I have often said and/or thought that if a conventional doctor or similarly-minded person knew how much fat I ate in one day, they’d have a heart attack (ironic, no?). Ever since I learned about how good fat was for me and allowed myself to eat as much as I craved, I lost weight and felt amazing.
So here is a full look at how much fat I eat in one day:
In fact, for the sake of argument, let’s just say that whenever we eat butter, we eat lots of it. Saves me the trouble of saying “lots” so many times…
Raw milk is usually had (about 8 ounces for me) which is whole-fat milk that is unpastuerized. I also have another huge glass about mid-morning too, as a pick-me-up.
Usually we have sandwiches with homemade mayo (a healthy fat using olive oil and palm shortening), or leftovers warmed up and topped with butter.
Afternoon snacks are homemade ice cream (full of cream and whole milk), or fruits or veggies.
We have a wide variety of dinners, but it usually includes a meat protein, vegetable or two, and a starch (sometimes). Butter and/or coconut oil is included, sometimes bacon fat or lard. I am not afraid to fry foods often (in pastured lard or palm shortening) and we frequently have fried Alaskan cod or fried chicken. I will also try to use up the oil by making homemade chips or fries.
Often-times we stir fry vegetables in lots of expeller-pressed coconut oil.
E’s bedtime snack (most times) either consists of bread with a generous amount of butter and a bowl of applesauce, or a bowl of homemade ice cream. He usually has a glass of raw milk. Hubby and I snack on homemade mozzerella sticks (fried in lard) or grilled cheese, or ice cream. Something along those lines! We try to vary our snacks, so there really isn’t a typical snack for us (except for homemade ice cream!)
And that concludes a sample day!
Wow. After writing this, I am realizing we are eating more fats than I originally thought! Fantastic! Our skin is healthy, our energy levels are better, among other good things.
Does your family eat many healthy fats? Which are your favorites?
As you can see…ours is butter!
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