dietary fat

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22 Sep, 2016 10:57 PM

I've read Dr. Rosedale's book and also this website where it is recommended to keep saturated fat intake rather low. I've always wondered about that, as most other low carb approaches do not seem to limit saturated fat. Recently I listened to Dr. Rosedale's presentation at Vail on YouTube where he recommended a high fat diet. Does this mean that he still feels that saturated fat must be limited? I am cutting back protein as per his recommendations, but am confused as to where my calories will come from.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ken on 22 Sep, 2016 11:33 PM

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    • Most of your calories should be from good fat, such as: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, etc.

    The unsaturated fat such as from olive oil is easier for the body to digest as it learns to burn fat instead of sugar forming foods for the first 3 to 4 weeks when one starts following the Rosedale Diet. Animal saturated fat is a little harder in the beginning.

    • Saturated fat from animals that have not been grass fed but fed grain products is not a healthy saturated fat and should be avoided.

    Coconut oil is a saturated fat from plant that is easier for the body to digest than animal saturated fat.

    Ken/   Rosedale Team

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