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  • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
    I think the main difference with the coconut cream is they either use different coconuts or they use them at a different age. It has a slightly more fruity, desserty taste and kind of doesn't make curries taste right. No sugar, just more coconut fragrance or essence or whatever you want to call it.
    And the Trader Joe brand....I blended it out of the can (It had separated pretty well), then put the left overs in the fridge. I was surprised to see the next day that I basically had whipped cream now! It is very good. I would eat it over berries if I had any berries. Still works in the coffee too.

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    • Lamb shank!
      Man that marrow is good stuff.
      “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
      ~Friedrich Nietzsche
      And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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      • Originally posted by Miss Understood View Post
        I went to the doctor today for the first time in 5 years. BP is 130/72. Isn't 130 fairly high for this type diet? I expected no more than 120. I had blood drawn today for blood work, so am looking forward to comparing new results to my previous, which showed rather high cholesterol and pretty bad triglycerides.
        Oooh...I was just to the doc for the first time in 3 years! I had some blood work done too. My BP was higher than usual...I was pretty low at 100/60 but today was 117/68.
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        • Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
          And the Trader Joe brand....I blended it out of the can (It had separated pretty well), then put the left overs in the fridge. I was surprised to see the next day that I basically had whipped cream now! It is very good. I would eat it over berries if I had any berries. Still works in the coffee too.
          I do this exact thing! Blend one can of Trader Joe's coconut cream in the blender and store in a Tupperware in the fridge. A can lasts me a week. I use it in my coffee and yes, over berries.
          "For the great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie—deliberate, contrived, and dishonest—but the myth—persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic ... we enjoy the comfort of opinions without the discomfort of thought."
          ---John F. Kennedy

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          • Reporting back with fat bread mini muffin results:

            They still take 35 minutes to cook, and they taste like slightly nutty bread.

            Also taste tested by bread loving Adventists who were pleasantly surprised.

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            • Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
              Lamb shank!
              Man that marrow is good stuff.
              Ooooh yes. lamb flavored buttah.

              Originally posted by Quies View Post
              Reporting back with fat bread mini muffin results:

              They still take 35 minutes to cook, and they taste like slightly nutty bread.
              Also taste tested by bread loving Adventists who were pleasantly surprised.
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              Thanks, Q. Still waiting for attachments to clear. (C'mon mods, it's not like these a pornographic muffins or anything. Well, maybe they are....)

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              • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                Thanks, Q. Still waiting for attachments to clear. (C'mon mods, it's not like these a pornographic muffins or anything. Well, maybe they are....)
                Food porn of course.

                Forgot to add: It made 24 mini muffins with the cups very full and a little batter left over. Next time I will try filling them a little lower and see if I can stretch it to 36 and use all the batter.
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                • I did the fat bread muffins in my 6-cup silicon muffin pan, and they were done in about 25 minutes (at 350F ? I think), and turned out really, really good.

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                  • Originally posted by seaweed View Post
                    stressing about having BP taken apparently makes it sky rocket as well.
                    Yeah, this. I get "white coat fever" something chronic when at the doctor's (I have no idea why - I guess I just rarely go to the doctor so it's a novel and slightly disconcerting experience). Last time I went I warned her of my little issue so she took my BP several times over the course of the consult - there was a significant difference (improvement) between reading no. 1 and reading no. 3!
                    I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

                    Oscar Wilde

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                    • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                      I think the main difference with the coconut cream is they either use different coconuts or they use them at a different age. It has a slightly more fruity, desserty taste and kind of doesn't make curries taste right. No sugar, just more coconut fragrance or essence or whatever you want to call it.
                      There's been a huge taste and texture variance in the brands of coconut cream I've tried over the last few months. All are supposedly just pure coconut extract. Some are awful and don't blend nicely - they leave my smoothies a bit gritty/waxy. My favourite (currently not in stock anywhere I can find - arrggghh) has a lovely mild flavour and nice creamy texture. Almost makes me want to eat the stuff neat, which is unusual - I need to blend with a few berries or something else to counteract the flavour of coconut which is not my favourite thing, despite the benefits of the stuff. And of course, coconut + Thai flavours/curry = delish!
                      I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

                      Oscar Wilde

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                      • I am starting to get a bit hungrier, and still have energy lows once in a while. Some beginning of depressive spells, but so far no thoughts of how fruit is the only thing I love and need. Yesterday, I thought calf rises will fix my sour mood.
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                        • Originally posted by RaeVynn View Post
                          I did the fat bread muffins in my 6-cup silicon muffin pan, and they were done in about 25 minutes (at 350F ? I think), and turned out really, really good.
                          Now you have me trying to remember whether I took them out at 8:18 or 8:28.
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                          • I finally made it through the thread! Thanks PB for the link.

                            I have been low-carbing for a few weeks now with a specific emphasis on getting into ketosis this week. I have ordered a ketone blood meter and strips which should arrive today or tomorrow and I'm very interested to see what that has to say.

                            I certainly feel like I'm in ketosis, I've decreased my protein intake and my carbs are super low. I also supplement with MCT oil everyday as part of my bulletproof breakfast coffee everyday. I am experiencing the decreased hunger, increased energy and boy, am I experiencing the increased mental clarity and performance - it's fantastic how quickly I can pick up new information and retain it. Since I started a new job this year and am working on my graduate certificate, this couldn't have come at a better time.

                            I also have hypothyroidism and have been eating quite high carb over the past 6-8 months in an effort to bring my thyroid function back up to par after a very stupid experiment last year with a super strict low calorie diet. I read lots and spoke to many people and the concensus seemed to be that my low carb diet was also responsible for my hypothyroidism. I believed this and went balls to the wall with my attempts to heal my thyroid and, for the most part, it worked. I am med free and symptom free now but I also gained 15kg in the process. Something I was extremely pissed off about - I worked my arse off to lose that weight!!

                            Anyway, I am experimenting with carb cycling to see what I can do with regards to losing weight while maintaining optimal thyroid function. So far I have been having one cheat meal a week and it is working well.

                            However, I have been reading Drs Volek and Phinney's books (finished the one for athletes, working on The art and science of low carbohydrate living) and I wonder if my issues with low carb diets in the past (related to thyroid function) were not in part due to never maintaining ketosis consistently rather than 'needing' carbs. I have always eaten a lot of protein and while the evidence is seeming to suggest that excess protein does not cause extra GNG it does still interfere with ketosis by some mechanism (see http://www.ketotic.org/2012/08/we-were-talking-about-gluconeogenesis. post for an interesting discussion about this).

                            Anyway, apologies for the opus I just thought I'd introduce myself and my experience so far to this interesting group experiment. I look forward to seeing how everyone does.
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                            • Originally posted by gempdx44 View Post
                              I do this exact thing! Blend one can of Trader Joe's coconut cream in the blender and store in a Tupperware in the fridge. A can lasts me a week. I use it in my coffee and yes, over berries.
                              That stuff has so much shit in the ingredients I don't bother.
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                              • Originally posted by NourishedEm View Post
                                I finally made it through the thread! Thanks PB for the link.

                                I have been low-carbing for a few weeks now with a specific emphasis on getting into ketosis this week. I have ordered a ketone blood meter and strips which should arrive today or tomorrow and I'm very interested to see what that has to say.

                                I certainly feel like I'm in ketosis, I've decreased my protein intake and my carbs are super low. I also supplement with MCT oil everyday as part of my bulletproof breakfast coffee everyday. I am experiencing the decreased hunger, increased energy and boy, am I experiencing the increased mental clarity and performance - it's fantastic how quickly I can pick up new information and retain it. Since I started a new job this year and am working on my graduate certificate, this couldn't have come at a better time.

                                I also have hypothyroidism and have been eating quite high carb over the past 6-8 months in an effort to bring my thyroid function back up to par after a very stupid experiment last year with a super strict low calorie diet. I read lots and spoke to many people and the concensus seemed to be that my low carb diet was also responsible for my hypothyroidism. I believed this and went balls to the wall with my attempts to heal my thyroid and, for the most part, it worked. I am med free and symptom free now but I also gained 15kg in the process. Something I was extremely pissed off about - I worked my arse off to lose that weight!!

                                Anyway, I am experimenting with carb cycling to see what I can do with regards to losing weight while maintaining optimal thyroid function. So far I have been having one cheat meal a week and it is working well.

                                However, I have been reading Drs Volek and Phinney's books (finished the one for athletes, working on The art and science of low carbohydrate living) and I wonder if my issues with low carb diets in the past (related to thyroid function) were not in part due to never maintaining ketosis consistently rather than 'needing' carbs. I have always eaten a lot of protein and while the evidence is seeming to suggest that excess protein does not cause extra GNG it does still interfere with ketosis by some mechanism (see http://www.ketotic.org/2012/08/we-we...enesis.html:// post for an interesting discussion about this).

                                Anyway, apologies for the opus I just thought I'd introduce myself and my experience so far to this interesting group experiment. I look forward to seeing how everyone does.
                                Hi NourisedEm... remember reading somewhere about your thyroid trouble and eating high carb. Hope your journey into ketosis will bring you great health and success...sounds like it's going well. It has been great for me!

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