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post #31 of 40
Pork shoulders cheap, don't know if your super markets sells it. Like $1.10 a pound. I would not drink it, just put it on food, goes with pretty much anything.
post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by Mistabruno View Post

Get butter, not margarine (unless you want a heart attack soon).
Olive oil for salads only, don't heat it (it becomes carcinogenic if heated).
Coconut oil is very healthy, but you have to like the coconut taste. Almond/macadamia/walnut oil is also great.

The problem with veggie oils is that they contain a high amount of omega 6, which, when not balanced with omega 3, can be unhealthy. But, anything in moderation...

I make muffins with almond flour, eggs, honey and butter - about 600 kcal per muffin, chug down a couple of those per day for some extra calories.

For breakfast, I make scrambled eggs with bacon and veggies, and fry it all in butter or coconut oil. Top it off with an avocado and salad with olive oil, and you have a high calorie, healthy breakfast.

Hope that helps!

Um, what. Olive oil has one of the highest smoke points and is fine for pan frying.
post #33 of 40
Brb going to the hospital for some chemo because I just cooked a chicken breast in olive oil.
post #34 of 40
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you know that powdered cheese that comes with kraft dinner, is there any way to buy powdered cheese separately? if not, then what would be the lowest priced cheese to buy? i am kinda liking my pasta with lots of cheese now
post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by stinger70 View Post

Um, what. Olive oil has one of the highest smoke points and is fine for pan frying.

Yeah, Olive oil is perfectly safe to heat. It's olive oil's of a certain acidity that are "questionable", and this only comes into play when you heat it repeatedly, i.e. in a deep fryer. That (as well as the flavour) is why you never deep fry with olive oil, but usually saute.
post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by iroh View Post

you know that powdered cheese that comes with kraft dinner, is there any way to buy powdered cheese separately? if not, then what would be the lowest priced cheese to buy? i am kinda liking my pasta with lots of cheese now

Yeah, if you're Canadian go to a Bulk Barn, if not, I'm sure you have similar stores where they sell candies/baking ingredients and like munchable type staples. They should have dehydrated cheese, I'd just do my best to try to make sure you are actually buying cheese, and not some god forsaken Frankenstein type stuff.
post #37 of 40
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ok just got back from the super, so they do have something called lard, which i understand is pig fat, it was all wrapped up in a rect cube like butter, now if i use this to cook w beans it will be ok substitue for fatback?

i see the lard is also a solid fat, will eating large amounts bring me towards a heart attack?

as for the cheese, is dehydrated cheese cheaper than buying cheese outright? i assume it isnt. i didnt get a chanc to drop by bulk barn, but i recall them being expenisve. plusi would prefer regular cheese over dehydrated cheese. recently started eatingsolid cheese as a snack, pricey from the $/calorie perspectivebut it tastes so good.
post #38 of 40
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

There's no reason to limit fat intake. Fat doesn't make you fat, excess calories make you fat.
Natural peanut butter is good for adding calories.


This is simply silly. 1 gram of fat contains more calories than 1 gram of the other 2 macros. If you don't limit fat intake, you can end up with a very skewed number.

post #39 of 40
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Originally Posted by forbritisheyes View Post

This is simply silly. 1 gram of fat contains more calories than 1 gram of the other 2 macros. If you don't limit fat intake, you can end up with a very skewed number.

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I mentioned total calories, and the OP is trying to consume a lot of them. A low fat diet would be pointless and counter to his goals.
post #40 of 40
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post


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I mentioned total calories, and the OP is trying to consume a lot of them. A low fat diet would be pointless and counter to his goals.


yes, but at the same time, we dn't want him to go off the deep end in terms of fat intake. I'd rather have him kick up both fat and carbs a git, rather can increase only fat. He may misconstrue things and assume ALL fat is okay. But, yes you're right =] Moderate fat is good

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