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yoyoma
02-15-2014, 09:04 AM
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/12/275376259/the-full-fat-paradox-whole-milk-may-keep-us-lean

While I don't know whether this is a real effect or not, my one piece of anecdotal evidence is that my rail-thin daughter eats a bowl of ice cream each night. OTOH, when I was having full-fat cream in my coffee instead of NFPM, my weight loss stalled.

What are your experiences?


Miss Fitt
02-17-2014, 12:14 PM
I've been reading the same kind of articles claiming that skim milk makes us fat, and I'm totally intrigued by it. I've been a skim milk drinker forever, but I use real cream in my coffee. I just don't have the courage to drink whole milk because of the difference in calories and fat. I've tried, but then I cave and buy skim again. I'm so afraid I'll gain weight. But I think I'm going to at least try drinking 2% milk instead of skim and see what happens with my weight. I tried the fat free half and half, but I just can't get over all the additives in it. I read the book called "The Fat Fallacy" by Will Clower and it makes a lot of sense. He says we should eat real cheese, use real cream and drink whole milk.....but in smaller portions. (That's the bummer part of the book.)
I wish there was some real hard evidence on this subject because the real thing does taste much better!

lin43
03-01-2014, 03:45 PM
I always eat whole-milk dairy, mainly because my husband will not touch anything reduced fat, and I don't feel like buying two different milks, ice-creams, etc. I don't know if it has made a difference, but I've maintained my weight for more than two years now.


thisisart
03-01-2014, 06:00 PM
it's a super interesting story, and makes sense to me. I think that for now I will stick with low fat during my weight loss just to curb calorie intake, but when I reach my goal I will switch to whole dairy products and intuitive eating.

Kscott
03-02-2014, 06:52 PM
I think the idea is that when we try and eliminate all fat out of our daily diet, one can end up consuming more calories in carbs because they're craving fat.