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# Heavy cream + Weightloss

Created June 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Hey guys,

I was wondering if I could have some advice on eating heavy cream (the carton says at least 40% fat) and losing weight. I know I should be eating minimal nuts and fruit but just wondering what rules apply for heavy cream. I've recently discovered that I love having about 150mL of cream with a few berries on top and I'm just wondering if it's ok for me to have this a coupe of times a week?

Any advice would be most welcome

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 12:10 PM

I thought clarifying butter (ghee) is just removing the water? When you say some milk solids, are you talking <5%, <1%?

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 12:09 PM

I thought clarifying butter (ghee) is just removing the water? When you some milk solids, are you talking <5%, <1%?

(4528)

on June 14, 2012
at 12:02 PM

There are some milk solids left in butter. Clarify butter (as in ghee) to get 100% butterfat.

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 11:50 AM

82.5% by calorie? by volume? by weight? By calorie, butter should be 100% fat because it doesn't contain carbs or protein. By volume or weight, it would be a lower percentage because it contains water. The water doesn't affect the calorie percentage because water is zero calorie. To me, the calorie percentage is the most useful.

(15515)

on June 14, 2012
at 06:51 AM

On my butter it says 82.5 % fat. Where do you get a 100% fat butter?

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 02:06 AM

@Julia - just look on the nutrition facts on the back of the heavy whipping cream. Multiply fat grams * 9, carb grams * 4 and protein grams * 4. Sum that up to get total calories per serving. Divide fat calories (fat grams * 9) by total calories to get percent of calories from fat.

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 02:05 AM

@Julia - just look on the nutrition facts on the back of the heavy whipping cream. Multiple fat grams * 9, carb grams * 4 and protein grams * 4. Sum that up to get total calories per serving. Divide fat calories (fat grams * 9) into total calories to get percent of calories from fat.

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 02:02 AM

This is what I'm referring to: http://www.horizondairy.com/products/cream/heavy-whipping-cream/ 5g of fat, 0g of carbs, 0g of protein. When I shook it for 10-20 minutes, there was no buttermilk, the cream just got churned into butter

(11048)

on June 14, 2012
at 01:44 AM

Yes, Mike, you shake it and make butter. When you do that, there are two things in the jar, butter and buttermilk. That which separates is not fat.

(600)

on June 14, 2012
at 01:37 AM

Thanks for that, from what I have seen while researching most heavy creams have about 36-40% fat http://bakingbites.com/2010/04/what-is-heavy-cream/

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 12:35 AM

I think butter has water in it too

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 12:34 AM

I just meant 100% or close to 100% of the calories are from fat.

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 12:34 AM

Do you mean it has water in it?

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 12:33 AM

And fat can be liquid

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 12:33 AM

If you take whipping cream and shake it for 10-20 minutes, it turns into butter. I've done that.

(11048)

on June 14, 2012
at 12:26 AM

No, butter is 100% fat (unsalted at least). Whipping cream still has liquid in it.

(600)
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(9402)

on June 13, 2012
at 11:38 PM

Kurt Harris eats heavy cream:

http://www.archevore.com/panu-weblog/2009/11/13/what-i-eat.html

Even if this isn't about paleo reenactment, it's hard to argue against guru reenacment. ;)

By the way, as far as I know, heavy whipping cream is 100% fat. I don't think there is much if any carbs or protein. Not that that makes it a bad thing. Saturated fat is a good energy source.

If you find you aren't losing as much weight as you'd like, then you might consider removing these liquid calories.

(11048)

on June 14, 2012
at 12:26 AM

No, butter is 100% fat (unsalted at least). Whipping cream still has liquid in it.

(4528)

on June 14, 2012
at 12:02 PM

There are some milk solids left in butter. Clarify butter (as in ghee) to get 100% butterfat.

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 12:34 AM

Do you mean it has water in it?

(11048)

on June 14, 2012
at 01:44 AM

Yes, Mike, you shake it and make butter. When you do that, there are two things in the jar, butter and buttermilk. That which separates is not fat.

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 11:50 AM

82.5% by calorie? by volume? by weight? By calorie, butter should be 100% fat because it doesn't contain carbs or protein. By volume or weight, it would be a lower percentage because it contains water. The water doesn't affect the calorie percentage because water is zero calorie. To me, the calorie percentage is the most useful.

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 02:06 AM

@Julia - just look on the nutrition facts on the back of the heavy whipping cream. Multiply fat grams * 9, carb grams * 4 and protein grams * 4. Sum that up to get total calories per serving. Divide fat calories (fat grams * 9) by total calories to get percent of calories from fat.

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 12:34 AM

I just meant 100% or close to 100% of the calories are from fat.

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 12:09 PM

I thought clarifying butter (ghee) is just removing the water? When you some milk solids, are you talking <5%, <1%?

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 12:10 PM

I thought clarifying butter (ghee) is just removing the water? When you say some milk solids, are you talking <5%, <1%?

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 12:33 AM

If you take whipping cream and shake it for 10-20 minutes, it turns into butter. I've done that.

(600)

on June 14, 2012
at 01:37 AM

Thanks for that, from what I have seen while researching most heavy creams have about 36-40% fat http://bakingbites.com/2010/04/what-is-heavy-cream/

(15515)

on June 14, 2012
at 06:51 AM

On my butter it says 82.5 % fat. Where do you get a 100% fat butter?

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 02:05 AM

@Julia - just look on the nutrition facts on the back of the heavy whipping cream. Multiple fat grams * 9, carb grams * 4 and protein grams * 4. Sum that up to get total calories per serving. Divide fat calories (fat grams * 9) into total calories to get percent of calories from fat.

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 12:33 AM

And fat can be liquid

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 12:35 AM

I think butter has water in it too

(9402)

on June 14, 2012
at 02:02 AM

This is what I'm referring to: http://www.horizondairy.com/products/cream/heavy-whipping-cream/ 5g of fat, 0g of carbs, 0g of protein. When I shook it for 10-20 minutes, there was no buttermilk, the cream just got churned into butter

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(2262)

on June 13, 2012
at 11:43 PM

I ate cream while I was losing weight. Whip it up so you get more bang for your buck so to speak, but as long as your carbs are in check it shouldnt be a problem

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(182)

on June 13, 2012
at 11:52 PM

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/dairy-and-egg-products/51/2

120g = 414 calories, 96% from fat.

At 150mL you'll looking at about 518 calories, plus what ever minor amount from the berries.

Realistically, a meal that's neighborhood of 600 calories would be fine from a weight loss perspective. Especially with so few calories from carbs, no blood sugar spike, quite satiating from the fat.

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on November 22, 2014
at 02:55 AM

You will lose a lot of weight by incorporating heavy cream into your diet.... lost 50 lbs. The ADA and AHA have imposed senseless hoaxes on the human race in terms of strategies of weight loss.  1800 cal diet gained weight. 10,000 calories lost weight the key is Carb grams less than 20 gms a day. Sugar free Egg Nog Homemade beats any diet out there. Take vitamins fish oil cout carbs not Calories. Using a boat and a body of water for an example. Its not the amount of water ( Calories ) that surround the Boat ( your Body ) Its what gets in the boat that counts. With cream lots of Calories no mrans to get in. No insulin keys to let the calories in. Lose massive Amounts of weight ! Quick