Sorry - gotta make this quick as I have family in town.
there is no reason to rush
Low Fat a la Ornish and Esselstyn is about 10% of calories as fat. However, it in the literature, "low fat" is actually definted as "very low fat" generally and is 15% or less. I'm just mentioning it in case you do a pubmed type search.
Perhaps I wasnt clear enough with my question,
to get enough fat to not affect my testosterone level, how much do fat do I need?
can this fat be omega-3s or do I need to eat saturated fat?
Okay, here are two things I do:
I put some lentils - not too much or you'll hurt yourself - and a mixture of quinoa/millet/brown rice into a rice cooker. In twenty minutes it's done and it's fluffy. Then basically I add a bunch of superfoods to it. My favorites are squeezed limes with various Italian herbs and a bunch of shredded cabbage that I buy in a bag. The whole thing takes me maybe 7 minutes of prep time. Then I take the whole thing to work with me and eat it during the day. Oh and I left out salsa: I buy that in a glass jar and add that (but not too much to avoid the salt that is in it).
why would too many lentils hurt me? how much is too much?
Would you pass on a products name you like? this sounds like a good recipe
Now it tastes pretty good to me: it's kind of like tabouli. So that's an example. But there's a 100 other things you can throw in there if you're creative at all. But I'm not creative when it comes to food - sorry!
I like results, the means to get these results is usually inverse to the results. hard work=good results= easy work=poor results, etc
Another I do is use a little oat meal and cook it with a little Maca and blueberries. I will then add a little jelly to it - the kind that is all fruit juice and no corn syrup or sugar - and bam I'm done. That takes maybe two minutes of work.
I use Maca from NOW, it comes in a pill form. what is the name of te MACA product you are using? what kind of oatmeal? old fashioned quaker?
By the way, the naturopathic doctor on this site swears by getting your essential fats a al Udo's, etc. There's anothe rthing you can slam down (but don't go crazy). That's not part of a low fat diet by the way, but it's a quick 140 calories. Or nuts/seeds are another great choice for a small part of your diet. I will eat a little bit of sunflower seeds often: they're a great source of panthothenic acid.!
I got lost here, what is Udos?
Do you mean, "Udo's Choice Oil Blend?" That's not on Consumer labs, so what relevance is it that a naturopathic doctor "swears" by it?
Hope that helps...
Actually it did, I dont mean to pick apart what you wrote, but I dont 100% everything, so I simply asked
This post helped me because I had asked a friend, who was eating a fatty meal in front of me(even though her family all has diabetes) what she thought about a "vegan" diet and she told me vegans were a small cluster of nutjobs who didnt have a lot of choice in what to eat to stay "vegan" and the foods they could get meant lots of prep time.
I told her I was eating vegan, eggwhites and fruit for the most part, and I spent nearly no prep time.(washing fruit, going to the store, but everyone has to shop at stores, so that time is moot)
I found 2 pre-made fooods and I wondered what you thought about them
Quorn Chik'n Juggetshttp://www.quorn.us/products/Chik%27n_Nuggets
Mycoprotein (28%), rehydrated egg white, enriched wheat flour (niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), canola oil, onions, textured wheat protein (wheat protein, wheat starch). Contains 2% or less of whey protein concentrate, salt, buttermilk powder, rice flour, dextrose, yeast, garlic powder, autolyzed yeast extract, tapioca starch, pectin, natural flavors from non-meat sources, sunflower oil, ascorbic acid, black and white pepper, citric acid, onion powder, gum arabic, celery seed, calcium lactate, paprika extract, lemon oil
Made from natural ingredients.
(Vegan) Organic pinto beans, organic whole wheat & wheat flour, filtered water, organic brown rice, organic tomato puree, expeller pressed high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic onions, organic bell peppers, organic sweet rice flour, sea salt, spices, organic wheat gluten, organic garlic. Contains wheat.