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Deployed... looking for fat alternative

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 19, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Hey guys,

I just started this diet. Im going with the no veggie no fruit way. Im trying to lean out a little before I head home in 2 months. I eat the healthiest I can get at the DFAC. I try to just stick with the meats they offer. (obviously probably not grass fed meat). The thing is I dont know what other fat alternative to eat that I would be able to measure besides nuts and I have been eating nuts like crazy. Im afraid this will definitely hinder my results if I am trying to change my body composition (lower belly fat and gain lean muscle). I crossfit 5-6 times a week along with some strength training.

Thanks for the help folks.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on June 20, 2011
at 02:28 PM

Regarding the 'dangers', please see my comments in Brad's answer here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/18183/least-toxic-green-vegetable

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on June 20, 2011
at 02:26 PM

It might be easier for people to follow the flow of the thread if you put your extra questions as comments to answers, to your question, or as edits to your question. I think you should add extra fat as needed based on how you feel.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on June 20, 2011
at 02:24 PM

It really isn't the best circumstances for trying a totally new way of eating. However, I understand not wishing to wait to improve your health. Just don't be too hard on yourself if you have to be somewhat flexible. You can give VLC a fair chance later if you still want to.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on June 20, 2011
at 02:22 PM

As I said, you might not need to add fat unless you are having energy problems. Also, if you are just starting to reduce carbs it can help you adjust. I personally really enjoy coconut oil; I don't eat it to "stuff myself."

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on June 20, 2011
at 02:20 PM

Hmm. I'd say the success rate for that advice has been historically abysmal.

Cc93847bfa820f0f2da654060b401fa5

(746)

on June 20, 2011
at 06:18 AM

Low-fat high-carb. Watch your fat melt off, and your crossfit workouts soar.

9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 20, 2011
at 05:05 AM

suggestion then?

9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 20, 2011
at 05:04 AM

well.. what are you sayin I do then? There's really no advice in that comment...

Cc93847bfa820f0f2da654060b401fa5

(746)

on June 20, 2011
at 03:44 AM

Not to be a Debbie Downer, but this sounds like a disaster about to happen. Those meats are about as bad as it gets, and I'm almost not even sure why nuts are paleo. Sounds like a PUFA overload and adrenal fatigue recipe.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on June 20, 2011
at 12:38 AM

If you're doing intense workouts, you probably need to replenish glycogen. Why not try adding some carbs PWO, or just generally? They won't kill you, I promise :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 20, 2011
at 12:00 AM

i have just thrown away an almost full big jar of coconut oil - the most ridiculous 'paleo' food stuff after fish oil, which i have also thrown away - bought both of them under a stuff-yourself-with-weird-fat propaganda spell

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100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on June 19, 2011
at 01:24 PM

I don't think you need to worry about adding fat, especially if the meat you are getting isn't just fish and chicken breasts. Regular ground beef is a cheap meat with plenty of fat, and pork chops are often nicely fatty as well. If you do want to add fat, because you are lacking energy, for example, what about butter?

I would seriously avoid nuts if you are trying to lose weight. They are much more likely to keep you from losing weight than most vegetables.

ETA: another idea for getting fat, if you have outside help, is to get someone to send you a jar of coconut oil.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on June 20, 2011
at 02:22 PM

As I said, you might not need to add fat unless you are having energy problems. Also, if you are just starting to reduce carbs it can help you adjust. I personally really enjoy coconut oil; I don't eat it to "stuff myself."

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 20, 2011
at 12:00 AM

i have just thrown away an almost full big jar of coconut oil - the most ridiculous 'paleo' food stuff after fish oil, which i have also thrown away - bought both of them under a stuff-yourself-with-weird-fat propaganda spell

9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 20, 2011
at 05:04 AM

well.. what are you sayin I do then? There's really no advice in that comment...

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 19, 2011
at 02:12 PM

would there be butter or cheese available? there was in the Canadian Military. Olive oil should also be available in the condiment area assuming you aren't in the field.

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9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 20, 2011
at 05:02 AM

Dang so what are yall sayin? Dont up my fats?

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on June 20, 2011
at 02:26 PM

It might be easier for people to follow the flow of the thread if you put your extra questions as comments to answers, to your question, or as edits to your question. I think you should add extra fat as needed based on how you feel.

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Ffc7e0ecad8e8831b528c5d4921377cc

(942)

on June 20, 2011
at 03:36 AM

I don't agree with the no veg approach but thanks for serving.

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A64ed062eb5e2c3407122fcf16c5de6b

on June 19, 2011
at 11:21 PM

If you're hungry between meals you need to eat more at your meals (says the man who can't stop snacking on dark chocolate ;-) )

Just eat boiled eggs as snacks and put butter and full fat cream on everything. Also be aware of zero carb dangers.

To peel a boiled egg squeeze it between your hands and rub it back and forth, "splintering" the surface. Then you can just pull off the whole shell in one or two tries.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on June 20, 2011
at 02:28 PM

Regarding the 'dangers', please see my comments in Brad's answer here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/18183/least-toxic-green-vegetable

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9272074a1095c9a13a3a1e28aa10014e

on June 19, 2011
at 02:33 PM

Well the only kind of meat i really disgest easily is chicken and fish, but I will definitely up the red meat. You think it would be too much to have a chicken breast and then maybe some other type of red meat and thats it as far that meal goes? Im just trying to see if Keto is for me. Im ordering some organic coconut chips unsweetened from nuts online. Im hoping to just use a little of this. What about in between the 2 meals? if i get hungry then what should i snack on? Or do I need to eat bigger meals to just last me in between IFs and meals? thanks guys :)

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on June 20, 2011
at 02:24 PM

It really isn't the best circumstances for trying a totally new way of eating. However, I understand not wishing to wait to improve your health. Just don't be too hard on yourself if you have to be somewhat flexible. You can give VLC a fair chance later if you still want to.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on June 20, 2011
at 12:38 AM

If you're doing intense workouts, you probably need to replenish glycogen. Why not try adding some carbs PWO, or just generally? They won't kill you, I promise :)

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