Ok, so I'm not especially huge, but I have gained visible body fat since (I thought) I was doing the Primal diet. At first, I was just having grains in the morning, then I cut them out completely. I tested the eating plan all this last summer and had all the ratios down & was going for a 3,000 calorie diet (I'm naturally very much a hard gainer, so my body will stay slim if I don't eat a lot and I want to gain muscle). That being said, I figured the cheapest & best way to get the fat I now need is olive oil & nuts. So, needless to say - I went crazy on both of those. Not completely. I kept my ratios correct, but I was eating a lot of both of those to keep my fat intake high. My goal was (and is, but I'm considering changing it) to take 2 "shots" of olive oil everyday (in shot glasses) and eat enough nuts to get my fat content up there. I still got fat from other areas, but those were my main two.
But, after reading some forums, I've seen some talk that I should limit my nut intake and also my olive oil intake! So, now, I'm really confused. I do know that I haven't had the best results from trying what I thought to be the PB way, but I'm wondering if I shouldn't eat nuts or olive oil - where SHOULD I get my fat? And should I really keep eating this way? I've been trying to keep it up - but continuing something thats making me gain weight is a bit disheartening. I was very trim before I started, and now I'm starting to fill out some more (in not a good way).