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Saturated Fat

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by -5 · about 6 hours ago

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 at 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 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 50 · about 6 hours ago

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 465 · about 6 hours ago

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 at 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 0 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 20 · about 6 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 6 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 3280 · about 6 hours ago

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 at 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 250 · about 6 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 2626 · about 6 hours ago

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)

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Mscott 0 · March 15, 2013 at 11:26 PM

I'm of the opinion that almost any food can be bad in certain contexts. Saturated fats seem to increase the need for choline relative to polyunsaturated fats. See this post for more on... (more)

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by 45 · about 6 hours ago

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)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 15, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Depends, really. Some people, like myself, are genetically susceptible to ridiculous LDL elevations as a result of saturated fat (specifically from butter and cream). Other people hyper-respond to dietary cholesterol. If that took your total... (more)

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by 40 · about 6 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 6 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 20 · about 6 hours ago

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)

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Soul 0 · February 11, 2013 at 7:44 PM

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.

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by 5 · about 6 hours ago

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)

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CD 0 · January 14, 2013 at 2:11 PM

David, Your LDL is an estimate based on the Freidwald formula. The Friedwald formula is just an estimate. Please do not go on statins without requesting a direct measure of LDL via a VAP Panel. Also, please remember that total cholesterol will... (more)

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by 15 · about 6 hours ago

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)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 15, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I would not assume that your kale smoothies are fulfilling your vitamins and minerals, I'd look up the nutrition data on each and find out for sure. Also, lots of raw kale constantly might not be the healthiest thing, you're going to absorb more... (more)

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by 2485 · about 6 hours ago

I have a cookware problem that other paleo-ish folks might relate to, and I'm wondering if anyone has a solution. Back in the day when I cooked with cheap vegetable oil, I'd just pour it in the pan, and cook. But now the oil section of my... (more)

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Elunah 0 · November 13, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Use shorter spoons and leave them in the containers, especially if you're refrigerating them. Use smaller spoons and load them up in the dishwasher. Freeze them into small cubes (maybe using a silicone ice tray) and dispense as needed. Use those... (more)

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by 30 · about 6 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 6 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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