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Saturated Fat

Saturated Fat Questions

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

When I eat saturated fats I rapidly start gaining fat, does anyone else experience this or know the mechanism behind it? Ii have tested it multiple times by cutting out sat fats and reintroducing them again, within one or two days of replacing... (more)

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Rosenhazavel 0 · June 19, 2014 at 11:58 AM

It is recommended to limit the saturated fats amount to less than 7 percent of total daily calories. That is in 2000 calories not more then 140 of them should be directly from saturated fats, which count up to 16 grams. Eating nuts and fish... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

It turns out saturated fats from foods like Coconut oils and from animal foods might cause leaky gut. A recent study published last year but rarely spoken of breaks current trends on leaky gut theories. "High saturated fat diet... (more)

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Andy_16 0 · March 07, 2014 at 6:48 PM

The high fat diet was 60% calories from fat, yet only 32% I think it said was from saturated fat. The control diet was only 10%, that means we are lacking a description of about 20% of the fat content in the high fat diet. I will place my... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

I have just been prescribed Roaccutane/ Accutane treatment for my hormone related acne. The doctor recommends I lower my intake of high cholesterol foods whilst on the drug. She gave me a leaflet titled 'Cholesterol Lowering Advice' which... (more)

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samc 0 · January 15, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Conventional medical advice is being given by your doctor. As Paleo followers we generally don't believe 99% of what they say. I'd stick with Paleo if it was me. I do find a lot of contradictions in your post but since you don't want to hear... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

I like a lot of what the paleo movement reccomends but I think its too early to conclude that saturated fat is some miracle superfood when there are too many conflicting studies for any one to reccomend we start eating these fats with reckless... (more)

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Sara_17 0 · October 15, 2013 at 2:43 AM

ABSOLUTELY, people go overboard trying to follow what they believe is healthy... if some is good, more is always better, right? But, I think that aside from the correlation =/= causation point (which is absolutely an important one to... (more)

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

Here's something I've been wondering. Excess sugar = insulin = storing excess sugar as body fat. So lets say you eat too much saturated fat. Your body uses it for what it needs, but then where does the excess go? Does it somehow get turned into... (more)

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LateralFractal 0 · September 03, 2013 at 2:44 AM

Dietary fat in the blood stream is generally indistinguishable from lipids released by fat cells. Under healthy metabolic conditions, fatty acids should cycle in and out of adipose tissue; acting as an energy buffer. Articles that specifically... (more)

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by 221 · about 19 hours ago

I have heard from numerous sources including Weston A Price and their disciples that in some places they eat a diet that has 50-60% of its calories as saturated fat. I'm just curious what the words 'saturated fat' refer to in this context. Does... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 29, 2013 at 2:26 AM

The idea that the bulk of human diet calories came from, could come from, should come from saturated fat is just plain silly. It's simply unreasonable, there aren't that great of sources of saturated fats. It is physically and practically... (more)

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by 215 · about 19 hours ago

It just makes me think of the changes you would have to make to the diet in order for it not to resemble SAD. For instance, would you continue to eat really fatty foods or would you maintain the same fatty acid profile of the paleo diet(high... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 26, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Eating unprocessed real meats, vegetables and fruits will undoubtedly yield greater health than the Standard American Diet. There are numerous examples of low carb, medium carb and high carb paleo that has worked wonders. Each unique body is... (more)

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by 40 · about 19 hours ago

Hi all, Just wondering whether anyone can help provide some guidance on whether I should be concerned with the change in my lipids below? According to Chris Kresser's basic lipid guidelines it appears I shouldn't be concerned (TC<290, HDL>40,... (more)

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Chris_B 0 · June 30, 2013 at 2:19 AM

Take a look at this: http://bjjcaveman.com/2013/03/10/the-effect-of-a-ketogenic-diet-on-cholesterol-part-1/ Might be the reason for issues with LDL. I'm testing this now myself. I would suggest either cutting fats down OR increasing carbs not... (more)

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by 53 · about 19 hours ago

I noticed a lot of "Paleo friendly" recipes use both these ingredients. Coconut oil is almost entirely saturated fat. Lets say you add something like mayple syrup and honey to your recipe. Do you think that this could be harmful? Especially in... (more)

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James_3 0 · June 18, 2013 at 3:11 AM

I can see where the OP is going. Fat raises circulating triglycerides in the blood. Sugar causes insulin spikes. High insulin = storage of circulating triglycerides in fat cells. Not quite the case with coconut oil though. The difference is... (more)

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by 20 · about 19 hours ago

Is this a healthy interpretation of the paleo diet? I was under the impression that saturated fat is not bad for you and was reading the updated version of the paleo diet and it is saying that saturated fat does cause inflammation and increased... (more)

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BobK 0 · May 28, 2013 at 8:36 PM

IMO .... bacon & eggs EVERY day would get boring AND it isn't what paleo is about. Short Answer: Think "dinner" for breakfast... a salad and or veggies & eggs or meat. Don't be fenced in by "grain or eggs" for breakfast. Bacon isn't... (more)

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by 209 · about 19 hours ago

I've posted here loads, but it's hard when your mum thinks wheat is healthy and fat is bad. Anyway. I want to lose weight, but I'm not seeing much progress. I'm now weight training 2-3x per week and running 1x.I can feel my muscles getting... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 01, 2013 at 3:57 PM

the key to losing weight is to cut down on everything Yes ... but not too much. If your body is craving food and you can't shake that feeling, then you are simply not eating enough. Dieting for weightloss is trying, but lowering food intake... (more)

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by 250 · about 19 hours ago

There's a tendency in the Paleo community to treat unlimited saturated fat consumption as not only benign, but healthful. While there are some of us that can consume an avalanche of saturated fat at every meal and see no change in our cholesterol... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 17, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Great post; couldn't agree more. I hit a total cholesterol of 393. I've seen people go as high as 550 in response to a heavy intake of butter and cream (the specific fatty acids ratios of which differ from standard animal fat). I've corresponded... (more)

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by 40 · about 19 hours ago

I've recently started buying really good grass-fed meat from a wholesaler. I purposely buy scotch fillet (rib eye as I believe its known as in the US) for the higher fat to protein proportion (before going paleo I used to eat extremely lean... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 12, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Good for you for finding grass-fed rib-eyes, those are really hard for me to find. I am now seeing grass-fed sirloin and ground meat in my stores but never rib-eye, I had to buy half a steer to get that. The amount of fat you get in the center... (more)

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by 94 · about 19 hours ago

My total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (including LDL-P) shot up considerably after being on the paleo diet for the last 3 months (consuming lots of butter and beef with lots of veggies and no grains at all). I did some searching and I found a... (more)

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james_27 0 · February 15, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Both the "saturated fat is the biggest diet villian" and the "saturated fat is good for you everyone should eat more butter and lard" sides are rather stupid. It's extremely individual. Certain gene types are putting themselves at risk by eating a... (more)

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by 5 · about 20 hours ago

Hi all, basically I've been on Keto for 7 1/2 weeks now. I'm 19 years old, 6"2-6"3ish and started at 150KG and am now 137KG. I'm quite happy with my progress in weight loss so far but I have a few questions. My decision to lose weight was... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · December 01, 2012 at 5:51 PM

I would go on how you feel. My husband lost 20 lbs over 2 months and felt great. He's 6'1" and was 215. After that, it slowed down a lot since he's eating more carbs now, during the Holiday Season and he does not work out, like you. He's trying to... (more)

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by 30 · about 20 hours ago

I've heard that coconut oil contains just as much LDL causing saturated fat as it's medium chain fatty acids. What does this mean for cholesterol levels and how much should you really eat in conjunction with other fats? Anyone have some actual... (more)

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Dave_16 0 · November 04, 2012 at 2:31 PM

You have much to learn, young one. I'll try to explain the important bits. 1) LDL is not your enemy. VLDL is your enemy, and VLDL is caused by sugar consumption. Coconut oil contains almost entirely saturated fat. Saturated fats are known to... (more)

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by 1418 · about 20 hours ago

I was having a discussion with someone and we were talking about breastmilk's fat content. This person did not believe that human milk is high in fat. How much percentage of fat is in human milk and how much of it is saturated fat? Please cite... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · October 29, 2012 at 4:43 AM

Not really sure why your unable to use google: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_breast_milk "Human milk contains 0.8% to 0.9% protein, 4.5% fat, 7.1% carbohydrates, and 0.2% ash (minerals)" per weight. I beleive this is principally palmitic... (more)

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by 195 · about 20 hours ago

I keep reading it; 'the inherent stability of the monounsaturated fatty acids present in olive oil' - marks daily apple. Ive read it on here to a few times in regards with saturated fats, oh coconut oil is very stable that's why I use it. what... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · June 20, 2012 at 1:24 PM

The more saturated a fat is, the more "stable" it is -- that is, the less likely it is to go rancid or become toxic in some way. What makes oils and fats go rancid or oxidize? Heat, light, and air. The more saturated a fat is, the better suited... (more)

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by 5 · about 20 hours ago

I Am trying to do this. I am a registered dietitian and the thought of coconut oil goes against anything I have ever learned. And limiting my fruit intake is something i dont want to do as thats my source of fiber and vitamins. Thoughts? I'm... (more)

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Mscott 0 · June 08, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I think this article, from a talk by Mary Enig, is a good explanation of why coconut oil is healthy. Also, in this meta analysis of 60 dietary trials the authors stated: ???Lauric acid had a more favorable effect on total:HDL cholesterol than... (more)

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by 300 · about 20 hours ago

Hey so I am wondering, is it too much avocado to eat 1/2 of one in the morning with my eggs, and another 1/2 avo with my salad at lunch? Also, Avocado are quite expensive. Can anyone suggest some alternate fats that they use to "beef" up their... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · June 05, 2012 at 1:07 AM

I often eat 2 avocados a day, so I don't think 1 is too much. Butter is also good to 'beef up' meals

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by 1032 · about 20 hours ago

Aside from it not being classical paleo food, is there anything that is not great about it? It's around 80% saturated fat, and the stuff I buy (jalna) is organic.

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Eugenia 0 · June 02, 2012 at 9:25 AM

As long as you can tolerate dairy, there are three things to consider: Home-made kefir, fermented for 24-30 hours, is 5x-10x more potent than any yogurt. Goat/sheep dairy are more tolerable than cow dairy, even for those without dairy... (more)

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by 420 · about 20 hours ago

How much coconut oil should one be ingesting a day? I try to get a few teaspoons in, but the more I read I wonder if that is enough. I love coconut oil, and use it for baking, skincare, but wonder if there is a threshold where too much may in... (more)

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borofergie 0 · June 01, 2012 at 2:49 PM

The amount that makes you feel "I've eaten enough coconut oil now, I don't feel like eating any more" (which hopefully occurs a couple of spoonfull before "bbllleeuuurgghhh, I've eaten to much coconut oil and I'm going to vom" Paleo is all about... (more)

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by 195 · about 20 hours ago

I've just finished reading 'the paleo diet for athletes' by prof Loren Cordain, in which he explains saturated fat is the bad artery clogging fat and he also explains how our ancestors ate very little saturated fat in comparison to mono and poly... (more)

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August 0 · May 25, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Cordain's latest book is called the Paleo Answer. I think in the beginning he started out recommending canola oil or something, but as his research unfolds, he moves to the pro-saturated fat side. This is because mainstream research on these oils... (more)

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by 543 · about 20 hours ago

I've been eating a lot of healthy fats lately, especially butter, coconut oil/milk and fatty beef. However, I still eat bits of rice, oatmeal and spelt bread throughout the day. Is the combination of these grains plus the fats harmful to me in any... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · May 13, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I switched to such a diet from strict paleo around two years ago or so and my blood markers have stayed favorable. My motivation for switching was I had some random health problems crop up while on paleo, which did resolve when I added certain... (more)

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by 80 · about 20 hours ago

Hi guys, this is another cholesterol related question. I got myself tested after LC-ing for six months or so (wasn't strictly paleo) and TC was 376 (HDL 81). Was consuming butter and cream but no CO. Reduced dairy fat consumption and added a... (more)

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Whiskers_White 0 · November 14, 2012 at 3:45 PM

The central issue or flaw in all these discussions is the validity of surrogates/proxies. What is the real performance we are trying to improve? The use of TC as a surrogate for heart health and the subsequent validation of PUFA intake led to a... (more)

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