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For those who eat dairy-trying to lose weight-full fat cottage cheese or reduced?

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Created January 07, 2013 at 8:09 PM

For those who eat dairy-trying to lose weight-full fat cottage cheese or reduced fat? I have been craving cottage cheese lately --have no idea why? When I was at my leanest cottage cheese made up the bulk of my diet--partially because it was easy to transport to work. Since going Primal/Paleo I am not longer SCARED of fat, but I would like to lose at least 10 pounds. Also, any brands you would suggest?

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on January 08, 2013
at 01:27 PM

LOL! I tried to edit..no can do

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on January 07, 2013
at 09:24 PM

doe snot? not in my my cottage cheese! :-}

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at 08:39 PM

The one I was looking at doe snot have fillers ---BUT--- uses skim.

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on January 07, 2013
at 08:33 PM

Always eat the full fat version of any dairy.

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on January 07, 2013
at 08:32 PM

Most reduced fat anything has fillers in it that should NOT be consumed by anything living.

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on January 07, 2013
at 08:39 PM

The one I was looking at doe snot have fillers ---BUT--- uses skim.

9055f14c31610afd4d3068ec48eb6d90

(984)

on January 08, 2013
at 01:27 PM

LOL! I tried to edit..no can do

4a3611b0503cbc5ee14d8d1d566c7f44

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on January 07, 2013
at 09:24 PM

doe snot? not in my my cottage cheese! :-}

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on January 08, 2013
at 03:05 AM

Less process is better. Reducing the fat is a process. All of the fat is not. I'll take the full fat please.

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on January 07, 2013
at 11:50 PM

The standard 'paleo' answer is to always go for high fat, but I'd argue that isn't always ideal when trying to accelerate fat loss.

When you're losing fat rapidly with a low total calorie intake, you're metabolizing large quantities of your own body fat.

In this case it can actually make sense to avoid excess fat intake, since no matter what you're eating you're effectively running on a high fat diet.

In some cases where a large portion of your energy is coming from your own fat stores, I think a skim milk based cottage cheese without fillers might be a good dietary addition to help meet your nutrient needs while minimizing total calorie intake. In the context of a low calorie diet it's especially important to make sure you're getting enough protein since low protein intake will increase hunger, and cause you to lose more muscle mass as you lose fat.

Consider trying each for a few days, and eat the one which makes you feel most satiated with the fewest total calories consumed. Also, consider cutting out the cottage cheese entirely and replacing it with meat, and vegetables.

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on January 07, 2013
at 11:28 PM

Good healthy dairy fat will not interfere with weight loss. Try to get your cottage cheese from an organic, pastured source. Or make your own ricotta (just add vinegar to heated whole milk and then drain the whey).

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on January 07, 2013
at 09:58 PM

Lower fat will keep you satiated for a shorter period of time. Fat is fine for weight loss. It's the carbs you want to avoid.

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on January 07, 2013
at 11:43 PM

I love cottage cheese and went through a weight loss stall a couple weeks ago and was told to cut it out. Since then, the last few pounds I've wanted to lose has literally melted off. I'd suggest cutting it out and replacing it with whole natural almonds. I eat like 2 ounces a day and they fill you up.

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on January 07, 2013
at 11:11 PM

You may not be getting enough salt. Cottage cheese is very salty.

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