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lite coconut milk purchased by mistake...should I bother?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 01, 2011 at 1:47 AM

I was going to drink it but since I picked up the lite by accident, should I just cook with it instead?

I dont think I expressed myself clearly. I will close this thread.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on October 04, 2011
at 03:32 AM

meh, i don't care about downvotes. i wasn't being sarcastic, and honestly still don't get it. why bother? why *not* bother? why do anything? should you bother consuming *any* mediocre food? shrug. coconut milk isn't poison nor an elixir, watered down or otherwise. i don't understand what you're asking. if you wanted better answers, ask a better question. your comment is even more confusing and obtuse. fortunately, i don't care, and shouldn't have answered at all. sorry for offending. good luck on your weightloss journey. i've found water to be the most facilitating beverage for that, myself.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on October 02, 2011
at 01:32 AM

I too thought it was odd. I still love it here though. So many smart people willing to help.

2c2349bc7af0fedb59a5fe99dac9fae2

(2707)

on October 01, 2011
at 08:44 PM

what brand did you buy? its just watered down, so no big deal, I would worry more about the bpa in the can or guar gum, which you would have the same problem regardless if it was the light or full version.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on October 01, 2011
at 08:02 PM

downvoted because the implied sarcasm isnt warranted. it was a question about if I should bother to drink it at all because of the lower fat content. I am not counting calories but am trying to hit a certain percentage as this is when i was losing more weight. my family eats SAD so I will just add the coconut lite to their meals and drink the full fat version for myself.

C2ad96801ec1e22d2bf62475b6e52751

(1416)

on October 01, 2011
at 03:03 PM

Agree. The thinking almost seems to be that anything a conventional nutritionist might recommend can't be any good. Not the wisest way to make food choices.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on October 01, 2011
at 03:02 PM

when you want to lose weight and it has been 9 months and only 15 lb (woman) you start really trying to tweak all you can so that it doesnt take longer to get this weight off! :)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on October 01, 2011
at 02:34 AM

Why shouldn't you bother? Coconut milk/oil is, more or less, just empty calories.

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on October 01, 2011
at 01:55 AM

It's just watered down more, no big deal to just use it this time, and get the full fat deliciousness next time...

2c2349bc7af0fedb59a5fe99dac9fae2

(2707)

on October 01, 2011
at 08:44 PM

what brand did you buy? its just watered down, so no big deal, I would worry more about the bpa in the can or guar gum, which you would have the same problem regardless if it was the light or full version.

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F3fc2e0a9577e7e481a387d917904d1e

(1070)

on October 01, 2011
at 02:45 AM

...it's fine. Just drink it. People overthink this stuff way too much.

C2ad96801ec1e22d2bf62475b6e52751

(1416)

on October 01, 2011
at 03:03 PM

Agree. The thinking almost seems to be that anything a conventional nutritionist might recommend can't be any good. Not the wisest way to make food choices.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on October 01, 2011
at 03:02 PM

when you want to lose weight and it has been 9 months and only 15 lb (woman) you start really trying to tweak all you can so that it doesnt take longer to get this weight off! :)

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Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on October 01, 2011
at 11:32 PM

The responses you got were so weirdly negative, it's off-putting to someone thinking of joining up. I tend to see PaleoHackers as a cut above your average forum; I'm frankly surprised. Accusing someone at PH of over-thinking? Isn't that just about everyone here?

I've bought lite coconut milk by mistake, too...and been mighty annoyed at the watery soup. I took the remainder back and exchanged it for the fatty stuff, since the consistency was wrong for what I was doing (unsweetened ice cream, and for adding to Thai dishes -- I don't like them to get super liquidy).

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on October 02, 2011
at 01:32 AM

I too thought it was odd. I still love it here though. So many smart people willing to help.

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D7ec5ab98a0b971f9e24b4e654abfa7d

on October 01, 2011
at 01:42 PM

I had a couple of cans of lite coconut milk in the pantry (for making "low-fat Thai curry" -- hahahaha, god how I don't miss those days!) when I started paleo and have consumed it in several ways with no ill effects. Don't worry, use it however you wish, you'll be fine!

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559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on October 01, 2011
at 04:19 PM

i don't get it, what's the prob? light coconut milk is coconut milk + water.

i mean, aside from it being a total waste of money to buy a can of water with a splash of coconut and a bunch of stabilizers, i don't understand what your hesitation is.

if you are trying to lose weight, you might steer clear of coconut in general. like someone else said --- it's just empty calories. lots of calories. oh wait, paleos don't count calories. right.. good luck with that.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on October 01, 2011
at 08:02 PM

downvoted because the implied sarcasm isnt warranted. it was a question about if I should bother to drink it at all because of the lower fat content. I am not counting calories but am trying to hit a certain percentage as this is when i was losing more weight. my family eats SAD so I will just add the coconut lite to their meals and drink the full fat version for myself.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on October 04, 2011
at 03:32 AM

meh, i don't care about downvotes. i wasn't being sarcastic, and honestly still don't get it. why bother? why *not* bother? why do anything? should you bother consuming *any* mediocre food? shrug. coconut milk isn't poison nor an elixir, watered down or otherwise. i don't understand what you're asking. if you wanted better answers, ask a better question. your comment is even more confusing and obtuse. fortunately, i don't care, and shouldn't have answered at all. sorry for offending. good luck on your weightloss journey. i've found water to be the most facilitating beverage for that, myself.

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