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by 0 · August 05, 2014 at 12:52 PM

As I stated in another thread I am doing the crossfit football diet. I feel very good even after just a few days but I am unsure about any long term effects of eating like this for years. I feel like I could eat this way forever. I might just be... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · August 05, 2014 4:43 AM

It's not about the absolute amount of saturated fat in your diet; it's about whether you're feeling good in the mid-to-longer term. Most paleo templates call for at least 15% starch, and many paleo adherents eat up to 30% of calories as starch,... (more)

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by 0 · June 21, 2014 6:23 PM

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 · March 07, 2014 7:33 PM

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 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 · January 15, 2014 8:39 PM

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 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 45 · November 23, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Studies by CW researchers say saturated fat is associated with higher levels of visceral fat, compared with polyunsaturated fat. Could this be explained by the donut theory, that SAD eaters get saturated fat from diets high in sugar and carbs? (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 23, 2013 at 10:11 PM

It's driven by monies - they push industrial seed oils, GMO soy, GMO corn, and other grains because that's who pays the bills.

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by 227 · November 17, 2013 at 10:20 AM

I don't like trans-fats, heck I don't even touch the stuff or look at it for that matter, I think it's downright garbage. However, the CW-worshiping crowd that runs the FDA, USDA, and all these crap agencies often group trans-fats along with... (more)

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Nvor 0 · November 16, 2013 2:01 AM

Of course you're referring to the "First they came..." phenomenon. Just because we may agree with a ban on trans-fats, does that make it okay? Because what if they knock on sat-fat's door next? Indeed it is a slippery slope into a nanny/police... (more)

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by 373 · November 13, 2013 8:03 AM

Do you feel it is our responsibility to confront the conventional wisdom that we so often come across in articles like this one on --gasp-- Huffington Post, that advise us to steer clear of bacon and saturated fats, or suffer the... (more)

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Methodician 0 · November 13, 2013 3:51 AM

If I'm ever quoted in some famous phrase book, I hope they pick up on my favorite saying: with ability comes responsibility. (yeah I came up with it, though I doubt I'm the first) Since you know the truth, you should tell people. You have the... (more)

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by 0 · November 13, 2013 9:08 PM

Hi, I'm looking for a good explanation of the common explanation in the Paleo/Low Carb community on the ability to consume Saturated Fat safely as long as insulin spiking carbohydrate is not done in the same time frame. Most specifically a... (more)

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piagetblix 0 · November 12, 2013 9:40 PM

Could someone give me a brief run down of how spiking insulin through carb consumption within the same proximity as consuming saturated fat creates the environment for vascular damage? cheers

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by 0 · October 15, 2013 2:43 AM

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 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 1648 · June 04, 2010 at 11:23 PM

Paleo has convinced me to increase my intake of Saturated Fats. What foods offer a lot of Saturated fats WITHOUT many of the less-healthy unsaturated (particularly without the polyunsaturated fats)? Most foods whose labels I read seem to be high... (more)

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ben61820 0 · June 04, 2010 at 11:23 PM

I was unaware of the very good ratio (read: low PUFAs) of omegas in mac nut oil. Surprisingly good. Here's a great link with a breakdown of omega ratios for most... (more)

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by 10750 · October 16, 2012 2:27 PM

Coconut oil, ghee, and bacon grease are at the top of my list right now. I'm thinking that I should branch out, and I was hoping you could lay some tips and links to recipes here. Many thanks, and Happy Eating!

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familygrokumentarian 0 · January 05, 2011 2:58 PM

Roast a duck (good picture-heavy tutorial here and also one on MDA) and use the duck fat to roast some cubed root veggies (if you do potatoes, duck fat is great on them!). Avocado oil, tamari, and a little bit of orange juice make a great combo... (more)

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by 10 · September 03, 2013 at 12:35 PM

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 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 233 · July 29, 2013 2:58 AM

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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glib 0 · July 29, 2013 2:58 AM

No one is arguing that one should eat 60% sat fat, Matt. But there are cases in the literature. Yes, it is remote polynesian islands. But a very useful data point for those of us hovering between 10 and 20% sat fat. I don't think the Weston Price... (more)

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by 2611 · July 27, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Large, well-powered, high quality meta-analyses of studies on lipid intake frequently find at least some cardiovascular benefits to reducing saturated fat (SFA) and replacing it with unsaturated fat (PUFA). When they don't, the finding is that it... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 27, 2013 6:25 PM

I think a big part of it is that almost all the long term controlled studies on this issue have had (as folks on both side have pointed out) decent flaws that seriously weaken them as evidence. This includes a lot of confounding factors between... (more)

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by 228 · July 26, 2013 at 10:20 PM

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 · July 31, 2013 8:48 AM

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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Lazza 0 · June 29, 2013 at 10:28 PM

It's quite incredible how your TC and LDL values have gone up so on the Paleo diet. Mine have gone up too but only by 10-15%, with Trig/HDL both dropping by over 30%. I eat more fish than you, and probably less carbs (my digestive tract is a bit... (more)

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by 512 · June 19, 2013 2:59 AM

Hello! If trans-fat consumpution is problematic, is trans-fat formation while seasoning a cast-iron pan problematic? This site claims that trans-fats are integral to a good seasoning surface. It recommends flaxseed oil as a seasoning oil. The... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 19, 2013 2:59 AM

PUFAs are what you need for seasoning. They're oxidizable and polymerizable. Saturated fats are actually the worst in terms of seasoning ability because they lack ability to oxidize. Flaxseed is a great oil to use for it, I seasoned my cast iron... (more)

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by 53 · June 20, 2013 5:41 AM

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 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 · May 29, 2013 2:41 PM

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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EnglishRose 0 · May 29, 2013 2:41 PM

That is the traditional English breakfast here ni the UK. I have 3 poached egg yolks (I don't like the whites) and 3 slices of bacon grilled (and a bit of brown rice)./ It makes me feel much better than what many people eat for breakfast -... (more)

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by 0 · May 06, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Alright so I'm trying to get my facts straights on the different fats and how each one effects your cholesterol levels. And I figured here would be the best place to ask. Saturated Fat - Raises HDL and LDL (but the fluffy LDL) Monounsaturated Fat... (more)

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Linds 0 · May 06, 2013 4:37 PM

Check out these guides for great, easy to digest info: The Definitive Guide to Cholesterol The Definitive Guide to Fats The Definitive Guide to Oils What Are PUFAs? Chemically speaking, polyunsaturated fats have more than one (hence the... (more)

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by 209 · May 01, 2013 8:24 PM

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 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 95 · May 29, 2013 7:54 AM

In Robb Wolf’s podcast number 151 Chris Kresser says that in a minority of people dietary saturated fat pushes up blood LDL cholesterol but that in the majority of people this is only temporary. So, he says, in the majority of people starting a... (more)

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Joanna_8 0 · May 29, 2013 7:54 AM

Since I posted this question some weeks ago Chris Kresser has partly answered it in his blog at http://chriskresser.com/the-diet-heart-myth-cholesterol-and-saturated-fat-are-not-the-enemy. He says “It’s true that some studies show that saturated... (more)

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by 3277 · April 08, 2013 8:34 PM

I sent a friend this link: http://chriskresser.com/for-a-healthy-heart-stick-to-butter He writes back saying: "The only problem is that you keep hearing about mainstream studies like the two below that suggests... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · April 08, 2013 6:28 PM

Here's one study that may help: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23386268 I think the worst thing about refined n6 is it's correlation with higher all cause mortality(cancer?). In the LA Veterans study saturated fat and pufa diets were... (more)

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by 598 · April 02, 2013 2:16 PM

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)

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CJC93 0 · April 02, 2013 2:16 PM

Yeah for me fat doesn't do it either, protein and starch are satiating the most, I think alcohol is third after those 2 but im not entirely sure, someone correct me if im wrong, and even if im right i dont reccommend hitting up the scotch :P like... (more)

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by 229 · March 26, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Can someone please help me understand this article that is clearly against saturaed fat... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3572653/

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 26, 2013 at 12:41 PM

People love conclusions, but they don't like reading long studies and deciphering them. If you read the details of these studies, there are lots of obvious errors that were either short cuts or mistakes in the study. For example, as Ted... (more)