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How to eat less protein?

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Created January 09, 2014 at 2:46 PM

So I'm reading all these things about how the diet should be high fat, low protein and people recommending that 10-20% of your calories should come from protein but I don't understand how this is possible. All high fat meats as far as I'm aware also contain a lot of protein. I don't get how I'm supposed to eat that amount of fat without getting a lot of protein as a by product. Just eating loads of nuts?

Any help greatly appreciated...

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on January 10, 2014
at 11:22 AM

Good advice I'll look into the coffee as well

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agree with this 100%

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on January 09, 2014
at 09:23 PM

This is a challenge for anyone, like myself, who accepts that too much protein is probably a bad thing. Here are just a few my many solutions:

  1. Eat lots of Kerrygold butter. I slather my veggies in it and sometimes use potatoes as a sort of "butter delivery system" wherein I take like 1/2 to 1 whole potato (sweet or white but I prefer sweet) and melt about an ounce of butter into it, then season to taste. That's pretty low carb, though the other side of lowering protein is accepting a little more carbs.
  2. Make mashed potatoes with about 2 parts skinless russet potato, 1 part butter, and 1 part heavy whipping cream. Also mix in some salt, pepper, and seasonings to taste.
  3. Make home made salad dressing with loads of olive oil, some balsamic vinegar, and seasonings/cheeses to taste. Put together a salad with loads of this oil/dressing, some avocado (optional), some good salad cheese (optional) and maybe a little nuts, and whatever else you like on a big salad.
  4. Snack on dark chocolate and macadamia nuts....
  5. Snack on really fatty cheese if you do dairy...
  6. Eat egg yolks. I usually discard half or more of the whites and eat mostly or only the yolks. Took a while to get over feeling wasteful but now I look at the whites more and more as a part of the shell. They aren't very nutritious; almost pure protein.

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on January 10, 2014
at 05:27 AM

I would try and eat more veggies and maybe a bit more fat. see how you go. I'm not a huge fan of eating more carbs but some peopel can do it.

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on January 10, 2014
at 02:13 AM

IF you're intentionally eating less protein, then recommend replacing those calories primarily with starchy carbs, but aslo maybe some fat. The starchy carbs are protein sparing and the extra fat can be thrown in there for palitability but you'll still be getting enough as long as you're eating some animal protein and maybe some nuts/olives here or there.

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on January 09, 2014
at 09:50 PM

I dress every vegetable with olive oil, except oven roasted veggies which are usually cooked in tallow. I eat either a chunk of butter (with nuts) or a chunk of parmesan as a snack every day. I eat marrow, and I prefer/use many fatty cuts of meat. I always melt a tbsp of tallow in soup. If I had an avocado tree, and a good source for brains, I would be in great shape.

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on January 09, 2014
at 08:47 PM

I'm having the same problem - I've been told to lower my protein and up my fat A LOT...but I feel like I need to just start eating sticks of butter or drinking Olive Oil, haha.

I think the best way (and the way I'm going to approach it - don't know if this is the best way) is I'm going to focus more on controlling my portions of meat and upping my veggies and slathering them in kerrygold butter or cooking them in more coconut oil. I've read half of our plate should be vegetables cooked in fat. I've also switched to only eating macadamia nuts which have a better ratio of omegas 6:3, but not too much, just a few a day. I'm going to try bulletproof coffee after doing more research on it.

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on January 10, 2014
at 11:22 AM

Good advice I'll look into the coffee as well

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on January 09, 2014
at 03:35 PM

Why less protein? Are you attempting low carb/ketogenic? Easy exchange is protein for carbohydrate/starch, but that only works when eating a normal diet.

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on January 09, 2014
at 03:31 PM

Olives, nuts, raw coconut chunks, creamed coconut (also known as coconut butter), cook your veggies in oil and fat (they soak up a lot), make paleo mayonnaise (easy recipe here http://nomnompaleo.com/post/39474749548/whole30-day-2-paleo-mayonnaise) and spread on your veggies or meats. Roast pork belly is delicious and high in fat with moderate protein (the crispy skin is the best part). Kerrygold herb butter is amazing, and you can also make butter and olive oil spread by blending soft room-temperature butter with olive oil and herbs, then putting it in the refrigerator and using it as a spread or dip for anything (or eat it alone like i do). Soups are another great way, make them as fatty and creamy as possible by using lots of veggies and fat/oil/butter then blending them together into a rich creamy soup. You can also make a million different dips using the mayonnaise as the base (like tartar sauce, aioli, cilantro mayo, horseradish sauce, etc). Tapenade with lots of olives and olive oil. There's a bunch of things, just get creative.

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on January 09, 2014
at 03:25 PM

Not the answer you are looking for.... But just eat real food. Eat what you like, eat diversely. After a few weeks take notice of how you feel, and tweak from there. Don't be too perscriptive about macros as everyone is differnet.

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on January 09, 2014
at 05:30 PM

agree with this 100%

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on January 09, 2014
at 03:00 PM

Avocados? Oil? Butter?

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