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RIET69
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4/23/13 1:36 P

I am trying to get away from eating too many animal products. However, I do have fat free milk in my cereal and if I eat cheese it is low fat. I never touch yoghurt.



SINGERA9
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4/23/13 1:18 P

I think you have to figure out what works for you. I personally combine fat free dairy with full fat dairy (skim milk, 0% yogurt) and full fat cheese and butter. I do, however, LIMIT the full fat dairy and use it very specifically. It took a bit of experimentation for me to figure it out, and that might be what works for you, too?

Best of luck to you!



BRITTTURTLE
Posts: 236
4/23/13 12:46 P

Ditch dairy altogether! It's bad for you and worse for the animals!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hy
man/dairy-free-dairy-6-reason_b_558876
.html



DIDS70
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4/23/13 12:42 P

I don't touch dairy at all. But if i did, it would be the full fat.



JGIRL5799
Posts: 538
4/23/13 12:18 P

Cheeses forget fat free, I think the labeling of fat free or low fat has more processed crud in them and taste worse, I will go full fat and organic if I can..

We drink 1% or 2% milk and we go through about 4 gallons a week (7poeple in the home)..

I would love to drink full raw milk but we can't find it anywhere..

For those that use cocoanut oils for cooking do you have that coconut taste in your foods? I have been wanting to try it but scared of what it may make my food taste like.. I am not really a fan of that taste...but instead I use full fledged stick butter... it has healthy fats in that...




BUNNYKICKS
Posts: 2,299
4/23/13 12:14 P

"more inclined to buy full fat, real products from real farmers (Not Big Food)"

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I was raised on 2% milk, and that is the milk I like (though, 1% tastes almost the same IMO). I dislike "whole" and I dislike "skim."

When it comes to milk PRODUCTS (cheese, yogurt, etc.) I always buy the "regular" kinds - never ever ever the "low fat" ones. Low fat cheese tastes plasticky to me; no-fat yogurt has a viscous texture that grosses me out. I would SOOOOO much rather eat a smaller portion of something "real" than a big platter of a "reasonable fascimile."



YOJULEZ
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4/23/13 12:13 P

I don't drink much milk at all, but I did grow up w/ skim so if I do have to drink it, that's what I prefer. I don't keep it around though. If I need some for cooking/baking I use my SO's full fat Lactaid milk. I'll use 0 or 2% greek yogurt. But, I never gave up using full fat cheese or butter. I even use bacon grease in cooking (a little goes a long way).

I will say that some of this article is kind of poorly written and not backed up with facts. Like, the author said that nobody had heart attacks around the turn of the century (assuming they mean 1900, not 2000!). People DID have heart attacks back then, just like they had cancer and many of the same ailments people today have. It was just often misdiagnosed or missed altogether.



DRAGONCHILDE
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4/23/13 12:10 P

The lowest fat dairy I drink is 2%. Skim milk is gross to me; I've never been able to take it. I'd rather just drink water, if I've got no other choice. Plus, there's less milk in it, and you pay the same. ;)

I cut my calories in other ways. I like milk too much to abandon it. :)



AMBERT79
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4/23/13 11:59 A

I don't drink or use much cow's milk. I love Coconut (full fat) and Almond milks for cooking. I use to buy reduced fat cheese but it really is nasty and have learned that anything reduced/fat free has more chemicals added. I've trained myself to just use less of the full fat dairy. We do have a local creamery where I live and the cows are not treated with hormones, so I buy that if I need cows milk for something. I've been making my own ice cream and use their milk and cream..full fat, and just portion appropriately. I buy full fat butter from Tillamook, where it doesn't contain hormones. I've really become more inclined to buy full fat, real products from real farmers (Not Big Food) with less harmful/unknown ingredients/hormones/unethical treatments, and just use appropriate amounts.



CORTNEY-LEE
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4/23/13 11:36 A

I found this article interesting. Personally, I can't stand full fat diary, I hate the taste and the texture, but this is very interesting.

butterbeliever.com/fat-free-dairy-skim-mil
k-secrets/




 
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