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Thread: Newbie with omega6 question

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Round rock Texas

    Newbie with omega6 question

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    Hello everyone,

    I am new here, and moved to the primal blue print method about three weeks ago. Losing weight and feeling good!!! Almost done with marks book too. Have to admit I'm not much of a veggie eater, but since making this switch I am enjoying them more by trying new things. Also love going to the farmers market every Saturday to stock up for the week.

    Ok, onto my question. Just the past few days I started using to log my food to see if I am getting enough protein. The past two days it says I'm over on my omega6 for the day. This just started after trying a few recipes from some paleo cook books and I think it has to do with the chicken. For example here is today's food so far and I'm already over on omega6.

    3 fried eggs in coconut oil.
    3 small sausage patties

    3 chicken drum sticks baked with skin
    2 carrott sticks

    Dinner tonight will be skinless boneless chicken breast with cauliflower mashed potatoes and asparagus.

    The other day I was over is when I had baked chicken breast with skin.

    Is the skin on the chicken what's putting me over on my omega6? What concerns should I have about going over?

    Thanks for taking the time


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Washington state
    The consensus around here seems to be that it's the omega 6 from crappy seed oils that's the problem. Animal fat is a whole different story. Don't fear the chicken! Or avocados!
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Vancouver B.C
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    I've never used paleotrack before so I really can't comment on that particular web site. That being said it really does depend on what type of meats you are eating but also what type of foods said meat is eating itself. If you're buying Tyson ( I just picked a name) chicken that's been fed soy pellets and grain vs locally farmed free run organically fed omnivorus chickens the Omega 6 level is going to be much higher. The skin really isn't going to make the difference except it's adding more over all fat in to your diet.

    The key really is to raise your Omega 3 intake to offset the Omega 6 ratio and balance them out as much as possible. I suggest taking a good quality fish oil to top up your Omega 3 levels and try to steer away from grocercy store typical meats if it's in your budget.

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