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7/19/12 1:54 P

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Tamik, AFAIK, coconut butter is the ground coconut meat so it would contain Oil, fiber and whatever carbs were in the coconut meat. I eat coconut butter just like peanut butter. on a spoon. LOL

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7/19/12 1:51 P

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my problem with protein shakes is I'd have nothing to chew. I don't think I'd be satisfied with anything that wasn't chewy in some way.
That said, I do find that extra fat fills me up and keeps me full longer.

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7/19/12 1:49 P

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Have you tried adding coconut oil to it? I add flax oil and that is good. If coconut butte is good, then coconut oil should be good too, right?

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7/19/12 1:46 P

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In addition to coconut milk, I add coconut butter to my smoothies. YUM!

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TAMIK1961's Photo TAMIK1961 Posts: 48
7/18/12 11:30 P

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Agreat way to create satiety is to add avacado too. Sounds a little weird but tastes good

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7/18/12 9:28 P

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This is a very good question! I've always had a hard time with protein shakes creating satiety for any length of time. It's my understanding that with Paleo (& Primal), fats are a big part of the success. Try adding some macadamia nut or flax seed oil to your shake to see if it improves the cravings. I'm going to give this a try myself!

Thanks for the question!!

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7/18/12 12:08 P

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I am a protein shake junkie. I have had blood sugar problems since puberty and have been on shakes to help balance my blood sugar since then. I feel like I have tried them all but I have found that I must use a whey or casein protein (not soy) and using an unflavored shake is important. An unflavored protein can be mixed up with spinach and ginger for a quick shake and a battery operated "bullet" mixer is very handy for shakes on the go. When I;m desperate it can be mixed into water.
I also keep around a few flavored powders for a real emergency but those don't last long due to the sugar content. It will keep me for an hour or so but the real shakes will hold me for a while.
My favorite protein is Standard Process. I throw in the SP complete to make a complete meal.


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KITTYF54's Photo KITTYF54 Posts: 4,745
7/18/12 11:32 A

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Oh, cheese sticks help too, for portability and fat and protein needs, if your not allergic to dairy.

good luck and let us know how you're doing. Kitty

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well I don't know what you mean by 4 sugars, but I find that if I have much sugar I get cravings. I just get so hungry for sugar/starch.

I'd suggest that possibly 2-3 hard boiled eggs will satisfy and keep you away from the sugary drink. you can cook enough for the whole week and keep them in the fridge/take with you in a cooler bag. Or you could get some of those cans of tuna at the store which are packed in olive oil and have flavors, from Lemon and Dill to Jalapeno They have a pop top and can be eaten in about 5 minutes.

If you're fighting the cravings, then use some protein or protein and fat (there again hard boiled eggs are perfect) eat til satisfied and not feeling the "gotta eat bread" feeling and be sure to have some water with that.

Hope this helps, Kitty

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Wow... I am still in the learning stage myself. I think upping the fat for satiety would help with the cravings.

I use Gold Standard Whey protein, calories: 120, fat: 1gram; Carbs: 3 grams; protein: 24 grams

Keep tweaking... I am constantly doing this. And it also depends on how active you are, you may need more calories as well?

Please keep posting and let me now if you find what works for you.

Good luck! ~ Dee

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Okay... Grok never had access to them - but convenience is sometimes an issue - and even Mark Sisson sells a protein drink! I've recently started supplementing my diet with them (4 sugars/serving with one or two a day at 200 cal each) - but found myself having crazy cravings.

The only other thing I noted from the food logs is that my fat intake seems to be running lower (started mixing with almond milk instead of water and felt a little more satisfied).

So the cravings: Protein shakes providing a sweet taste and causing cravings? Not enough fat in my diet causing cravings? or could it have just been my normal monthly hormone cycle?

I'll keep experimenting this week and next - because I need to find the answer! Just wondering if anyone had similar experiences, thoughts, or comments! Thanks Team!!!


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