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Old Fri, Sep-11-15, 10:17
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I was reading somewhere that for the purposes of ketosis that avocados were about perfect. Low in protein, high in fat. So I'm going to go on a 2-day avocado fast. Let's see how it goes!
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Old Fri, Sep-11-15, 10:29
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Nancy, why not a fat fast?

http://www.carbsmart.com/fatfast.html
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Old Fri, Sep-11-15, 11:39
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It is essentially a fat fast, but no dairy products and probably a bit lower in protein. I wish I could remember where I read about the avocado being perfect for this purpose. Argh!
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Old Fri, Sep-11-15, 13:03
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I love avocados. I would happily go for days and eat nothing but avocados. Let us know how it goes, Nancy.
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Old Fri, Sep-11-15, 13:17
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Avocado Fat Fast - brilliant! Apparently, avocados are now favored for introducing solid food to babies. It's soft, not especially sweet, full of healthy fat - what's not to like? Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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Old Fri, Sep-11-15, 13:54
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I wish I could take credit for the idea, but I read about it somewhere. Besides, got a ton of them in the fridge!
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Old Fri, Sep-11-15, 14:05
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oh man, I Love avos..... but even better if I include macs...
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Old Fri, Sep-11-15, 15:18
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Well, if I were to do this at work, I'd probably take some macs with me. Good idea!
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Old Fri, Sep-11-15, 20:50
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What the heck are macs?

Hmm, I could eat a meal of just guacamole, that sounds yummy, but I'd have to have some kind of carrier to stand in for the tortilla chips. Plantain chips?
(googling)....
Dang, plantains have carbs. Well maybe a cheese crisp would do.

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Old Fri, Sep-11-15, 22:34
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macs= macadamias

I LOVE the different ways you can get good fat.
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Old Sat, Sep-12-15, 05:39
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Hmm, I could eat a meal of just guacamole, that sounds yummy, but I'd have to have some kind of carrier to stand in for the tortilla chips. Plantain chips?
(googling)....
Dang, plantains have carbs. Well maybe a cheese crisp would do.


If it were me, I'd be doing dried zucchini or cucumber chips, or flax crackers. Dehydrator recommended over oven drying.

Nancy, I think I've done quite a few I-have-too-much-(x)-in-the-fridge fasts.
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Old Sat, Sep-12-15, 06:40
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A benefit to living in CA...avocados are always expensive here, I'd never have "too many" in the fridge. Lucky you.

I watched Jimmy Moore a few minutes ago With an update on his complete fast...someone asked how it compared to a fat fast. He said he (and Christine) were always hungry on a Fat Fast, but now on day ten of his full fast, he has had almost none of that. Day 2 was hard, no hunger since then. Avocados are so tasty, let us know how you do hunger wise.
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Old Sat, Sep-12-15, 10:00
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A benefit to living in CA...avocados are always expensive here,
At my regular grocery, avocados were 2/3.00 last time I looked. Ack! I can get them cheaper by the bag at Costco--but I can't eat them fast enough! So...still a treat food for me. Maybe I should just decide that $1.50 isn't too much to pay for such a sublime pleasure?
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Old Sat, Sep-12-15, 10:23
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You can put them in the fridge and they ripen much slower. That's what I do nowadays. Leave them out until they just start to soften and then pop them in the fridge. They can last days longer that way.

Eating first avocado now. Hmmm... Just realized I only have 5 more. Not sure that will last 2 days. Maybe Trader Joe's will have some ripe ones.

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Old Sat, Sep-12-15, 10:32
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I wonder why avocados are always cheaper here in Canada. They're on sale somewhere most of the time 3.49 for a 5-pack. Sometimes, even cheaper than that. I only buy the 5-packs. I do the fridge trick. I have one left right now from a bag I bought two weeks ago.
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