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Bodyfat percentage after copious amounts of butter and cream

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 24, 2011 at 10:20 PM

So we had a health fair today at my place of employment. (I helped organize it since I am on the Health & Wellness Committee). One of the booths at the event was measuring bodyfat percentage. So when they saw that mine was 10.1%, they were super impressed, saying that I was lowest of anyone so far today!

them: "Wow! What do you eat?"

me: "Lots of butter and heavy cream".

Funny too, because I get a lot of people jabbin me about putting butter on everything and pouring full fat heavy cream into my coffee. Those same people were a bit confounded when they found out that I had the lowest bodyfat percentage of anyone in the company.

So here is my question. Should I replace my pasture butter and organic heavy cream with vegetable oil based margarines and soy based non dairy creamers laced with chemicals? I'm so vexed about this.

B1fcaceba952861d0324bdb291edbbe0

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on March 19, 2011
at 10:41 PM

Rock on Jack Kronk. Rock on.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on March 05, 2011
at 01:00 PM

Alot of us subscribe to Panu or Primal, Primal being dairy friendly, PaNu being about eating what works metabolically for you, but generally ends up being similar to primal, with caveats for things like dairy that you should see how you do with it.

Cd2ff8c68dd1f1d539ad7f0ee94b0421

(1061)

on February 26, 2011
at 04:40 AM

Nobody EVER connects the dots. They are sheep.

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

(2764)

on February 26, 2011
at 12:48 AM

There is no *One Paleo Way*. Some people find that dairy works for them. For others, it's a trigger food and/or an allergen. YMMV

0bfdf7389bad373ddc87525001dece59

(0)

on February 25, 2011
at 06:17 PM

They see what I eat, a pound of red meat for lunch at work after my workout and assume that I can only eat this way *because* I work out. Or that I just have the right genes. Never worth arguing, I've found.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 25, 2011
at 12:03 PM

if you feel for. Try using less butter and cream. or only butter. experiment a bit with the amount of fat. Dont use cheap vegetable oils. If you wannt go for premium high class labeled vegetable oil. Or you avoid diary fat for a while and go on nuts soaked and fatty fruit avocado(fruit?) and coconut or durian. just try a bit out, and explore for new things*

1d952d225819b0229e93160a90bf9bf8

(1600)

on February 25, 2011
at 10:03 AM

I'm still trying to get my fiancée to understand why me cooking with fat is 100% healthier than his"I'm Fully Aware It's Not Butter"tub of chemicals.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on February 25, 2011
at 02:47 AM

hilarious Travis. As you were typing this... I was typing my reply to Helen's comment about people connecting the dots. We are on the same page here.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on February 25, 2011
at 02:44 AM

Ha! Fantastic comment Helen! I often wonder this myself, as I'm sure many of us do... something like... when are people gonna connect the dots? They see what I eat. They see that I am fit and muscular and healthy. Are they ever gonna put 2 and 2 together and realize that there MIGHT actually be something behind it. Sadly, they usually just laugh it off or tell me that I should be careful eating too much butter. Astounding.

3020fb359dfbedaf90f1611b036d3432

(1138)

on February 25, 2011
at 02:43 AM

ErsatzCream FTW!

902a7cd8f96bbc917a04e92b1f49dbd7

(787)

on February 25, 2011
at 01:14 AM

oh god, I thought you were serious for a second 0.o It's so hard to rid yourself of this fear though, and its hard to know if i'm getting an objective view from people in the paleo community

1acc4ee9381d9a8d998b59915b3f997e

(2099)

on February 24, 2011
at 11:33 PM

If you keep at it, maybe, at some point their cognitive dissonance will reach critical mass and they'll have a conversion experience. But I wouldn't count on it.

1acc4ee9381d9a8d998b59915b3f997e

(2099)

on February 24, 2011
at 11:31 PM

What a great cartoon, but I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry. I guess I'll do both.

2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

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on February 24, 2011
at 11:30 PM

You also forgot the fruit

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on February 24, 2011
at 11:25 PM

yes that was sarcastic. I eat plenty of cream and butter myself :).

1d952d225819b0229e93160a90bf9bf8

(1600)

on February 24, 2011
at 10:53 PM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/polvero/90572189/ for some reason,I instantly thought of this..

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on February 24, 2011
at 10:51 PM

you are correct mari, and being that you are paleo, i will immediately assume you are speaking (typing) sarcastically. however, i will also offer that just because i am lean doesn't mean i am unhealthy either. ah hah!

C42ca04212a396353131758237f209d7

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on February 24, 2011
at 10:33 PM

In fact, I recommend chasing after the pesticide sprays. Think of it as a really intense shower.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on February 24, 2011
at 10:30 PM

of course... ADA says its the best... dont forget to eat some heart healthy whole grains with it!

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on February 25, 2011
at 02:42 AM

That's the sort of wake-up call that might sink in for your co-workers. Something like that will open them up to paleo more than any amount of convincing you may attempt.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on February 25, 2011
at 02:47 AM

hilarious Travis. As you were typing this... I was typing my reply to Helen's comment about people connecting the dots. We are on the same page here.

Cd2ff8c68dd1f1d539ad7f0ee94b0421

(1061)

on February 26, 2011
at 04:40 AM

Nobody EVER connects the dots. They are sheep.

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74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on February 24, 2011
at 11:04 PM

Honestly, I think you should just stick with artificial-imitation-real-butter-flavor and leave all that organic, healthy rubbish aside. Don't you know it'll make you fat?

Hah, I had something like this happen this weekend. I was commenting on the tablespoon of almond butter -- a tablespoon's worth, not even a scant fraction of the total fat I enjoyed with my breakfast! -- I enjoyed with my breakfast, and the girl I was talking to, her eyes got huge, and she said slowly, enunciating every word, "Don't you know that stuff is /soooo/ high in fat?"

Me: "Yes. Delicious, delicious fat."

Her (hesitatingly): "Do...do you exercise?"

I don't. x) Not other than walking to and fro to class and long wanderings when I'm bored. Poor girl I was talking to was starving herself and cardio-ing herself half to death and "fell off the wagon this weekend" but she'll "start Weight Watchers again next week" before her trip to Hawaii. I feel really, truly bad for her restrictive lifestyle.

But don't eat fat! It'll swell you up like a corpulent balloon right proper before you can even blink. Bewares, bewares!

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Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on February 24, 2011
at 10:42 PM

Just because you're lean doesn't mean you're healthy. All that arterycloggingsaturatedfat will catch up to you!

902a7cd8f96bbc917a04e92b1f49dbd7

(787)

on February 25, 2011
at 01:14 AM

oh god, I thought you were serious for a second 0.o It's so hard to rid yourself of this fear though, and its hard to know if i'm getting an objective view from people in the paleo community

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on February 24, 2011
at 10:51 PM

you are correct mari, and being that you are paleo, i will immediately assume you are speaking (typing) sarcastically. however, i will also offer that just because i am lean doesn't mean i am unhealthy either. ah hah!

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on February 24, 2011
at 11:25 PM

yes that was sarcastic. I eat plenty of cream and butter myself :).

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Dc6407193ba441d1438f6f0c06af872b

on February 25, 2011
at 01:44 AM

You are genetically lucky and a bad influence on those who are not so fortunate. Shame on you! Besides, I'll bet you exercise a lot, so you burn it off. Calories-in, calories-out. (Sarcasm, obviously.)

0bfdf7389bad373ddc87525001dece59

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on February 25, 2011
at 06:17 PM

They see what I eat, a pound of red meat for lunch at work after my workout and assume that I can only eat this way *because* I work out. Or that I just have the right genes. Never worth arguing, I've found.

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64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on February 24, 2011
at 11:27 PM

Im confused by all of the sarcasm, lol. but keep doin what you're doin! I also eat tons of butter and am very healthy!

1
F9a0b72f38860d7601afd5a45bb53394

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on February 24, 2011
at 11:05 PM

Truly, your Sarcasm-Fu is epic.

1
Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on February 24, 2011
at 10:58 PM

obviously you are at a much higher risk of obesity eating all that butter and cream. try a sugar-free fat-free klondike bar if you feel you need to indulge.

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on February 24, 2011
at 10:36 PM

I'm going to upvote this because i have a similar situation at my company right now with my bacon consumption compared to theirs and the same SAD folks are confounded about this.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on February 25, 2011
at 02:44 AM

Ha! Fantastic comment Helen! I often wonder this myself, as I'm sure many of us do... something like... when are people gonna connect the dots? They see what I eat. They see that I am fit and muscular and healthy. Are they ever gonna put 2 and 2 together and realize that there MIGHT actually be something behind it. Sadly, they usually just laugh it off or tell me that I should be careful eating too much butter. Astounding.

1d952d225819b0229e93160a90bf9bf8

(1600)

on February 25, 2011
at 10:03 AM

I'm still trying to get my fiancée to understand why me cooking with fat is 100% healthier than his"I'm Fully Aware It's Not Butter"tub of chemicals.

1acc4ee9381d9a8d998b59915b3f997e

(2099)

on February 24, 2011
at 11:33 PM

If you keep at it, maybe, at some point their cognitive dissonance will reach critical mass and they'll have a conversion experience. But I wouldn't count on it.

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1acc4ee9381d9a8d998b59915b3f997e

(2099)

on February 24, 2011
at 10:35 PM

LOL...yes, yes, yes...replace them THIS INSTANT with City Of Industry Brand PseudoButter and ErsatzCream Brand Coffee Creamer--now with more melamine...before you boggle any more minds!!!

1d952d225819b0229e93160a90bf9bf8

(1600)

on February 24, 2011
at 10:53 PM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/polvero/90572189/ for some reason,I instantly thought of this..

1acc4ee9381d9a8d998b59915b3f997e

(2099)

on February 24, 2011
at 11:31 PM

What a great cartoon, but I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry. I guess I'll do both.

3020fb359dfbedaf90f1611b036d3432

(1138)

on February 25, 2011
at 02:43 AM

ErsatzCream FTW!

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5ec57be80f7efb62514f178009239e5f

on February 25, 2011
at 04:39 AM

I'm still pretty new to paleo... I thought dairy is a no-go.

ps I'm not being sarcastic :)

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

(2764)

on February 26, 2011
at 12:48 AM

There is no *One Paleo Way*. Some people find that dairy works for them. For others, it's a trigger food and/or an allergen. YMMV

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on March 05, 2011
at 01:00 PM

Alot of us subscribe to Panu or Primal, Primal being dairy friendly, PaNu being about eating what works metabolically for you, but generally ends up being similar to primal, with caveats for things like dairy that you should see how you do with it.

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