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    I have been strictly doing the PB thing for 3 weeks now and love it! loosing inches and getting faster. I am an Infantryman so my lifestyle requires alot of calories. I usually get more than 2300 per day most all from meat (with the exception of bananas I love them). I have also recently discovered what a great pre and post work out snack bacon is.... With that said I am tracking that I take in more than 150g of fat each day. I know fat is good and the primary energy source, but is there such thing as too much fat?

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    The only way you would be eating too much is if you were displacing other nutrients as a result. Seems like you're doing OK though.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mac131124 View Post
      I have been strictly doing the PB thing for 3 weeks now and love it! loosing inches and getting faster. I am an Infantryman so my lifestyle requires alot of calories. I usually get more than 2300 per day most all from meat (with the exception of bananas I love them). I have also recently discovered what a great pre and post work out snack bacon is.... With that said I am tracking that I take in more than 150g of fat each day. I know fat is good and the primary energy source, but is there such thing as too much fat?
      No such thing. 70% of your calories should be coming from fat every day.
      Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

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      • #4
        Of course you'd say that Griff. I know you like your fat but some of us can't do too high fat.
        The amount of fat Mac is eating agrees with him so its a good level for him.
        Last edited by Sue; 01-06-2011, 01:38 AM.

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        • #5
          If you eat too much fat you'll get loose stool. Since most of your fat is coming from meat then it'll be hard to overeat it. Your body instantly knows when its hard either enough meat or animal fat. You just don't feel like eating it, but you don't feel full in the traditional sense. Eating dairy is a good way to overeat fat because it doesn't create the same response. I'm not sure about coconut. Bacon is treated with salt and I guess it would be possible to overeat that since the taste of artifical salt can fool your body.
          A steak a day keeps the doctor away

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          • #6
            I find it hard to take in too much fat. When your body gets enough fat it reaches a level of satiety and you won't really be hungry anymore. Our bodies are a lot more intelligent than we give it credit for. The only thing I can ever overreat is carbs. Thats why if you give most people a bag of chips or popcorn they just can't stop regardless of the total caloric intake they have had throughout the day. Carbs = bad :P
            "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

            People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bushrat View Post
              If you eat too much fat you'll get loose stool.
              Aha! This is what happened to me the other day. I didn't think I had that much fat, but obviously 6 ounces of coconut milk in a smoothie was too much for my body to handle, at least right now while it adjusts back to eating primal.

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              • #8
                I am a little over 70% on my daily fat intake. I know I haven't felt this great in years. I wish I had known about this diet years ago! Thanks for answering my question!

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                • #9
                  Too much fat in the bloodstream won't be utilized quick enough and will oxidize. You want to avoid this. But amounts are different for everybody.

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                  • #10
                    But if you're eating mostly saturated fat you're okay as it doesn't oxidize like the poly fats.

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                    • #11
                      ok so what about calories? today I had about 3000 calories but stayed under 30g of carbs and had 186g of protein, with 233g of fat, all from meat and eggs. with the carbs coming from a tomato and a glass of milk. so, now i wonder if i am getting way too many calories. but that could just be CW type thought. I am pretty active compared to most. I am in the Army so I do pt on an empty stomach at 6am every morning for about 1hr. Today was pretty intense. I ran for over 45min, I hadn't been able to run as fast as i did today since I was a private. So I know I am burning these calories. but I am trying to take off some extra weight(from fat) that I have accumulated over the years from CARBs, supplements, and weight lifting. So to get it off I have been trying to stay under 50g of carbs, today at 520pm I was at 9g of carbs and couldn't keep my eyes open so I snacked on fruit and thats were the other 29g of carbs came from. long story short when I started this fat was melting off and i think it still is but wont know till sunday(thats when i weigh) but it seems like too many calories. but a diet high in fat and protein seems to me like it would be naturally high in calories. please help me understand if you have this all figured out.

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                      • #12
                        The body evaluates calories by their context, not by their number. If you are in ketosis, your body will use fat for fuel and flush out whatever fat it doesn't use as waste in your stools. It is not about calories. It is about what kind of calories you're taking in (and to a much lesser extent, how much you're taking in - 100 calories of carbs vs. 500 calories of carbs, say, will make a difference in a negative direction, but that much of a difference in protein or fat intake probably will not). Someone eating 1000 calories of fat vs. 1000 calories of carbs will have wildly differential effects from each, because it isn't the number of calories that really matters; it's the type of calories. This is one of the most fundamental things you MUST learn and reject CW about, or you'll get nowhere.
                        Last edited by Griff; 01-06-2011, 07:44 PM.
                        Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

                        Looking for my Cholesterol Primer? Here it is: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...mer-(Attempt-2)


                        Ditch the scale!: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33283.html

                        My Success Story: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30615.html

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sue View Post
                          Of course you'd say that Griff. I know you like your fat but some of us can't do too high fat.
                          The amount of fat Mac is eating agrees with him so its a good level for him.
                          It's hard to eat too much fat, Sue. Your body reaches a certain level of satiety with fat, and shuts off your appetite (whereas carbs don't produce that effect - just the opposite). Mac's probably reached that point, and just needs to cut back on carbs, if anything.
                          Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

                          Looking for my Cholesterol Primer? Here it is: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...mer-(Attempt-2)


                          Ditch the scale!: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33283.html

                          My Success Story: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30615.html

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                          • #14
                            You are reducing carbs - and you want your body to use stored fat for energy. You can optimally achieve this by trying not to overeat. I've posted this elsewhere recently: It seems like some people have difficulty with eating "until satisfied" and what they rather do is to eat until they're full - or even stuffed. It could also have to do with an obsession about eating adequate protein and much fat.

                            If the reduction in carbs achieved an improvement in your body's ability to mobilize stored fat, then your body will use that for energy, you won't feel starved and lose weight (fat) more easily when you're eating less. So try to undereat a little bit (smaller portions) - you can always add snacks later when you're still hungry. You should really only eat when you are hungry. What absolutely didn't work for me was to calculate my caloric requirements based on workouts and basal metabolic rate etc. and then try to eat a little less than that. With low-carb, I've found that I'm actually able to eat much less without feeling hungry. So the task is to not only find a sweet spot in terms of carbs, but also in terms of calories. Eat too little and you'll starve yourself and energy levels decrease, eat too much and you'll find it difficult to lose weight. So: maintain a diet that's high in fat, but eat a bit less than you currently do. Intermittent fasting is also an option - and when you take care not to compensate for the fast by eating bigger meals, this in essence also achieves what I'm talking about: a measured reduction of caloric intake.

                            EDIT: I had been wanting to talk about this aspect of low-carb dieting for quite some time ... so I've written a blog post about it in more detail:

                            http://www.mikeenregalia.com/2011/01...-calories.html

                            Comments and links and/or facebook likes are greatly appreciated - I've just started blogging. :-)
                            Last edited by MikeEnRegalia; 01-07-2011, 06:43 AM.
                            MikeEnRegalia's Blog - Nutrition, Dieting, Exercise and other stuff ;-)

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                            • #15
                              Everyone is different. I followed the advice of "Eat all you want as long as you keep your carbs below 50g." I gained fat. For me, it's about calories. If I eat too many, then I will gain fat. However, the more fat I eat and lower carbs do satisfy more which makes eating less easier.

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