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  • #16
    Vary's... a lot, I could go several days without using any & then use half a block in one day (local dairy butter so thats probably around 4-6Tablespoons ?)
    Thats cooking for 2 people though.
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    • #17
      Sometimes I slice it off and eat it like cheese.

      Usually it's on days when I'm not getting enough calories from real food. Work has been particularly stressful lately, and my food prep motivation has been dropping. I'm usually going for quick and easy, and increasing calories with butter or rice with cream.

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      • #18
        Usually about 2T, used in cooking mostly. Very occasionally, 1T in a cup of coffee if I'm out of cream.
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        • #19
          Food can only hold so much butter, sadly.

          After calculating we are eating exactly 2.5 tbsp per day of some good French grass-fed stuff. That's one big butter roll per week...but probably some of it gets left in the pan. But let's say minimum 2 tbsp.

          That's just for cooking. Then there's coconut oil, coconut milk, heavy cream consumed in workout shakes and coffee. [thumbs up]
          Last edited by KimchiNinja; 03-23-2013, 02:49 PM.

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          • #20
            I don't use butter or oils, not even for cooking! I get more than enough fat even from the leaner cuts of meat, chicken and fish, so I see no reason to add anything! I can eat a lot more healthy food by dropping the butter and oils. Well, I usually take a tablespoon of cod liver oil, but that should be all at the moment...
            "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

            - Schopenhauer

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Gorbag View Post
              I don't use butter or oils, not even for cooking! I get more than enough fat even from the leaner cuts of meat, chicken and fish, so I see no reason to add anything! I can eat a lot more healthy food by dropping the butter and oils. Well, I usually take a tablespoon of cod liver oil, but that should be all at the moment...
              Well lucky you, being able to thrive while leading a fat-free existence. You can get your fat from fat-free chicken breasts and tuna, I guess. You choke your dry tuna and boiled chicken breasts down without mayonnaise or fat-bearing sauces, right? I'll know you by your dry, cracked skin.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                Well lucky you, being able to thrive while leading a fat-free existence. You can get your fat from fat-free chicken breasts and tuna, I guess. You choke your dry tuna and boiled chicken breasts down without mayonnaise or fat-bearing sauces, right? I'll know you by your dry, cracked skin.
                Heh, a very strange comment ekatherine, but I suppose that you are not aware how much fat there really is in food even without adding anything? Chicken, sardines, salmon, beef, cheese etc. So I still get more than 20% of my calories from fat most of the days, so no need of supplementing with butter or oils since I don't find added fat very tasty or interesting. I will eat more fat if I need to get more lard on my body, but Hey! - here where I live I prefer to stay cool and keep my body lean...
                "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                - Schopenhauer

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                • #23
                  I'll always champion butter, but I really don't run through much of it. I just tend to choose the fattiest cuts of meat available and make use of their fats. I save the skimmed fat from bone broth, let bacon fat sit on the griddle for eggs, make crock pot meals, skillet stir fry with 75/25 ground beef..... when you choose good fatty cuts of meat its easy to make good use of their inherent fats. I easily get about 60% of my calories from fat without ever having to add a drop if I wish. That said, butter is awesome and I use it liberally on other tasteless items like tators or veggies if I am perhaps reheating a meal or something where I don't have endogenous fat to use.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Gorbag View Post
                    Heh, a very strange comment ekatherine, but I suppose that you are not aware how much fat there really is in food even without adding anything? Chicken, sardines, salmon, beef, cheese etc. So I still get more than 20% of my calories from fat most of the days, so no need of supplementing with butter or oils since I don't find added fat very tasty or interesting. I will eat more fat if I need to get more lard on my body, but Hey! - here where I live I prefer to stay cool and keep my body lean...
                    Cheese doesn't count as a "leaner cut of meat". Nor are sardines or salmon "lean" fish. Truth is that if you ate the way you originally stated you did, you wouldn't be getting enough fat. Probably you intended to change the foods you listed, eh?

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                      Cheese doesn't count as a "leaner cut of meat". Nor are sardines or salmon "lean" fish. Truth is that if you ate the way you originally stated you did, you wouldn't be getting enough fat. Probably you intended to change the foods you listed, eh?
                      What are you babbeling about, maybe you need some more carbs to feed your brain so you can fully understand what you are reading? In my first post I wrote:

                      "I get more than enough fat even from the leaner cuts of meat, chicken and fish, so I see no reason to add anything!"

                      Yes, "leaner cuts of meat" contain fat as well, and in the case of "chicken and fish" I did not say anything about fat contents! I also eat some cheese so I get more than enough fat...
                      "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                      - Schopenhauer

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                      • #26
                        Sure. You got caught, and then you changed it to add fatty meat, fish, and dairy. At least I know how to spell "babble".

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                        • #27
                          I cook with it liberally, and nibble on it *occasionally*. I'm going to estimate an average of between 1-2 tbsp per day from all sources.
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                          • #28
                            About the only thing I use butter for is sauteeing mushrooms to put on top of a steak. I use olive oil for everything else.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                              Sure. You got caught, and then you changed it to add fatty meat, fish, and dairy. At least I know how to spell "babble".
                              Holy Grok! - you are either smoking something nasty - or you are a Troll - or maybe BOTH! In either case I am out of here...
                              "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                              - Schopenhauer

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                              • #30
                                I have a great source for butter from grass fed cows that has astonishing little milk solids in it. Still I don't usually eat more than a tablespoon a day. I try to get most of my fat from whole foods, so meat, avocado, eggs, stuff like that. I also really like the flavor of coconut oil, so I'm just as likely to use that when cooking.
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