Cumulative Effects

Sometimes I forget how much the effects of everything we do can be cumulative. For good or for bad!

For example, when I ran out of lamb to eat, and I could not find fatty cuts, I thought I would try veal. Unfortunately, veal was far too lean! But I had purchased a bulk amount of it for a discount, so there was quite a large amount of it!

I tried just eating it with the cooking juices for extra fat, but that was far too lean.

I ordered some marrow bones and that helped a bit, but then I ran out of those as well.

So then I tried eating coconut cream (with no added gums) as a fat on the side. It seemed like it was going to be OK for my gut. But unfortunately the effects were cumulative.

Finally I realized that the coconut was affecting me after all. The scale showed a very slight increase in weight and bodyfat, despite eating the same reduced calorie intake (I practice about 20% calorie restriction from "baseline" according to calorie restriction calculators). This was one clue that something was not quite right.

Then I noticed the keratosis pilaris (bumpy skin) on my legs was a bit aggravated as well. And my abdomen between my pelvic bones was a little distended. My bowel movements were becoming more difficult. And then I noticed a small, red, flaky patch on my eyelid!

That was a realization for me. I was eating too lean and the coconut cream was just not working for me. So I ordered more marrow bones last week, and yesterday I was able to pick up another whole lamb share. Now I can get proper amounts of fat!

So hopefully it will not be too long before I get back to normal. It was a good lesson to learn. There is just no substitute for good red meat animal fat!

Grassfed beef brisket with sea salt


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