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    Basically, eat saturated fats and monounsaturated fats as your main dietary fats. Consume small amounts of omega-3s for heart and brain health, and you do need omega-6 fats, but you're getting enough without worrying about adding sources into your diet.

    You might want to read this if you haven't yet done so: The Definitive Guide to Fats | Mark's Daily Apple

    Good fats to use for cooking are: Coconut oil, ghee, tallow, lard, and butter.

    Good fats to add to salad dressings and uncooked sauces, or on top of already cooked dishes for a splash of flavor are: Olive oil and avocado oil.

    Avocado is a great veggie to add for a heathy shot of fats from the monounsaturated family. Add to salads sliced and raw.

    You can buy cans of full fat coconut milk and use as a base for meat marinades or as dairy replacements for a great shot of saturated fats that tastes awesome.

    But above all, the majority of your fats should be coming from fatty cuts of animal muscle and their organ meats.
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    Fat probably has nothing to do with it. Sure you can use fat as a laxative but having a healthy digestion has a lot more to do with a good metabolism and gut health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach View Post
    Fat probably has nothing to do with it. Sure you can use fat as a laxative but having a healthy digestion has a lot more to do with a good metabolism and gut health.
    Uh what?
    Eating 70% fat has not had a laxative affect on me. My digestion has been perfect since I upped my fat.

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    Awesome for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach View Post
    Fat probably has nothing to do with it. Sure you can use fat as a laxative but having a healthy digestion has a lot more to do with a good metabolism and gut health.
    It's about gut health, totally. But fats play an important role in gut health. A diet high in healthy fat sources can promote both a healthy metabolism and gut flora.

    Some regular consumption of fermented foods in the diet might also be in order here to help things along.

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    Coconut oil saturated fat is similar to the one synthesized from sugar. So, yes, it stimulates metabolism. However, throwing excessive fat at everything is just pointless as it does nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derpamix View Post
    Coconut oil saturated fat is similar to the one synthesized from sugar. So, yes, it stimulates metabolism. However, throwing excessive fat at everything is just pointless as it does nothing.
    Well, sure. But it's a far cry from "not enough" to "excessive." There is plenty of room to explore the middle ground to find where you feel best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derpamix View Post
    Coconut oil saturated fat is similar to the one synthesized from sugar. So, yes, it stimulates metabolism. However, throwing excessive fat at everything is just pointless as it does nothing.
    What is excessive?
    I am losing weight and feeling amazing on 70% fat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayla2010 View Post
    What is excessive?
    I am losing weight and feeling amazing on 70% fat.
    I would say 70% is excessive. Excessive fat inhibits utilization of glucose via Randle cycle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayla2010 View Post
    What is excessive?
    I am losing weight and feeling amazing on 70% fat.
    Thats great for YOU. 70% is beyond excessive and you are in a tiny minority of people who eat that much fat.

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