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    Hey my primal pals,

    Question about the primal/paleo pancakes and waffles floating around. I am interested in trying some for breakfast because I am getting TIRED of scrambles. Mark posted about coconut flour here & mentioned that the net carbs is really low. If attempting to lose weight, do you think coconut flour breakfast foods are an okay option?

    Personal experience?

    Thanks, y'all!
    Began Primal 3/26/12

    Height: 5'1'', HW: 215, LW: 98, SW: 137, GW: 110

    CW: 128

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  • #2
    Back when I used coconut flour, the flour itself wasn't a deterrent for weight loss, but primal-izing my old SAD foods led me to crave SAD foods even more. So I find it better to stick with the basics - meat and vegetables primarily, with some nuts and fruit. Just my 2 cents.
    I'm retraining and strengthening my taste buds, one primal meal at a time.

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    • #3
      I tried the coconut flour pancakes once and found them gross.

      Not TOO gross, but heck, anything dipped in butter and real maple
      syrup is bound to taste semi-good.

      Try not to focus on "just" breakfast foods for breakfast.

      Once I broke out of that nonsense, I was making thai stir frys and a whole
      bunch of random stuff for breakfast.

      This morning at 9AM, I was out back BBQ-ing chicken wings for crying out
      loud.

      You could make a Meatza tonight, cut it into squares and have it for breakfast for the next
      5 days or so.

      Or throw a big ol chicken in the crock pot, turn it on high, and say buh-bye for 4 hours until
      it's done.

      Then have it with some veggies you like for breakfast... then make soup with his little carcas
      when you're done with him.

      Breakfast possibilities are endless when you bust outta "breakfast foods".

      Good luck!

      Julie

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      • #4
        I don't know about coconut flour but I made almond flour banana pancakes. (recipe calls for egg white protein. I have no idea what that is so I used ground flax seed instead) Pancakes are good now and then but I wouldn't do it every week.

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        • #5
          I think one of the biggest benefits to avoiding the coconut/almond/whatever flours is that you end up eating real food like meat and veggies instead, and that allows your taste buds to adjust. If you try the fake replacement foods early on, they're going to be very disappointing since they don't usually taste anything like the full gluten, sugary original. That's not going to help with your mindset.

          Just get used to eating real, unprocessed foods, then maybe add stuff in months down the road. If you even want it at that point.
          Durp.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Heidi View Post
            Back when I used coconut flour, the flour itself wasn't a deterrent for weight loss, but primal-izing my old SAD foods led me to crave SAD foods even more. So I find it better to stick with the basics - meat and vegetables primarily, with some nuts and fruit. Just my 2 cents.
            Ahh! I can see myself in that situation!
            Began Primal 3/26/12

            Height: 5'1'', HW: 215, LW: 98, SW: 137, GW: 110

            CW: 128

            Follow me! http://humblehappyhealthy.wordpress.com/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by InSearchOfAbs View Post

              Breakfast possibilities are endless when you bust outta "breakfast foods".

              Good luck!

              Julie
              I'm trying! Ha ha. I had steak and eggs for breakfast this morning. I think I'll get there slowly. & You're right... With enough butter and maple syrup (or garlic!) anything tastes good!
              Began Primal 3/26/12

              Height: 5'1'', HW: 215, LW: 98, SW: 137, GW: 110

              CW: 128

              Follow me! http://humblehappyhealthy.wordpress.com/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RitaRose View Post
                I think one of the biggest benefits to avoiding the coconut/almond/whatever flours is that you end up eating real food like meat and veggies instead, and that allows your taste buds to adjust. If you try the fake replacement foods early on, they're going to be very disappointing since they don't usually taste anything like the full gluten, sugary original. That's not going to help with your mindset.

                Just get used to eating real, unprocessed foods, then maybe add stuff in months down the road. If you even want it at that point.
                Thanks for your response! I actually have no idea what gluten-anything tastes like anymore. I have been gf for years! I've been eating sugar free for a few months, but I am so confused without my morning oats (gf kind, of course)! I would make coconut flour pancakes and waffles on occasion before being primal, so I don't mind them. I'm more concerned with hindering weight loss than being disappointed.

                You do have a very valid point that I would be missing out on other good foods. After all, the pancakes would most likely replace eggs and a heap of veggies!
                Began Primal 3/26/12

                Height: 5'1'', HW: 215, LW: 98, SW: 137, GW: 110

                CW: 128

                Follow me! http://humblehappyhealthy.wordpress.com/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RaviMover
                  you weight is too much. it should be less....
                  Nice observation.
                  Began Primal 3/26/12

                  Height: 5'1'', HW: 215, LW: 98, SW: 137, GW: 110

                  CW: 128

                  Follow me! http://humblehappyhealthy.wordpress.com/

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                  • #10
                    I eat the fake SAD food once in a while, but it's better for me if it doesn't get too interesting. Are you IFing ever? I find that if I do that, by hungry-time anything looks good.
                    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                    • #11
                      i got sick of eggs for breakfast, but now when I cook them in butter or bacon fat and add some avocado, plus they're not as firmly cooked as before (yolks are still runny now), I enjoy them a lot more. I don't even really like avocado, it's bizarre.

                      I've made the coconut/banana pikelets (found it needed the flour to hold it together else they're very delicate. With it, they're just delicate )

                      The irony - being Australian, I'm on an Aussie low sugar forum and we get spammed by American and UK companies every day. Yet this American forum is being spammed by an Australian d***head. Great way to get customers, insult them!

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                      • #12
                        Do you do dairy?
                        Thick greek yogurt and berries....nom.
                        Also duck eggs are different from hen eggs are different from goose eggs etc etc.

                        The "faileo" goodies I find can *sometimes* hit the spot, but about half the time I'd end up overeating them, bloated, sickly, and with a depleted bank balance

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RaviMover
                          you weight is too much. it should be less....
                          Suck out my farts.

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                          • #14
                            Also, on topic... I need to "re-teach" myself to eat non-breakfast food for breakfast! A stir-fry sounds great. I used to just grab leftovers from the dinner before, pack 'em in to work, and heat them up for breakfast - I think that's a good habit and it saves time - but people called me 'weird' and I stopped doing it and I shouldn't have.

                            Sometimes I'll make coconut-flour pancakes with banana (Ingredients: banana, a few eggs, a couple spoonfuls of coconut flour, be careful that stuff's thirsty, and a teaspoon of vanilla) but I usually only do this when I have visitors, otherwise it's too much trouble. They're especially good wrapped around bacon or sausage links.

                            Another good breakfast idea: that leftover grilled steak from last night. Slice and eat.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by NorthernMonkeyGirl View Post
                              Do you do dairy?
                              Thick greek yogurt and berries....nom.
                              Also duck eggs are different from hen eggs are different from goose eggs etc etc.

                              The "faileo" goodies I find can *sometimes* hit the spot, but about half the time I'd end up overeating them, bloated, sickly, and with a depleted bank balance
                              How do duck eggs taste? I never see them in stores and am beginning to wonder if people even eat them.

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