Frequently asked questions
Why is this website called "RealFat Life?"
Real = not fake, the genuine artical, unpoluted, untampered, legitamate, original, authoritative, objectively true
Are you saying I should eat fat?
We aren't telling you to do anything. It's your life and you have to take responsibility for defining your own values and striving to uphold them.
This is consistent with our larger paradigm (world view, narrative framework, etc) and harmonizes with our beliefs and understanding of the true nature of the world we live in. We're happy to discuss our "meaning of the universe" beliefs in one-on-one converstaion.
What does "Ancestral Diet" mean?
Ancestral is a broad term we use to refer to the practices and innovations developed before the onset of the industrial age. The industrial age began around the beginning of the 1800s and continues to the present. Rapid advances in technology and communication over the last 200 years have given rise to many radical changes in the life practices of human beings that are inconsistent with the benchmarks established over the preceding 10,000 years.
Many of the innovations of the industrial age have greatly improved the quality of human life - but powerful technology in the hands of unscrupulous organizations has produced opportunity patently false propoganda to cut us off from the wisdom, the science and the innovation of our pre-industrial ancestors so that we can be sold junk.
At RealFat Life we seek to reconnect with the wisdom of our ancestors and sythesize it with the innovation of the present age to forge way of life that takes the best of both and purge the junk from each.
Where can I buy the stuff you're always talking about?
Great question! We have affiliate links to most of the products we use and recommend on our Shopping Recommendations page. You'll be glad to know that each time you make a purchase through one of the links on this website you'll be supporting the work we're doing at no extra cost to yourself.
Okay guys, which diet is this, really? --Paleo/Keto/Whole30/Primal?
We share many lifestyle and nutritional principles with these diets - but we don't fit cleanly in any of the currently trending programs.
We prefer to embrace and apply the principles of ancestral life in the way the best fits our personal needs in our modern context. While there are core principles that are true for all people in all times and places, from a practical standpoint, the exact foods and eating habits we employ really are a moving target and we're constantly adjusting as we heal our bodies and move through different stages of life.