Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 180 x 2. Current Deadlift: 230 x 2
Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )
Fat is fine.
Mark shows an example of how he eats here: Low Carb Sample Menu | Mark's Daily Apple
His intake of fat is about 55% of his total calories and his total calories are 2538. He's in his late fifties, already at a good weight, and healthily active.
While I don't eat added fats (oil, butter, etc.), and I eat lean cuts of meat (generally, with salmon being about my fattiest protein source) I've tracked my personal eating plan, and I easily get 40-55% of my calories from fat. I do eat an avocado almost every day, so that definitely helps. I eat about half the calories Mark does, but I'm female, currently trying to cut weight, and not healthily active.
So, yes fat is good. In context. Gender, physical ability, physical activity, age, whether trying to gain or lose or maintain weight, body composition are all factors.
And just as an aside, a tablespoon of Kerrygold butter has 11 gm fat, 0 protein, and 0 carbs. It has 10% of the vitamin A you need based on a 2000 cal/day diet. I'd really rather get my fats from good old nutritive food. But if I wanted if I wanted to gain weight, I guess a big old slab of that on something would be fine.
Info on the butter from here: Calories in Kerrygold - Butter, Pure Irish | Nutrition Facts and Information
A shitload of proteins ?
Be there, done that, it's not a good idea.
Fat is your new fuel, period.
Young self-caring Paleo-eater from France.
(So please forgive the strange way I tend to express myself in your beautiful language )