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4 days without fatty coffee in the morning. How do I cope?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 14, 2012 at 2:29 PM

So I drink BPC EVERY morning with 4 tbsp butter and 3 tbsp MCT oil. I'm going on a trip where I will not be able to do this for four straight mornings. I'll also be exposed to a lot of SAD foods and it will not be socially acceptable to choose where I eat.

I'm worried I'll get colon lock dropping my fat intake by this much. A previous trip for two days led to significant painful pooping issues.

What can I bring thats airport OK and would help mitigate this? Or should I just be a man, sack up, and see what happens? It might be an interesting experiment. Maybe pemmmican? Can you get that past the TSA?

UPDATE 11-20-2012

The trip was great. The race weekend was really exciting. I decided to play Grok and live off what I could find without bringing anything with me. Between having Starbucks Americanos half coffee and half HWC, and the fatty beef ribs and rib eyes I ate, I was able to get a pretty good level of fat. Thanks for everyone's suggestions.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

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on November 21, 2012
at 01:41 AM

I did find that every Starbucks I visited DID have HWC so that worked out well. I just had them make a large Americans with half coffee and half HWC. No problems.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

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on November 15, 2012
at 09:25 PM

Poop - Well I'm actually the guy who likes butter. Its not the butter its the 8 stick comment thats sarcasm. Its cool, I like the sarcasm.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

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on November 15, 2012
at 09:22 PM

Thanks. I'll make sure I specifically ask for cream. You can tell I dont go to coffee shops much.

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on November 15, 2012
at 12:07 AM

Yeah, Starbucks always has it when I go. Sometimes the barista makes the cashier confirm that with me before she makes it. Apparently the desire for fat is a real shocker.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on November 15, 2012
at 12:05 AM

Or just get some when you get to TX. I wouldn't fool around with hoping airport security is reasonable, if just for the potential headache.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on November 14, 2012
at 11:42 PM

If it comes in the little plastic things, it is NOT 100% cream. If it is in a steel container, it IS real cream. Most coffee shops have both. They usually have steel containers labeled "half n' half," "skim milk," "2% milk," and "cream." If they don't have "cream(er)," then just use the half n' half.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

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on November 14, 2012
at 11:21 PM

OK. Didnt realize the "creamer" is actually cream. Pity they dont call it cream. Creamer sounds like something thats not cream. Thanks.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on November 14, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Cream is Cream- it's all the same fat content (Just different omega 3/6 profile depending if the animal was grass or grain fed).

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

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on November 14, 2012
at 10:46 PM

Starbucks sounds like a good option. Hopefully the creamer is actually something high in fat.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on November 14, 2012
at 09:05 PM

Starbucks are everywhere.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on November 14, 2012
at 09:05 PM

Oh, so if it is habit related that you need abundant fat, then coconut oil and olive oil do not need refrigeration. Or you could just go to a Starbucks every morning, order a Grande Americano in a Venti cup, and fill the rest of it with the "free" creamer that always have available by the napkins and straws.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

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on November 14, 2012
at 08:57 PM

That might work. I guess I just dont want to trvel with a bottle of ghee or coconut oil on this trip.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

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on November 14, 2012
at 08:55 PM

Sure for energy, but my issue is more related to digestion. My body is used to handling the breakdown of that much fat through judicious application of bile and lipase EVERY morning. I think it can overshoot and problems can ensue.

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on November 14, 2012
at 06:09 PM

Scottts what sarcasm, the guy likes to eat butter so I recommended he bring some butter with him, seems like it's an easy problem to solve.

8f87879387f2a357db7c33008ff9a04a

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on November 14, 2012
at 05:25 PM

You can have a quart sized zip lock bag as full as you can get it with 3 oz bottles. But taking butter is a good idea too.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

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on November 14, 2012
at 03:11 PM

@ Poop Master MC - Not you again with the sarcastic butter comments! J/K I do enjoy your name and how it relates to this topic.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

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on November 14, 2012
at 03:10 PM

@HippiPaleo - I'm sure I could get cream there if I've got a place to store it. For that matter I could get Kerrygold and just leave it out I suppose. I'll have to get my travel party to stop at a grocery store.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

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on November 14, 2012
at 03:09 PM

I guess if its less than 3.4 ounces I might ba able to. Could put it in an old shampoo bottle or something. Its flammable so I don't know if its technically prohibited.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

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on November 14, 2012
at 03:07 PM

Oh yeah, macadamia nuts would be good. Dont know why I didnt think of that - thanks.

59fa7cd87fb9d669adf21e5cf3e7ada5

on November 14, 2012
at 02:58 PM

Just bring four sticks of butter and eat a stick of butter every morning, if that's not enough then buy eight sticks and eat two of them.

8f87879387f2a357db7c33008ff9a04a

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on November 14, 2012
at 02:53 PM

Or take it on board as a liquid...

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

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on November 14, 2012
at 02:42 PM

Good possibility. Maybe freeze the stuff before I go. I'm in Phoenix so keeping it solid might be a bit tricky. Its still in the 80's during the afternoon right now.

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on November 14, 2012
at 02:42 PM

cool. Can't you get cream there? Would make a good sub

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

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on November 14, 2012
at 02:41 PM

Austin TX for the Formula 1 race this weekend.

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on November 14, 2012
at 02:39 PM

where are you going? :)

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D4d0165711da841beafe7292b710a532

on November 14, 2012
at 02:32 PM

coconut oil= jusr make sure its in a solid state (under 76 degrees) when you go thru security :)

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on November 15, 2012
at 12:05 AM

Or just get some when you get to TX. I wouldn't fool around with hoping airport security is reasonable, if just for the potential headache.

8f87879387f2a357db7c33008ff9a04a

(887)

on November 14, 2012
at 05:25 PM

You can have a quart sized zip lock bag as full as you can get it with 3 oz bottles. But taking butter is a good idea too.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on November 14, 2012
at 02:42 PM

Good possibility. Maybe freeze the stuff before I go. I'm in Phoenix so keeping it solid might be a bit tricky. Its still in the 80's during the afternoon right now.

8f87879387f2a357db7c33008ff9a04a

(887)

on November 14, 2012
at 02:53 PM

Or take it on board as a liquid...

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on November 14, 2012
at 03:09 PM

I guess if its less than 3.4 ounces I might ba able to. Could put it in an old shampoo bottle or something. Its flammable so I don't know if its technically prohibited.

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on November 14, 2012
at 08:20 PM

That's weird, I thought the whole premise behind placing sticks of butter in your coffee was to make you more metabolically flexible? Using some of the fat between your skin and your muscle for a few days is not going to kill you.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on November 14, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Cream is Cream- it's all the same fat content (Just different omega 3/6 profile depending if the animal was grass or grain fed).

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on November 15, 2012
at 09:22 PM

Thanks. I'll make sure I specifically ask for cream. You can tell I dont go to coffee shops much.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on November 14, 2012
at 10:46 PM

Starbucks sounds like a good option. Hopefully the creamer is actually something high in fat.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on November 14, 2012
at 11:42 PM

If it comes in the little plastic things, it is NOT 100% cream. If it is in a steel container, it IS real cream. Most coffee shops have both. They usually have steel containers labeled "half n' half," "skim milk," "2% milk," and "cream." If they don't have "cream(er)," then just use the half n' half.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on November 15, 2012
at 12:07 AM

Yeah, Starbucks always has it when I go. Sometimes the barista makes the cashier confirm that with me before she makes it. Apparently the desire for fat is a real shocker.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on November 14, 2012
at 08:55 PM

Sure for energy, but my issue is more related to digestion. My body is used to handling the breakdown of that much fat through judicious application of bile and lipase EVERY morning. I think it can overshoot and problems can ensue.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on November 14, 2012
at 09:05 PM

Oh, so if it is habit related that you need abundant fat, then coconut oil and olive oil do not need refrigeration. Or you could just go to a Starbucks every morning, order a Grande Americano in a Venti cup, and fill the rest of it with the "free" creamer that always have available by the napkins and straws.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on November 14, 2012
at 11:21 PM

OK. Didnt realize the "creamer" is actually cream. Pity they dont call it cream. Creamer sounds like something thats not cream. Thanks.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on November 14, 2012
at 09:05 PM

Starbucks are everywhere.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on November 21, 2012
at 01:41 AM

I did find that every Starbucks I visited DID have HWC so that worked out well. I just had them make a large Americans with half coffee and half HWC. No problems.

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5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

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on November 14, 2012
at 02:55 PM

I agree with bringing your own coconut oil along. Also, most health food stores stock "coconut bars" which are pretty high in fat (and not too sugar-loaded) so that might be an option....I would also bring a couple tins of macadamia nuts.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on November 14, 2012
at 03:07 PM

Oh yeah, macadamia nuts would be good. Dont know why I didnt think of that - thanks.

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2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

on November 15, 2012
at 02:43 AM

Coconut butter, in jar or in tetra packs (totally solid), so A. O.K with security natzis. Also makes a delicious coffee (like a latte) or frappe'. Enjoy!!

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0d2b1ff450021cca6683e4cecf2d6aec

on November 14, 2012
at 06:56 PM

Why not use Ghee-- doesn't have to be refrigerated?

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on November 14, 2012
at 08:57 PM

That might work. I guess I just dont want to trvel with a bottle of ghee or coconut oil on this trip.

0
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on November 14, 2012
at 05:55 PM

Creamed coconut is another good option.

Knock on wood, but in my experiences of taking food through airport security, it didn't seem to send up red flags. I've taken more than 3oz of nut butters and guacamole which could certainly be deemed liquids/gels and didn't attract any notice.

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