Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Greek Yogurt questions page

  1. #1
    Eva Lution's Avatar
    Eva Lution is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Indiana, USA
    Posts
    69

    Question Greek Yogurt questions

    Shop Now
    I realize some people don't eat any dairy. I have stopped drinking milk myself. But I use whole cream in my tea every morning and eat cheese (raw milk when I can find it) and Greek yogurt a couple of times a week.

    I have no problem eating full-fat cheese, but every time I pick up a carton of full-fat yogurt and see the grams of fat, I put it back and get 2%. I buy Fage and it's great. Carbs aren't too bad, I eat 1/2 a cup or less at a time, and it wouldn't be any more fat than I get from other sources. Heck, I eat coconut oil out of the jar sometimes!

    Anyone else ever have this ingrained phobia from years of hearing how we should avoid fat? I mean, I know better and yet I just haven't been able to make the leap to full-fat Greek yogurt.

    Comments? Suggestions? I'm just curious.
    Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don't eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on. ~George Bernard Shaw

    Starting Weight (1/3/2011): 189
    Current Weight: 173

    Goal: To be in the best shape ever by age 50! (5/11/2012)

  2. #2
    Twibble's Avatar
    Twibble is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Midland, Texas
    Posts
    2,405
    I sauteed leftover fajita meat in butter and coconut oil for lunch. I started laughing when I realized how much my mother would freak out at the idea of adding fat to a perfectly good chicken breast.

    How long have you been primal? I still have to stop and think about adding fat sometimes, but I'm definitely not scared of it.
    Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

    If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

    Twibble's Twibbly Wibbly

  3. #3
    kennelmom's Avatar
    kennelmom is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Upstate of SC
    Posts
    1,328
    Nope. I'm not afraid. Full Fat Fage yogurt is divine. I could probably eat an entire big tub in one sitting. Yesterday I ate half of one. Unfortunately, it does not love me back so I consider it a treat.
    Heather and the hounds - Make a Fast Friend, Adopt a Greyhound!

  4. #4
    Reborn Grokker's Avatar
    Reborn Grokker is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Killeen Texas
    Posts
    128
    I just remind myself that you need the fat in dairy products in order to get the most out of the vitamins and minerals--most are fat soluble which means it needs fat in order to be delivered and used by your body--otherwise they're no good. At it is SOOO creamy and yummy.
    Heidi

    33yo, 5'6", 158lbs, size 10 jeans

  5. #5
    AndreaReina's Avatar
    AndreaReina is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    851
    Hate hate hate anything that's low-fat. That is to say, that has had fat taken away. My biggest problem when cooking roasts is figuring out how to get all the fat that sits in the bottom of the pan back into the meat

    If you're eating coconut oil out of the jar I don't understand how you can be leery of full-fat Greek yogurt. I always thought that it's the fat in (certain) things that makes them taste good. 2% milk just tastes (and looks) wrong.

  6. #6
    Twibble's Avatar
    Twibble is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Midland, Texas
    Posts
    2,405
    Quote Originally Posted by AndreaReina View Post
    My biggest problem when cooking roasts is figuring out how to get all the fat that sits in the bottom of the pan back into the meat
    Would cutting slits in the meat that don't quite go all the way to the end, then pouring it over work?
    Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

    If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

    Twibble's Twibbly Wibbly

  7. #7
    AndreaReina's Avatar
    AndreaReina is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    851
    Nah, the fat would just stay on the surface. Honestly most of the fat is from the "cap" that most roasts have. It's just that there's usually too much to incorporate into a sauce -- too much fat to have a good consistency. Luckily I like cold meat and it's easy eating the fat when it's solid.

  8. #8
    IvyBlue's Avatar
    IvyBlue is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Seabrook, NH
    Posts
    1,308
    The fat thing was/is the hardest thing for me to embrace on an intellectual level. The taste buds on the other hand love it. Low/non fat dairy would be a dangerous thing as you will not be satisfied and will land up eating too much of it.
    Wheat is the new tobacco. Spread the word.

  9. #9
    Adrianag's Avatar
    Adrianag is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    2,801
    Anyone else ever have this ingrained phobia from years of hearing how we should avoid fat? I mean, I know better and yet I just haven't been able to make the leap to full-fat Greek yogurt.
    I'm over it. Whole fat yogurt is fabulous, as is chicken skin!

  10. #10
    Pink Slinky's Avatar
    Pink Slinky is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    In ur fridge, stealing your bacon...
    Posts
    42
    The fat in Fage Total doesn't bother me, but the consistency does, a little. It's almost too thick. To solve that I've been adding coconut milk and stirring it up so it's almost like kefir. If you really want a treat and thin it out a little, put it in a glass add some flavored sparkling water to a yogurt/coconut milk concoction. Trader Joe's Lime sparkling water (and half a packet Lemon Lime Emergen-C when I'm low on vitamins)...yum!
    Heck no, I don't want no dang turkey bacon!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •