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    What's MCT? I'm confused as to which supplements I should be taking...
    I could try explain it... but it would be easier to get a good clean explanation from someone who is more educated. I'm pulling this off of Robb Wolf's website. (Citation: Big ‘FAT’ Blog Post – Part 1)

    Are medium chain fatty acids really better for you and why?

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    Letís tackle this one by first defining what a medium chain triglyceride (MCT) is. MCTís are 6-12 carbon fatty acids. Due to their chain length they more closely resemble carbohydrates than fat. These intermediate length triglycerides do not require breakdown or energy to be absorbed into the portal system and metabolized for fuel. Contrarily, long chain triglycerides (LCTís) require bile acids, energy, and numerous steps to be digested and made available for use. MCTís are naturally present in milk fat, coconut oil (66% MCTís), and palm oil. From an energy standpoint MCTís provide approximately 8.3 calories per gram while LCTís provide 9 calories/gram.

    Are MCTís good for us? The simple answer is yes. MCTís have many potential uses and benefits. Due to their rapid absorption and metabolism MCTís are quickly converted to energy for use by the muscles and organs. This decreases the likelihood of their being stored as fat. Additionally, they are frequently used in enteral and parenteral nutrition formulas for the critically ill; as they are easily absorbed and may enhance immunity. MCTís are especially useful in treatment of diseases and conditions that result in impaired lipid metabolism including: celiac disease, cystic fibrosis, Crohnís disease, pancreatitis, enteritis, malabsorption, and cirrhosis to name a few.

    Thatís not all! MCTís have a slight hypoglycemic (blood sugar reducing) effect, are useful in epilepsy treatment as part of a ketogenic diet, may prevent atherosclerosis, stimulate thermogenisis (fat burning), and act as antioxidants. Many endurance athletes find MCTís performance enhancing as they provide quick energy without the insulin spiking effect of carbohydrates. Compared to carbohydrates MCTís are a more efficient source of fuel. Additionally, they prevent muscle breakdown and conserve lean body mass.

    Should you abandon all other fats for MCTís? No! While they are useful, it is possible to get too much of a good thing! High MCT consumption may result in abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, and an upset stomach. Be smart and balance your fat intake incorporating a combination of very long chain omega-3 fatty acids, MCTís, some saturated fat, and a minimal amount of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
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    So I've been watching a 7 part series (part 7 was just posted) by Dr. Robert Lustig called "The Skinny on Obesity". What this series is intended on is to explain what has happened in the past 30 years or so to make the whole world fat. some of you may have noticed that I posted "Sugar: The Bitter Truth" on Lex's journal and essentially this series is that talk broken down into simpler terms (also with some other thoughts gathered). I wasn't going to post either video until this series was fully posted but something came up yesterday that troubled me on the other journal (Twinkee prof). So I broke the wait and posted a day early.


    Anyways- this is broken into 7 parts. I would pray that the whole world would see this video and really start to question what they put in their bodies.

    The Skinny on Obesity (Ep. 1): An Epidemic for Every Body - YouTube

    This is just part 1. You should have no problem finding the rest of the series in the links to the right. They are 5-10 mins long each and I promise are much more interesting and mentally simulating than Sugar the bitter truth. First one is actually 12 mins long (sorry I lied!). As a heads up each video starts with an add but it usually lets you skip after 5 seconds of the ad.
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    Thanks for the video link. That was pretty informative Perhaps this will help me with my sugar problems.
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    Hmmm - will bookmark to watch the rest of. Btw, I totally know my twinkie day was not good. It's just what happens when you don't prepare enough of your own meals, have shit to do and can't keep on buying healthy $9 lunches.
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    I will check that out, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex26 View Post
    Hmmm - will bookmark to watch the rest of. Btw, I totally know my twinkie day was not good. It's just what happens when you don't prepare enough of your own meals, have shit to do and can't keep on buying healthy $9 lunches.
    Hope I didn't step on toes! Not my intentions Lex- to be honest I didn't realize that you had a twinkie day. I have such a hard time keeping up with journals because of the number I follow. I just thought that the Twinkie Prof was brought up out of random conversation. Sorry hun.
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    So I spent 2 hours doing something today that most people learned as a child... I started learning how to ride a bike- yes a 2 wheeled pedal bike... It was an interesting experience. Now I just gotta figure out gears. Oh those gears...

    Breakfast- IF

    Lunch- Coconut milkshake with coconut milk, 1 frozen banana, 4 gigantic strawberries, 2 heaping TBSP of cocoa

    Dinner- Lamb, Big ass salad, 2 squares of lindt 90

    Supplements- 2tbsp mct oil, 3000mg salmon oil, 6000ui D3

    Exercise- 2 hours of learning how to ride (but not fully succeeding), 25 min barefoot walk with a buddy

    So I'm not sure why but I bought chicken's feet today at the market... I'm assuming i can make them like chicken wings? Either way it was an odd purchase... I'll see how they go.
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    I love chicken feet. Are you doing them with vinegar -- marinated -- or fried / baked?

    They are super and so fun and messy to eat:-)

    I was actually going to be having them tomorrow with Chinese broccoli, but we chose a different place, and I'll be having turnip cake and tea eggs -- and the place might also be a source of no-crud sausage. Can't wait to find out.

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    The only thing I have ever done with chicken feet is add them to my stock pot. Let me know how they go, okay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecks View Post
    I could try explain it... but it would be easier to get a good clean explanation from someone who is more educated. I'm pulling this off of Robb Wolf's website. (Citation: Big ‘FAT’ Blog Post – Part 1)
    Thank you !!!

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