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hack my breakfast!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 05, 2011 at 2:35 AM

i'm admittedly new to this, about eight weeks. loving it though! so my breakfast every morning has been either tuna or sardines with olive oil (my own olive oil, not what comes canned), and 2 oz of nuts, either walnuts, almonds or macadamias.

i figure the omega3 from the fish balances nicely with the omega6 from the nuts, and the monounsaturated fat in the olive oil is just gravy on top, so to speak. plus tons of protein, and very, very fillin!

but what say you, oh hacking sages??

74d0407ca99061cab2512ed83683b498

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on August 07, 2011
at 05:46 PM

@grenadine Yes, good point. I mainly just watch the tuna.

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on August 07, 2011
at 12:25 AM

@jakey- re mercury-- the little fishies are ok!! keep eating sardines! They have waay more omega-3 than tuna anyway.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on August 06, 2011
at 04:18 AM

see Dr. Ks blog he wrote today http://jackkruse.com/is-fish-oil-good-or-bad/

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on August 06, 2011
at 03:50 AM

we need em but there's no shortage of omega 6s in many foods and if you et sardines you'll get plenty of o-3s. Avocados have a lot of o-6s

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on August 05, 2011
at 02:58 PM

mercury... oh crap, that one had slipped off my radar :(

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 05, 2011
at 02:57 PM

another thing, i know we want to minimize PUFA, but are o3 and o6 still essential fatty acids, as in we need 'em?

74d0407ca99061cab2512ed83683b498

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on August 05, 2011
at 11:57 AM

Whoa, marrow fat! [email protected]

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on August 05, 2011
at 11:52 AM

Yeah I'd say that in the beginning it's prolly wise to stop the nuts. Avoid nuts and seeds for a few months, get rid of all the PUFA you can. Let your body rest up and get all un-inflammed if you will. Once you're feeling good and all then you can add them back in I've found.

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on August 05, 2011
at 07:22 AM

From my experience the Tuna offers pretty little Omega 3. I suspect if you plug it all into your tracker of choice you'll find the omega 6 in the nuts and olive oil will probably destroy your ratio like at a guess 5:1 (O6 to O3). This is assuming your not having ridiculous amounts of sardines (which are actually a great O3 source) :D . If you investigate it please let me know what you find!

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on August 05, 2011
at 03:40 AM

thats good, maybe substitute some sweet potatoes for the nuts?

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on August 05, 2011
at 03:20 AM

actually, i've subbed in two hard boiled eggs with nuts before, rather than the fish. i do love eggs...

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44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on August 05, 2011
at 11:13 AM

I just had some sous vide (cooked under vacuum at 41C) salmon cooked for breakfast and spinach, wild mushrooms etc cooked in marrow fat, damn it was good :)

74d0407ca99061cab2512ed83683b498

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on August 05, 2011
at 11:57 AM

Whoa, marrow fat! [email protected]

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64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

hacking sages. that's funny.

That does sound like a pretty good breakfast but a little variety wouldn't hurt. A very important first step is evening out the omega 3:6 ratio, but once you've dialed that in a bit the next step is generally to reduce your omega 6s. All PUFAs (6 and 3) are more prone to oxidative damage, which seems to be a root cause of a lot of bad things. So for many people balancing the ratio takes priority but for the more advanced version it's better to reduce omega 6s.

I'm not saying to never have nuts (though some here may), but nuts do have some gut irritants aside from the omega 6s.

How bout some eggs with veggies cooked in coconut oil, ghee, or butter?

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on August 05, 2011
at 03:40 AM

thats good, maybe substitute some sweet potatoes for the nuts?

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on August 06, 2011
at 04:18 AM

see Dr. Ks blog he wrote today http://jackkruse.com/is-fish-oil-good-or-bad/

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 05, 2011
at 03:20 AM

actually, i've subbed in two hard boiled eggs with nuts before, rather than the fish. i do love eggs...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 05, 2011
at 02:57 PM

another thing, i know we want to minimize PUFA, but are o3 and o6 still essential fatty acids, as in we need 'em?

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on August 05, 2011
at 11:52 AM

Yeah I'd say that in the beginning it's prolly wise to stop the nuts. Avoid nuts and seeds for a few months, get rid of all the PUFA you can. Let your body rest up and get all un-inflammed if you will. Once you're feeling good and all then you can add them back in I've found.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on August 06, 2011
at 03:50 AM

we need em but there's no shortage of omega 6s in many foods and if you et sardines you'll get plenty of o-3s. Avocados have a lot of o-6s

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74d0407ca99061cab2512ed83683b498

on August 05, 2011
at 11:57 AM

Eggs are good -- I like them with salsa verde and some fruit on the side, or leftover meat or fish with salad and a poached egg is awesome. You should definitely switch things up -- watch out for the mercury levels in your fish, too. We don't eat tuna fish more than once a week for that reason.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 05, 2011
at 02:58 PM

mercury... oh crap, that one had slipped off my radar :(

74d0407ca99061cab2512ed83683b498

(788)

on August 07, 2011
at 05:46 PM

@grenadine Yes, good point. I mainly just watch the tuna.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on August 07, 2011
at 12:25 AM

@jakey- re mercury-- the little fishies are ok!! keep eating sardines! They have waay more omega-3 than tuna anyway.

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on August 05, 2011
at 06:15 AM

I have had this as my breakfast from time to time. You might experiment with eggs w/butter every other breakfast.

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