02-22-2013, 06:05 AM
For me, butter is less than 1/3 the cost of the other good fats like CO, mac nuts & EVOO which is why I have started using it as a 'fat filler'
I use kerrygold to eat on its own if I need to tweak the fat but can't take too much salt so use Rachel's grass fed organic unsalted for cooking - it taste horrible if eaten raw. Before starting EMF I haven't used butter for years (youngest DS is allergic to milk so have always used soya for everything - yes OK I know better now) & lucky for me BOTH brands have just been on 1/2 price offers (how good it that!!) so I now have a fridge full
PS not sure I could eat a whole stick in 1 day though
Last edited by Ddraig Goch; 02-22-2013 at 06:15 AM.
02-22-2013, 06:15 AM
So glad you are getting the meter. Between you and DG, we will have a lot of data. We love data.
02-22-2013, 06:16 AM
You can freeze butter with no ill effects to it, helps it to stay fresh and since summer butter is better than winter butter (some of the Whole Foods brands specify) you can buy in summer and stock up for winter. So Kerrygold unsalted isn't sold there?
02-22-2013, 06:18 AM
Data is good! I am going to be super diligent to weigh everything and track all of it. I do that now, but not super diligent, just kinda diligent (I often don't weigh dinner)
02-22-2013, 06:20 AM
Yeah, that got me into trouble last night. My husband made up my plate. I eyeballed it and thought "4oz". Later I asked him how much meat he gave me. He said "8-10 oz". One of us sucks at eyeballing...
02-22-2013, 06:25 AM
I have eyeballed and gone back and checked and 99% of the time I cheat myself. In other words I think it is 6oz and it is only 4oz. Which works fine for what I have been doing so far. But if I am paying for a meter and more importantly those sticks, I want as much precision as I can muster.
02-22-2013, 06:37 AM
Ok, yesterdays details...got into the nuts (I have now moved them to the freezer-out of sight out of mind). Macadamias, so although I ate too many they kept me within my macro percentages if not my calories.
Calories 2,087 (nuts add up fast!)
Net Carbs 7g/1%
Sleep last night was great. I slept 7:08 out of 7:45 in bed, but I had 2 pretty long stretches of sleep and I don't remember dreams (remembering my dreams tends to indicate that I woke up in the middle of the dream which suggests an apnea episode).
I am taking today off of work. My intestines are acting up and I would rather be near my own bathroom, I will double up on my meds to stop this in its tracks.
So I will mess with the bed (take off the memory foam) and paint the rug today.
02-22-2013, 07:56 AM
Well rats, who knew that xylitol has carbs in it? I do now, after I added it to my morning smoothie! And if I don't change my planned lunch, my dinner can't have any carbs in it. Hope I have something in the freezer.
02-22-2013, 08:00 AM
I think I knew xylitol had carbs, but don't always remember those things, either.
I'm not good at eyeballing. I'm either too low or too high. Not usually close. I'm still not quite at the point of being able to trust and listen to my body, although I'm getting better (maybe?). So, for now, when I'm home, I try hard to measure.
I can't eat fat just to eat fat. It needs to be with something or for a purpose. I do love it my tea, though...
02-22-2013, 08:08 AM
I think I am decent at eyeballing from being a cook. I am not good with liquids but come reasonably close with solids.
The big issue for me is that now that I can eat the fat (butter mostly) I can't eat the bread I would have liked to put it on. I don't miss the bread, never was much of a bread eater, but I bet I would have been had I allowed myself to butter it!