Absolutely. That's a cornerstone of Primal. Of course, eating anything will stop you being hungry for a while. But if you eat starches, you're hungry again in 2 hours. If you eat fat, you can last 4.5-5 hours until the next meal. You may even be full enough to say, "eh, I'll just wait until dinner" and skip lunch. This is intermittent fasting (IF). Now that's for adults. Kids may need to eat more often no matter what they eat (I don't have kids). Maybe they can snack on salad with lots of olive oil dressing. For some reason, fatty nuts don't fill me up.
Originally Posted by PrimalMumUK
As for butter, it's not about being organic. Butter is not all fat. It is only 85-90% butter fat. The rest is white milky stuff, and that's usually what people react to. Organic grass-fed butter tends to be closer to 90% fat, and therefore has less of the milk solids, which may be why your kids could tolerate it more than regular butter. Ghee and clarified butter take out ALL the milk solids, which is why some people consider ghee to be non-dairy. The kids might be able to tolerate the pure butter fat.
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5'0" female, 44 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently keeping food tracker.
I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and should tweak Primal to their own needs.