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High-fat w/ coconut oil

Asked on September 18, 2014
Created August 30, 2014 at 7:40 PM

What would be the effects of eating 70-85% of your calories from fat in the form of coconut oil, 10-20% from protein in the form of various meats, and 5-10% from carbohydrate in the form of various fibrous vegetables?

 

I understand that coconut oil is composed of around 60% MCT, or medium-chain triglycerides, which are easily metabolized and result in increased mental performance, energy, and thermogenesis.  They contribute to a greter formation of ketones in the blood and urine, which may compound with the effects of a 70-85% fat diet.  I am curious to know if this would result in ketoacidosis, or if this is a plausible long-term diet.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on August 30, 2014
at 08:02 PM

70% of your calories being completely void of nutrition? Does not sound like a good plan. 

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on August 31, 2014
at 02:07 AM

but just wait till you see the other 30%

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on August 31, 2014
at 02:31 PM

30% liver, 70% coconut oil by calories. Sounds delicious! 

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on August 31, 2014
at 02:34 PM

I'm making pate today and I just ran ingredients through Cronometer. 70% fat, haha. 

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on September 01, 2014
at 11:05 AM

I agree, i was at 80-90% fat for a while but now tend to stick to whole food sources, meat, nuts, avocado, olives, at most i'll add a few tbspns olive oil to food or some coconut milk which is quite nutrient dense. Calories without nutrition just doesn't feel right and IMO stresses the body.

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on August 31, 2014
at 12:22 AM

I agree with Matt, that is a lot calories with no micronutrients. You would have to eat a lot of liver, eggs and leafy vegetables to get your micros. I have to admit, I would be curious to see (or read about) somebody trying it. It seems like it would get old fast though.

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on August 31, 2014
at 03:36 PM

It took Atkins about 30 years of eating like this to become a jowly looking old man with heart problems.

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on August 31, 2014
at 01:11 AM

Paleo is about unrefined foods. Some refined is OK, but no chance of getting enough magnesium for example, if you eat 70% refined fat. same for meat mostly diets.

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on September 01, 2014
at 05:04 AM

Hey once I went to Sri -Lanka and coconat oil is so popular there and they even use it instead of cream. And now i still have a small jar of oil which I use as hand cream during a winter time.

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on August 31, 2014
at 03:33 PM

The problem with people plunging into low carb is that they don't look at the carnage ahead.

Would you rather look like jowly old Bob?

http://carbsmart.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Atkins2.jpg

Then drink the coconut oil and eat bacon.

Would you rather look like ripped old Jack?

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2010/forever-young-jack-lalanne-bodybuildingcom-tribute_a.jpg

Then drink the fruit/vegetable smoothies and eat fish and chicken.

Either way can be Paleo. 

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