What scientific literature? The same scientific literature that says saturated fat and cholesterol promotes heart disease? I don't believe that. So few traditional societies still in existence eat high protein. They're almost all carbivores. Given how the human metabolism works - carbohydrate upregulates CO2 production vs fats resulting in large drops in estrogen, cortisol and adrenaline and greatly increases mitochondrial output and boosts the metabolic rate - I don't see it as logical. All this stuff is opinion. Nobody really knows. It's assumption vs assumption. When you get right down to it, the better approach is actual science vs assumption, and carbohydrate + equal proportions of gelatinous and muscular protein with a deemphasis on fat (but which fat is there being predominantly saturated) seems to be the way to go. And that's what I try to do.
Originally Posted by Neckhammer
Example: my dinner last night was 1.08 lbs of frozen wild caught Mahi Mahi filets from Trader Joe's. I salted and peppered them and left them to drain, then coated them in a heaping teaspoon of coconut. I broiled them (no added fat) until crispy, turning once. In a bowl, I mixed a bunch of homemade pico de gallo with probably almost a cup of Trader Joe's 1% organic plain yogurt. I ate them in lettuce wraps. I followed that with a bowl of pureed canned pumpkin mixed with more of that 1% yogurt with another heaping teaspoon of shredded coconut with a handful of chocolate chips and cinnamon.
Relatively low fat, but what fat was there was saturated from coconut and chocolate. This meal was very low carbohydrate, but I'm cutting for summer a bit. Tonight after a workout, I'll do something very similar but with baked plantain chips and corn tortilla wraps instead of lettuce wraps. I'm having some good success eating this way.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.