Fat, my friend
I’ve officially been paleo for two and a half weeks now, and one of the most difficult things for me to get used to is the embracing of eating FAT.
I’ve seen varying viewpoints on fat – some paleo peeps say that animal fat is GOOD, bacon fat is FINE to eat all the time (whhhatttt?!??!), olive oil is great, and organic sausage with no nitrates is A-OK to eat every single day.
Of course, my husband loves this – and has fully embraced it. I’ve been trying to – but I find myself still scraping fat off of beef broth that I made, and scooping out oil from my Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Bake. I’ve definitely been eating fat – about a piece of sausage and two eggs every day, avocado most days, and beef with some chunks of juicy fat on others. But it’s weird to make that transition and to convince myself that it’s ok. It’s not, in fact, the fat that’s been making me fat – it’s the sugar, grains, and processed crap I’ve been feeding myself for the past 29 years.
I know that there’s something to it, though, because I’ve been eating more fat that usual, and still enjoy carbs like sweet potatoes and fruit – and I’ve lost at least 3 pounds since I’ve started. I think I would have lost even more, but I haven’t worked out since starting paleo with the exception of a short walk here and there due to a fairly severe-and-unrelated-to-diet cough that I’ve had for almost 3 weeks. Yuck.
Has anyone else had a hard time embracing the ‘eat the fat’ mentality? And does anyone know how to get rid of this dang cough?