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grassland beef "lamb oysters"?

by 192 · September 24, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Hello. I am supposed to be getting between 40 and 50% of my calories from protein, and am looking to diversify my proteins. So, I was looking on grasslandbeef.com and came across "lamb oysters" http://www.grasslandbeef.com/Detail.bok?no=1086

Are these what I think they are (lamb testicles)? Has anyone had them before? If so, how do I prepare them and how do they taste?

Thank you!

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3854 · September 24, 2012 at 05:31 AM

..Quarter them and saute them in liberal amount of butter, salt, pepper and whole cumin seed for seasoning.. have them on a piece of crunchy lettuce... YUM..!!

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77340 · September 24, 2012 at 06:13 AM

I think JayJay's point above is a good one. On a hypo-caloric diet you can do 50% protein no problem, if you are already lean this is not the least bit desirable or healthy.

Let's put it this way, let us assume your BMR is 2500kcal a day and you want to lose weight. So you eat 2000kcal per day at 50% protein, 25% carb, 25% fat. This would appear to be 1000kcal of protein, 500carb and 500 fat. It isn't. Your BMR is 2,500, not 2,000. So your body is really using - 1000kcal protein, 500carb and 1000fat. You are really "eating" 20%carb, 40%fat, 40% protein. So hypo-caloric diets are, in essence, ketogenic diets. If you have a BMR of 2000 and try to eat 1 half your calories for REAL in protein you are going to end up with rabbit starvation and put a lot of strain and pain on your liver.

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1768 · September 24, 2012 at 11:11 PM

If you are eating a calorie restricted diet 40-50% of your diet as protein is absolutely fine. Most people on paleohacks WAY overeat anyway to meet their fat quota and are therefore do not get the benefits of calorie restriction. Speaking from experience you are totally fine.

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1472 · September 24, 2012 at 02:10 PM

They are testicles from a bull, not a lamb. That is how you make a steer, you castrate a bull. Lamb fries do come from a lamb. I'm from SE Oklahoma were these have been on the menu of several Italian restaurants for 80 years now. I grew up eating them and they are great.

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192 · September 24, 2012 at 01:43 PM

I appreciate the concern, but 40-50% of protein is a normal amount when you are eatig 1200 calories a day. All diet down for a couple of weeks when we are in training for a big concert. I do not eat liek this year round, but that is just the way it is and how we do things. The formula we are supposed to follow for 1-2 weeks of every month is our body weight X 10 in calories. Eat half of those calories from protein. Eat the rest of the calories from fruits, vegetables, nuts, and complex carbohydrates. Sorry if it's not the most healthy thing in the world, but we all make sacrifies somewhere.

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1173 · September 24, 2012 at 06:21 AM

40-50% of calories is way too much protein.. A high protein, low fat diet will deplete your body of magnesium and vitamin A and disrupt your calcium metabolism. It's a really bad idea.

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