What are your picks for choosing fats to maintain a lean body mass. I've read in multiple forums and some articles that people lean out more with avacado, oils etc instead of nuts. I'm using almonds as a main fat source....thoughts? I am female. (more)
No particular fat will cause greater leaning out at a given caloric level. However, when attempting to lean out, the name of the game is appetite and satiety. In those two departments, I've found that animal fat is king and that all other fats are... (more)
I have allergic reactions to high tyramine/histamine foods, vegetables, nightshades, peppers and eggs, I can't go back to high carb diet, I tried it a few days and I suffered headaches, depression, low appetite, my Paleo template right now... (more)
Can you tolerate any liver? Chicken liver? Might be good to try that and any other offal since you aren't tolerating any veggies. The offal can provide some of the vitamins you would get from fruits and veggies.
I was in a Paleo VLC keto diet for 7 weeks. It didn???t worked. After each meal I would feel lethargic. ironically I felt great while fasting. One day I did fasting for 24 hours and I had a lot of energy, but after eating 6oz of beef liver meat... (more)
On several occasions I have tried MCT oil and experienced sharp stomach pains between 12 and 24 hours after ingestion. On the first occasion, I tried 1 tsp. straight-up in the evening, without food. The next day (about 12 hours later) I had a... (more)
My daughter and I both experienced pretty bad abdominal pain/ache with MCT oil, no matter how small the dose. (She was using in coffee, I was putting it in smoothies). We gave up on it and just have coconut oil instead.
I've been on paleo for about three weeks now. For the last one week I've been experiencing some intense cravings, but I can't tell what it is I'm craving. After a pretty fatty dinner tonight, with bacon, chicken and salad with avocado oil -... (more)
Cravings really don't mean anything. There's a whole bunch of pseudo-scientific ideas around the ideas that cravings indicate nutritional deficiencies, not supported by real science though.
Which are the good ones and bad ones and why? I eat a lot of saturated fat. I get a mix of people telling me that's horrible, and a mix saying you need it for fuel etc. I add olive oil to all of my veggies and even meats sometimes so i get TONS... (more)
I am curious to know what oils or fats are normally used in your country. This is my take from Spain, my country of origin: -Olive and sunflower oil are the commonest fats to cook with. Some people reserve olive oil for salads only, not... (more)
So, I've been eating more nuts and seeds than usual and don't want my skin to react...should I up my omega 3s to counteract it? I'm going to immediately stop eating so many. I just hadn't eaten them in so long and went crazy! I was just... (more)
hey everyone I have a question. My question is I basically only consume coconut oil as my main fat source, along side the natural fat occurring in eggs, and tilapia.(I consume a lot of eggs about 10 eggs a day, with 2-4 egg whites. But eggs... (more)
I raise chickens, so it's not uncommon for me to have 4-6 eggs every day..sometimes just the whites, but I love them whole and hard boiled, too. I could eat avocado with every meal, but I know that's a lot of fat. I'm just coming off of a 3-day... (more)
What oil or fats would you recommend for dressings, mashed potatoes, and sauces to someone who cannot have coconut oil or any dairy (including ghee)? Avocado oil? Inexpensive (or about the same price as coconut oil or ghee) is a big plus.
Olive oil for everything. It's good for cooking, don't believe those who say otherwise. Of course, you have to like the flavor of it, which may be a challenge.
If I workout in the mornings around 8am, can I have a protein shake post workout with no carbs.. Eat fats and protein for lunch, then throw in carbs with my dinner? My other question is if Im eating my carbs for dinner do I lower my fat intake... (more)
Looking for some n=1 accounts of macadamia nut consumption. I know I've gotten carried away before and eaten quite a bit and felt icky but even then I'm not sure it was the nuts or the excess. In theory, they're an excellent food source. Also... (more)
My father (age 73) has been adapting an 80/20 paleo diet for the past 3 months or so. I've been preparing most of his meals, and he is all for it. Enjoying the food, not missing the grains, self-reported energy gains, and neighbors comment... (more)
My question is about how the timing of the micronutrients would be best... I mostly kept it like the first combination in the title, carbs a.m, fats p.m. But i thought about it today, and noticed that it may be more beneficial to turn the... (more)
So ive got this Bertolli olive oil today, that claims to be good for cooking, (until 220 C- thats also the reason why i bought it- for cooking!) which contains both, virgin and refined olive oil. Im not sure if this refined olive oil in... (more)
The anti inflammatory diets tend toward cutting back on some of the saturated fats and red meat. Part of the reason I went with paleo eating is to work on migraines and joint pain and I have done pretty well on the path. Just wondering if dropping... (more)
Paleo is an anti-inflammatory diet as it cuts out the biggest sources of inflammation: n-6 fats, excessive refined carbohydrates, and the worst for many of us: grains (and also dairy if/while poorly tolerated). It emphasises nutrient dense foods... (more)
According to 180degreeshealth: But even those healthy eaters who have heard about the harmful effects of vegetable oil and butter substitutes are still often making mistakes and taking in huge amounts of fat overall (burning fat for... (more)
I am aware of the need to avoid excessive polyunsaturated fats in foods. I was just wondering what exactly is considered a high PUFA food? Eggs and poultry are high in PUFA compared to beef or lamb. Would they be considered a PUFA food? Do... (more)
Only refined isolated omega-6 PUFAs are problematic in my opinion. You can't really overeating omega-6 PUFA from whole foods, without significantly distorting one's diet.
Hi everyone! I am a 14 year old girl who has gone paleo for about a month now, with the exception of a few cheats here and there ;) I dance 3-4 days a week and I am 5'1 1/2 and I think around 85 pounds? I usually aim to eat about 200 grams protein... (more)
Cooking oils like butter, olive, coconut, avocado, palm and macadamia oils did not exist in the the Paleolithic era. Rendered animal fats like tallow, duck fat, chicken fat and lard seem more paleo than those other man made processed oils. So why... (more)
I love nuts. They are filling, crunchy, tasty and just plain different than most things I eat while on a strict Paleo diet. Which types are the best? Currently I eat about a cup of either marcoa almonda, walnuts or cashews about every other day.... (more)
So I have googled and searched to death trying to find some answers to my interesting and frustrating issue to no avail. Has anyone found that they had Insatiable- and i mean rabid- fat cravings when eating very low carb specifically no added... (more)
I find that I really feel better actually omitting straight up fat sources from my diet, and prefer just getting them from eggs (I eat about 4 a day), fatty fish (salmon, sardines, mackerel), and some slightly leaner cuts of bison and beef. I... (more)
It sounds alright to me. As long as you are getting enough calories it ought to be fine. In some sense you can claim to be more paleo than most of us, because these fats are processed in the sense that they are extracted from a whole food.
I am 26 days into my second Whole 30 and loving life! But while I love coconut in nearly any form, I am finding that I really don't enjoy the sweetness in some savory recipes-- particularly eggs. Made NomNomPaleo's prosciutto-wrapped frittata... (more)