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Offline faysalnals

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Visible fat eaten
« on: December 28, 2016, 11:45:24 AM »
I just started the Paleo diet and im adding my food to a calorie calculator website.. when I choose Beef Sirloin, it gives me a choice of "no visible fat eaten" or "visible fat eaten". Anyone knows what the difference is as they contain different calories and fats? I get my meat from Whole Foods lean and grass fed.

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Re: Visible fat eaten
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2016, 04:22:26 AM »
Hi and welcome!

All they mean is did you eat the fat around the edges or not basically.  They probably pulled a set of metrics on the nutrients when someone did NOT eat any visible/chewy fat VS. when someone did eat all of the meat, fat and all.

Let me know if you have more questions!


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Re: Visible fat eaten
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2016, 01:33:36 PM »
Hi and welcome!

All they mean is did you eat the fat around the edges or not basically.  They probably pulled a set of metrics on the nutrients when someone did NOT eat any visible/chewy fat VS. when someone did eat all of the meat, fat and all.

Let me know if you have more questions!

Thank you for the reply..

I buy Sirloin tip side and I ask for it to be extra lean so I think whole foods removes the fat around the edges but there is always a line in the middle of the steak that is fatty. Is that also considered part of the visible fat?

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Re: Visible fat eaten
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2016, 03:52:19 PM »
I don't think so.  Pretty sure Eric is correct it is the outside fat.

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Re: Visible fat eaten
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2017, 07:14:09 PM »
Regardless, you should eat meat with plenty of fat, especially if you are low carb.


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Re: Visible fat eaten
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 08:41:38 PM »
Regardless, you should eat meat with plenty of fat, especially if you are low carb.

This.  Sometimes I make Whole Foods cut a new roast from a primal so I can get it without any trimming of the fat.

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Re: Visible fat eaten
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2017, 01:33:18 PM »
hi, I thought like Jay Jay says you are supposed to eat the fat.
But I also saw a suggestion on this forum to read Neanderthin by Ray Audette and he has said more than once lean meat but make sure cooked with coconut oil/lard etc.

I LOVE the fat, and it keeps me warm too and my bowels working properly.

Am i right? Why does Audette say different please?


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Re: Visible fat eaten
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2017, 04:45:01 PM »
I don't see how cooking in lard would be different from simply choosing fattier meat, at least for pork.

That said, if one is trying to lose weight faster, reducing the fat content can accelerate how fast one uses fat from one's body.  This doesn't seem to be necessary for men to lose weight at an acceptable pace, but I'm not sure about women.

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Re: Visible fat eaten
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2017, 02:00:29 AM »
Thats a good point. Thank you Warren.
I have to say that I seem to be succeeding insofar as I am not making fancy food or thinking about it as much. I didnt eat until 6pm yesterday as was busy.
Food as fuel. But cross though that butcher left the liver out of my meat order and had been looking forward.