I've been grappling with this question for a few weeks now. I'm currently in living situation in which I don't really get to choose my foods. My only fat option right now is the hydrogenated oils that come with some canned vegetables. The other option is virtually no fat, with some very occasional olive oil. What are your thoughts? Trans fat versus no fat? Or some combination therein? Thankfully I'm escaping soon (lard here I come!), so this question is more hypothetical than dire.
I would go with whatever could conceivably be part of an ancestral diet.
That would mean no trans fats. From what I understand, they're pretty much the worst thing you can do to your body.
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I don't understand the question. YOu don't have access to butter? But you do have access to corn oil? Must be in the military or something. ANyway, I would say that you can't live without fat. The body requires it. I'd eat some PUFA fat if the only other option was no fat at all.
by "fat" are you implying what can be categorized as "added fats"?
i yes, why do you need them?: most natural paleo foods - meat / eggs / fish - already have plenty of fats in them - IMHO, adding anything aside - especially if you're trying to lean out - is rather counterproductive for fats are what bodies store first and use only later
obsessive and excessive 'fatoholism' / 'fatocentrism' ('oh, there is no way i can eat my steak without smothering it in butter') in paleo community is utterly perplexing, and perhaps is one of the factors many can't reach their desired level of leanness
ps: sure, i kind of understand that it sounds somewhat heretical in terms of 'paleo conventional wisdom'
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