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    Is a LOT of fat okay?

    Pardon my obsession with numbers, but I am an Engineer by trade... I am 6'6" 240 pounds, and so I typically aim for about 210 grams of protein a day, and between 100 - 150 carbs, per the PB. However, in order to get enough calories to keep me from wasting away, I end up eating over 50% of my calories from fat.

    Is this bad or am I just still programmed to the Conventional Wisdom way of thinking? Should I scale up the carb limits a bit due to my height and weight or just keep eating the (good) fat?

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    Fat. Eat it.

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    Is this bad or am I just still programmed to the Conventional Wisdom way of thinking? Should I scale up the carb limits a bit due to my height and weight or just keep eating the (good) fat?
    Still programmed. I eat about 50% of my calories from fat per Mark's recommendations. Read this.

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    There aren't too many days where my fat intake is below 50%.

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    Awesome. Thanks, y'all. I am very excited about this journey to better health.

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    My fat is between 65% and 70% every day.

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    Fat... it's what's for dinner.

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    I tend to eat a bunch of fat, but when I get too much (for me) I spend more time on the toilet. I also have issues with combining milk, coconut milk and cream into smoothies - nasty gut pains - so I need to be smart with the pat intake. Having said that, I don't shy away from it, in fact I look for more ways to include it in the diet, but like I said, I need to be careful that I don't go overboard.

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    Kmacphee, have you ever considered that you may be lactose intolerant? I didn't know that I was until I went without dairy for a while, then had some.

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    kmachphee, something sounds amiss about your digestive system. Have you been tested for major food intolerances or digestive diseases? Improper fat digestion is a major component of a lot of different gut/intolerance issues, it's something I suffered from for a long time before getting diagnosed with gluten intolerance. Now without that poison in my diet I regularly "snack" by drinking cans of refrigerated coconut milk mixed with cinnamon with no issue, 500 fat calories each!

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