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How can I get more fat in my diet?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 31, 2011 at 9:19 PM

I'm two months into Paleo and loving it. I'd like to eat more fat and less protein but I don't know where to get it! I don't eat eggs or dairy because I have an autoimmune disorder. Other than just eating all the fat on the meat I eat and taking spoonfuls of coconut oil, I don't know how to get more fat in my diet. Any suggestions? Thanks.

0a0c8c37d3a56738dc017e4ff09f21ee

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on November 02, 2011
at 09:23 PM

You can buy some fatty beans. They're not really that fatty which is why I didn't mention them in the first sentence of my other fatty foods. This is also more of a Paleo/Ketosis forum, and beans are adherent to ketogenic diets.

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on November 02, 2011
at 01:44 AM

Not only are beans not fatty, they are also not Paleo.

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on November 01, 2011
at 04:57 PM

Are you eating fattier cuts of pastured red meat? Make sure you eat the skin and fat of pastured meats. Try cooking with lard, tallow, and coconut oil. You can also add coconut cream/milk to foods.

93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

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on November 01, 2011
at 12:24 PM

Yes it's from the cow's face. But that can be sexy too, if you really like cows I guess.

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on November 01, 2011
at 04:04 AM

Great list. Thanks Kewpie.

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on November 01, 2011
at 04:02 AM

Thanks so much, Nance. That's very helpful.

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on October 31, 2011
at 11:51 PM

Beans, with the exception of soy, are pretty low in fat.

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on October 31, 2011
at 11:41 PM

Thanks for pointing that out, Dragonfly. I didn't mean for anyone to use fish oil or cod liver oil as anything other than a supplement and should have been more clear. I'll edit that to avoid any confusion.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on October 31, 2011
at 11:33 PM

I would not use cod liver oil as anything other than a supplement--too much chance of ODing on Vitamin A.

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on October 31, 2011
at 10:05 PM

When you cook fatty meat, and I use a skillet but low to moderate heat, you wind up with a lot of liquid fat in the pan. If not, you could add grass fed tallow or butter or buy fattier cuts of meat. Anyhow, add fresh/canned/frozen veggies into the skillet and they will absorb the liquid fat and you will then easily eat all that fat without feeling like you have to (ykk) eat spoonfuls.

0a0c8c37d3a56738dc017e4ff09f21ee

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on October 31, 2011
at 09:59 PM

It must be from the face, because the round is the bum area. :/

F44b15b2fd1ad134200793d6b474fc4c

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on October 31, 2011
at 09:37 PM

Thanks, Sage. Hadn't thought of salmon.

F44b15b2fd1ad134200793d6b474fc4c

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on October 31, 2011
at 09:35 PM

I'm afraid to ask what cheek meat is! But, what is it?

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on October 31, 2011
at 09:32 PM

cheeky meat sounds so sexy!

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B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on October 31, 2011
at 09:23 PM

avocados with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and salmon; canned, raw or cooked.

F44b15b2fd1ad134200793d6b474fc4c

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on October 31, 2011
at 09:37 PM

Thanks, Sage. Hadn't thought of salmon.

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D117467bf8e8472464ece2b81509606c

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on October 31, 2011
at 11:48 PM

Avocados are like tasty little eggs of fat. I love em.

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on October 31, 2011
at 10:59 PM

You've got lots of good suggestions already. Here are a few more that haven't been mentioned yet:

  • full fat coconut milk
  • seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, etc.)
  • sardines
  • tuna
  • mackerel
  • nut butters
  • coconut butter
  • ghee on veggies (I know you said no diary, but since the milk solids are removed in ghee some people find they can tolerate it even if they can't tolerate dairy.)
  • fish oil/cod liver oil (as a supplement only, do not exceed recommended dosage unless directed to while under the care of a qualified professional)

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32566)

on October 31, 2011
at 11:33 PM

I would not use cod liver oil as anything other than a supplement--too much chance of ODing on Vitamin A.

F44b15b2fd1ad134200793d6b474fc4c

(938)

on November 01, 2011
at 04:04 AM

Great list. Thanks Kewpie.

13a44ea00b0c9af0b6d0f3d5f5c2cfca

(7223)

on October 31, 2011
at 11:41 PM

Thanks for pointing that out, Dragonfly. I didn't mean for anyone to use fish oil or cod liver oil as anything other than a supplement and should have been more clear. I'll edit that to avoid any confusion.

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93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

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on October 31, 2011
at 09:28 PM

Cheek meat! Slow cook it and eat every speck like I did yesterday. Delicious, especially that big glob of mystery tissue. I have no idea what it was, but it really made my salivate!

0a0c8c37d3a56738dc017e4ff09f21ee

(480)

on October 31, 2011
at 09:59 PM

It must be from the face, because the round is the bum area. :/

93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

(2936)

on November 01, 2011
at 12:24 PM

Yes it's from the cow's face. But that can be sexy too, if you really like cows I guess.

F44b15b2fd1ad134200793d6b474fc4c

(938)

on October 31, 2011
at 09:35 PM

I'm afraid to ask what cheek meat is! But, what is it?

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on October 31, 2011
at 09:32 PM

cheeky meat sounds so sexy!

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0a0c8c37d3a56738dc017e4ff09f21ee

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on October 31, 2011
at 09:56 PM

Nuts, olive oil, and eggs are where I get mine. I'm too impatient to cook meat most of the time. Beans are great too. Seeing as you cannot eat eggs, I wish you luck. They are an integral part of my diet...

13a44ea00b0c9af0b6d0f3d5f5c2cfca

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on October 31, 2011
at 11:51 PM

Beans, with the exception of soy, are pretty low in fat.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on November 02, 2011
at 01:44 AM

Not only are beans not fatty, they are also not Paleo.

0a0c8c37d3a56738dc017e4ff09f21ee

(480)

on November 02, 2011
at 09:23 PM

You can buy some fatty beans. They're not really that fatty which is why I didn't mention them in the first sentence of my other fatty foods. This is also more of a Paleo/Ketosis forum, and beans are adherent to ketogenic diets.

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on November 01, 2011
at 06:43 PM

Put avocado and olive oil based dressing in all of your salads, especially spinach based, since raw spinach seems to soak up the fat like no other green!

I never seem to have this problem. :-/

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