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    Paleo low carb - fat percentage

    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
    it's virtually impossible to do that naturally without adding refined oils. .
    Quote Originally Posted by Kochin View Post
    @ChocoTaco and AngryKiwi:
    Actually it's very possible.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kochin View Post
    Most of my fat comes from butter, fatty meat, offal and fish. I'll eat a tablespoon or three of nuts and seeds daily and 25-50g of butter daily.
    Example...
    Breakfast: 300g potato, 1 tin of mackerel in brine, 50g butter.
    Lunch: 6 rashers of bacon, 200g ox tongue, 200g cabbage and 1 small onion.
    Dinner: 6 hard-boiled eggs.
    Snacks: 3 flat tablespoons of tahini.
    Result.
    Total: 2787kcal.
    -183g fat, 1647kcal, 60%.
    -190g protein, 760kcal, 27%.
    -95g carbs, 380kcal, 13%.
    Noted.

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    @James and AngryKiwi:

    Brine is salt-water (0 fat), the tahini is ground seeds (100% natural and not hard to collect 3 tablespoons of random seeds, either, it's about 25-30g) and butter is just butter. No refined oil, nothing unnatural or anything heavily processed, just seeds and a replacement for the animal fat that I don't have much access to. If I had access to quality beef-fat more often, I'd eat over 100g of that a day instead of butter. Just swap them around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
    I'd never consume a diet that high in fats because it's virtually impossible to do that naturally.
    This is like the only time I've agreed with this guy in forever hehe.

    If you look at the data available on hunter-gatherer societies the macros tend to land around 45-55% fat for the carnivorous tribes. The reason is they are eating much higher *protein* than most people today, even after getting all the fat possible from the carcass (which tended to be learner).

    Not that it is unhealthy to eat cream and fat-meat and hit a 80% fat macro. Just saying there's isn't a lot of data showing many tribes were able to hit that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimchiNinja View Post
    Not that it is unhealthy to eat cream and fat-meat and hit a 80% fat macro.
    If you have to be VLC / ketogenic for a reason (some kind of brain disorder, etc), that is the ONLY way to cover your daily needs. It is also a good fat loss tool when you restrict carbs close to 0 with that goal in mind.

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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
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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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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