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Liquid Nutrition and Weight Loss

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 23, 2011 at 3:49 AM

I've been paleo'ng solidly for about 18 months, but I recently just picked up a second job and don't have the motivation to cook as much as I have been.

Question: Is there an issue with liquid nutrition if it's all fat and protein?

I've been doing a half can of coconut milk with 3-4 raw eggs for breakfast on days when I coach crossfit too early to cook breakfast. I'm trying to lean out a bit without losing muscle mass right now, and the rest of my diet is locked in pretty well.

Thanks.

C803c65555a42f13bf60f873c2923715

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on October 09, 2011
at 10:23 PM

What exactly do you put in the crock pot for breakfast? Eggs would overcook, even on low. Other ideas?

C803c65555a42f13bf60f873c2923715

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on October 09, 2011
at 10:22 PM

I wouldn't eat raw egg whites either because of the avidin issue. However, egg yolks are rich in biotin, so if you ate them both, it would somewhat diminish the worry. However, it works for me to use just the yolks in smoothies (and ice cream, hollandaise, mayonnaise, etc) and save up the whites in a jar. Good for making macaroons, paleo-type breads with coconut flour or almond flour (I have recipes to try from Paleo Comfort Foods). Or, when I get a full jar, I just scramble them up, let cool, and feed them back to the chickens for a protein boost, needed because they're molting now.

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on August 23, 2011
at 08:28 AM

Not quite as fast to down as the coconut-eggy smoothy thing you're doing, but pemmican requires no work and stays good for a really long time. They have it in tubs now at US Wellness Meats (or you could make a season's worth yourself some weekend).

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on August 23, 2011
at 08:13 AM

Yes, raw egg whites contain avidin which binds biotin.

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on August 23, 2011
at 04:22 AM

It's actually pretty tasty with some cinnamon and a few ice cubes

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on August 23, 2011
at 04:39 AM

I've heard there might be some issues with consuming too many raw egg whites. I think it had to do with creating some sort of biotin deficiency, but someone else will probably be able to explain it better than me.

You could always just separate the whites out and only use the yolks...

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on August 23, 2011
at 08:13 AM

Yes, raw egg whites contain avidin which binds biotin.

C803c65555a42f13bf60f873c2923715

(40)

on October 09, 2011
at 10:22 PM

I wouldn't eat raw egg whites either because of the avidin issue. However, egg yolks are rich in biotin, so if you ate them both, it would somewhat diminish the worry. However, it works for me to use just the yolks in smoothies (and ice cream, hollandaise, mayonnaise, etc) and save up the whites in a jar. Good for making macaroons, paleo-type breads with coconut flour or almond flour (I have recipes to try from Paleo Comfort Foods). Or, when I get a full jar, I just scramble them up, let cool, and feed them back to the chickens for a protein boost, needed because they're molting now.

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on September 06, 2011
at 04:53 PM

I just make a paleo-esque egg salad the night before. This way, even if you don't have time to heat it up at work, you can have a cool snack. I love eggs for this reason - you can eat them hot or cold. I also have a collection of hard-boiled eggs in the fridge, already boiled and ready to go - a quick and easy snack - my makeshift protein bar! Also, if you're familiar with the benefits of intermittent fasting, and you don't mind being a little hungry before lunch (and you're not going to do any strenuous exercise or get super stressed out) then you can do master cleanser in the morning (without the maple syrup, and I use a lime instead of a lemon) or take a few shots of raw, organic, cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil. This is usually my morning solution - coconut oil, then lunch a few hours later. My colon loves me.

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on September 06, 2011
at 01:55 PM

One of the things I do is scramble some eggs in coconut oil the night before...take to work with some liverwurst or liver sausage. I heat up the eggs in microwave and add the liver and eat. I'll bet you could put the eggs in a thermos. Or sometimes I'll take sardines and mash up then eat on cucumber slices--thick ones.

I suspicion you will tire of the liquid breakfast quickly.

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on August 23, 2011
at 04:49 AM

I would try using a crock pot instead. Try filling it at night and then your breakfast will be ready for you without much fuss.

C803c65555a42f13bf60f873c2923715

(40)

on October 09, 2011
at 10:23 PM

What exactly do you put in the crock pot for breakfast? Eggs would overcook, even on low. Other ideas?

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on August 23, 2011
at 04:04 AM

That sounds like an awesome breakfast. That may be my next hack of my diet. Currently 4 eggs poached with butter....

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on August 23, 2011
at 04:22 AM

It's actually pretty tasty with some cinnamon and a few ice cubes

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