on June 06, 2011
at 03:31 PM

the collar is the piece of fish directly behind the gills. i have only ever had it bbq'd. i'm sure most cooking methods would be suitable. i found a recipe for fish cakes made after slow simmering the collar and head in seasoned water. the broth could then be used for soup.

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on June 06, 2011
at 03:00 PM

I LOVE fish. I'm in North Texas, and unfortunately we don't have a great seafood market...that I can find, anyway. How do you prepare fish collars?

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 16, 2011
at 02:31 AM

Sushi joints in NYC always have this on the menu, called hamachi-Kama. Delicious. Fatty. Not a whole lot of food but it is tasty.

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on June 06, 2011
at 02:38 PM

Perhaps cooking in generous amounts of lard? It's only around 40% saturated fat - not nearly as much as coconut oil - but that's still a decent amount. I also eat lots of bacon from pastured cows; I'll fry up a couple lbs on a weekend morning and save the rest for snacks. Yum!

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on June 16, 2011
at 12:20 PM

Is it still bacon if it comes from a cow?

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