Re: The caloric thread
Oh yes full fat dairy has been awesome along with the potatoes. I make my own butter and ice cream (sweetened with a touch of maple syrup) and soon will be trying my hand at homemade cream cheese. I put butter on everything, including my potatoes. I avoided both these foods because all the gurus said they were "inflammatory". Turns out that the loads of vegetables, nuts and coconut oil were actually inflamming me worse than anything! Just goes to show that every body is different!
My grandfather was an Irish farmer and he lived on potatoes, as well as did my whole family on that side. So perhaps I am genetically set up to thrive on them :)
Another great thing I found out about potatoes- they have loads of natural iodine. Total thyroid food!
Check out the work of Matt Stone at 180 degree health. I thought he was a lunatic with his approach to carbs, but I tried it and it really made a big change. Carb loading, as he calls it, actually boosted my metabolism back up after I tanked my thyroid going too low carb. Also, even on 30g of carbs a day and no Sugar
at all I was in the prediabetic range of blood sugar. Now my blood Sugar
is more normal than its been in years and I am no longer prediabetic.
Perhaps that's what the fruties are onto...all that fruit= carbs