Coconut Flour

on 3/21/14 12:26 am
VSG on 10/30/13

I've seen a number of recipes for bread/pancakes etc.. using coconut flour. I haven't had bread/baked goods since October 2013. I'm confused about a few things regarding coconut flour. When I pull up the nutritional values it says most of the carbs are dietary fiber and shouldn't be counted as true carbs? Also, if anyone has baked with coconut flour, is it a slider food or a slippery slope on the way to eating regular bread/baked goods? t-flour

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Chrissy W.
on 3/21/14 12:36 am - Indianapolis, IN
VSG on 07/01/13

I've been wondering about it, too. I'll be following this thread to see what others say!

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on 3/21/14 1:36 am - PA

60g of fiber , 20g of protein and only 4 g carb those numbers seem so out of whack to me. I have not heard about this product before , thank you for posting and I too will be watching. I bet Keith will have a lot to say

 HW 268   SW219   CW 181.2 surgery date 10/31/2013

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on 3/21/14 1:56 am

I used coconut flour when I was trying the hcg diet back in the crazy days. It's kind of nasty tasting and I LOVE coconut. 

I can't say for sure that it's a slider food but the recipes I made with it were baked goods like pancakes which are a slider food in my sleeve

ill be watching to see what others have to say

Tracy D.
on 3/21/14 3:21 am - Papillion, NE
VSG on 05/24/13

Coconut flour is used a lot by the Paleo crowd and those who are avoiding gluten.  But make no mistake -- it's full of carbs and if you are using it to replace flour in carb-heavy baked goods like pancakes, cake, breads, etc. you aren't doing yourself any favors.  

It's a slippery sloped coated with butter.  I would avoid it until maintenance and then proceed with caution 

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on 3/21/14 5:44 am
VSG on 10/30/13

Yes, you're right, these low carb recipes I've been seeing are definitely coming from the Paleo and gluten free crowd. 

My head is still in a good place, but seeing all these recipes made me curious, and I do agree, that for me, it would be a slippery slope, particularly after reading the link provided below. Basically, it says that the alleged low carb baked items are so-so but that it will just set you up for wanting the real thing and why disrupt your head game with meh suspect low carbed baked goods. The recipes also call for coconut oil, which isn't a deal breaker, but very high calorie with little protein in the recipe I was reading -Flour-Biscuits/

Kairk did a breakdown of one serving of this biscuit recipe and it was 140 calories with 85% of that being fat..granted that coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid, but still..the thought of putting anything in my mouth that is 85% fat is completely offputting 


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on 3/21/14 5:20 am

Here is an article on that topic that is pretty interesting: Paleo Baked Goods A doughnut is a doughnut no matter how you spin it.

on 3/21/14 5:33 am
VSG on 10/30/13

Very interesting link..THANK YOU!  The comment section was particularly illuminating.

Besides the whole low carb baking made a lot of sense by using the analogy of sex i.e. low carb biscuits/cookies/brownies etc was like having Sex With Your Pants On SWYPO...and you can't "fool" yourself that it's better than sex with your pants OFF 







on 3/21/14 5:46 am
VSG on 06/24/13

Perhaps the weid numbers come from the Atkins method of subracting grams of fiber from total carbs to get the fictional "Total Carbs"? supposedly the fiber offsets the carbs and doesn't count. yeah, right. It all counts.

Jan D.  5'-8", highest wt 231, surgery wt 213


on 3/21/14 6:07 am
VSG on 10/30/13

It's very reminiscent of the discussion on here the other week about the Quest protein bars, isn't it? For those that didn't read that post, here's a link to the lawsuit against Quest and the alleged fudging of carbs being "dietary fiber" it/

And, since I'm all linky's a link to that discussion if anyone is interested: -bar/






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