After consuming a high O6 diet my entire life, I'm trying to run through my body's stored PUFA. So my question is, if you are aware that you will be eating food deep fried in O6 vegetable oils (social pressure!), would caloric restriction/fasting minimise the damage by preventing the body from adding the O6 to its fat stores?
If so, what would be the most effective way of implementing this strategy? What about eating to satisfaction but staying very low carbohydrate to keep insulin low? Alli notwithstanding, does anyone have any other strategies for reducing O6 "absorption"?
I've personally battled an eating disorder for about 5 years. Worrying about what others think of your eating preferences and then eating food you don't want to eat just to satisfy others is a disorder of sorts. I still consider what others will think (part of my battle) but ultimately find satisfaction in eating plenty of other foods I find appetizing and acceptable. Bring in beef and guacamole to eat and see if anyone thinks you have an eating disorder.
Stay away from all vegetable oils. Cook everything in either coconut oil or butter. Take a tablespoon or two of coconut oil straight up - it supports your thyroid and also saturated fat protects against PUFAs.
Opt for root vegetables over above ground veggies when possible. Exceptions are tomatoes and peppers, which are actually fruit, as well as cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash and other gourds (pumpkin, squashes, etc.) Make sure you eat them with lots of butter.
Try to get raw milk because it's got a better balance of omega 3:6. Same with grass-fed beef/lamb/bison. Same with free-range eggs. Reduce consumption of chicken, and if you do eat it, try to eat free-range chicken. (Grain-fed animals are higher in PUFA)
Make lots of bone broth (the kind our grandparents/great-grandparents would make from leftover bones). You can get beef soup bones at the supermarket or use leftover chicken/fish bones. Simmer overnight in a pot of water with a little vinegar.
Also see if you can get some gelatin (powdered collagen) - you can find it at greatlakesgelatin.com. It's a super-healing, anti-inflammatory protein. If you get the hydrolized one, you can add it to cold liquids (eg. OJ, milk, etc.) as well as hot. If you get the regular, you can even make your own marshmallows, jello, and gummy worms with it.
Stay away from farmed fish - they feed them soy and other crap. Go for the wild-caught fish, preferably warm water fish, which are lower in PUFA.
Stay away from pork as much as possible, they are mostly grain fed and high-PUFA.
Here is some more info: http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/unsaturatedfats.shtml
I don't believe it would minimize the damage. It would still be inflammatory and induce oxidative stress. The bad effects would just happen sooner rather than later (coming out of fat cells). Either skip the fried foods, or accept the consequences.
You shouldn't eat vegetable oil, but if I had to I guess, then eating it without carbs or dairy (which also triggers insulin release) would be better. That said, what is cooked in vegetable oil frequently does have carbs.
I take my own food to family gatherings. Homemade jerky, pate' wrapped in bacon, beets, and homemade sauerkraut were several of the things I took to various Christmas gatherings. Some of the other food there included avocados, salad, nuts, etc., but if those aren't on the menu at your gatherings, bring them too. I like to split an avocado in half and just eat it with a spoon; SAD people are really jealous as they count their calories and still feel hungry.
If you can take enough to share, definitely do that. When their mouths are full of delicious rich good fats and healthy fermented food, it doesn't leave a lot of time for them to make up problems you and I don't have!
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