Hey gang! Just checking in here. Book read, re-read and re-re-reading it. lol. I've been grain free and sugar free for almost 1.5 months now. Loving it. I've even tested it by consuming a slice of bread once and a few corn chips. Yup, bloating and feeling worse now its completely out of our diets. Crazy how I was at once a artisan bread maker and can not believe how it must have made me feel. Never again.
Ok, enough about that, the question that keeping coming up in reading the book and then reading posts here is this.
1. For Ken Korg's diet listed in the book, he has eggs and some chicken, and then salmon. There is not much "Fat" in there. I do see some olive oil and some nuts. But every day I read people roasting pork bellies, eating tallow cooked parsnips and even straight butter eaters. (assuming all of you that are doing those things are eating grass fed, organics!) Ken's requested diet looks light on the fat. Could this be that the eggs were cooked in butter and not listed in the book? Was the salmon cooked in rendered lard? Curious.
2. When I cook my eggs in the morning I use range free eggs about 3, cooked in 1tbsp butter or lard. How do I count those calories? Or should I just assume "who cares, its just fat anyway and I can relax and know I am getting more fat this way."
3. Are people on this forum locating all their meats from farmers to get organics or do you shop at Whole Foods type stores? I've been buying animals that I've walked the farms on so I know how they were raised, etc. But many of you are obtaining things that I never see in stores like that such as bellies, lard and other fatty meats; are you getting them from the same type of store?
4. In the book Mark discusses about 1 page on meats. He says that Grok ate lean meats since animals were not fattened with corn and feed lots. I bought a cow that was pasture raised about 100 miles from me. That Porterhouse cut was marbled with fat. Should I not eat those cuts and only eat the leaner cuts that Mark eludes was the lean animals then? If so, why are there so many fatty meats that are being used in recipes on this site? Just curious.
Thanks all in advance! I am loving the new me!