What’s Happening: Fat and Carbs

Last updated:
Join us and over 84,000 people
Our Paleo Guide: Your Guide to Paleo
Fat and carbs

Very few people really hate on protein – mostly it’s fat and carbs that come in for the constant demonizing. But once you look past the hype, neither macronutrient is truly a devil (or an angel); it’s always more complicated. So this week, read about some benefits of both, starting with fat:

  • How can you prevent gallstones during weight loss? Eat more fat! In a recent meta-analysis high-fat diet was strongly connected with fewer gallstones. (Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes)
  • While you’re calmly refusing to demonize things, it’s also helpful to understand why some people do – here’s an explanation of how epidemiology was misused to demonize dietary fat. (Ketopia)

And now for the carbs!

  • For the ladies: menstrual dysfunction associated with exercise can be treated by a very simple fix: more carbs! 30% of energy from carbs is a little higher than the Paleo range typically goes, but compared to osteoporosis and infertility down the line, it looks pretty good. (SuppVersity)

Go grab yourself a nice baked potato with some butter on top, and then take a gander at the rest of the Paleo news lately, plus a quick quiz to test your advanced Paleo savvy:Sleepless man

  • If beef, chicken, and pork are getting boring, why not try some venison or rabbit? Think of it as a step even beyond grass-fed. Here’s a quick guide to getting game meats on your plate. (Breaking Muscle) – and by the way, a lot of this meat is actually available in supermarkets; you just have to look in the freezer section rather than behind the butcher counter.
  • How do you talk to yourself? For most of us, it’s often a stream of abuse and put-downs. Would you talk to your friends that way? Probably not – and yes, it matters. (Robb Wolf)

 

And now for a quiz:

What’s your favorite delicious fatty or carb-y (or both!) recipe? Let us know on Facebook or Google+!

P.S. Take a look at our Paleo Recipe Book. It's a Cookbook we've created to help you prepare the best Paleo food. It contains 370+ recipes and covers everything you'll need.

+ Your Guide to Paleo, our visual Paleo Guide, was just released. It'll help you avoid the most common pitfalls and reach your health and weight loss goals faster.

Get your free recipes