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Will this make me gain weight if I eat it for dinner more than 1 time per week: Coconut milk, curry and eggs

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 13, 2011 at 6:59 AM

Tonight's dinner was:

  • 1 can coconut milk 4 eggs (Omega-3 enriched)
  • about an inch of Kerrygold butter
  • 2 serrano peppers
  • a bit of onion, diced
  • 1 TBSP Thai green curry
  • About a tablespoon of bacon fat

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Sauteed the serrano peppers and onion in the butter.

Added 1 can of coconut milk to the sauteed Serranos and onions.

In a cast iron skillet I melted the bacon fat, scrambled the eggs a bit, added some of the green coconut curry to it, cooked the eggs.

Ate the eggs and the curry mixture over like 3 servings. That was a warm, satisfying dinner on a cold and rainy night in Los Angeles.

Two part question:

1: Is this too omega-6-ish-esque? The bacon fat was rendered from industrial pork (corn fed). For meals like this should I take a fish oil?

2: I'm not actively trying to lose weight, but I am not trying gain any. (I've lost 40 pounds since 2006 eating paleo and some walking/lifting.) Given that my work out routine since September has been kettlebells and pull ups, with no cardio, do you think if I make this my winter go to meal for the cold, cold (by Southern California standards) nights, I'll gain weight?

Update: I don't eat breakfast during the week. And lunch is typically a taco salad (lettuce, salsa, meat, sour cream).

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on December 13, 2011
at 04:08 PM

@conciliator, I've lost almost 40 lbs feeling free to eat an inch of butter or whatever fat is best for today's recipe. Eating a high-fat meal just means I won't get hungry again for a long time.

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on December 13, 2011
at 02:54 PM

Maybe do like Colbert and eat it straight: http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/404098/december-12-2011/norway-s-butter-shortage?xrs=playershare_twitter

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on December 13, 2011
at 01:30 PM

I think if you at all care about weight, eating 1 inch of butter is a ridiculous thing to do.

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on December 13, 2011
at 02:30 PM

Depends what else you eat, simple as :/

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on December 13, 2011
at 07:08 PM

Only you can figure out the answer to your question.

This meal looks like more than 1200 calories to me - a whole can of coconut milk is the large part of it (12oz?). For some people that would be too much and not enough for others. If this is a typical number of dinner calories for you during a weight stable period, then there is no reason to think you should gain weight. If it is excessive and you eat it frequently, then yes it would lead to weight gain.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on December 13, 2011
at 04:11 PM

It looks great except I just don't find eggs or coconut milk filling. I'd be hungry again an hour or two later. But that's just me.

The real answer is, it depends on how much you ate before that meal. If you had one or 2 large meals earlier in the day, the total might be a bit much. If you ate light or not at all it looks fine to me.

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on December 13, 2011
at 11:55 AM

To answer #1: Pork is simply higher in PUFAs than beef. They aren't ruminants, they don't have a whole lot of omega-3s either. I wouldn't sweat it though. Industrial-refined seed oils are the PUFAs to actively avoid, they're extremely high in omega-6s and likely more oxidized than any other fat.

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on December 13, 2011
at 10:02 AM

I wouldn't worry about it, there's not much carbs in this except from the coconut milk which checking one in my pantry is 2g/serving and 6 servings in the can. So 18g of carbs, not much to worry about.

I'd throw some meat in there, maybe shrimp or fish so you can balance out the n6's with some n3's, but as long as you eat a seafood dish the same week, or have fish oil to balance out the n6:n3 ratio, it doesn't much matter.

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on January 13, 2012
at 09:41 PM

Even if it's 1,200 calories as someone else mentioned, you said you eat it over 3 servings. That's a 400 calorie meal. I don't see the big deal as far as calories/fat.

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on December 19, 2011
at 01:07 PM

Good tips in the article for diet and exercise. I'm glad to see that it focused on diet and exercise as a coordinated effort. to add to the article, It would also be beneficial to determine how many calories your body burns and how many calories you should eat per day. Then you would have some accuracy in adjusting your diet for weight gain or loss. I have found an online calculator that will tell you how many calories your body is burning and how many calories you should eat per day. For anyone interested the RMR Calculator is located at http://howtogainweight123.com . This could help you to know how to adjust your diet to either gain weight or lose weight.

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on December 17, 2011
at 03:00 AM

Yes, if you eat enough of them you will gain weight. The main thing, you need to eat 3500 more calories than your body burns in order to gain one pound. It would also be beneficial to determine how many calories your body burns and how many calories you should eat per day. Then you would have some accuracy in adjusting your diet for weight gain or loss. I have found an online calculator that will tell you how many calories your body is burning and how many calories you should eat per day. For anyone interested the weight gain calculator is located at http://howtogainweight123.com . This could help you to know how to adjust your diet to either gain weight or lose weight.

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