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Old 08-14-2014, 05:02   #1
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Well yesterday and again this morning I tried for the first time coconut oil in my coffee. I have been skirting around the issue of drinking it, as just the thought of it has been putting me off for quite some time. Instead, I have just been using it to fry food in.
I can report though, that it tastes pretty good and I drank it without isssue.
One benifit (I think) was about 15 to 30 mins later I could feel that buzz in my body. At first I thought oh no ... BG levels must be sky high but not so .... just normal. I could get used to this.

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I'm also fond of coffee with heavy cream and butter!

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Lucky you...I like coffee but it doesn't like me.

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I've put coconut oil, in my coffee, in my salad, and anything I can think of. Blood sugars is in the 90 range. Can you consume too much is my next question.

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I've put coconut oil, in my coffee, in my salad, and anything I can think of. Blood sugars is in the 90 range. Can you consume too much is my next question.
I use 1/4 cup co and 1/2 cup HWC in my coffee.

I don't know of a max amount, except maybe based on caloric totals.

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If u can consume 1/4 cup in coffee, and still retain good lipid profile, then I surely don't have anything to worry about. Even the brain fog is clearing, but that's a whole different story. I'll tell you about after I tell my doctor to take his statin drug and shove it where the sun don't shine.

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Just wanted to share this - Tibetans have been using butter in tea for ages.
Butter tea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It was mildly amusing when I heard about it long time ago. Just remembered it in our context.

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If u can consume 1/4 cup in coffee, and still retain good lipid profile, then I surely don't have anything to worry about. Even the brain fog is clearing, but that's a whole different story. I'll tell you about after I tell my doctor to take his statin drug and shove it where the sun don't shine.
Remember LCHF is just what the name says, high fat. For me, that's a minimum of 150g of fat per day. My coffee "mug" is double the size of a standard travel mug, it's 34 oz, so it makes it easier for me to get a good dose of fats just by drinking, between 100-115g. Make it easy to make the difference up the rest of the day.

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I don't even remember why I eliminated most sources of caffiene in my diet, except I think they tend to make and keep you fat (raise blood sugar). Also don't drink diet soda's because of the Dr. Now's statement that "carbonated water" increases your stomach size. He is the bariatric surgeon that helps ppl weighing 600+ lb lose featured in the tv series My 600LB life. I could have qualified for bariatric surgery, another thing I couldn't wrap my head around, is the surgury itself then the starvation diet to keep your stomach small.

I lost 150lbs by eating "right" and some of that I'm sure was my metabolism was in hyperdrive. I threw out the scale one day because of obsession with weighing, so didn't even realize I had lost weight til one day my pants fell off. Fortunately I was at home.

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If u can consume 1/4 cup in coffee, and still retain good lipid profile, then I surely don't have anything to worry about.
You assuredly have nothing to worry about, Roxanne. Dietary fats have NOTHING to do with our serum lipids levels. If we aren't getting enough cholesterol in our diets, then our very own livers will produce it themselves. This is a biological fact, and all the propaganda we've been brainwashed with for sixty years is a complete lie. Our own bodies manufacture 85% to 90% of our cholesterol. Eat all the fat you want, as long as you don't touch the manmade processed ones.




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