Oils and Saturated Fats

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17 Apr, 2014 09:44 PM

I think I am still confused about which fats to eat. Dr. Rosedale lists that coconut oil is a healthy fat (yet it is saturated) and butter on his acceptable list of fats. Am I to avoid butter and coconut oil (even MCT oil) in the first three weeks as well?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ken on 17 Apr, 2014 11:09 PM

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    Greetings mpat4174

    Coconut & MCT are great oils - it is just that monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats from olive oil are easier to digest for the person in the beginning days of Dr. Ron's Health Plan. When one becomes a fat burner, approx, 3-5 weeks, switch over to the saturated oils. One could use the saturated fats in the beginning, although it may be a bit harder for the body to adapt. It would really depend on the persons' ability.


  2. 2 Posted by mpat4174 on 18 Apr, 2014 12:54 AM

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    So only avocado and olive oils for three weeks along with chicken, turkey and fish? How do you get enough fat for the day?

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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ken on 18 Apr, 2014 12:26 PM

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    Hi Mpat4174

    You asked: How do you get enough fat for the day?

    As Dr. Ron says, "if you are hungry - eat".

    My comment: I just increase the amount of oil that I use. For instance - if I am still hungry with the intake of 6 daily tablespoons, (approx 80g) of oil, "divided up in my meals", I ad an additional tablespoon of oil. Amount will vary with each individual. You learn as you go what is best for you - (example) if I know that I am going to be extra active, I will increase mine by 2 or 3 tablespoons of oil/fat for that day.

    I think most folks believe that it will make them fat, this is not so, I have proven it for myself - it is something that most have been taught for decades.

    I suggest that you try 2 tablespoons of oil on a small salad 3 times a day, then perhaps 3 tablespoons one meal, 2 tablespoons on 2 other small salads - which would be 7 tablespoons or (approx 94g of fat/oil)

    Dr. Ron mentions here How much oil/fat can one eat a day?

    How much oil/fat can one eat a day?

    Again, there is no limit to the amount of fat you can eat. Fat is your primary source of fuel and as such, should be your primary intake as well. The program is designed to make you very efficient at burning fat so you can have as much as you feel you need.

    Have a great day & hope this has been helpful...


  4. 4 Posted by mpat4174 on 25 Apr, 2014 01:25 PM

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    Thanks so much for you help!!

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