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Is butter a good way to sate hunger?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 19, 2012 at 9:55 PM

I think I've figured out how to stick to paleo, basically I drench all my food in butter and if I'm still hungry I eat butter on its own. I've noticed that this seriously fills me up and the idea of binging on fruit or chocolate goes out the window!

Can anyone see any downsides to using butter to stick to this lifestyle? It tastes amazing, it's pastured, and today I feel possibly the best I have so far on paleo which is still not 100% but getting closer!

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on July 22, 2012
at 09:53 PM

^ done the same experiment. It's paleo dogma that fat is satiating. Complete balanced meals with a good piece of meat or fish, a vegetable, and a starch are satiating. I could easily eat a little tub of coconut oil or almond butter, or an entire stick of butter and not realize I ate hardly anything at all aside from probably feeling very nauseous within a an hour or so.

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on July 22, 2012
at 09:35 PM

I personally feel much more satiated from a plain baked potato than from an equal amount of calories from butter. (Yes, I've done this experiment).

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on June 20, 2012
at 05:28 AM

Same here with either butter or coconut butter. I remember the first time I started eating butter was the first time I actually felt truly full.

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on June 20, 2012
at 02:30 AM

HuntingBears, you make me chuckle. I use celery sticks to dip into my wet butter, with a little garlic salt added. I love it. My wife thinks I am crazy, so what else is new?. You may be having carb pangs. You know that you have to have some carbs, like perhaps an apple a day, which I understand will keep the doctor away. (:->) Or you may be fighting a sugar addiction, which I am even as I type this. The only solution to a sugar addiction is to hang tough and get through it and don't eat any carbs.

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on June 19, 2012
at 10:23 PM

Are you eating enough protein? I know that when I eat enough protein (for me 25-30 grams) 3-4 x day with some carbs and always with fat, I am NEVER hungry.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on June 19, 2012
at 10:05 PM

I can't tell if you are being serious or if you are not.

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on July 22, 2012
at 07:49 PM

I disagree with everyone on here. Butter, being pure fat, does not boost insulin or leptin, both of which help you to feel psychologically full. It is also extreme low volume/calorie, which makes it even less physically filling. So, no, butter is not filling in comparison to most other foods, in particular protein and starch.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 22, 2012
at 09:53 PM

^ done the same experiment. It's paleo dogma that fat is satiating. Complete balanced meals with a good piece of meat or fish, a vegetable, and a starch are satiating. I could easily eat a little tub of coconut oil or almond butter, or an entire stick of butter and not realize I ate hardly anything at all aside from probably feeling very nauseous within a an hour or so.

76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

(4620)

on July 22, 2012
at 09:35 PM

I personally feel much more satiated from a plain baked potato than from an equal amount of calories from butter. (Yes, I've done this experiment).

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on July 22, 2012
at 07:49 PM

As long as you are maintaining the weight you want to be at, probably no problem eating all the butter you want. I personally go with grass fed pastured butter for higher Omega-3 and CLA. For people trying to lose weight, it can be a source of a lot of calories, so they might not want to go overboard with it. Also, I find protein to be the most satiating.

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on June 19, 2012
at 10:19 PM

Sounds good....rock on.

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on June 19, 2012
at 10:13 PM

I don't see a problem (as long as you are eating things other than butter).

Our ancestors who probably ate all of the fatty parts of the animal (including the brain and bone marrow), so they were much getting more fat than you can just from eating comparitively lean cuts of meat. Check out the pictures on Kurt Harris' blog:

http://www.archevore.com/panu-weblog/2011/4/7/lean-grass-fed-bison-images.html

So I guess that it's fine to supplement with a bit of dairy fat. I do more or less the same thing with heavy cream. I'd much rather get my energy from saturated fat, than refined carbohydrate. The longer that you do this, the more difficult it becomes to turn down any source of fuel. I hated cheese before, but now I can't resist it.

If it makes you feel good, then it probably is good.

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on June 19, 2012
at 10:21 PM

I sure hope there's no problem with butter. I'm up to 6-8 tbsp of ghee a day. A coffee with ghee and mct oil in it in the morning keeps me satisifed until dinner (when I get all my non-fat-bourn nutrients for the day). I don't even think about food.

I actually sit with others while they eat lunch because I need to converse with them, but their food never interests me.

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on July 22, 2012
at 07:42 PM

I'm doing it too. I hope it's okay! Tons of butter and heavy whipping cream, coconut cream, lots of veggies, meat & fish. In that order. Oh! And a bit of 100% dark chocolate and a very occasional fruit. I feel really great. It's a bit pricey. I SURE hope ALL of this fat I am consuming is very good for me as they say!

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