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  • Pastured Cream Equivalent to Beef Fat

    Is this accurate? For the past few weeks I've been pretty much doing one meal per day of meat and veggies, but in the late morning/early afternoon I have about a cup of heavy whipping cream (grass fed, organic, pasture-raised, all the good stuff) mixed with almond milk to make it last longer.

    I've heard that grass fed heavy cream is essentially equivalent to good old, healthy animal fat... and behaves like animal fat in your system, rather than behaving like dairy (since all the sugars and proteins have been removed). Is this false? Am I sabotaging myself bigtime? (I keep my macros in check and my calories where they should be...)

  • #2
    I do the same, makes me feel great! I put 2 or 3 cracked nuts and a couple of berries in my delicious and nutritious

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ForgotMyOldUsername View Post
      I've heard that grass fed heavy cream is essentially equivalent to good old, healthy animal fat... and behaves like animal fat in your system, rather than behaving like dairy (since all the sugars and proteins have been removed). Is this false?
      Yes, this is false.

      Compare and contrast:

      Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Cream, fluid, heavy whipping
      Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Fat, beef tallow

      The relevant table is Fats & Fatty Acids.

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      • #4
        Interesting... in terms of how it behaves in the body though, is there a huge difference? In other words, animal fat is considered immensely healthy... is the same true of heavy cream?

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        • #5
          Has anyone ever drank a cup of beef fat??

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          • #6
            I'm sure it's helping you through the day, since the cream alone is over 800 calories, with almond milk added it's probably over 1000.

            Not to be a dick, but you're not eating one meal a day.

            Heavy cream in moderation is a good source of fat, maybe even a bit better than coconut milk since there are no carbs for the carbo-phobic. But in the dosages you're consuming, it's probably not doing you any favours.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by KimchiNinja View Post
              Has anyone ever drank a cup of beef fat??
              maybe 20 years ago at McDonalds... y'know when they still used tallow to fry their taters.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Croak View Post
                I'm sure it's helping you through the day, since the cream alone is over 800 calories, with almond milk added it's probably over 1000.
                It actually could be helping though.

                It's a 0% carb 100% energy meal and if consumed in the morning (like the poster is doing) it's 18hrs of carb-fasting where the body is using dietary fat / body fat as fuel.

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                • #9
                  Has anyone ever drank a cup of beef fat??
                  When I did keto, routinely 1/2 cup with greens and bone broth, etc. to equal about a full cup. Now I'm lazier and drink coconut milk more often than not, but, yes, I can easily digest at least 1/2 cup of pure liquid tallow.
                  Crohn's, doing SCD

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                  • #10
                    Croak, most almond milks have about 40 calories per cup; some less.

                    OP, I do have to agree that at 800 cal/cup, you are having a second meal. Much like people who put 400+ calories worth of butter in their morning coffee are really having a breakfast. But that's not a bad thing. IF or one meal a day isn't for everyone and/or it's not always an easy transition. If the cream helps you transition from solid food mid-day to IF, or if you continue it indefinitely, and you feel good, there's nothing wrong with it.

                    There are people who will argue that dairy isn't the best way to get fat, and that's okay also. If we all ate the same things, bacon would be $10/lb. No wait.... it is almost $10/lb. Bad example.
                    "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

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                    • #11
                      It's my second day doing this and my energy levels are through the ROOF (and I have zero cravings). I'm still only eating like 1300 calories, so if I somehow end up gaining weight from this I'll be upset (and a newfound believer in the anti-dairy theory).

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                      • #12
                        good isn't it? really satisfying, I have to stop myself from eating more lol

                        1300 cals with only meat, veg and cream? weight will drop off you

                        get moving and drink a few glasses of water throughout the day

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Katsuhiko the Rolfer View Post
                          good isn't it? really satisfying, I have to stop myself from eating more lol

                          1300 cals with only meat, veg and cream? weight will drop off you

                          get moving and drink a few glasses of water throughout the day
                          I'm actually quite lean as it is -- 25 year old female, 5'9, 130 lbs, so I'm not looking to lose... just maintain with minimal effort
                          I get really frustrated reading about people who say dairy is inherently fat-promoting. I just see it as another food... a collection of fats and proteins that can fit into anyone's goals (provided no lactose-intolerance).

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                          • #14
                            indeed

                            so why the 1300 cals? seems low

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Lumifer View Post
                              the local, organic grass-fed cream we buy tastes nothing like the supermarket krap, so i'm skeptical its nutrition profile is identical.

                              High dairy fat intake related to le... [Scand J Prim Health Care. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI
                              As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

                              Ernest Hemingway

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