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    Problem getting 50% of calories from fat

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    Right now 50% of my calories are coming from protein and carbs and fat are about 25% each. Is this a problem?

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    Not really. If your foods are from the suggested list, you are eating Paleo rather than Primal, that's all. Just kick out dairy if you really want to follow classic Paleo approach. If not, then go for fattier cuts of meat and frying in butter, and your fats will add up pretty fast.
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    The only dairy I'm consuming is 2 ounces of Cheddar cheese I have with my morning breakfast. Other than that I'm paleo.

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    Here's a sample of a daily meal.Untitled..jpg

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    If you are meeting your goals with this approach, then don't f*** with it. Once you start failing your goals, seek the solutions. All rules are really arbitrary anyway, and you know, the only thing everyone can agree on is that one must eat (at least some) vegetables. The rest is individual. You are inspired by a concept, such as whole foods, paleo or primal; the rest is up to you.
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    Because fat contains 9 calories per gram and carbs and protein contain 4 your calories from each would be
    Protein 620
    Fat 738
    Carbs 308
    So you percentage would be
    Protein 37.2%
    Fat 44.3%
    Carbs 18.5%
    Which is fine if you're losing fat

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    Quote Originally Posted by VT Glockster View Post
    Right now 50% of my calories are coming from protein and carbs and fat are about 25% each. Is this a problem?
    really depends on what your goals are to determine if there is a problem. Weight loss?

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    Ahh, I see the error of my ways. That makes more sense.

    My goal is weight loss.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevenhamley View Post
    Because fat contains 9 calories per gram and carbs and protein contain 4 your calories from each would be
    Protein 620
    Fat 738
    Carbs 308
    So you percentage would be
    Protein 37.2%
    Fat 44.3%
    Carbs 18.5%
    Which is fine if you're losing fat

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    What are your stats? Can you really live off of a 1600 daily calorie? =)

    Your lunch is just 300 calories, that's like just one protein bar.

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    5' 8" 248 pounds. Since January I have been eating around 2000 calories per day and on average burning about 4000 calories per week exercising and I wasn't loosing any weight.

    3 weeks ago I started to go the Paleo/Primal route and I have lost 10 pounds so far. I've also reduced my aerobic exercising down to about 2500 calories per week and since the first week of September I have been lifting weights 3 times per week. My goal is 190 - 200 pounds.

    1600 calories was a low day. I'm usually closer to 2000 on an average day.

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