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don't like fatty meats...

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 07, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Paleo newbie here!

Quick cliffs notes: 24yo, 5'6, ~140lb trying to get down around 10lb. After two weeks fairly strict paleo with only 1 pc fruit / day and 1 cheat / week, feeling better, leaner (less exercise! embracing the lowering of cortisol) and happier.

BUT i am really not a fan of very fatty meat...cooked some grass fed ribs on the weekend and although i loved the taste on the whole, i can't stomach eating the pure fat bits - same with bacon and other meats...

I'm also craving coconut butter and coconut products like a mad woman. Currently eating 1 handful of nuts / day and ~3 tbsp coconut butter/day. i use a little olive oil to cook with and other fat inc 2 eggs/day and maybe a piece of bacon, olive oil on salad at lunchtime.

am i getting enough fat, or rather, do i have to eat fatty meats to get the benefits of paleo or can i stick with what i'm doing? the most fat i can stomach is in organic pork gluten free sausages.

THANKS in advance!

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on August 08, 2012
at 11:06 AM

EDIT: Is this amount of coconut butter too much though - 3 tbsp per day? Along with other potential fats eg avocado, that 1 handful of nuts, perhaps some bacon or grass-fed salami...??

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on August 07, 2012
at 07:08 PM

32 oz coffee (I have used the Upgraded Coffee but generally just buy the best local coffee I can find and grind it myself) 1 egg 1.5 tbsp grass-fed unsalted butter 2 tbsp MCT oil (can use coconut oil if easier) Stevia (for sweetness, not necessary for all) Put in a blender and mix until creamy. It comes out like a latte and is heaven!

68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

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on August 07, 2012
at 07:08 PM

The concept you can find here. http://www.bulletproofexec.com/how-to-make-your-coffee-bulletproof-and-your-morning-too/ Many people, including myself, have created their own "spin" on it. However, the benefits of it (and this is what I alude to first hand) are great. For the typical coffee drinkers, even a modified version of it is still beneficial. I can literally be "on fire" at my job and just cognitively 100% after a nice dose of it. My version is...

F039021ad0e901216b786781a7836193

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on August 07, 2012
at 02:19 PM

Thanks - what is this bulletproof coffee i keep reading about!? Sounds lethal(ly tasty...)

F039021ad0e901216b786781a7836193

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on August 07, 2012
at 02:18 PM

Thanks, and very good point re scale/weight. I really don't care what the scale says (and in fact am estimating based off a reading 6mo ago) - just want to be leaner, feel more energetic and healthier. This is coming off years off calorie counting, intense exercise 45m/day 6 days a week, etc. I have fat and cellulite that I shouldn't for how much I think about my diet and Paleo is hopefully the answer...

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68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

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on August 07, 2012
at 01:51 PM

This is a good question and to an extent, I'm the same way. I still enjoy chicken breast, white fish and other non-fatty proteins. A nice remedy is to get your fat in when you can. I tend to A) use Bulletproof Coffee w/coconut oil, MCT Oil, butter and egg yolks to get additional fat, B) cook my lean proteins with coconut oil and C) mix in fats like coconut oil, coconut manna and butter into a smoothie/protein shake.

If you eat the quality fats, they will enhance whatever you eat them with. Find what you can stomach and chomp away!

68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

(5795)

on August 07, 2012
at 07:08 PM

32 oz coffee (I have used the Upgraded Coffee but generally just buy the best local coffee I can find and grind it myself) 1 egg 1.5 tbsp grass-fed unsalted butter 2 tbsp MCT oil (can use coconut oil if easier) Stevia (for sweetness, not necessary for all) Put in a blender and mix until creamy. It comes out like a latte and is heaven!

68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

(5795)

on August 07, 2012
at 07:08 PM

The concept you can find here. http://www.bulletproofexec.com/how-to-make-your-coffee-bulletproof-and-your-morning-too/ Many people, including myself, have created their own "spin" on it. However, the benefits of it (and this is what I alude to first hand) are great. For the typical coffee drinkers, even a modified version of it is still beneficial. I can literally be "on fire" at my job and just cognitively 100% after a nice dose of it. My version is...

F039021ad0e901216b786781a7836193

(20)

on August 07, 2012
at 02:19 PM

Thanks - what is this bulletproof coffee i keep reading about!? Sounds lethal(ly tasty...)

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on August 07, 2012
at 02:00 PM

It's my experience that those that don't love the fattier ruminants (goat, lamb, beef) do better with fish and seafood in addition to some poultry or other meats. Whether or not you have to supplement any fat is really dependent on your goals and what personally works for you. Fat is satiating for me, so I cook my veggies with a good amount of it. But, for others, just having a fatty cut of salmon or protein on its own is good enough. I think whole foods or even whole coconuts if you can get them are a good way to start out, instead of all kinds of processed coconut stuff - although, I love coconut flour pancakes myself. And, again, if weight loss is your primary goal, people will probably chime in and tell you to limit nuts for now. Although, at 5'6" and 140, I think muscle building and toning will make more of a difference then the number on the scale.

F039021ad0e901216b786781a7836193

(20)

on August 07, 2012
at 02:18 PM

Thanks, and very good point re scale/weight. I really don't care what the scale says (and in fact am estimating based off a reading 6mo ago) - just want to be leaner, feel more energetic and healthier. This is coming off years off calorie counting, intense exercise 45m/day 6 days a week, etc. I have fat and cellulite that I shouldn't for how much I think about my diet and Paleo is hopefully the answer...

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on August 07, 2012
at 04:07 PM

I put butter on lean cuts.

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on August 07, 2012
at 01:59 PM

Jilly, the only way to know is to listen to how you feel. If you are energetic and feel good then stick to what you are doing. If you feel run down then you may need to rework your macronutrients. Coconut is a great source of fat. Avocados are too. If you feel like you need more fat try some Omega 3 supplements.

In general it looks like you are doing great. And as long as you feel great I wouldn't force myself to eat more fat.

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