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    Paleo low carb - fat percentage

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    Would a diet consisting of 60-65% of calories coming from fats be to high in fat content

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    not enough fat, you need a lot more. I would go for at least 85%, any less and you've failed.
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    Too high for what?

    I'd never consume a diet that high in fats because it's virtually impossible to do that naturally without adding refined oils. Just eat real food. Meat, eggs, fruits, vegetables, roots, tubers, whatever. Avoid grains and vegetable oils and you'll do fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warren R View Post
    Would a diet consisting of 60-65% of calories coming from fats be to high in fat content
    So long as you hit your protein minimum, and so long as you enjoy getting 60-65% of your calories from fat, it is absolutely fine to do so.

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    Too high for what?

    I'd never consume a diet that high in fats because it's virtually impossible to do that naturally without adding refined oils. Just eat real food. Meat, eggs, fruits, vegetables, roots, tubers, whatever. Avoid grains and vegetable oils and you'll do fine.
    I'm not entirely certain I'd agree it's impossible to hit those macros without adding oils (can easily done eating fattier cuts of meat, eggs, etc), but I do 100% agree with the rest - focus on whole, real food sources, not a macronutrient ratio.

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    You'll find no consensus on this. Nutrient density precludes macronutrient ratios unless you are just really into ketosis. I am, and I do enjoy some very high-fat days, up into the 80% range. Feel-good? Oh, yes. Natural? Sort of, it's like fasting - but with food. :P


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    Come on guys stop trolling... He's obviously interested in a high fat low carb diet, the one true path.

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    Just eat 30 bananas a day instead, I heard it keeps you lean.

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    Primal/paleo are not high-fat / low-carb. They are just toxin free diets. However one does not prevent the other.

    60% of calories from fats, that's my macro since more than one year and doing pretty fine. Despite what people may think, I eat plenty of vegetables, too. I just choose the right ones. Just some days ago I realized I eat more veggies than a vegan (I do not consider rice, pasta, topinambur and tofu as vegetables).

    Fats do not need to come from vegetable oils (although being Italian I will never say no to some good EVO onto my salad). Fat cuts (organ meats, I mostly eat that), oily fishes, yolks, coconut oil/milk as well as some butter, or ghee, and cream will provide you what you need in terms of calories, nutrients (essential fatty acids) and fat soluble vitamins.

    That said, amount of carbs highly depends on your daily activities: if you keep moving all the day there is nothing wrong eating some sugars. I myself double the fruits on those days I am particularly active. Being onto my butt in front of a laptop the rest of the week, I am so insulin resistant that any sugar will just make me want for me. Not so with fats. That's the reason of my choice.

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    I'm currently getting around 70 - 75% from fat. It seems to suit me.
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    Hi mate seeing as this is your first post, I won't be an ass and troll ya (wink derpamix).

    choco's advice is pretty solid, what he's saying is that any good fats that you should be eating is going to come with protein and carbs (eg a fatty steak or avocado etc). Then focusing on eating real and fresh foods is key.

    My only extra advice would be to only go low carb for about a month or 2, only to rid yourself of the carb addiction.
    After a month or 2 start cycling good carbs back in to your diet, the important point is to cycle them in, eg a few days a week slowly increase your carb intake, the other days you can stay low carb. You can also do the same thing for calorie levels and fat/protein percentages.
    This prevents metabolic down regulation that is prevalent on these message boards from people trying to run low carbs or low calories indefinitely.

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