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Old 02-10-2009, 07:28 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone ;
I've been following a mostly Paleo diet the past month with IF 1-2X per week . I feel good , lifts are improving . My question pertains to the amount of saturated fat intake on a daily basis . My macronutrient %s are ~35 % fat +/- , ~35% protein +/- , with the remainder (minority ) as carb .
Can anyone tell me what is recommended for grams/day of sat fat or % of daily cals from sat fat .
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:39 PM   #2
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cordain has some articles stating that, in relation to the fat profiles of wild game that hunters would try to eat, it's nearly a 50/50 of saturated to unsaturated fat, with a really low % of PUFA to MUFA. so it's like equal amounts of sat to MUFA. he gave more exact numbers, but that's pretty much the gist of it.
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:45 PM   #3
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Robb Wolf also has some good info on it: http://robbwolf.com/?p=87
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:36 AM   #4
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According to Cordains research saturated fats account for 10 - 15% of energy in the average hunter-gatherer diet. Obviously as fats provide 9 kcal/g this is quite a small amount of fat in terms of g/day but as long as you're following Cordains advice to stick to sensible portion sizes, choose the leanest cuts of meat and remove all visible fat you don't really need to worry about it.

http://www.thepaleodiet.com/articles...er%202006a.pdf
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:13 PM   #5
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Thanks alot for all the info guys , I appreciate it.
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:57 AM   #6
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If you're eating grass-fed or wild meats, don't even be concerned about it. I eat grass-fed beef and lamb and the fatty cuts are the most delicious...lots of vitamins in that fat. Other good saturated fats sources are coconut oil, palm oil, pastured lard, and grass-fed butter.
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I've been recently looking into buying more grass-fed meats, butter and eggs, shying away from the typical corn-fed products at the supermarket. Might be a bit away from the topic, if so I appologize, but is "free-range organic" basically saying grass fed or are they just stating that they don't cage/confine their animals? Any tips on particularly what to look for when purchasing these kinds of things?
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Speaking of Sat. fat, is ghee considered healthy like grass-fed butter? Anyone ever tried it?
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Speaking of Sat. fat, is ghee considered healthy like grass-fed butter? Anyone ever tried it?
Ghee is just clarified browned butter, so it's going to depend on the source material.
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always take the skeptic approach. if it doesn't say grass-fed, then it's not grass-fed.
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