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How do you eat lots of fat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 22, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Let's say hypothetically someone wanted to eat tons of fat, like butter, but eating butter straight gave them digestive issues, how would you go about eating lots of butter or some other coprable fat and having good bowels? Would you include something like liver or egg yolks? If so why? Would you include Veggies or rice or something, if so why? I feel like I've never been able to give a high fat diet a chance, even for a short period because it messes up my bowels, I'd like to try it at least for a week just to give it a fair shake, any advice on how to eat a very high fat diet and have reasonable bowels still?

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on February 22, 2013
at 10:13 PM

Also, I throw in some dark chocolate, every once in a while. 85% or 90% cacao.

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F54a16e4caf4dc8da9ef1369f46a95cd

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on February 22, 2013
at 05:47 PM

Maybe your body wasn't ready to get all that fat all at once. Try taking digestive enzymes such as Betaine HCL to help your body learn to digest the fat on its own. I did that at the beginning and now am fine eating a significant amount of butter/coconut milk/whatever.

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on February 22, 2013
at 01:25 PM

I like to eat double (heavy) cream. Cream and blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, you get the picture. If I eat it straight out of the pot, I feel quite sick after a couple of teaspoons, with fruit I can eat a lot more.

I have no real evidence for it, only personal experience, but it seems to me that vegetables and/or fruit "balance out" the more challenging effects of consuming high amounts of fat. Mushrooms cooked in lots of butter, where the mushrooms act like a sponge, and then added to an omelette are delicious and I have no problems digesting them. Pure butter, no thanks.

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on February 22, 2013
at 01:00 PM

Guacamole.

Steam veggies, then top with melted grassfed butter. If you have rice, or sweet potato, drown them in grassfed butter or coconut oil.

Bulletproof coffee.

Bacon, bacon, bacon.

Don't trim the fat on steak.

Yes, I do eat liver, egg yolks, and supplement with choline/lechitin occasionally.

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on February 23, 2013
at 02:32 AM

With your mouth?

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B36bbab16837fe6d60eb2b5a49a561ed

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on February 22, 2013
at 08:47 PM

I try to eat an avocado everyday. I AM one of those people who drinks coconut oil out of the jar, :-), but it takes time to get used to that. Also, pastured eggs cooked in grass fed butter every morning, bacon, olive oil and olives on my salad for lunch, bacon, wild caught Alaskan salmon and grass fed beef. I also eat full fat Greek yogurt and drink full fat grass fed milk regularly, as I tolerate it fairly well. Cheese, if you can tolerate it. Bacon.

I also run a cycle of probiotics every couple of months, eat sauerkraut daily, and work out often. Haven't tried any digestive enzymes, but I have heard some good things about them.

Eating the way I do, as long as I am consistent, my bowel remains very regular. I think my "Big Ass Salad" (thanks Mark) really goes a long way towards keeping my regular.

B36bbab16837fe6d60eb2b5a49a561ed

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on February 22, 2013
at 10:13 PM

Also, I throw in some dark chocolate, every once in a while. 85% or 90% cacao.

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on February 22, 2013
at 10:28 PM

Cheese & macadamia nuts.

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on February 22, 2013
at 10:10 PM

Macadamia nuts!

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on February 22, 2013
at 06:04 PM

Yeah, I never eat fat straight. I can't imagine being a Primal eater who eats sticks of butter or coconut oil out of the jar. I probably average around 50% fat calories, so not all that high compared to some cavepeeps.

How I get a lot of fat mostly involves a lot of heavy cream, but also eggs, butter, sardines in olive oil, bacon, avocado, cheese (obviously I'm Primal, not Paleo). I have a TON of heavy cream in my coffee. I make ice cream pops with whipped cream and some blackberries or raspberries folded/blended in. I eat this fantastic Parmesan brussels sprouts recipe often: http://www.bhg.com/recipe/vegetables/creamy-brussels-sprouts/. I eat rich soups, like Zuppa Toscana with less potatoes than usual for the fatty sausage along with the cream in the soup, and creamy tomato basil bisque. I make my own yogurt once in a while with whole milk and added cream, then strain it for the best texture and the highest fat/protein concentration.

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on February 22, 2013
at 04:02 PM

Coconut milk is awesome.....

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