1 tablespon or less
A stick or more
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.
"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...
Sure. You got caught, and then you changed it to add fatty meat, fish, and dairy. At least I know how to spell "babble".
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.
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.
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.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related