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    Tis the season, so let's talk about pumpkin

    Hi everyone.
    I tried out a great recipe for pumpkin "porridge" this morning that involves about a cup of canned pumpkin, eggs, almond milk, and a few spices. It filled me up for hours in a way that, I've personally found, meat and vegetables just don't. It's making me wonder whether I've been keeping my carbs too low (I've been averaging 30g a day... usually in the form of an avocado and a pile of kale at dinner, plus maybe 5 olives some nights).

    Let's say I did this cup of pumpkin every day... am I asking for trouble? Is there danger of weight gain -- even if I make this my chief chunk of carbs for the day and stay under 100g (maybe even under 50g) for the whole day? Pumpkin seems to be among the least starchy of the safe-starch vegetables, from what I've read... but is it still too much to be an everyday thing?

    Thanks so much guys.

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    I eat 2 pounds of pumpkins (Japanese kabocha) daily for years and nope, I am nowhere near fat. If you are trying to watch carbs, I would advise against eating a ton, if not, go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damiana View Post
    I eat 2 pounds of pumpkins (Japanese kabocha) daily for years and nope, I am nowhere near fat. If you are trying to watch carbs, I would advise against eating a ton, if not, go for it.
    I can do this, too! Kabocha is the best flavor ever. I need to grow them. Do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHaselow View Post
    I can do this, too! Kabocha is the best flavor ever. I need to grow them. Do you?
    I don't, since I have no backyard and I eat them year-round. I'm fortunate to live in SoCal where I'm surrounded by Asian markets everywhere I turn, so I can buy them very cheaply year-round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimalStudent View Post
    It's making me wonder whether I've been keeping my carbs too low (I've been averaging 30g a day... usually in the form of an avocado and a pile of kale at dinner, plus maybe 5 olives some nights).
    I have found that for me, adding more carbs back in did the trick. I feel better, I cut the fat when I increased the carbs, and weight loss is happening faster than the VLC/HF. I am still well under 150 (net) Still well under SAD.
    65lbs gone and counting!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gopintos View Post
    I have found that for me, adding more carbs back in did the trick. I feel better, I cut the fat when I increased the carbs, and weight loss is happening faster than the VLC/HF. I am still well under 150 (net) Still well under SAD.
    Great to hear im not the only one with a similar experience. Could you give me a rough idea of your carb/fat/protein breakdown? Also why kind of carbs did you add in (ie greens? Starches? Fruits? Nightshades?)


    I should probably note that my activity level is 30-60 mins of brisk walking (often carrying loads of books or groceries) every day
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    I've been making a mini "bread" loaf in the microwave with just 1 egg, 100g pumpkin,and some spices daily for months and nothing has happened to me. except feeling like im eating a cake when im not and it makes me happy. i say go for it.

    you can also replace the pumpkin with mashed squash/banana/sweet potato/really mashed anything. incredibly amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Madrox View Post
    I've been making a mini "bread" loaf in the microwave with just 1 egg, 100g pumpkin,and some spices daily for months and nothing has happened to me. except feeling like im eating a cake when im not and it makes me happy. i say go for it.

    you can also replace the pumpkin with mashed squash/banana/sweet potato/really mashed anything. incredibly amazing.
    i'm sure i could experiment with this, but could you describe this a little more? i'm assuming you stir the egg in, but what kind of time is best for the microwave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by primalrob View Post
    i'm sure i could experiment with this, but could you describe this a little more? i'm assuming you stir the egg in, but what kind of time is best for the microwave?
    it varies. i just crack an egg into a bowl and and whisk it. then add my puree of anything. Ive found going by weight with a scale produces the best results. usually 70g egg to 100g puree. if you want it more dense use more puree. after whisking the egg just add in your pumpkin and stir everything to combine and pour into some microsafe container and throw in the microwave. For moist cakey like go for 3:30 to 4 mins on high for more dense slightly less moist go for 5 mins. its very hard to screw up unless you want like a brick of egg and pumpkin that is more like a cracker than put in a thinner layer in a bigger container and go for 7 to 8 mins. ive done that too. the recipe is very forgiving and incredible versatile. experiment with spices and you wont even taste the pumpkin. add in cranberries and orange zest for cranberry orange bread! really you can do anything.

    sometime adding like 3g of coconut flour will help it rise a bit more and make it more fluffy. but its not really necessary.

    here is a pic of an orange/apple/cranberry loaf topped with sunflower seeds i made. same recipe only added in some orange zest, cranberries and diced apples.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Madrox View Post
    it varies. i just crack an egg into a bowl and and whisk it. then add my puree of anything. Ive found going by weight with a scale produces the best results. usually 70g egg to 100g puree. if you want it more dense use more puree. after whisking the egg just add in your pumpkin and stir everything to combine and pour into some microsafe container and throw in the microwave. For moist cakey like go for 3:30 to 4 mins on high for more dense slightly less moist go for 5 mins. its very hard to screw up unless you want like a brick of egg and pumpkin that is more like a cracker than put in a thinner layer in a bigger container and go for 7 to 8 mins. ive done that too. the recipe is very forgiving and incredible versatile. experiment with spices and you wont even taste the pumpkin. add in cranberries and orange zest for cranberry orange bread! really you can do anything.

    sometime adding like 3g of coconut flour will help it rise a bit more and make it more fluffy. but its not really necessary.

    here is a pic of an orange/apple/cranberry loaf topped with sunflower seeds i made. same recipe only added in some orange zest, cranberries and diced apples.

    This sounds and looks fantastic!!
    65lbs gone and counting!!

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