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    Pastured Cream Equivalent to Beef Fat

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    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...)

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    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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    Quote 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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    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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    Has anyone ever drank a cup of beef fat??

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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    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.


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    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.
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