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Please hack my proposed diet additions- squash and coconut bread

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 23, 2011 at 9:32 PM

I have been trying to stay under 50g carbs per day. Low carb but not horribly so. I think this is best for my body (not zero carb). I posted recently about losing my taste for veggies which I used to love. I then realized that I was craving squashes and they just looked so good and right to me right now. I am going with the flow- perhaps I am wanting what is in season because I am trying to get my body to a more natural state... and it is waking up and telling me what is "natural" to eat in autumn. The kale we were eating is now limp and bitter even bought "fresh" from the store.

Anyway, I know squashes - especially anything with "sweet" in the name are probably fairly high in carbs compared to other veggies. Also they have starch. I figured that any squash is unlikely to have more than 15g carbs per cup (all the varieties I bought said 6-8 g per cup after fiber). So perhaps 1 cup a day of squash?

Also I recently baked a loaf of coconut bread. OMG how can it taste SO sweet and only have 3 neg carbs per serving? I made the recipe that has

6 eggs 1/2 cup coconut oil 3/4 cup coconut flour baking powder it called for 2 tsp of honey but I put .5 tsp and it tastes heavenly - the next batch I will probably omit the honey.

From what I can figure the whole loaf should have 23-26g carbs (unless there are more carbs after baking the flour than before).

So if I eat a slice of coconut bread and one cup of squash per day theoretically I should still remain less than 50g carbs

I realize this may "slow" my weight loss... but will it stall it completely? Is there a reason that I should not do this? I have been doing low carb for 2.5 weeks or so hopefully I have re sensitized myself to insulin somewhat.

Anyway what are your thoughts? I am going to cut out the cheese from my diet (once a month thing) but continue having heavy organic cream on occasion. I eat eggs, grass fed beef, salmon, avacado and coconut as the main things.

thanks!

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on October 11, 2011
at 06:40 PM

I came to this way of eating from a serious carbovore habit. My favorite was blueberry-cinnamon mini bagels. I practically lived on them, and was certain they were healthy because they were 'whole grain.' Wrong! What a difference in my health when I got off the grain! But yes, I found it soooo hard to walk away from all that. It really helped to have the nut flour as a sub. I don't feel the need to make it anymore, though; whole foods have taken their place. And me too about the squash!! I've been eating acorn squash and it tastes like heaven, even plain.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on October 11, 2011
at 07:13 AM

You know thats kinda what I have decided is happening too.Craving coconut bread is because I am trying to get used to not eating what I have eaten all my life. 27 years of bread, saltine crackers and chicken noodle soup when sick, ramen for a quick snack etc. I made some coconut bread.. it was good but really I lost the taste for it after awhile. Now the squash tastes downright heavenly. I do not get the butternut though- I just get a variety of all manner of funky looking ones. Uglier the better;) I figure some have more than others but as long as I keep it a cup or less its all good.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on October 11, 2011
at 07:12 AM

You know thats kinda what I have decided is happening. Craving coconut bread is because I am trying to get used to not eating what I have eaten all my life. 27 years of bread, saltine crackers and chicken noodle soup when sick, ramen for a quick snack etc. I made some coconut bread.. it was good but really I lost the taste for it after awhile. Now the squash tastes downright heavenly. I do not get the butternut though- I just get a variety of all manner of funky looking ones. Uglier the better;) I figure some have more than others but as long as I keep it a cup or less its all good.

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on September 24, 2011
at 12:07 AM

DOOD! I am so making that!

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on September 23, 2011
at 11:17 PM

Sure thing! The one I used was the following: http://www.paleoplan.com/2011/01-26/coconut-bread/ There is another recipe but I decided against it due to the honey content (the recipe I used listed it as optional): http://www.maggiesnest.org/2011/03/19/recipe-coconut-flour-bread/

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on September 23, 2011
at 10:43 PM

Can you send me the link to that recipe? Is coconut flour healthy? Is too much coconut bad? I already use the oil for cooking, ontop my sweet potatoes, and I eat coconut milk... So much coconut!!

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Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on October 11, 2011
at 06:25 AM

About a month into low-carb Paleo, I went through a big substitute bread phase. I ate coconut flour pancakes or muffins every day. My weight didn't just stall; it climbed a bit, even though I was still well under 50g of carbs per day. I was eating dairy (cheddar, heavy cream) at the time as well, though.

When I stopped with the bread fixation (as well as dairy except butter), the weight came back off of its own accord. YMMV of course -- everyone responds differently and it may be perfect for you.

As for squashes - I would totally go for it, esp since they're in season. When my body asks for a whole food like that, I suspect it knows what it wants...specific nutrients. (When it asks me for coconut bread, on the other hands, I know it's after comfort, not nutrients.)

A cup of pureed butternut squash has, according to FitDay.com, about 24g of carbs per cup. Acorn squash is a little lower at 21g, and has 6g fiber, too.

Now I'm all hungry for squash... :)

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on October 11, 2011
at 07:13 AM

You know thats kinda what I have decided is happening too.Craving coconut bread is because I am trying to get used to not eating what I have eaten all my life. 27 years of bread, saltine crackers and chicken noodle soup when sick, ramen for a quick snack etc. I made some coconut bread.. it was good but really I lost the taste for it after awhile. Now the squash tastes downright heavenly. I do not get the butternut though- I just get a variety of all manner of funky looking ones. Uglier the better;) I figure some have more than others but as long as I keep it a cup or less its all good.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on October 11, 2011
at 06:40 PM

I came to this way of eating from a serious carbovore habit. My favorite was blueberry-cinnamon mini bagels. I practically lived on them, and was certain they were healthy because they were 'whole grain.' Wrong! What a difference in my health when I got off the grain! But yes, I found it soooo hard to walk away from all that. It really helped to have the nut flour as a sub. I don't feel the need to make it anymore, though; whole foods have taken their place. And me too about the squash!! I've been eating acorn squash and it tastes like heaven, even plain.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on October 11, 2011
at 07:12 AM

You know thats kinda what I have decided is happening. Craving coconut bread is because I am trying to get used to not eating what I have eaten all my life. 27 years of bread, saltine crackers and chicken noodle soup when sick, ramen for a quick snack etc. I made some coconut bread.. it was good but really I lost the taste for it after awhile. Now the squash tastes downright heavenly. I do not get the butternut though- I just get a variety of all manner of funky looking ones. Uglier the better;) I figure some have more than others but as long as I keep it a cup or less its all good.

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