Many people are afraid of animal fat. I recommend different diets to my clients mostly to cater to budgets, and schedule (not sex, goals, or weight,… regardless of the differences of these three differences,… in the beginning: you need basically the same diet). But the diet that will achieve optimal results in terms of how you look feel and perform is one that is high in animal fat.
We evolved to eat the animals. And according to the writings on the wall we were crazy for big fatty animals: Animals such as Wooly Mammoths. We, throughout our hominid history did not prefer lean meats such as birds and rodents.
Modern days the biggest animals we can get ahold of in america are cows, bison, lamb, and pork. And many people are going to the market trying to scrounge for the leanest meats of these animals.
Before I go any furthur I want to state that everything I am talking about applies to grassfed animals. The other stuff in markets are not fed grass, but rather corn, euthanized cats and dogs, newspaper, garbage, wood, and dead animals of the same species. The fat composition of these animals is not the same,… which is part of the reason I would recommend a different diet if someone does not have access to grassfed animals
People opt for the leanest meats because that is what they are taught. They are taught by society, government, their doctors, and the internet. They are taught just like everyone else that fat makes you fat, cholesterol is bad, and to eat low fat high carb diets. Without even making a credible arguement I can disprove this theory by stating if so many people are eating this way why is everyone overweight? Why am I disgusted when I walk into any environment that isn’t a CrossFit Competition and is flooded with average people? Why do most doctors look like the boss from sonic the hedgehog?:
So lets talk about animals and our evolution with them.
Here is a link that shows the composition of cuts from cows: Cowskies
And here is the breakdown of the Bison:
As you will notice most of these cuts are not lean cuts. Also steaks only make up 15% of the mix. We should actually be eating the whole carcass. I doubt any starving caveman ate 40% of the “desirable” cuts and just left the rest for the wolves. So keep this in mind when you are ordering meats. Fat is ok, and when you allow fat to be plentifully in your diet you will be eating more of the carcass. Which is not only right, but a sustainable choice. Also most of the other stuff is healthy for you. Liver, heart, bone marrow,…. all does things for your body that eating top sirloin everyday wont.
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