Fasting Journal 27

Saturday, August 04, 2018

"Life in the Fast Lane"

Fasting Journal 27:  Choosing oils and fats carefully

When you eat a diet that's high in fat, it's important to choose well.  Highly processed oils are very bad for your health.  Crappy fats and oils cause inflammatory illnesses.  Diseases of the cardiovascular system, cancer and autoimmune illnesses just to name a few.

They do that by creating an imbalance with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.  For humans that ration needs to be 1:1.  Sadly unsaturated fatty acids from vegetable oils skews that ratio to the tune of about 15:1 and as high as 20:1.

Your best fat is saturated fat.  Unfortunately we've been very misinformed that saturated fat is artery clogging.  It's not.  It's what we're supposed to be consuming. 

Vegetable oils are highly refined and not fit to eat.   Get this, originally vegetable oils were refined for the purposes of lubricating machinery! 

However, after the oils are taken from the plants, usually by chemical extraction, they are then "scrubbed" and refined even more and the horrible smells taken away, they are then bottled and touted as being heart healthy.  Ewwww. 

So stay away from the following oils which are high in Omega-6 acids. Read food product labels carefully.  You'll be shocked at what you end up putting back on the store shelves!!

Oils I Prefer to Avoid

Corn oil
Canola oil
Vegetable oil
Soybean oil
Rice bran oil

Cottonseed oil
Sunflower oil
Peanut oil
Sesame oil

My Preferred Fats and Oils

Avocado oil
Coconut oil
Beef tallow

Pork lard
Duck fat
Chicken fat
Bacon grease
Olive oil for salad dressing (do not cook with it)

My Journal - Day 27

Start Weight: 154
Today's Weight: 147.5
Total Loss: (-6.5)

1 cup mesclun
1.5 mini guacamole
2 eggs
1 tbsp olive oil
2 bacon

1 slice Swiss cheese
2 tbsp almond butter
2 celery ribs

2 sausages
1 cup cauliflower
1/3 cup cream cheese
2 tbsp sugar free marmalade
7 walnuts
2 squares Lindt 90% dark chocolate

Calories: 1564
Protein: 74.5g
Carbs: 35.6g
Fiber: 12.6g
Net Carbs: 23
Fat: 125g

72% Fat, 20% Protein, 8% Carbs,

That's it for now for fasting journal 27.  Tomorrow, dinnertime, will mark the end of my Time Restricted Feeding and the beginning of my 48-hour, ketogenic, time restricted fasting protocol.  Oh boy!  Try explaining that one to people who are still believers in the Standard American Diet.  (S.A.D. is such a perfect acronym, hhhmmm?)

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