Yeah, I talk about calories and get jumped all over for being un-Primal. People forget that Mark never says eat unlimited amounts of fat and you will lose weight effortlessly. He is talking about balancing the three out within a calorie budget. The thing that is too easy to do is to get carried away with all the yummy fats and not, as Mark says above, cover your bases, particularly on protein.
Originally Posted by jammies
I have now gotten to the point he makes in the last sentence where I can be a little more liberal with the fat. I could not have lost the weight however without curtailing the fat intake. YMMV
He's not actually suggesting a specific caloric intake - he is just using calories there as a surrogate for intake and chose an example of what a woman might eat. My point here is that for you, when you needed more intake after meeting protein and carbohydrate basics you added more protein not more fat. Which in my interpretation is just a little more cordain style paleo than PB . Don't get me wrong -it's all just a spectrum of the same thing - I'm glad it works for you and it seems protein works for many people. But for me using fat to fill in that energy gap just works better. If the ground beef I am buying is 17% fat and the veggies are essentially fat free, then I really do have to add in fat in the terms of fatty cuts of meats, avocado, butter, olive oil etc to get up to 50%. This really does amount to unlimited fat for me - as fat triggers my satiety mechanism very quickly so I just can't really over-do it....too much anyway
Originally Posted by Paleobird
However - getting back to the OP - if I were eating head to tail on the animal (which I am working towards....slowly) then I would be eating suet, marrow, brain, etc and would be closer to my goal fat intake without adding more in.
Wow - those are some cool images. I really had NO idea there was so much fat - every talks about bison being so lean - it's just that we are leaving the best parts behind I also love how golden yellow the fat is compared to feed-lot fat, you can really see the effects of the grass in there.
Originally Posted by Owly
Read up on "rabbit starvation," which is also known as "protein poisoning." A lack of fat will kill you.
Originally Posted by rubinglen
True, but that doesn't mean we need to take it to the opposite extreme. A lack of salt will kill you. But eating a pound a day of it isn't very good either. Like I said, moderation.
Originally Posted by jfreaksho
wow, thanks for all the great answers and links guys!!
Grok ate all he could....