Mark’s on FIRE! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Mark Sisson’s fat salvo (click here) over at MarksDailyApple.com.
I was glad to see this response from him. Once I got under the umbrella of Paleo/Primal etc., I discovered that many people were there for differing reasons and via some varying methods. Of course, there’re the Paleo Diet folks who are into low fat, lean meats for some reason. And there has been a lot of back-and-forth in the Twitterverse recently about some controversial blog posts that seem to be backing off support of fat.
For my part, as many of you already know, I came to Primal via Gary Taubes and his high-fat, low carb recommendations. So it has always made sense to me to go for the fat. Anytime I get a twinge of hunger at a strange time or an urge to demolish a pie, I know to extinguish it with fat. For me, a few slices of fatty salami are enough to get me through any craving. I know that if I’ve gotten hungry, chances are, I didn’t eat enough fat with my last meal. Also, whenever the scale ticks up a bit, maybe because of an unavoidable pizza night with our vegetarian friends, I know that going whole-hog (pun intended) is the bona fide way to get it back down. You simply can’t overeat the stuff, and besides, it’s tasty.
So Mark’s post might validate your current WOE or make you think twice about that chicken breast. Either way, could you please pass the bacon?