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  • #16
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    (I saute my cabbage in bacon grease and cumin...I had to stop the 3 yr old veggie-hater from actually licking his plate!)

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    • #17
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      I second the suggestion of using Fitday to help you look at your amt of fat, carbs, protein you are getting daily. From personal experience and friends around me that had the "carb crashes," definitely upping the fats will help. Early on in my PB eating I was eating pretty low fat and sometimes would feel bonked, but instantly eating a whole avocado upon getting home from work and I felt great. Now, I usually try and get eggs, avocado, and nuts on daily basis. Doing this I haven't ever really had any other "crashes." i would say a week of tracking and adjusting is what I did to get my ratios in check. After that every week I might put in a couple days just to check I'm still on the right track. Awesome job on losing the 50lbs.

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      • #18
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        I third the Fitday record keeping. Before I started my diet and exercise regimen I plugged in the numbers on Fitday and about swooned! My old eating habits were running 4000 plus calories a day. Might that have something to do with my 285 pounds? The "good" news was that I wasn't gaining weight for years. And my carbs were almost 400, and I'm not a bread junkie.


        An ex-girlfriend/health trainer from Kaiser said I had to record what I ate. Best advice she ever gave me.


        My Fitday recording is my new religion. I'm lucky I have the time, overall it takes me a couple of hours per day including meal planning. A caveat; their food descriptions and taxonomy is often extremely frustrating, and I have found glaring errors. I have made probably three dozen custom foods for the things that I eat.


        Forget the lean stuff. You need to be (anyone feel free to jump in and correct me) up around 50% fat.

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        • #19
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          Anyone else wondering about the snack made with dates? The fact that you can take all those nuts (chopped, ground or otherwise) and get them to stick into a bar means you probably have more than one date involved.

          And you eat it with a cup of blueberries (~20 g carbs). Try to monitor your hunger compared to which meals you've eaten last. It sounds like with all the workouts, you're probably not getting too many total carbs, but you might be feeling it from eating too many at once. You might feel a difference just by spreading the same food differently throughout the day.

          And I agree with OnTheBayou, 50% fat a day is awesome.

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          • #20
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            Even if you eat 200g/day protein (which is a challenge), and you're going to eat 2200 calories a day, you're going to be eating 36% protein, which, if you keep carbs minimal, will have fat up around 60%. If you eat more like 150g of protein, that fat percentage will go up above 70%.


            I'm losing weight eating like this (or maybe even more fat..I will occasionally drink 6-8oz of heavy cream after meals, and I did eat a tablespoon of butter while cooking dinner last night), and feel pretty good. Really stays with you too -- I have very little difficulty doing IF and eating within a window of 5pm-10pm or so every day.


            Also, has anyone told you you look like Viggo Mortensen?

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            • #21
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              Nick, no. Lol. Too funny.


              All: Thanks for your support. It really means much having so much experience and wisdom here.


              Ok, here is another. I am re reading the PB this week. I am doing this because I am curious to find where Mark speaks about eating so much fat. I know he says 50%, but if I crunched my calories eating what I eat now (mostly a P90X like diet) I get about 2400 calories a day. As I eat more like Primal, I have to eat way less to stay under my 2400 per the book. Eating pure butter to get more fat is weird to me. I am not against it at all. For the 'Korg' meal plan, I don't see it there, the omelette he suggests there is no mention of how it was cooked meaning those calories from using butter are not accounted for. Confused there, as pre PB I was cooking egg whites in PAM (I know bad idea) and now I am eating duck eggs in home rendered lard. My breakfasts went from 300 cals to 1100 with 2 duck eggs, 1 tbsp lard, 3 slices of uncured bacon, and home made yogurt with 1/2c blueberries. One more meal and I can't eat the rest of the day. Is this wrong?


              Lastly, there was a link that was posted on Mark's FB page. It was a WebMD (CW site), about a link to Pancreatic Cancer and High Fat eating. Was that crap or is eating like this so new that we don't know what will happen to us? Kinda freaked me out. Back to salads with sardines and fruit. Still wont eat grain. Never.

              http://sweat.danmerk.com

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              • #22
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                Now I am really confused. Today I read a recipe on the MDA home page where it suggested to "trim excess fat" from a pork loin.


                I thought fat was good?

                http://sweat.danmerk.com

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                • #23
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                  I saw the pancreatic cancer link to high fat eating and it concerned me as well. Not sure what to make of it.

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                  • #24
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                    There is more than one reason to trim fat when preparing a dish. It depends on how you want the dish to turn out, not just whether you believe animal fat is good for you. Leave the extra fat on if you'd like. Our trained chef Worker Bee in this instance found that the excess fat didn't jive with how she wanted the final product to turn out so she trimmed it a bit. I see how this could send the wrong signals, but it really wasn't a decision made out of fear of fat, that's for sure.

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                    • #25
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                      Sweet. I kind of thought so. Being an enthusiast cook myself, I figured that the excess fat would just be excess. I assume that the meat itself would have sufficient fats to begin with.

                      http://sweat.danmerk.com

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                      • #26
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                        The nice thing, if you opt to trim the fat for a dish, is that you can always use it later for other dishes that are naturally leaner and require you to add fat. (Or fry it up for a snack while you're waiting for dinner to cook.)

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                        • #27
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                          I read much that local organic red meats are great protein sources. Same goes for pork. Fat is good. So now I do not have to worry about buying only lean meats anymore because as long as its from my recent cowpool of a organic raised grass fed cow, all parts are edible.


                          So then why is this on the Vice page?


                          "4 - Steak and Bacon: oh boy, saturated fat. I don’t recommend eating traditionally-raised and chemically-loaded red meat, but grass-fed, uncured cuts are loaded with valuable fat, pure protein, and vital nutrients. Just make smart choices when you go for the more decadent meats. (No factory farm hunks and sodium-laced strips.)"


                          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/sensible-vices/


                          So my question is, what are "smart choices" of meats when I read people frying apples in tallow?


                          Sorry to keep shaking the trees here.

                          http://sweat.danmerk.com

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                          • #28
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                            Are you reading entire posts, or just looking to shake trees? That post is a little tongue in cheek, the paragraph before the one your quote reads:

                            "Many “vices” aren’t vices at all. Not only are many indulgences – when moderate and planned – good for you, they’re actually a sensible part of your personal health and prevention plan, as they’re more likely to give you a sense of value from your efforts. So stop flagellating the elliptical. Put away the carrots and raisins. Here are some very smart so-called vices:..."

                            It's on the "vice" page because CW would deem steak and bacon a vice, we, as PBers, do not. Other things mentioned on that page as a vice are also NOT vices when following the PB.

                            Any smart choice of meat is one that isn't factory farmed or laced with sodium and other crazy chemicals that you cannot pronounce.

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                            • #29
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                              Primal JAP: Thanks for pointing that out. Again, I am asking lots of questions since that what a "forum" is all about. Still trying to embrace the Grok.

                              http://sweat.danmerk.com

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                              • #30
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                                DM - I didn't mean to come across harsh. I suppose it is because we spend our days either trying to explain the PB to people or avoiding the topic altogether. When I read to forum, it's kind of an escape to be with like minded people. It's hard to embrace this lifestyle, but when you do, it's like riding a bike or finally learning to drive stick. You wake up one day and think "how is this NOT common sense?"

                                Even my mother who is quazi-adopting this lifestlye (just to lose weight, I don't see it carrying over long term), offered me a salad at her house last weekend and then handed me sweet and sour dressing. "Mom, this has 14 grams of sugar per serving!", Her response "but it doesn't have any fat..."

                                *sigh*

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