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    where do your energy cals come from when you go primal

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    Is it all from animal and fruit fat and nut fat?

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    And your own body fat! And for some people, from vegetable-based carbs (white potato, sweet potato) or white rice.
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    For me:

    First place: Fatty cuts of meat/butter/coconut oil/grassfed beef tallow
    Second place: Sweet Potatoes/starchy tubers
    Third place: Fruits

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    zed what selection of ground beef should i select 80% or 90 some odd lean?

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    I'm not eating a lot of starchy tubers right now because I'm backing off from my chronic over-exercising. So most of my calories are coming from fat. The bulk of this is from naturally occurring fats in the meat and eggs I eat. Some is the coconut oil, butter, or ghee I cook with. I don't go out of my way to add fat to my diet, though. Green vegetables make up the bulk of my food volume, but they are rather low calorie. I don't eat much fruit. Occasional dairy and nuts.

    As for ground beef, to butt in on your second question, I usually get the 85% but it's 100% grass fed. I'd go leaner if it was conventionally raised.

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    I eat grain fed ground beef (damn me being a poor student!) so I go with 90% lean or higher, and then cook it in either coconut oil or ghee.

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    good to know. I'm not going to go out of my way for grass fed beef any time soon but knowing i can get leaner packages and do some good then i'll try to be about it when its ground beef i'm selecting.

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