This was a great podcast and very relevant to what I’m doing:
The beginning talks about coronavirus, but then it gets into polyunsaturated fats and the discussion is very interesting. Apparently the amount of polyunsaturated fats stored in our body has gone up from somewhere around 5% 100 years ago to 15 or 20% today! I had mostly been talking about the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 storage, but I hadn’t really thought that the total amount of polyunsaturated fat storage could increase that much. This podcast also said that burning these polyunsaturated fats can cause your mitochondria to be dysfunctional or damaged so that’s great
One thing I wanted to note is that I’m pretty sure that my n=1 is working. I’m down to 127 lbs today, so again, slow going, but I’ve noticed that my waist size has gone down and I’m pretty sure I’ve been feeling the effects of burning the PUFAs for energy. I’ve felt generally more tired, achy, and irritable. I’ve decided I’m going to stop focusing on trying to do a carnivore diet and just focus on avoiding omega-6 fatty acids. If I use animal products I will try to get them from grass fed/pasture raised ruminants and I will be avoiding nuts, seeds and of course any processed foods that would contain vegetable or seed oils. I’m off to the grocery store and pretty excited to eat some non-meat things!