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  • #31
    I have pretty much quit using olive oil altogether. I cook with coconut oil now and use a spoon to get it out of the glass jar. I clean the spoon before I put it in the dishwasher. usually get a couple teaspoons a day that way. Hardly even taste it.

    Oh yea, coconut oil is also the best for your skin. I have a jar in the bathroom and slather it on post shower & before I go to bed. Ridiculous versatility - good for the body inside and out.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by aikidochris View Post
      You put butter in coffee!?!?! Have I missed something here?!?!?!?
      You indeed have!!!!

      Recipe: How to Make Your Coffee Bulletproof...And Your Morning Too | The Bulletproof Executive

      Thank us later

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      • #33
        Originally posted by aikidochris View Post
        I'm gobsmacked!
        I had to check your location. My exhusband is from Witton-Gilbert and I hadn't heard this phrase in years. Anyway, I don't put butter in my coffee EVERY morning, Kerrygold is expensive. But do Give It A Go- I was really surprised how good it is!

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        • #34
          Originally posted by seashells View Post
          I had to check your location. My exhusband is from Witton-Gilbert and I hadn't heard this phrase in years. Anyway, I don't put butter in my coffee EVERY morning, Kerrygold is expensive. But do Give It A Go- I was really surprised how good it is!
          Wow, small world! Thats just up the road from me. Off topic but are there any other north-eastern phrases youre missing?

          Back on topic; good thing is Kerrygold is pretty reasonably priced over here

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          • #35
            Originally posted by aikidochris View Post
            Wow, small world! Thats just up the road from me. Off topic but are there any other north-eastern phrases youre missing?

            Back on topic; good thing is Kerrygold is pretty reasonably priced over here

            I never even ate butter until I had it in Ireland and then you couldn't stop me.

            I was always fond of "Hawway the lads" and "gannin doon lal lane for a jar" I remember "walking the dog" meant having a pint of Newcastle. I think the Geordie accent is kind of adorable. Once we parked outside a pub in Scotland and slept in the back of our rented car. Round about midnight a bunch of louts started rocking the car yelling, "go home to your wife!" That was fun.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by aikidochris View Post
              Wow, small world! Thats just up the road from me. Off topic but are there any other north-eastern phrases youre missing?

              Back on topic; good thing is Kerrygold is pretty reasonably priced over here

              I never even ate butter until I had it in Ireland and then you couldn't stop me.

              I was always fond of "Hawway the lads" and "gannin doon lal lane for a jar" I remember "walking the dog" meant having a pint of Newcastle. I think the Geordie accent is kind of adorable. Once we parked outside a pub in Scotland and slept in the back of our rented car. Round about midnight a bunch of louts started rocking the car yelling, "go home to your wife!" That was fun.

              (I'm having problems with this site so I apologize if I double post)

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              • #37
                As far as I'm concerned 'Snaas up the netty sneck' is the most Geordie phrase ever. See if you can work that one out!

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                • #38
                  I'll pm you.

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                  • #39
                    I don't understand the point of drinking rendered fat. Not only is that unnatural (cooking oil doesn't exist in nature and is by definition a processed food no matter how you look at it), but what are you trying to prove? If you have gut candida, the lauric acid could actually help you and it makes sense. Most of us don't have candida. I don't know why anyone would purposely drink hundreds of extra nutritionally void calories for no reason. You may as well just start spooning sugar into things if your goal is to just put on fat with no upside.

                    I think people get so obsessed with the counter-culture aspect of Paleo/Primal that they start doing ridiculous things like 'drink coconut oil' just to prove a point at the expense of their own health.
                    Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
                      I don't understand the point of drinking rendered fat. Not only is that unnatural (cooking oil doesn't exist in nature and is by definition a processed food no matter how you look at it), but what are you trying to prove? If you have gut candida, the lauric acid could actually help you and it makes sense. Most of us don't have candida. I don't know why anyone would purposely drink hundreds of extra nutritionally void calories for no reason. You may as well just start spooning sugar into things if your goal is to just put on fat with no upside.

                      I think people get so obsessed with the counter-culture aspect of Paleo/Primal that they start doing ridiculous things like 'drink coconut oil' just to prove a point at the expense of their own health.
                      It's a convenient and easy way of adding more fat to your diet. Comparing eating spoonfuls of fat and spoonfuls of sugar is silly. Are still you under the assumption that eating saturated fat will make you fatter?
                      There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
                      There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
                      There is society, where none intrudes,
                      By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
                      I love not man the less, but Nature more...
                      ~Lord Byron

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by JazzWorthy View Post
                        It's a convenient and easy way of adding more fat to your diet. Comparing eating spoonfuls of fat and spoonfuls of sugar is silly. Are still you under the assumption that eating saturated fat will make you fatter?
                        People need to get off the notion of "adding fat" to their diet. You're not supposed to "add fat". You're supposed to increase fat consumption at the expense of carbohydrate without making a significant caloric difference. Simply adding empty calories, regardless if it's straight fat or straight sugar, is not what you're supposed to do. In order to burn body fat, you have to expend more energy than you're taking in. A diet where 70+% of your calories are from fat is not a natural human diet as you're going to have extreme difficulty finding natural, unprocessed foods with that high of a fat content. Coconut oil is a processed food. Just because it's not as harmful as processed sucrose doesn't mean it's a good source of calories. It is empty calories, and unless you need it for medicinal purposes (i.e. candidia), it's ill-advised.

                        Fat is stored much more easily as fat than carbohydrate. So yes, excess fat can make you fatter than excess carbohydrate because there is nothing to partition it to. Fat just has the ability to keep you much fuller much longer and it's much easier for your metabolism to process, so those with significant metabolic damage do well on a higher fat/lower carb diet. For the metabolically healthy, and for those in search of ripped abs, you will find yourself having to cut dietary fat intake significantly to hit your goals. I'm a product of this realization.
                        Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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                        • #42
                          I don't see the problem with coconut oil being "processed". So is Ghee. Does that make it bad? (No). I don't eat coconut oil straight, but I do mix it with the limited starches I eat, and it definitely makes me feel more satisfied. It also complements leaner cuts of beef. I can't always find grass fed beef (and it's more expensive), so when I have grain-fed beef I choose lean cuts. Incorporating some coconut oil (or Ghee) into the meal substitutes healthy fat for the fat I would have gotten with a fattier cut of grain-fed beef. The same would go for chicken or pork. I generally stick to leaner cuts since the fat is high in omega 6.

                          I agree that one shouldn't just add fat without looking at their overall nutrient consumption (and I think that was your main point), but I think virgin coconut oil is healthy (for cooking or used similarly to butter), regardless of the fact that it's processed.
                          Last edited by Hawkward; 02-16-2012, 02:48 PM.
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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Hawkward View Post
                            I don't see the problem with coconut oil being "processed". So is Ghee. Does that make it bad? (No). I don't eat coconut oil straight, but I do mix it with the limited starches I eat, and it definitely makes me feel more satisfied. It also complements leaner cuts of beef. I can't always find grass fed beef (and it's more expensive), so when I have grain-fed beef I choose lean cuts. Incorporating some coconut oil (or Ghee) into the meal substitutes healthy fat for the fat I would have gotten with a fattier cut of grain-fed beef. The same would go for chicken or pork. I generally stick to leaner cuts since the fat is high in omega 6.

                            I agree that one shouldn't just add fat without looking at their overall nutrient consumption (and I think that was your main point), but I think virgin coconut oil is healthy (for cooking or used similarly to butter), regardless of the fact that it's processed.
                            Well, on the same note, what makes sugar inherently wrong? I can render my own sugar from sugar cane, maple syrup or honey. They're both completely natural, so what's the difference if I add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or 16 teaspoons of sugar? They're both the same amount of calories, they're both equally as natural and they're both completely void of nutrition.
                            Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
                              Well, on the same note, what makes sugar inherently wrong? I can render my own sugar from sugar cane, maple syrup or honey. They're both completely natural, so what's the difference if I add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or 16 teaspoons of sugar? They're both the same amount of calories, they're both equally as natural and they're both completely void of nutrition.
                              I didn't say sugar was inherently wrong, but if it were, it wouldn't be because it's processed in the way you describe. Just like virgin coconut oil and ghee aren't inherently wrong just because they're "processed", given the way that they are. That was my whole point.

                              And again, I use coconut oil and ghee to help ensure that the fat in my diet is healthy fat. For example, I think it's better to have a lean cut of chicken with some coconut oil or ghee incorporated into the meal, rather than having a fattier cut of chicken with its higher levels of omega-6. I'm simply swapping out bad fat for good. This isn't the only way to do it, but IMO it's a perfectly good way. You are of course free to think otherwise.
                              LastBottleWines

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