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Does Paleo allows to eat fatty cuts of meat or just lean?

Answered on May 26, 2014
Created May 25, 2014 at 1:15 PM

i really don't like eat turkey or chicken breast or any meat without fat.i love to eat ribeyes everyday.does it hurts Paleo lifestyle or not.am not Paleo right now,am strict Primal,where i know u can eat fat meat as well.but i don't know anything about Paleo but heard that u can eat bacon and it's fat sooo...

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on May 26, 2014
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That's more of a paleo myth than hunter-gatherer reality. Successful hunts aren't common… food would not be "wasted" on dogs.

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on May 26, 2014
at 10:08 PM

He sure did. For that and the solanum scare he deserves to walk the plank. But then again, he gets a lot right.

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on May 26, 2014
at 11:03 PM

There's not that significant difference between "conventional" and "pastured" meat, particularly beef! There's such a low amount of PUFA that the ratio in beef does not realistically matter. Pork, it doesn't matter much, because "pastured" pork doesn't have significant omega-3s either. And don't mention the "toxin" issue… a bunch of hand-wavy nonsense.

Now, you do not need to seek out fatty cuts. Sure, they're tasty, but they are not more nutritious. Sort of a paleo myth. Fat is not nutrient dense.

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on May 26, 2014
at 10:02 PM

Loren Cordain caused a lot of confusion! He used to recommend lean meats, but changed his mind.

IF your meats are from clean sources (at the very least organically raised, preferably pastured) then fatty cuts are fine. If your meat is from a conventional feeding operation, then you're better off going for the lean cuts and ADDING other fats, because fat tissue is where toxins can be stored.

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on May 26, 2014
at 10:08 PM

He sure did. For that and the solanum scare he deserves to walk the plank. But then again, he gets a lot right.

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on May 26, 2014
at 11:24 AM

Yes Fatty cuts are allowed in Paleo. Choosing fatty cuts of pastured meats but avoid fatty cuts of conventionally raised meats because of their high pro-inflammatory omega-6 content.

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on May 26, 2014
at 07:36 AM

Yes, in fact some ancient tribes ate the fat in preference and threw the meat to the dogs if there were lots to spare.

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on May 26, 2014
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That's more of a paleo myth than hunter-gatherer reality. Successful hunts aren't common… food would not be "wasted" on dogs.

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on May 26, 2014
at 05:22 AM

Absolutely. Fatty cuts of meat are encouraged, but only for grassfed meat.

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