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    Heavy cream, is it too good to be true?

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    Per the advice on the acne thread, I'm planning to experiment with a high-fat ketogenic diet. Someone suggested heavy cream as a "safe" keto food, and given my love/hate relationship with dairy, I'm very curious. I know a high fat diet can be done without dairy, but it would be a heck of a lot more motivating and delicious if I could pour some gorgeous whipping cream over whatever I'm eating. So, to people who consume it or have in the past, does it seem to trigger an insulin response like other forms of dairy? Cause acne? Trigger weight gain? I swore off the stuff a while ago after my lack of self control resulted in my consuming an entire pint bottle of the stuff (!) in one day, but that was combined with lots of fruit and honey so I'm hoping the keto context will help diminish the addictive aspect. I just had a couple ounces whipped up with some cinnamon and cardamom and I have no desire to polish off the bottle, so we'll see!

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    The best way to know is to try it out. Me personally, dairy doesn't make me break out. But, I know a ton of people that react poorly to dairy. It's just a matter of personal experimentation.
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    No acne here, but drinking a pint of cream would mean I'd be in the bathroom for a couple of hours. Good thing I don't need those extra calories, or I'd have to find a different way of consuming them.

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    Heavy cream has less protein and less sugars per serving than whole milk, but if you're drinking it by the glass, you'll probably trigger a moderate insulin response. If you're drinking a couple tablespoons at a clip, it's probably negligible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by november View Post
    Per the advice on the acne thread, I'm planning to experiment with a high-fat ketogenic diet. Someone suggested heavy cream as a "safe" keto food, and given my love/hate relationship with dairy, I'm very curious. I know a high fat diet can be done without dairy, but it would be a heck of a lot more motivating and delicious if I could pour some gorgeous whipping cream over whatever I'm eating. So, to people who consume it or have in the past, does it seem to trigger an insulin response like other forms of dairy? Cause acne? Trigger weight gain? I swore off the stuff a while ago after my lack of self control resulted in my consuming an entire pint bottle of the stuff (!) in one day, but that was combined with lots of fruit and honey so I'm hoping the keto context will help diminish the addictive aspect. I just had a couple ounces whipped up with some cinnamon and cardamom and I have no desire to polish off the bottle, so we'll see!
    Try it without the fruit and honey. I suspect those are the triggers, not the cream.
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    Did you say "lots of fruit" and then "keto"? Just checking...


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    I eat only raw dairy. Raw cream is a little slice of heaven. I whip it up in the kitchenaid and put it over berries. Yum!
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    I don't have access to raw cream, but I buy glass-bottled. It's the only kind around here that it not ultra-pasteurized and has no additives.

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    Where do you find glass bottled cream?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    Heavy cream has less protein and less sugars per serving than whole milk, but if you're drinking it by the glass, you'll probably trigger a moderate insulin response. If you're drinking a couple tablespoons at a clip, it's probably negligible.
    The heavy whipping cream I buy at Kroger has 0g sugar and 0g protein....or are there negligible amounts that they don't have to put on the label?
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