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    Heck, even when I sprouted my quinoa it came out undigested.
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    I know, it has to be fermented over a long period. We-are-not-birds!

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    Ditto on quinoa....it never digested properly. Wow, I must tell you guys I feel tons but I mean tons better today. I eliminated every grain, fruit, nut and all dairy, and have just consumed 4 whole eggs with spinach, onions, and garlic, topped off with a whole can of coconut milk. For lunch I had 2 whole cans of tuna mixed with half an avocado, 1 tbsp of coconut oil, cayenne pepper, and sea salt, with a big plate of broccoli and baby carrots. I felt a bit gassy after this meal, but energy levels are amazing. I just finished off my third meal consisting of three chicken thighs, with mushrooms, onions and red bell peppers, sauteed in olive oil, and wow I haven't felt this clear and energetic in a while. Only worries is how I will hold up after soccer practice, which I'm off to in a couple minutes.

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    Is 85 grams of saturated fat way to much? I just put in my numbers to Cron-O-meter and I thought they seemed a bit high. I know saturated fat is good but is there a limit. Also my daily carb intake was 121 grams and I was able to perform fine. I think I could get use to this low carb lifestyle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by confused_monkey View Post
    Ditto on quinoa....it never digested properly. Wow, I must tell you guys I feel tons but I mean tons better today. I eliminated every grain, fruit, nut and all dairy, and have just consumed 4 whole eggs with spinach, onions, and garlic, topped off with a whole can of coconut milk. For lunch I had 2 whole cans of tuna mixed with half an avocado, 1 tbsp of coconut oil, cayenne pepper, and sea salt, with a big plate of broccoli and baby carrots. I felt a bit gassy after this meal, but energy levels are amazing. I just finished off my third meal consisting of three chicken thighs, with mushrooms, onions and red bell peppers, sauteed in olive oil, and wow I haven't felt this clear and energetic in a while. Only worries is how I will hold up after soccer practice, which I'm off to in a couple minutes.
    Awesome! I'd say you're on a roll. Something to consider: I get gassy if I eat too many veggies at one meal. Not every body will react this way of course, but I seem to feel better when I eat fewer veggies. Your second meal, with a big plate of broccoli, would make me gassy and bloated.

    Congratulations on your progress! Oh, and I don't know if 85g sat fat is "too much", but 85g fat is definitely not too much. I generally eat around 100g of fat per day. I don't know how much of that is saturated, though...hm, according to FitDay a little less than half my fat is sat fat. So, around 40g per day.

    P.S. Let us know how you feel after soccer practice!

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    DAILY MACRO TARGETS: Cal: 1,857. Protein: 100g (400cal). Carb: 75g (300cal). Fat: 128g (1156cal).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stabby View Post
    Even quinoa has to be fully fermented to make it edible. Back in my retard hippie food days I thought I was being oh so prudent soaking and sprouting my quinoa. Bahaha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by confused_monkey View Post
    Is 85 grams of saturated fat way to much? I just put in my numbers to Cron-O-meter and I thought they seemed a bit high. I know saturated fat is good but is there a limit. Also my daily carb intake was 121 grams and I was able to perform fine. I think I could get use to this low carb lifestyle.
    My average SF's intake is 120 grams... mostly from coconut. I think it's fine.
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    One word: fish oil.

    Ok. that's two words... but I think it might help your skin.

    My skin has really healed up with daily fish oil supplements, and 3-5 meals of fish a week. I have been going for sardines over tuna because they are much younger when caught, and haven't accumulated all the toxins higher-on-the food-chain tuna have when they're caught. I often take tins of sardines on hikes for really good mid-day energy.

    I also agree with an earlier poster on this thread that suspects the mercury issue to be a hoax. It feels like a marketing scam to me.

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