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Horrible Habit - Butter

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Flora123, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. Flora123

    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have developed a horrible habit of eating butter! I find myself cutting a piece from the butter dish on a regular basis, a bit like some people might nibble on chocolate. Is this really really really bad for me or will it work with Keto? It’s a bit weird but so yummy.
     
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    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    It's 0% carb.... If you're not eating whole sticks at a time, I don't see the problem honestly. Plenty of us put butter in our coffee and such, and sometimes I put a little (not so little) on a bit of extra dark chocolate. Does well in keto mug bread and whatnot... Yay, butter?
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    I do that with butter too :D
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I do it every time I get the butter out of the fridge... great isn't it..?

    Why do you think it might be bad?
     
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  5. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just wait until it sets - at 37c :shifty: - and clogs your arteries. It's been nice knowing you :nailbiting:
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I think if you feel the urge to eat something it could be a response to needing it - is your diet low in fat in general?
    Protein and fats are necessary for life - you can become very ill if you don't eat fats as an adult, and small children can't grow their brains correctly without fats - the white matter of our brain is cholesterol, and the sheath to insulate nerves is a lipid.
     
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    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My diet is certainly not low fat. I think it may because it just tastes so delicious when cold and I’m missing the odd treat. Everything seems to have a spike these days so it’s getting harder and harder despite being well under 20g carbs a day.

    Thanks guys. Pleased I’m not the only one!!
     
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    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m not sure. It just seems disgusting but that may be to do with the reaction of family when I’ve been caught in the act or social conditioning.
     
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Weeelllll, I would say it's only as 'disgusting' as eating a piece of cheese. It's all in the mind having been conditioned to regard it as akin to a doughnut! Enjoy. x
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Yet they wouldn't bat an eyelid if you had bread with it! I view a slice of butter as bread and butter without the carbs.:)
     
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    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I hadn’t thought of it that way. Thanks everyone x
     
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    CondorX Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I like to add a large dollop of butter, especially cold and firm from the fridge, to pieces of cheese :) Lovely!
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    :***:
     
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    Barb McD · Well-Known Member

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    Funny and interesting - diversity just (genuinely) rocks my world.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    There was a phase, a while ago, to do as @CondorX does; to eat slices of cheese, spread with butter. It wasn't something I personally did, but there were plenty who swore by it.
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    That could be very moreish!
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I have always enjoyed lashings of butter on a slice of toast or on a crumpet. (These days it is on an occasional slice of low carb toast) However have never wanted to eat a chunk of butter like I do a chunk of cheese. At work chomping on a stick of cheese at lunchtime draws curiosity from the rank and file so I wouldn’t attempt to scoff a chunk of butter in the same way.

    Having said that I see a great tendency by many work colleagues to be typically eating crisp or chip barms for lunch followed by a custard slice or similar.
     
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    Queens area in Belfast has a crisp sandwich shop it’s absolutely hiving all day. The buttered bread line is longer than the unbuttered but I have a cheat cheese instead. :wily:
     
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    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I get one of those small square crackers, cut a matching square of cheese, then top it with an equal amount of butter. Down it in one bite. Then put the cracker back in the packet.
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I don't eat chunks of neat/unadorned butter but I'll definitely lick my buttery knife or use my finger to pick up the remains in the butter dish if my dogs aren't around - they are eager wanna be low carbers and love to clean up buttery fingers, dishes, wrappers and (safe) knives....

    I've always eaten butter - it's been a normal and essential part of my diet, not just since I've been low carbing. I use it all the time in food preparation, cooking, baking.
     
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