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by 310 · 1 minute ago

Ok, so I'm fifteen, and I started eating paleo back in June after I lost 15 pounds over 6 months from being low-carb high fat. Fathead anyone? Then I came across the paleo diet, and over the summer I lost another 7-ish pounds, but I've gained some... (more)

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crightfunnylol 0 · October 04, 2012 at 10:57 PM

you diet looks ok, maybe cut back on the coconut stuff and you should definitively do some kind of exercice! this is a pretty simple answer but i hope it helps :)

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by 5 · 2 minutes ago

I am looking at doing the Paleo instead of low-carb (Atkins type) food plan. I once weighed 357 pounds when eating any and everything in sight; I am now at 229, following low-carb induction ( had been on ongoing weight loss and ended up... (more)

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Varelse 0 · September 30, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Go for the cream. Lots of Paleo people around here consider heavy cream to be a "not horrible" option because of the high fat content and the low sugar levels, compared to something like skim milk. Just make sure it's not adulterated with... (more)

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by 40 · 3 minutes ago

Hey, everyone! I wanted some more information about the coconut milk debate. Does light versus regular really matter? Is the light version really just watered down regular coconut milk? If I am trying to watch calories (well, not me, but in... (more)

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Red_Robin 0 · September 13, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Light coconut milk is fat reduced. Check the label. It is not watered down. There should be no added carbs or sugars. However the ratio of fat to carbs will be altered.

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by 1670 · 4 minutes ago

Every time I eat sweet potatoes I see an adverse reaction as in I get bloated in the stomach and am hungry shortly after eating a fulfilling meal. However when i eat fruit, I feel light and energetic and full for hours. Any cravings disappear. If... (more)

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YoungPaleoLover 0 · September 12, 2012 at 10:17 PM

I have eliminated potatoes and feel much better! I am now eating fruit and feel energized and light. Thanks to all for helping me reach this conclusion. Sometimes it is better not to know the science behind our bodies and just eat what seems to... (more)

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by 25 · 5 minutes ago

I've tried making coconut milk by soaking dried, shredded coconut overnight, then blending and straining the liquid. While this does contain a hefty amount of coconut fat and a distinct (but not very fresh) taste of coconut, it fails to make any... (more)

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Baba 0 · August 19, 2012 at 5:55 AM

You're not using thickeners like carrageenan. To get more out of your coconut, you can try using hot water and blending and straining the stuff as soon as it's lukewarm.

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by 0 · 7 minutes ago

I have been on a paleo ish diet now for about a year...I recently started using coconut milk and chia seeds...I have had so much swelling in my stomach and slight constipation. Has anyone ever heard of this, because chia seeds are suppose to help... (more)

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Carolyn_4 0 · November 18, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Chia seeds are great for the digestive system but they can wreak havoc if you are not usd to them and begin eating things like chia pudding and putting large amounts into a shake. I began eating them and only using a tablespoon in my smoothie and... (more)

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by 55 · 9 minutes ago

So my roomate just got a latte machine for our apartment, and I have to say, I tried it (with some whole milk, yes...) and I loved it! On my way to work this morning I was wondering if anyone has steamed coconut milk for their latte. It would... (more)

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jason_15 0 · July 12, 2012 at 3:24 PM

I use coconut milk in my coffee/espresso at home all of the time. It's wonderful! My suggestion is to place the can/cans of coconut milk in a large bowl of warm/hot water for 15 minutes or more, shake well, and then decant into a glass container... (more)

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by 2422 · 9 minutes ago

I got the So Delicious brand coconut milk (I know it contains additives but I got this before I learned how to make my own coconut milk). Why does it taste soapy? Is it due to rancid fats?

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Sara_S_ 0 · July 06, 2012 at 11:28 PM

They all taste varying degrees of soapy to me. So far the least soapy is aroy-d in a box. It tastes the most like fresh coconut. I doubt it's from rancid fats. I would guess coconut contains some natural saponins or something. Edit to add: Oh... (more)

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by 120 · 10 minutes ago

My two year old is ending his toddler formula stage and we are contemplating giving him coconut milk for calcium and fat intake versus whole cow's milk. Any thoughts on this approach (we live in an urban environment and don't have access to raw... (more)

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KA24 0 · June 30, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Absolutely better than store-bought cow's milk. Better than other replacements like soy and almond milk. Not ideal, like others mentioned, due to the additives. However, still beneficial because most of the calories are from the fat. If you... (more)

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by 3280 · 12 minutes ago

After reading a description of how coconut oil is processed (at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut_oil ) it left me with more questions than answers. I'm doing a 30 day low-histamine paleo diet and I'm supposed to avoid fermented products. The... (more)

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mindmt 0 · July 10, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Short answer - no. I'm a convert to refined coconut oil - unless you like the coconut aroma so much. Some guys get a reaction to the traces of aromatics that remain in the virgin oil. Most people who have issues with the unrefined oil do fine... (more)

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by 211 · 14 minutes ago

I've just begun to give up dairy, but I like the texture/dessertiness of heavy cream. Can I go to town on coconut milk (the stuff in cans with the yummy fat in it, not the watery stuff in boxes)?

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Karen 0 · May 30, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Some people (really glad I'm not one) have digestive issues with too much coconut milk or oil. From what I hear, it's pretty uncomfortable. Build up gradually to check out how it works for you.

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by 1876 · 14 minutes ago

Unfortunately, living in a very rural area, I have been unable to find any coconut milk in my local grocery stores. Since I will have to order some online and it will probably be best to order a case of it at a time, does anyone have any coconut... (more)

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Nicole_16 0 · May 28, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Make your own! Easy peasy. 1 cup dried shredded organic coconut to 4 cups water. Blend for 4/5 minutes and strain. Delicious.

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by 1017 · 14 minutes ago

I tried two brands of canned coconut milk. One contained coconut milk, water, and guar gum. The other other contained ONLY coconut milk and water. I had the same reaction to both, which is that I felt extremely nauseous for a while and got really... (more)

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Kelly_3 0 · May 24, 2012 at 6:47 PM

how much are you drinking? too much fat can make you nauseated as well....so I'm guessing you are drinking quite a bit?

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by 531 · 15 minutes ago

Will using coconut milk give me the same health benefits as coconut oil? I put about 1/3 cup a day in coffee.

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tye 0 · May 10, 2012 at 10:49 AM

The fat in coconut milk should match the fat in coconut oil if overprocessing hasn't changed the profile. MCTs in coconut oil are indeed saturated fat, so all the saturated fat numbers would apply towards the coconut oil contribution in coconut... (more)

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by 45 · 15 minutes ago

NOTE: it's my dessert after a day of nutritious paleo eating Just curious... I feel totally guilty as I go through my Paleo weight loss journey eating homemade coconut milk ice cream each day. But when I look at my ingredients I don't think... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · May 09, 2012 at 2:27 PM

This "ice cream" sounds pretty benign to me. If it's helping you feel good about your switch to Paleo and helping you eat Paleo the rest of the day, then I don't see any reason why you shouldn't keep eating it if you like it that much and you are... (more)

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by 968 · 16 minutes ago

Hiya everyone, I had a customer the other day (I work in a natural remedy shop) ask if I could source powdered coconut milk. He wants to avoid tinned products (avoiding BPA etc) and when he was in the Cook Islands the other day he found one by... (more)

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daz 0 · May 07, 2012 at 1:38 AM

don't know about the powdered coconut milk, but on the BPA front; i emailed Spiral Foods about BPA in their cans & they told me; "All spiral cans are BPA free. This includes the coconut cream, milk, tomatoes and Eden foods beans" (more)

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by 45 · 16 minutes ago

So I'm curious about the pros and cons of one over the other. Usually I make americanos with HWC but occasionally with coconut. I like both. Is one better for health? How about for weight loss?

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Sara_S_ 0 · May 01, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Canned coconut milk PROS: Medium Chain Triglycerides Anti-fungal properties Canned coconut milk CONS: Often contains BPA (some claim they don't, others claim that all do, see Chris Kresser's article Often contain guar gum which can be... (more)

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by 20 · 16 minutes ago

Hey Guys I was just wondering if Coconut Milk is allowed on paleo? I see so many conflicting messages regarding what is and isnt allowed, so recipes say certain things are allowed and others say strictly no! Any help or advice much welcome,... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · May 01, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Yes. Yes it is. Try to find one without a lot of weird ingredients if you can. Everybody has a different idea of what "paleo" means, so there is plenty of confusion. You have to go beyond the "this isn't allowed" to the "why" behind it. The... (more)

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by 3280 · 17 minutes ago

It seems that every can of coconut milk I pick up either has bpa liners, or contains preservatives. Since I have a vitamix (super blender), I'm thinking it might be fun to buy one of those white (already shaved) coconuts at whole foods, and take... (more)

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Eric_13 0 · April 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Here is a question about blending coconut from the Vitamix forums, with a focus on getting smooth results: http://community.vitamix.com/service/displayDiscussionThreads.kickAction?w=93034&as=22442&d=139406 (more)

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by 423 · 17 minutes ago

I have recently switched to full fat coconut milk in a can. When I open the cans, the milk has separated into "cream" and "water". I know I can shake or stir to combine, but I was wondering about something. I love the "cream", unmixed, in my... (more)

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Moonablaze 0 · April 21, 2012 at 11:13 PM

The "water" is basically very-low-fat coconut milk. Use it accordingly: curry, smoothies, desserts, whatever you like.

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by 333 · 17 minutes ago

ingredients: almond milk (water, almonds), coconut milk (water, coconut cream [coconut extract, water, xanthan gum, carrageenan, guar gum]), evaporated cane juice, calcium carbonate, natural flavors, potassium citrate, sea salt, carrageenan,... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · April 19, 2012 at 1:03 AM

I've been drinking the plain blue diamond almond milk (unsweetened version) for years and have never had any issues with it. During that time, I've swapped it out for raw cows milk (gained weight), coconut milk (the version that Gillian Michaels... (more)

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by 974 · 20 minutes ago

Does anyone have Rennet and Coconut Milk recipes?

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by 5 · 20 minutes ago

Is silk brand coconut milk good?

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Shari_Bambino 0 · March 28, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Good? No. There's some good stuff in there to be sure but lots of added sugar, guar gum and natural flavors. I'd use it in a pinch but I wouldn't make a habit of it. Having said that if you are just starting out and are used to using Coffeemate... (more)

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by 75 · 21 minutes ago

I'm going to be making the switch to mostly paleo living (after years of swapping back and forth between SAD) and I'm sure I'm going to have a million questions.. First one is about coconut milk in my coffee. Do you just use canned coconut milk... (more)

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Mike_Shyu 0 · March 05, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I tried full fat coconut milk in my coffee, but to me it was disgusting. I'm sticking to heavy whipping cream.

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by 4258 · 25 minutes ago

My mate swears by the stuff, I haven't used it much. I know it is good in coffee, or as the base for a curry, but I'm hoping someone here might have a lovely suggestion that will ease the hunger of a grad student

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Arrowsican 0 · January 24, 2012 at 4:11 AM

You can mix with eggs, vanilla and chocolate (or something else) and bake a delicious custard. Or you can mix with egg yolks and spices to make egg nog. Sometimes I mash sweet potatoes with coconut milk and butter. The coconut chowder in the... (more)

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