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Type and macros of protien/fat in paleo diet?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 21, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Hi all, i started paleo diet two weeks back and loving it. I perform intermittent fasting and have 2 meals in a day. I'm 170 lbs and hitting 2900 cals daily and perform strength training 3 times per week.

I had couple of questions on fats/protien to be consumed in paleo diet:

1) I bought pork sausages, thick cut bacon. Sausage says - 3 piece - 24g total fat and 10g protien and all is saturated fat. So can i have 9 pieces of sausage in one day? lol scared about fat still ha ha.

2) In a single day if i just eat 70% saturated fat made up of ghee, roasted meat, almonds, heavy cream, nuts, eggs and 20% protien, is it safe to have so much saturated fat in one day?

I know it might be dumb to you experienced paleo people, but i'm new to paleo and enjoying! So please help!

(I'll tell you the best feeling i'd on paleo diet - had clear and smooth bowel movement lol, also less inflammation in just two weeks) Cheers!

Bfd70bb38267fcc2d762063d691fa226

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on February 01, 2013
at 09:59 PM

Some people make their own sausage to avoid the sketchy additives. If you like sausage and you have the time, I would suggest trying it out!

Dc594d9b86218d0a54baf964fd39496c

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on October 23, 2012
at 12:27 PM

I'd say workout days around 3000-3500, rest days 2200-2500

887410406d251eb08c48bcabda19859e

on October 23, 2012
at 03:38 AM

thanks paul, i'll add potatoed, also bought sweet potato for workout days! So since 20 almonds give 160 cal and good fat. I thought of eating one/two serving to get enough fat. Other fats i thought of - ghee, bacon, pistachios. Can you please tell me how many calories do u shoot for workout/rest days? During leangains, i used to eat lot of pasta, white rice to get away! Now i'm eating 2-3 meals to shoot total calories :)

887410406d251eb08c48bcabda19859e

on October 23, 2012
at 03:34 AM

thanks, i'll only get chicken, fatty cut lamb and pork. I thought since i can eat fat, thought of easing proceesed meats :( I'll correct myself.

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on October 22, 2012
at 02:00 PM

Also look out for sodium nitrite and nitrate, sodium benzoate, sodium erythorbate, hydrolyzed protein of any sort, yeast extract, MSG, and so on.

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on October 22, 2012
at 12:04 PM

It's not necessarily the fat you need to be concerned about in sausages, it's all the other rubbish. If you insist on eating sausages then you need to get the very best you can. Things to look out for on the label include, breadcrumbs, corn starch, sugar. All no-nos. But the meat should also be free-range at least, if not organic. If you are buying "value" brand sausgaes they are going to kill you way faster than whole grains & legumes ever would. Paleo is not an excuse to shove low quality rubbish down your neck.

Bfd70bb38267fcc2d762063d691fa226

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on February 01, 2013
at 09:59 PM

Some people make their own sausage to avoid the sketchy additives. If you like sausage and you have the time, I would suggest trying it out!

887410406d251eb08c48bcabda19859e

on October 23, 2012
at 03:34 AM

thanks, i'll only get chicken, fatty cut lamb and pork. I thought since i can eat fat, thought of easing proceesed meats :( I'll correct myself.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on October 22, 2012
at 02:00 PM

Also look out for sodium nitrite and nitrate, sodium benzoate, sodium erythorbate, hydrolyzed protein of any sort, yeast extract, MSG, and so on.

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Dc594d9b86218d0a54baf964fd39496c

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on October 22, 2012
at 01:52 PM

  1. Yes. I'm assuming you're between 170-180 cm, which gives you a similar body type to myself. If you're strength training three times a week, make sure to eat plenty of fat to give you energy. But heed the words of David McC; make sure the fat you eat comes from a quality source, be it grass-fed butter, coconut oil, olive oil or pastured animal meat/fat.

  2. Again, yes. Have no fear about saturated fat! Just MAKE SURE the fat is from sourced from an animal that was fed its natural diet and raised in a humane and healthy way. If the only meat you can source is from factory-farmed animals, buy lean cuts and cut away any excess fat. Fat is where the majority of toxins reside in animals. Also, limit the amount of nuts you eat. The omega-6 content of nuts is quite high. Stick to pastured eggs and fatty cuts of pastured meat.

Just as a recommendation: if you're strength training three times a week, happy at your current weight, and don't have any metabolic issues, considering adding some safe starches into your diet. This will help to both increase your nutritional variety and aid in recovery from strenuous strength training. Nutrient dense safe starches include regular potatoes, sweet potatoes, and plantains. Another source of safe starch, but devoid of any significant nutrients, is white rice.

Dc594d9b86218d0a54baf964fd39496c

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on October 23, 2012
at 12:27 PM

I'd say workout days around 3000-3500, rest days 2200-2500

887410406d251eb08c48bcabda19859e

on October 23, 2012
at 03:38 AM

thanks paul, i'll add potatoed, also bought sweet potato for workout days! So since 20 almonds give 160 cal and good fat. I thought of eating one/two serving to get enough fat. Other fats i thought of - ghee, bacon, pistachios. Can you please tell me how many calories do u shoot for workout/rest days? During leangains, i used to eat lot of pasta, white rice to get away! Now i'm eating 2-3 meals to shoot total calories :)

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