I am trying to loose weight and am not used to cooking with full fats, like oil. I have recently discovered coconut oil and it is wonderful. But with weight to loose, I am terrified to use it. Also, I made the "caveman cream" Coconut milk, an egg, and coconut oil and it is incredible in my coffee. But again, isn't this going to keep me from losing? I do workout 6 days a week. No dairy at all.
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on March 02, 2013
at 09:48 PM
Low carb, high fat diets are successful when they create a caloric deficit through increased satiety. When they don't, they are not. There are myriad ways to create such a deficit with varying types of macronutrient composition. Given that you are highly active, low-carb is probably not the best route for you. Instead, you might try simply increasing your meat and fibrous vegetable/whole fruit consumption at the expense of some of the starch you used to eat instead of abolishing most carbohydrates and then swilling refined fats. This change will increase satiety greatly and should assist you in losing fat without having to track calories.
on March 03, 2013
at 08:37 AM
First of all, fat is not dangerous, it's an amazing, basically never ending fuel source that will keep the "motor running for a long time". Fat is essential for your body to work and many vitamins are dependent of fat to be able to be used by the body. The reason why you should eat fat is because it will satisfy you and make you less hungry for longer, thereby eating less which is essential when losing weight.
There is nothing magic about weightloss, this is just another "tool" to be used, a tool that means that you won't starve yourself and that you will eat as good nutritional food as possible. There's no one saying that you should over indulge in fat, but at the same time you shouldn't be afraid of it, use natural fat sources when cooking and eat until you feel satisfied.
For me, that promotes the ketogenic paleo approach, I feel that minimising my carbs, eating just a normal amount of protein and fill up with fat until I'm full is the way to go. But I know many that prefer to eat more carbs and/or protein. Whatever works for you and gives you the results you want go for it! Try adding a bit fat for a couple of weeks, if you're still losing weight you are doing something right, if not change something in the diet until it works.
But please, please don't be afraid of the fat!
on March 02, 2013
at 10:28 PM
Yes, it will keep you from losing if fat and total calories add up to more than your body uses.
Adding fat to your coffee is just guzzling calories and has no place in a bodyfat reducing goal/plan. I can't understand why anyone came with the idea. Eat fat with food.
Personally, I find nothing makes me fatter than excess fat. Carbs in excess, when taken at efficient times after workouts, tend to cause fat burning through hormonal stimulation. While hormones are made of fats, no such fat burning jumpstart comes from eating too much fat, and with fats energy density, it's easy to go over. That's not to say you can't go under either; fat is needed.
If you want to lose bodyfat, stay in a calorie deficit on non-workout days and at maintenance on workout days. Try intermittent fasting. I eat between noon and eight in the evening. Workout hard three days a week with heavy lifting and eat carbs afterwards. Do cardio on rest days, walks, swimming, mountain hikes, biking, at medium and tolerable heart rate while fasted then have your noon meal. Personally I eat no carbs unless after heavy training.
If your want satiety over eat lean ruminant meat protein. It's least likely to be stored as fat. Add fat as needed. Carb up after workouts.
on March 05, 2013
at 08:14 AM
Be careful with all the coconut oil ..it may be too much of a good thing. Youre in danger of being in a caloric surplus. You can track your calories just for a day or 2 to see where youre at. There are many out there.. fitday i beleive is one..i really like cronometer.It tracks your calories as well as all your nutrients/vitamins and all that jazz.
I think cream would be fine with your coffee rather than that paleo slurry you described. I personally found that adding back in some safe starches alongside my meat really and truly helped with my cravings..and feelings of satiety. Previously i had been doing lower-carb...with tonnes of salads and lower carb veg..but at nite id be famished and crawling the walls and felt like a basketcase. I havent experienced any weight gain so far ( thnx heavens :) since adding them in. hope that helps.. bottom line..experiment a little..your body and your scale will point you in the right direction for what is right for" you"
on March 02, 2013
at 11:20 PM
Meagen, I guess you won't know until you try it. If the scale goes the wrong way, just stop.
As for meat choices, chicken is probably the worst as its higher in omega 6's. At the very least try to get good quality pastured chicken if that's your primary meat, and eat plenty of fish to try to get better O6:O3 ratios.
on March 02, 2013
at 11:08 PM
70 lbs down by guzzling fat in my coffee. Don't knock it til you've tried it.