Easy question, do not think too much into it- which makes you feel best? Plant, Dairy or animal.
I am not asking your lactose tolerance, nor am I asking what a PubMed search reflects the best fat to be or what some blogger says you need to have. Don’t put fats in other categories, ghee comes from dairy it’s a dairy fat.
This is not about PUFAs MUFAs or SFA. It is a simple question.
Which group works best for you? One answer, not justifying coconut being ‘different’ or mutton/lard being ‘different’ from tallow.
Don’t analyze the hell out of it. Just pick which one makes YOU feel best.
Plant- Coconut, olive oil, avocado, nut oil
Dairy- Cream, butter, ghee, cheese, milk
Animal- Yolks, Tallow, Mutton, Lard, chicken fat, duck, game etc…
I will start it off. Plant oil makes me feel best, I don’t care about the PUFA or my ratios, its overblown IMO nor do I care what blogger says I need saturated fat blah blah. I feel good with olive oil and avocados.
I don't see how you can isolate a particular generalised source of fat from its, erm, source. Do you mean what makes me feel best to cook in? Because I don't cook much food in cheese. Or just to eat? Because I enjoy eating an avocado more than eating milk (I find milk far too runny for the fork to work, it's just a big hassle). Or do you mean what gives me the biggest sense of self-satisfaction when I report it to other people? Because there's simply no substitute for telling people you live off lard and tallow.
Dairy fat. I'm never happier than when I'm eating full-fat yogurt or drinking cream or sneaking a slice or two of butter right off the knife. Maybe I'm getting 'high' on it, but whateva...happy dance of joy for dairy. :)
I keep it very moderate, but I love it, especially now that my body can handle it since quitting wheat.
Animal fat, all the way. Plant fats/oils, even Sacred And Holy Coconut Oil, just don't give me the satiety and glow I get from a rind of fat off a ribeye, or the slurpy goodness of roasted marrow bones. And I lurv dairy fat, but it gives me a belly ache.
As a kid I ate lots of animal fat, we even stored meat for months by burying them in lard. Lots of lard in cooking too. Lots of dairy fat (butter, full fat milk, butter, hard cheeses). I felt good.
Nowadays I eat mostly animal fat, seldom eat plant fat. I feel good.
But I feel awful if I have dairy fat (I'm intolerant now) except clarified butter.
I'm sure I could eat more olive oil (for example, as a dressing if I were to eat salads in the Summer-time) and also coconut oil (cooked in curries), but I'd rather rely mostly on animal fat since it's a lot cheaper, and since I render it myself, I know just how processed it is.
Edit: Note: I would not eat canola oil, vegetable oil, soy oil, no, no, no!
On a sustainable long term scale, animal fats make me feel strong, happy, and sharp - like nothing else.
More immediately, I get a nice energy boost off of coconut oil, most noticeably when I'm already in keto. However, I don't feel that plant fats have been responsible for any of my "oh, wow" long term effects in the same way that animal have.
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