True for me! VERY true for me. A few years ago I thought soymilk and granola were optimal staple foods. Blech!
I think it's an (over)reaction to years of being denied delicious fat. A rebellion, even.
As a kid, I was told not to eat the fatty part off a steak because it was "bad for you", even though it was more delicious than the steak itself. The same thing went with other delicious, but "bad for you" (CW), fatty foods, like bacon.
"You mean all that delicious fat is isn't bad for you after all?! Then, why am I eating this shit?!
*tosses out bowl of oatmeal*
"Hand me those bacon and eggs!!! Up yours, Food Pyramid!!!"
Also true! Another vote for protein, here! One pound a day, I've discovered, is baseline maintenance for me. But it would be cooked in tallow and then I'd drink it after cooking my veggies in it. Maybe I would eat less fat if I ate the full two pounds of meat, but then where's my vitamin K2?
You know what makes you actually full? 2 pounds of top sirloin.
Sounds like you dove in too fast. I had to start slowly, because I also got the runs at first! It took about six weeks of gradually increasing my fat intake to be able to eat bacon and eggs without discomfort. Nowadays I can eat a dozen eggs or a pound of bacon without a problem.
+ 100!!!!!! Finally!!!! I was beginning to think I was all alone on that one!
When I first tried primal (I need to lose weight) by eating a diet of 60%-70% fat, it gave me explosive diarrhea (sorry TMI, i know!) to the point where I couldn't hold anything in for very long, so I suppose it could work on the basis of food straight in, food straight out.....lol! Personally I'd just prefer to go higher protein, moderate fats and lower-moderate carbs for the comfortability factor :-P
You sort of answered your own question. When eating high-fat, a person should also eat the most nutrient-dense foods they can find. And there is also an over-lap of nutrient-dense and high-fat foods, like eggs and avocados. Add liver and greens, and even a little fruit and especially nuts (gasp, I said it!) and it's hard to become malnourished. I mean, good luck missing out on a micronutrient. I do this, often getting 70% (80% on coconut milk days!) of my calories from fat. My nutrition calculator numbers are usually great, only occasionally low on thiamin.
butter is not a food group.
when people are having 400-500 cals of bullet-proof coffee for "breakfast", what happens the rest of the day? is everything else super-nutrient dense all day to make up for the fat-bomb in the beginning? just like liver, eggs, wild salmon and kale?
I do wear the high-fat badge, but I wear it with a level head and am willing to take on new info as it comes.
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.