good ammo in favor of the paleo diet

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    Sep 02, 2014 5:32 AM GMT
    http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2014/09/01/study-supports-value-low-carbohydrate-diet-study-says-low-carb-diet-leads-reduced-body-fat/zA8uNJG2KnwtoCY3ecH2xI/story.html
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    Sep 02, 2014 8:04 AM GMT
    So in summary, add more bacon to your diet and cut down on the carbs. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 02, 2014 6:32 PM GMT
    xrichx saidSo in summary, add more bacon to your diet and cut down on the carbs. icon_biggrin.gif

    I'd wager that it would be better to keep an eye on the saturated fats, which bacon is definitely high in. What the article said:

     The high-fat group followed something of a modified Atkins diet. Members were told to eat mostly protein and fat and to choose foods with primarily unsaturated fats, such as fish, olive oil and nuts. But they were allowed to eat foods higher in saturated fat as well, including cheese and red meat.

    Overall, the low-carb participants took in a little more than 13 percent of their daily calories from saturated fat, more than double the 5 percent to 6 percent limit recommended by the American Heart Association. The majority of their fat intake, however, was unsaturated fats.


    It's interesting, to me, that the article used the name Atkins diet when the Paleo diet is what's popular now and it's largely nothing more than the Atkins diet rebranded and they never mention the Paleo diet. The Ketogenic diet is another one that they could have mentioned but didn't. As always, it pays to remember that news media articles are written to sell newspapers, grab eyeballs, etc. and being factual and complete takes a back seat to being profitable.

    Years ago Consumer Reports wrote an article on diets when the Atkins diet was popular and they asked a doctor at some medical research center about that diet and he said that his theory is that it works because it satiates the palate more quickly and you end up eating fewer calories.

    It's been a conundrum to us here in the US why Europeans don't have as much obesity as we do and I think it's simply because they don't consume as many calories as we do. It's typical that we look for some sort of magic elixir diet to solve our overeating problem.

    But it is nice to know that eating fats, saturated or unsaturated, isn't as horrible as it was thought to be. For me that means more vegetable oil, probably olive oil. Fat makes food taste better.
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    Sep 04, 2014 12:13 AM GMT
    Even the question of saturated fats isn't so simple. Saturated fat from bacon is one thing. Saturated fat from coconut is something else. In fact my bloodwork shows improvement in my lipids profile after good fats -- many of which high in saturated fats -- became 35% of what I consume.

    My sources of fat are mostly açaí, coconut and cashew nuts.

    As many other ectos who have the ambition of being big, good fats from these sources are instrumental in allowing me to consume gargantuan calories without having a glutton appetite to match.

    A paleo diet can absolutely be used by ectos who want to gain mass and you can reach astronomical calories with the help from good fats without the need of a big appetite.

    Now I wonder why are you mesos and endos messing with fats... icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 04, 2014 12:33 AM GMT
    xrichx saidSo in summary, add more bacon to your diet and cut down on the carbs. icon_biggrin.gif



    NOPE! Cut out processed sugar and de-natured carbs. Reboot your metabolizing as a fat rather than a sugar burner.