Hi guys, well...i'm not really feeling so balanced with my diet...I get about 1500 a day, and i'm an athlete. I green smoothie and eat about 500 calories of animal protein a day
I don't really like eggs, and I don't like nut butters
So..I don't really know what else to eat high calorie?
I'm going to try and find some tallow at whole foods? I'm never hungry? And I don't think i'm in starvation mode. I'm a healthy 121 and have good muscle mass.
Anyways, I'm always trying to keep my skin clear and milk is just taboo! The hormones in it and blah, I just don't even know...it's so complex, but what about goat milk?
I am so craving something creamy and rich, and miss greek yogurts creamy goodness. I want to try some greek goat yogurt...but I'm not quite sure if goat milk will cause acne like cows? I don't even really get how milk affects some people while others can drink gallons of processed milk and be fine...the hormones are going in their body...I guess just not affecting them...? Don't get how that's possible.
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on February 11, 2014
at 01:56 AM
Goat and Sheep milk products are all I eat. I understand where you are coming from with Cow Milk. It completely destroys me and causing acne, GI issues, and the like. Whereas, goat milk I never have an issue unless I decide to gorge on it. Not sure where you live, but here in the mid-Atlantic we have a store named Wegman's and they have 30 to 40 different types of goat's milk cheese, yogurt, butter, you name it.
I'd say try it out and see how it goes!
on January 17, 2014
at 03:32 PM
Typically the acne is caused by the estrogen and other hormones in the milk. Switching to goat dairy might not fix the issue - you could try and see. I have the same issue.
I've no lactose issues at all, but I do have a casein issue - almost any cow dairy will cause very bad acid reflux - one of same reactions I have to grains. Some dairy, such as butter or even organic heavy cream from cows without hormones, or anything from goats, sheep, or buffalo doesn't cause this reaction - but I do still get body acne from it the next day.
I don't notice this effect from grassfed butter (kerrygold), or ghee from grassfed cows... so perhaps some of it is the extra hormones given to CAFO cows that attaches to their ears, or maybe it gets removed from the butter making process somehow. So, maybe wait a week or so until the acne goes away and give grassfed butter a try without any other sources of dairy and see if it comes back. If it doesn't, you can use it. And if that works for you, you can make a bulletproof coffee with it.
You could try other sources of fat... avocado is very creamy and can be made into smoothies - makes them a very ugly shade of green, but if you can get past that, they're very tasty. Coconut oil/cream/milk, red palm oil (although red palm oil this is more suited for making curries). Cocoa butter is excellent, but very expensive - so maybe a bar of dark chocolate?
Supposedly So Delicious makes a fermented coconut milk yogurt like thing, that might work for you. I've never seen it myself, but I did see they make ice cream from coconut milk - the only downside is their ice cream is made with agave nectar which is almost all fructose, so it's not something I'd eat often - maybe only after a big glycogen depleting workout. I think the ice cream also has some thickeners that might be questionable - like guar gum or something like that.
Robb Wolf had an interesting thing in terms of a 1000 calorie meal: 1lbs of ground grassfed beef, 1 can of coconut milk, diced onion, salt, and whatever spices you like - makes something between a chilli or curry. I add in a few tablespoons of turmeric, a teaspoon of cumin, a few tablespoons of red palm oil, a few minced garlic cloves, salt, tabasco, pickled serrano peppers and a half a teaspoon of powdered cayenne pepper. Turns out very tasty. When you get bored, change the spices around, or maybe use diced chicken.
BTW, 1500 calories a day sounds a bit low to me. You might want to assess your daily needs here
http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/ - and then figure out from your activity levels the multiplier for that number as to what you really need each day. Basal Metabolic Rate for most humans (the number of calories you need to just lie down in bed unconscious without doing anything all day) is around 1500-2000 calories, so only eating 1500 calories sounds very much on the low side (depends on your height and weight as well).
on January 17, 2014
at 08:03 AM
I totally know where you're coming from. When I first started paleo, I didn't immediately cut out dairy. But I became frustrated that I still had a major acne problem, so a few weeks into it I went cold turkey with all milk products--yogurt, milk, cheese, etc.
After doing paleo for a year, I was able to reintroduce cheese, whole milk (goat and cow) and kefir with NO acne problems whatsoever. From what I read, it's because of having a healthy gut--so make sure you have a good balance of foods healthy for your gut and abandon foods that could be detrimental (grains & sugar!). Make sure to regularly eat fermented foods or kefir/yogurt and stay AWAY from nonorganic dairy products. Also, I suggest raw goat milk if you can... the taste is superior.
on January 17, 2014
at 05:50 AM
I went dairy-free after cutting out gluten and getting pimples from what I think was my increased dairy/cheese intake. The only dairy I really eat now is goat cheese for salad and grass-fed butter. All my acne went away. This is just anecdotal of course, but for me goat cheese seems to have less of an impact than cow milk. However, most sources say for hormone reasons they are pretty much the same.