Saturday, October 30, 2010

Let's Talk Butter

This month my sweet family have devoured 12 pounds of butter! TWELVE POUNDS! That's 48 sticks or 1.548 sticks per day. 38,400 calories of butter a month or 1,238.7 calories per day.

That is over 200 calories of butter per day per person. This is just butter and not all the olive oil we've gone through. If I had to guess on olive oil I would say about 5 to 6 tablespoons per day for us. Or another 100 calories per person.

I usually eat three whole eggs and about 70 calories of butter for breakfast. Between the egg yolks and butter most of the calories are from fat.

People fats do not make you fat!!!!!

I am nursing so I get to consume a mass amount of food so this does help. But bring on the cream on top yogurt and eggs yolks, butter, olive oil. Eating a bowl of granola and full fat yogurt to the tune of 4 or 5 hundred calories keeps me from diving head first into a bag of chips or cookies at 10:30 in the morning. Fats digest slow causing you to not have to eat every two minutes.

Full fat milk will not make you fat, skim milk will. Extra calories will make you fat. And you will eat too much if you constantly feel hungry or starved for nutrition. You will eat mixing bowls of ice cream made out of skim milk but try eating more that a thin slice of full fat cheese cake or scoop of coconut ice cream.

Real food is hard to binge on. When is the last time you over indulged on broccoli or carrot sticks. Keep it real and you body will figure the rest out.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Please oh please send me your diet for the day! I could learn so much!