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Hello everyone :)

I have a question regarding how much fat per meal. On http://whole9life.com/book/ISWF-Meal-Planning-Template.pdf it says to add fat in the given recommended amounts per meal.

Does that mean: With my bit of protein and veg I also have: 1/2 avocado, 1-2 thumb sized portions of oil, 1-2 thumb sized butters, olives, coconut etcetc,

or

does it mean: with my bit of protein and veg I have: 1/2 avocado (or any one item from the list given).

I've been having any one item from the list to this point!

Thanks,

George

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Nuts are not a great thing to overdo, but as long as your fats add up to 1-2 thumb sized servings, you can have all three. Avocado is measured differently. It may be 1/2 (1/4?) is considered a serving of fat and a closed handful of nuts is considered a serving so eyeball measure accordingly if you are using all 3. Eating more fat is much better than not eating enough.

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Hmm the moderator said one fat per meal. Since I am aiming for weight loss, I will follow her rules.

That is what I am saying. :) I was just pointing out you can combine your fats to equal one fat. You can have up to 2 fats if you need it to keep hunger and cravings at bay.

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I eat at least 3 lg avocados per day along with a healthy amount of coconut oil, olive oil,coconut milk and consistently lost body fat...until I added macadamias back in and my waist line felt the difference....so out with the nuts in with the avocado.....

***** I really think my belt is tighter because I've really been hitting Olympic lifts hard and heavy for the past two months.... That's a lot of hip/ core action and my obliques are a poppin.... :)

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I eat at least 3 lg avocados per day along with a healthy amount of coconut oil, olive oil,coconut milk and consistently lost body fat...until I added macadamias back in and my waist line felt the difference....so out with the nuts in with the avocado.....

***** I really think my belt is tighter because I've really been hitting Olympic lifts hard and heavy for the past two months.... That's a lot of hip/ core action and my obliques are a poppin....

Yeah but you are super human. :0)

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I've been surprised at how much fat I eat. I always thought all the bloating I had (pre-Whole30) was from eating fat. Nope. Grains, dairy, sugar, legumes - all culprits. Fat? Good stuff. Especially on my first Whole30, it seemed like my body just needed a lot more than I imagined. Fortunately I love avocados. Now I can kind of tell that when I'm hungry, there's a certain kind of hungry feeling that is asking for more fat. It's really cool to start to feel hunger signals that are not driven by sugar.

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Hmm the moderator said one fat per meal. Since I am aiming for weight loss, I will follow her rules.

Hi, it's not a rule I was just reassuring George, the OP, that he was doing fine having just one of the fat options he didn't actually have to have them all at each meal :) . As Susan said, of course you can also have more than one at a time. I nearly always add avocado (at least a half if not a whole small one) to my salads but i still use an olive oil dressing or add tuna in mayo or something like that and sometimes have a coffee with coconut milk as well. As Amy said, our bodies need good fat, most people in our society are fat phobic and don't eat nearly enough. The guidlines of 1 -2 thumbfuls are for a minimum there's no harm in having a little more, though I agree with Fenderbender, nuts, for me, are not the best option.

I think it's interesting if you look at timelines, the start of the push to eat low fat foods is also the start of our obesity epidemic. Fats are not the enemy - enjoy

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