Saturated Fat Questions
I just had five pastured eggs scrambled in coconut oil and more than a cup of grassfed heavy cream. I am practically starving right now. I am hungrier than before I ate. I thought fat was supposed to be filling. Any ideas? Explanations? Does this... (more)
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)
I recently asked whether there are any aspects of the paleo diet that would be harmful if adopted outside an overall paleo context. Several people said it would be unhealthy to eat lots of saturated fat if you're also eating lots of carbohydrates.... (more)
Hi there, I have a question about fat. I've been trying the Paleo Diet on and off for about 4 months and I've had great results and reduced my visible Chron's symptoms %100. I want to commit to eating Paleo, a very strict version of the... (more)
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)
Hi Everyone, I am quite fascinated by the subject as I am trying to help my grandma make the leap from MCI to full blown dementia. We were especially amused by the Type 3 Diabetes nomenclature that now often comes up with Alzheimers, but the... (more)
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)
What are good or your favorite high in saturated paleo foods? I need ideas. I currently try to use bacon fat or extra virgin coconut oil with my eggs in the AM. I eat an avocado a day ... I need more ideas :( Also, I eat gluten free. What about... (more)
All animal fats are good but it's better for it to come from a ruminant in my opinion. Butter/ghee is also great. If you are going to eat cheese, I suggest Gouda, because gouda is the only cheese with the highest amounts of vitamin k2.
My friend says I'm trying to make her fat if I tell her to buy the full fat cheese, & eat more chicken & fish. "If your body thinks its starving" I begin, and she cuts me off. She also says I'm the only one who doesn't comment on her... (more)
I don't even try to talk anyone out of their misconceptions. Sometimes they have to hit rock bottom before reaching out for different perspectives. I only offer my advice when people ask for it.
My mom is a firm believer in the lipid hypothesis and abhors anything with the word fat in it. I went paleo about 2-3 months ago after being low carb and I got great results. With exercise I lost 20 pounds, 3 inches off the waist, lowered my blood... (more)
I have been drinking lots of kale smoothies with kale, cucumber, celery and avocado. I would think that these smoothies are largely fulfilling my need for vitamins and minerals. As for macronutrients, I was wondering how grass fed beef jerky and... (more)
This month the Physicians Health Study II results were published on the effect of Centrum Silver on cardiovascular disease (CVD). They showed no association with multivitamin use and likelihood of any kind of CVD, and thus were presented which... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
I wonder if it's possible for one to live eating saturated fats only and denying all exogenic MUFAs and PUFAs? For example, following a diet with no olive oil, no vegetable oils, and no fish oil supplements? One can eat meat, eggs, poultry, other... (more)
You need the essential fatty acids, vitamins, and 9 essential amino acids. Those are your obligate nutrients. Your body can synthesize anything else you need. Dietary sources of non obligate nutrients may be helpful but are not required for life. (more)
I will much appreciate if anyone can review my diet and say what you think. I have been on hypo-allergenic/histamine intolerance diet for the past 2 months since I found out I may have huge issues with histamine in food. I am also working on... (more)
I've been perusing the internet for some good saturated fat research articles, but have gotten a bit overwhelmed. If anyone is willing, would you give me a run-down of research articles you deem most important to what someone should know about... (more)
Hey Allie I've found lots of good studies on this site.
Sorry, I'm aware a few people got confused at my question, please excuse me as I was half asleep when writing it :P Edited now I've learned on Paleo that most fat is good, and that it doesn't make you put weight on the outside, but could someone... (more)
I know saturated fat is apparently not bad for you but since I increased my butter intake I swear my skin has gotten worse. Practically every site other than paleo says to avoid excessive saturated fat for complexion and I'm starting to wonder if... (more)
Well, generally things that are inflammatory contribute to acne flare-ups. With that said, saturated fat is the least inflammatory (certain versions of SF vary slightly) of the fats one can consume. Perhaps you're particularly intolerant to dairy... (more)
So, I am eating dinner with my dad, and I want to encourage him to eat better. I suggest egg yolks and coconut oil. He says, "but those are high in saturated fats," and I realized that I didn't have an answer. I know nothing about different kinds... (more)
I read coconut oil is 86% saturated fat. Yet I also read(in the same book) that half of it is short-chain fats. Im new to all this sciency stuff so sorry that this is so elementary. Are short-chain fats a type of saturated fat?
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)