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Ever get so hungry, just eat fat?

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Created February 22, 2011 at 7:05 PM

I was so hungry just now-- dont know why ate a healthy meal. So I just took a couple of spoon fulls of coconut oil and ghee -- is that totally gross or what??

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2081 · March 31, 2011 at 6:32 PM

I do it all the time. If I let myself get so hungry I'd eat my own shirt (although that doesn't happen very often), I'll eat a very large spoon of coconut oil. It's not gross at all - it tastes wonderful!

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3717 · March 14, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Intereesting. I admit that I don't keep much bacon grease or lard around, and in all honesty, neither sound all that appealing as a go to on the rare occasion a big scoop of fat is all that will cure the rumble. I love eating meat, don't get me wrong. A spoonful of bacon grease doesn't sound good at all.

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50 · March 13, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Have you tried animal fats? I see that you mentioned only veg oils (coconut and avacado).

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799 · February 23, 2011 at 3:26 AM

Thanks for the tip, Tom. I need to try that. That and going back to eating a spoonful of coconut oil, I've done that too.

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9647 · February 22, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Could just be the coconut; maybe straight butter would be fine on your stomach.

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974 · February 22, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Coconut Butter is like CRACK to me -- can't stop!!!

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3618 · February 22, 2011 at 8:26 PM

My child used to ask for bits of butter as a treat. And I gave them to her, happily.

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3618 · February 22, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Nothing unhealthy about it. Fat induces satiety and it's necessary to proper body function.

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2099 · February 22, 2011 at 7:54 PM

That's so funny because my cat used to nom the butter when I wasn't looking! Finally I just gave up and started giving him some every day.

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2099 · February 22, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Perhaps your meal didn't contain enough fat?

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974 · February 22, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Ok so not as gross as I thought-- but I just ate -- why should I be starving? It was like a coconut oil/ghee dessert--hmmm that maybe steeping into the gross range--a coconutoil/ghee CAKE yummm

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1159 · February 22, 2011 at 7:09 PM

I do that too, with Coconut Butter. Don't know if that's very healthy, to simply eat fat with nothing else but it sure does the job of stopping my hunger/cravings.

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2099 · February 22, 2011 at 7:10 PM

No, it was not gross. Actually, it sounds like it was exactly the right thing to do.

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2399 · February 23, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Society judges me because I eat buttah with a spoon.

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891 · February 23, 2011 at 3:23 AM

coconut oil = yummy

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3717 · February 23, 2011 at 3:19 AM

Any thoughts about why, even though a person might eat meals regularly that consist of protein, fat and maybe some veggies, does a person get to a level of hunger that is hard to satisfy? I've been there, and it is a deep pain down in the gut that won't seem to go away. I've tried the coconut oil, but it doesn't sit so well when I eat it straight. I have found when I hit this deep level of hunger, a half or whole avocado will shut it down very comfortably.

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799 · February 23, 2011 at 3:26 AM

Thanks for the tip, Tom. I need to try that. That and going back to eating a spoonful of coconut oil, I've done that too.

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50 · March 13, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Have you tried animal fats? I see that you mentioned only veg oils (coconut and avacado).

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3717 · March 14, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Intereesting. I admit that I don't keep much bacon grease or lard around, and in all honesty, neither sound all that appealing as a go to on the rare occasion a big scoop of fat is all that will cure the rumble. I love eating meat, don't get me wrong. A spoonful of bacon grease doesn't sound good at all.

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1197 · February 22, 2011 at 7:17 PM

I do this all the time. Both coconut oil and ghee straight off the spoon are lovely. Slices of butter are great too. Definitely nothing wrong with this - besides, it's better than reaching for a cookie or something.

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974 · February 22, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Ok so not as gross as I thought-- but I just ate -- why should I be starving? It was like a coconut oil/ghee dessert--hmmm that maybe steeping into the gross range--a coconutoil/ghee CAKE yummm

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2099 · February 22, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Perhaps your meal didn't contain enough fat?

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1005 · September 27, 2013 at 10:04 PM

nO, it's not gross at all. It may taste gross at first to newcomers, but I've actually heard that it's very good for keeping hunger at bay and balancing hormones. I sometimes take coconut oil by the soppnful, as does my dad, or I melt my coconut oil into tea or end up accidently swallowing my pulling oil

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159 · September 27, 2013 at 8:27 AM

It sounds like maybe some of you are eating too much protein and not enough fat or carbs. A cut of meat with some greens is not a meal plan you can live on. Your body doesn't run on protein, it either burns glucose or ketones for fuel. Personally I'm all in favor of eating the fat with a spoon than turning to the carbs!

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3150 · March 18, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Society puts into us a lot of pressure into what we do and if it's right or not, but you shouldn't feel gross just because you fulfilled a basic need you felt as eating to relieve your hunger, that's pretty natural and expected.

That being said, coconut oil and ghee seem pretty safe and most likely better than many other options (say sugar), and if they work for you, why not? but you could also try some other approaches like going out having a walk or try to engage in some activities or hobbies you enjoy, that can make you focused and forget about food, that works pretty well with me. Hunger is a psychological thing most times.

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200 · March 31, 2011 at 7:36 PM

yeah I eat spoonfulls of solidified bacon grease all the time.

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78422 · March 31, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Sounds good. If I don't feel satisfied at the end of the meal I will either a) eat butter straight out of the pack with a spoon (must be grass-fed butter though) or b) drink coconut milk...a can of the latter has almost 800 calories of good fat.

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1065 · March 27, 2011 at 7:15 AM

Probably a reasonable move, that said...

Broccoli and cauliflower are amazing with coconut oil, more filling, and incredibly tasty (+ your not done eating in 30 seconds). So while it is reasonable, I don't think it is optimal from a taste/experience prospective.

But I would just go for maximum enjoyment of coconut oil, and if plain does it for you....

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1702 · March 27, 2011 at 4:42 AM

Glad to know I'm not crazy - breakfast this morning was just a spoon of coconut oil (the natural stuff smells and tastes SO GOOD!)

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25467 · February 23, 2011 at 3:42 AM

do it quite often because it works.

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473 · February 22, 2011 at 7:54 PM

I ate coconut butter as well to ease up my hunger..maybe my stomach can't handle pure fat as yet because couple times I did that, I had a little indigestion.

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9647 · February 22, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Could just be the coconut; maybe straight butter would be fine on your stomach.

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974 · February 22, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Coconut Butter is like CRACK to me -- can't stop!!!

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13635 · February 22, 2011 at 7:54 PM

I've built up to eating straight coconut oil, but the thought of eating other kinds of straight fat makes me gag.

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4086 · February 22, 2011 at 7:39 PM

Pastured Butter at room temp! nom nom nom

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2099 · February 22, 2011 at 7:54 PM

That's so funny because my cat used to nom the butter when I wasn't looking! Finally I just gave up and started giving him some every day.

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3618 · February 22, 2011 at 8:26 PM

My child used to ask for bits of butter as a treat. And I gave them to her, happily.

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