I'm On The Butter Treadmill Now!
Iâ€™d like to describe whatâ€™s going on with me and butter and see if anyone out there has had a similar situation ...
When I first started out on BPC, I was a little timid about lumping in copious amounts of butter because it just felt weird. My whole life Iâ€™d been taught, incorrectly, that this type of saturated fat is bad you. So I tip toed in â€¦
No worries though, I didnâ€™t spontaneously combust or anything like that â€¦ It actually went great! But I quickly started to get hungry long before my lunch break (was that the MCT?). I reasoned that more butter would help this, and it did. I was now comfortably up to about a quarter inch slice off the end of the Kerry Gold bar each morning and it was tiding me over until about noon. Not too shabby!
(Side note: I donâ€™t put all of this directly into my coffee. In my opinion, that much butter would mess up the awesome taste and balance of my BPC, so I put about 2/3 of that goodness directly into my mouth and then sometimes do a Real Salt chaser. One dash right into my pie hole! You get to loving this actually! But people do freak when they witness it.)
Hereâ€™s where the fun starts though. Eventually I start to get hungrier earlier in the morning. So, the butter isnâ€™t holding me over as long as it was when I first upped my dose. Tolerance?
I now use a half inch wedge each morning. That was working well and getting me to about 1:00pm without too much hunger, but now even that amount is starting to leave me wishing for some sockeye salmon much earlier than Iâ€™d like.
What Iâ€™m wondering is if our bodies just adjust to whatever we give it and recalibrate itself, making that the new normal. At this rate, Iâ€™ll be up to a stick and a half of grass fed cow butter per day and my body will still be demanding more. What would happen if I ever decided to give it a rest? Would my body eat itself whilst on the prowl for still more saturated fat?