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    How the heck do I get my Omega ratio down to 1:1 if the diet is so high in fat?

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    I was just calculating my omega ratio and I found that because I eat 3 eggs and about 4 tablespoons of olive oil a day my omega 6 is always pushing 9,000mg... that means I would have to take 4 servings of fish oil at 2400mg just to get ahead and that isn't including all the omega 6 we get from the rest of the diet (I'd be pushing 14,000 omg6). I need some help understanding these principals. I have read all of the posts on how important it is to get to 1:1 and how fish oil is a good supplement but, Mark says nothing about a high fat diet being almost inevitably high in omega 6. I mean, it is 10X better than a processed, carb high, veg oil diet but still, high fat = high omega 6, right? How do I get to 1:1 without overdoing on supplements? Am I thinking to much? Or did I miss something?

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    Switch away fom olive oil and nut oil. I use coconut oil and avocado oil.
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    Wow thanks Tara, coconut oil would make a big difference. Is it good to cook with?... I still find myself having a hard time getting 2000 cal (not that I am shooting for 2000, it just seems my body likes it when I get 2000) without getting high levels of omega 6... should I just take 3 doses of fish oil and keep searching for low omega 6 foods...

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    Yes, coconut oil is good to cook with. Also, if you get animal fat from pastured sources, it's not going to have a bad n-6/n-3 ratio. That's the stuff we're supposed to be getting fat from.
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    I get grassfed beef. I would buy Omega 3 eggs if I ate the yolks. I get raw cream, from pastured cows. No no no prepared/packaged/not in its natural form foods. Stay away from nuts/ nut oils (seriously). Avocado oil is great to cook with and has a GREAT ratio! Coconut oil is good to, and its yummy nummy. I do all that and I still take 1.2 g O3 a day.
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    Good advice so far. If you switched to pastured eggs (the kind i get is .5g of omega 3 and .7 omega 6), and replaced two tbs of olive oil with 2 of coconut oil that would be huge in itself.

    I also like chia seeds. While the actual conversion of ALA to HUFAs is negligible, it will help stabilize the ratio by preventing ingested LA from becoming AA. So will GLA.

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    I love this site, ask and you shall receive. Thanks gang, pastured eggs, coconut oil and avocado oil just made my next grocery list. I think I can get to a 1:1 ratio now without a handful of fish oil pills, awesome... I wish I could still eat almonds. have you seen the omega 6 content in them! yikes. That was my vitamin E source, oh well

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    DD have you seen the omega 6 content of effing walnuts?! YIKES!!!
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    Haha Tara, I know its crazy... and I really liked the idea of nuts being a part of my diet. You can get a few hundred calories form just an ounce of nuts. That way I dont have to eat a whole big meal. But, I cant do it if it has that kind of omega 6. I hear macadamias are relativity balanced, I can give them a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danger_Dave View Post
    Haha Tara, I know its crazy... and I really liked the idea of nuts being a part of my diet. You can get a few hundred calories form just an ounce of nuts. That way I dont have to eat a whole big meal. But, I cant do it if it has that kind of omega 6. I hear macadamias are relativity balanced, I can give them a shot.
    I have a love/hate relationship with nuts. In the end, I gave them up entirely. I can't have a little, I must have the whole pound bag. Nuts are a trigger to other bad foods. So I just gave up on them and really don't miss them now that I haven't have any sort of nuts for several months.
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