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    Ladies!!! How many calories do you eat?...

    And how many from fat, protein, and carbs?

    I'm wanting to lose body fat, but the amount of fat I'm eating is freaking me out a little... I am eating mostly nuts, vegetables, and lean protein... The large amounts of fat come from the nuts, avocado, and eggs (and about 13g from a Kind Bar, which I'm eliminating after I finish the ones I have).

    How many of you eat real butter?

    I'm just curious about what other females following this lifestyle are eating and if you are seeing positive results. Anyone seeing loss of cellulite? Do you get bloodwork done and are the results good (low triglycerides, cholesterol, etc)?

    I don't want to sound shallow.. I am also doing this for my health.. Cardiovascular disease runs rampant on both sides of my family at very young ages. Even my mom who eats virtually a fat free diet has had 2 heart attacks and she's only 58. My dad had a QUINTUPLE bypass in September.. scariest time ever! I'm trying this because "fat free" just doesn't work for me.. it makes me hungrier no matter how much or what I eat. I'd appreciate any feedback.
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    I had "high" cholesterol, which seems to run in my family. I was on statins for about a year, and then I realized I was wasting my money and gambling with my health, so I stopped taking them. I'd never liked eggs before, but then I started eating eggs and bacon every day when I switched to paleo and my cholesterol went down. I don't remember the numbers, but it was low enough to make me feel pretty smug. I also lost 25lbs. I know it was mostly fat I lost, because I was lifting progressively heavier weights the whole time. My macros are generally 50% fat, 30% protein, 20% carbs - and yes, many of us eat copious amounts of butter!

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    Breastfeeding, so up to 2000. At least 60% is fat. I've also upped my carbs, so the remaining percentage there is broken up with the protein. Protein usually has the higher percentage though (usually around 25%)
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    Fat is not the enemy for everyone!

    I eat 1200 calories, and 70 % fat, 10 % carbs, and 20 % protein. For me carbs are what stops me losing weight.
    And yep damn straight I eat real butter
    You have to work out which variation of this lifestyle that works for you.

    Have you read much about this primal lifestyle? Fake fats and sugars are the problems for cholesterol, not fats from animals, full fat dairy etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayla2010 View Post
    Fat is not the enemy for everyone!

    I eat 1200 calories, and 70 % fat, 10 % carbs, and 20 % protein. For me carbs are what stops me losing weight.
    And yep damn straight I eat real butter
    You have to work out which variation of this lifestyle that works for you.

    Have you read much about this primal lifestyle? Fake fats and sugars are the problems for cholesterol, not fats from animals, full fat dairy etc.
    Are you supplementing as probably not getting enough nutrients with that low calorie amount and such a high fat intake.
    Also some people have to cut back on fats from animals for cholesterol.

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    And sorry to say but after all the threads that get started on here, where people argue about their way being right, its probably best to do some searches on here to read.
    There are tons of people who changed to the primal lifestyle, with higher fat, maybe not as high as 70% like me though, who have had huge improvements in their blood results.

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    In my initial weight loss phase, fats came from eggs, bacon, sausage, liver, steak with the fat on, real butter, creme fraiche, sour cream, cheese (sometimes with butter on top), chicken skin, pork belly, salmon, beef tallow etc. Eating lots of real animal fat was the key for me. It controlled my hunger. It relieved inflammation in my joints. It improved my mood.

    I'm not losing weight anymore and eat less fat than I used to, but I still eat real butter and triple-creme brie.

    In my case, basically everything I thought I knew had to be turned upside-down and inside-out.
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    I finally started losing weight by cutting carbs in my case fruit and increasing fat. 20 pounds off since June after losing only 5 pounds in two years. Yes, I eat butter, goat and sheep cheeses, avocado, sausages, coconut oil, initially coconut butter when hungry (don't need it any more as I am never hungry) bacon, and cook in bacon fat or coconut oil, or butter. good luck on your health quest. Giving up grains and sugar eliminated my joint pain.

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    Calories? No idea. I don't count them.

    And how many from fat, protein, and carbs?
    Don't count those either. *most of the time* I just eat mostly meat, fat, cooked & raw veggies, eggs, a little fruit, a little yogurt & cheese. I'm not militant, I'm far from perfect, I stray.

    I'm wanting to lose body fat, but the amount of fat I'm eating is freaking me out a little... I am eating mostly nuts, vegetables, and lean protein... The large amounts of fat come from the nuts, avocado, and eggs (and about 13g from a Kind Bar, which I'm eliminating after I finish the ones I have).
    Eat the fat! Tastes awesome, keeps you full longer. Oh and it tastes awesome. Humans evolved and thrived eating animal fats up until margarine was invented 100 years ago.

    How many of you eat real butter?
    Every day. Sometimes straight up.

    I'm just curious about what other females following this lifestyle are eating and if you are seeing positive results.
    Dropped 2 pants sizes and 2 bra sizes in a year. I have no idea how that is measured in pounds. I don't weigh myself.

    Anyone seeing loss of cellulite?
    Don't have much to begin with. Did you know its hereditary?

    Do you get bloodwork done and are the results good (low triglycerides, cholesterol, etc)?
    Nope.
    I don't want to sound shallow.. I am also doing this for my health.. Cardiovascular disease runs rampant on both sides of my family at very young ages. Even my mom who eats virtually a fat free diet has had 2 heart attacks and she's only 58.
    I think its been proven that 'fat free' causes more heart attacks than it prevents.

    My dad had a QUINTUPLE bypass in September.. scariest time ever! I'm trying this because "fat free" just doesn't work for me.. it makes me hungrier no matter how much or what I eat. I'd appreciate any feedback.
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    I know it was mostly fat I lost, because I was lifting progressively heavier weights the whole time.

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