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Old 07-17-2014, 04:48 PM   #91
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I can't get kerrygold here either but it doesn't stop me! I think you have to not get bogged down by the 'ideal' but just do the best you can and in your case it sounds ideal!
Thanks clackley!! Will get up the gumption soon!
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I really want to try BPC and feel sad that where I live I can't get Kerrygold. Regular old butter in my country is always made from grass-fed, pasture cows, so wondering if that's good enough? The coffee here itself is also excellent.
That would actually be better than Kerrygold.
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:52 PM   #93
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That would actually be better than Kerrygold.
How so? Don't mean to sound combative, I really don't know. Isn't Kerrygold supposed to be the best thing ever?
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No, it's not the 'best thing ever,' but it's from grass-fed cows and very nutritious. For a while, it was the only butter of this type available in many places in this country--and in many places it wasn't available (my supermarket only began stocking it last year).

Because of its nutritional quality and the difficulty of finding it, it has a reputation for being precious, but my health-food store now carries several brands of similarly produced American butters. Ironically, since they come from small farms, they are all more expensive than Kerrygold (which many think is too expensive).

Any butter produced from grass-fed, pastured cows would be the equivalent of Kerrygold, since that's the reason it's been so popular.
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:30 AM   #95
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The joke around our house is the Kerrygold cows only drink the tears of Irish mermaids.
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The joke around our house is the Kerrygold cows only drink the tears of Irish mermaids.
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No, it's not the 'best thing ever,' but it's from grass-fed cows and very nutritious. For a while, it was the only butter of this type available in many places in this country--and in many places it wasn't available (my supermarket only began stocking it last year).

Because of its nutritional quality and the difficulty of finding it, it has a reputation for being precious, but my health-food store now carries several brands of similarly produced American butters. Ironically, since they come from small farms, they are all more expensive than Kerrygold (which many think is too expensive).

Any butter produced from grass-fed, pastured cows would be the equivalent of Kerrygold, since that's the reason it's been so popular.
Well then! Thanks so much for clearing that up!
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What does everyone think of cultured butter? I've tried it on a lark and it tasted different--good different. I have no idea if it's any better for you or who thought of culturing it in the first place. I suppose it has some kind of beneficial bacteria. One thing I do know: it can be expensive. I will say it goes awesome with gruyere cheese!
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I haven't eaten anything yummy today

So I am craving monster cookies!!!! in a BIG way
Don't go to Target, then! Those cookies in their little cafe are like 550 calories, so who knows how many carbs! Make some low-carb brownies and store in the freezer for those tempting times. It's cheaper, too.
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:15 PM   #100
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I may have to do some treat recipes at some point. I wonder if they help you stay on plan or set off a domino affect????
thoughts, experience anyone?????
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I have made cheese cake for Christmas and my birthday in prior years but no longer have any desire for it. BUT, I see no issue with treats provided they fit into you macro plan and they don't create problems with 'portion control'.
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I have trouble with treats becoming daily indulgences.
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I have a nightly dessert. I love the cheesecake muffins, they are a perfect size and so rich and satisfying. Sometimes I top it with a dollop of sweetened sour cream and recently I sometimes slice up a couple of strawberries......to die for. It's part of what makes this way of eating so great.
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I may have to do some treat recipes at some point. I wonder if they help you stay on plan or set off a domino affect????
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Legal treats help me to stay on plan, but everyone is different.

It depends on the treat too. This morning I made some "brownies" from a recipe I found at the grassfed girl blog. They are made with coconut oil and nut meal which (for me anyway) is very self-limiting.

I have no off switch for regular brownies.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:33 AM   #105
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I may have to do some treat recipes at some point. I wonder if they help you stay on plan or set off a domino affect????
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I think it's not the treats that get me, but sweetened beverages. One glass of iced tea and I want 3 more. What is that?? And I can't bring any kind of ice cream home, even sugar-free. I just can't.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:44 AM   #106
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There is no way I could have even just a little sugar, that would be the end for me. That's why I'm not even trying those low-carb breads because that would start back an old habit of thinking I need to put food on bread... I have reprogramed myself to function without that stuff...for good, for my own good. No white for me.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:51 AM   #107
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My teeth always hurt the day after a carb-night
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Excepting cauliflower, I presume, Meme. And for me, salt.

I rarely give myself a treat as a reward, but for my recent birthday I did allow myself one nectarine, over two days, mixed in with dollops of full fat plain yoghourt. It's tough to pass up the seasonal fruits, but I've been doing good. The real test is when the homegrown tomatoes come in. Oh my! I sort of figure I am in OWL, but I'd like to keep losing this summer so trying to take care to be quite miserly in my treats.
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Excepting cauliflower, I presume, Meme. And for me, salt.

I rarely give myself a treat as a reward, but for my recent birthday I did allow myself one nectarine, over two days, mixed in with dollops of full fat plain yoghourt. It's tough to pass up the seasonal fruits, but I've been doing good. The real test is when the homegrown tomatoes come in. Oh my! I sort of figure I am in OWL, but I'd like to keep losing this summer so trying to take care to be quite miserly in my treats.
Yes Patience your right...Cauliflower is the good only white..and salt.
Although I must confess that I ate four cherries the other day since they're in season only once a year here in the US...They were the first and only fruits I've had in six months. But that's it...no more!
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I make room in my menu for cherry tomatoes. I am meticulous about weighing and measuring and can tolerate small amounts. I planted cherry tomatoes this year instead of the larger variety so leftovers don't go to waste.

Mr. G., I wonder what it is about carb nites that make your teeth hurt? Any guesses?
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Well I have sugary candy. I always brush my teeth after though.

I guess there is some damage there. I think it says a lot though that I don't notice it when I'm eating keto.
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Ahhh. I have heard someone claim that the first harbinger of metabolic disease is tooth decay. I guess gum disease would qualify too. I have a mouth full of fillings. Unfortunately, no one thought much more than dentist bills.....

There is an oral surgeon, I heard on the J.M. show a couple of years ago that claimed that teeth could actually repair themselves with the right low carb diet. I had a loose tooth when I began and it became nice and tight again so I am thinking that there is some truth to his claims.
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Well I have sugary candy. I always brush my teeth after though.

I guess there is some damage there. I think it says a lot though that I don't notice it when I'm eating keto.
My teeth have always hurt after eating something sugary. I've come to the point that even seeing a piece of candy starts the pain. Ouch.
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Ahhh. I have heard someone claim that the first harbinger of metabolic disease is tooth decay. I guess gum disease would qualify too. I have a mouth full of fillings. Unfortunately, no one thought much more than dentist bills.....

...an oral surgeon, I heard on the J.M. show a couple of years ago that claimed that teeth could actually repair themselves with the right low carb diet. I had a loose tooth when I began and it became nice and tight again so I am thinking that there is some truth to his claims.
Me,I too, have a mouth full of fillings. Started when I was a young child.
I think dentists help cavities along, or make more, as they scrape teeth with their hard needles during "exams"...
My two never had cavities until they left home for college, then suddenly, both have numerous ones.... I do know they might have been caused by changes in diet, but that many, that quickly!
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So, change in subject: coconut cream salad dressing. I have never heard of this, but I was searching for homemade dressings to mix it up because blue cheese is getting old. This one calls for canned c.c., but I think I'll make my own with my food processor. Anyway, it seems like a nice alternative, and coconut is good for you. The recipe calls for an 8.5-ounce can of coconut cream, 1/4 cup vinegar, and a packet of herb-y dip mix. Of course I'd pick dry herbs out of my own collection; I don't like pre-packaged stuff like that. You just whisk or blend it. I'd have to think about which herbs to use; I mean, what goes with coconut?
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why do people who weigh 120 lbs complain about how fat they are and how their low carb diet is not working.
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I'd have to think about which herbs to use; I mean, what goes with coconut?
Lemongrass; kaffir lime; ginger root; galangal; garlic; lemon zest/juice; curry spice blends.
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:05 PM   #118
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Lady&Slow SUre that sounds like a tastey combo

Jennyl- I only hear these people when they are 5ft. or less LOL otherwise if they weigh 120lbs and complain I am suddenly deaf
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I have trouble with treats becoming daily indulgences.
Whenever I make a treat, I do usually end up enjoying one or two a day after dinner as dessert...unless I give most of them away or something. But then again, I'm the kind of person who just NEEDS something sweet after dinner, so in a way it helps me to have something available!
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One of the best things about going LC was discovering a whole new world of ingredients and foods that I never acknowledged before, and how much I love making my own food. With LC, I'm always making up recipes. I think everyone becomes a total food scientist.

Like, just tonight I made up a pizza crust and had buffalo chicken pizza and some margherita pizza!


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