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Cottage Cheese Diet?

Does anyone have any information, links or personal experience wuth anything to do with cottage cheese? I have heard its CRAZY good for weight loss.

Thu. Jun 1, 10:09am

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Um, I eat it. I buy the single-serving packs (comes in a pack of 4), where each one is 90 calories or so. That way, I won't just end up eating the whole big container if I'm hungry. I get the low-fat b/c I can't stand the fat-free. I find that it's fairly filling for the amount of calories. But I wouldn't go too overboard - it always comes down to the calorie content of foods. If you eat less calories than you burn, you'll lose weight. Incorporate healthy foods that you like, and control your calories, that's really the whole secret! There's no miracle weight-loss food out there... Unfortunately!

Thursday, June 01, 2006, 10:18 AM

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Be very careful with "fad" diets-- it could help you take off pounds, but at what expense?

Safest bet- eat a balanced, low fat, low calorie diet and exercise regularly. Sorry this really is the only thing that is guaranteed to work....

Thursday, June 01, 2006, 10:58 AM

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I have indeed heard of what you are speaking of. It is not so much a fad diet as it is eating certain foods for certain results. Because cottage cheese is low in fat and high in protien and has essential calcium etc. It is a choice food for a bit more then normal comsumption. I try and have 1/2 a cup to 1 cup per day! Low cal and good for you!

Thursday, June 01, 2006, 12:50 PM

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i eat low fat cottage cheese or fat free yogurt every morning for breakfast! it is great becuase they are both low fat, low calories, filling, and a great source or calcium and protein

Thursday, June 01, 2006, 12:50 PM

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as someone who lost 40lbs in 7 months, and has kept it off for 3 so far, let me say calorie counting is NOT the only way.

I don't count calories, I don't avoid fat, I don't even avoid REAL sugar; lately, I've barely been working out. I limit dairy and grain consumption. My focus is on meat and veggies- and not just white meat. I don't eat processed foods, I don't go near glucose/fructose or artificial sweetners.

And I'm healthier than ever.

Thursday, June 01, 2006, 2:57 PM

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What do you guys think about those Cottage Doubles? I think they're made by a company that starts with a "B"... but it's lowfat cottage cheese w/ fruit topping... good? bad? thoughts?

Friday, June 02, 2006, 11:16 AM

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Cotage cheese is ok, can be good for you in moderate amounts, but no miracle food, just like anything else.

Friday, June 02, 2006, 3:46 PM

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I think anything low in fat and high in protein will help you, esp in the am. Protein fills you up. Cottage Cheese, an egg, some carbs and I am ready to go in the morning.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 2:00 PM

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I have been able to substitute low-fat cottage cheese for "real" cheese in several recipes and have been pleased with the results in taste and weight loss.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 10:42 PM

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11:16 AM poster- you're talking about the Cottage Doubles from Breakstones! They taste great. Low-fat cottage cheese is 70 calories for 1/2 a cup, and the Cottage Doubles are about 150 calories. If you are looking for something healthier, real fruit and low-fat cottage cheese are the way to go, BUT occaisionally I'll have a Double, cuz they are delish.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 5:59 PM

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Sunday, November 12, 2006, 1:41 PM

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Green apples and cottage cheese is really good! It adds a sweet taste to it. Breastone low fat cottage cheese is the best....the only one I'll eat.

Monday, November 27, 2006, 4:16 PM

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This diet cannot be good for you. The evidence of a link between dairy and cancer continues to mount. This is a link between dairy and testicular cancer. Other studies have shown a correlation between dairy consumption and breast cancer.


Friday, February 16, 2007, 9:36 AM

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do baby cows get cancer from drinking milk?

Friday, February 16, 2007, 9:39 AM

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Most of them get killed long before that makes a difference. That is an interesting question- I bet not. But baby cows stop drinking milk when they get bigger. They then eat grass. Just following your logic.

I am fairly certain that within 5 years the link between dairy consumption and various types of cancers will be firmly established. Cheese is an especially tough thing on your system.

Friday, February 16, 2007, 1:20 PM

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wow! that alarm just woke me up!

Friday, February 16, 2007, 1:32 PM

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Cancerous Milk? No.

Milk does not cause cancer. There's evidence to suggest that milk actually helps prevent both bowel and breast cancers. Beyond that, nothing is conclusive.
EVERYTHING is said to cause cancer in one way or another. You can't live your life in fear. The calcium and protein in dairy does more good for you than any sort of risk it may be thought to hold. Do some research for yourself. Use your own mind, and your own best judgement & you can't go wrong.


Wednesday, July 25, 2007, 8:10 PM

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Full Fat Cottage Cheese

I eat cottage cheese part of my diet but I only get the 4% small curd it is the best it is the highest in fat but I only eat the portion size I really believe you can eat anything just in moderation I have lost 20 pounds so far so it works you should enjoy what you eat!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007, 9:37 PM

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I've been eating cottage cheese for breakfast the past few days and just now stumbled across this thread. I put 1 cup in a bowl and then add either 1/2 cup of blueberries or strawberries. I accidentally bought the 4% kind and it gives it a slightly different flavor and I really think it's much more filling. All in all, it's about 140 calories w/ the fruit included. As for the cancer link....seems silly to me....if you want to cut anything out from your diet to prevent cancer, get rid of diet soda (and regular soda) and anything that is highly processed or made w/ a lot of preservatives. Go cottage cheese! :-)

Thursday, July 26, 2007, 1:04 AM

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With regard to Cottage Cheese articles add a tablespoon of Flaxoil into the blender, add teaspoon of honey, a little cayenne pepper and crushed pineapple and mix until smooth. This is 'The Budwig Diet' which cures Cancer and works as a preventative as well.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007, 6:02 PM

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cures cancer! why my uncle didnt try that over chemo is beyond me...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007, 7:23 PM

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I wouldn't follow any diet that severely limits the variety of foods you can eat. That said, cottage cheese is a wonderfully versatile food. Follow the link to the Cottage Cheese page.


Tuesday, October 09, 2007, 7:50 PM

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This is always the lamest arumget I hear about milk over and over again. "Cows dont get cancer becuse they stop drinking milk and eat grass". Well dogs will eat their own vomit, should I do that? Rats eat its offspring's placenta, have you tried that? A female praying mantis will bite the head off her partner while they are mating. Have you given that a try?

We also cook and wash our food to kill bacteria and have evolved enough inteligence to land on the moon, do cows do that? That's my logic.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 12:08 AM

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Why do humans drink milk after being weaned from there mothers?

No other animals drink milk after they are weaned from their mothers so why do humans? is it because we are so highly developed?

and why do they drink the milk of other animals?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 4:42 PM

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Two thoughts.
I don't see where there would be a problem to limit your diet to one food for a short period of time like a week or so. But remember the more you limit yourself the harder it is to eat properly when you come off that diet.

Also I have found that if I have a yogurt in the morning it doesn't satisfy me but if I put a couple of tablespoons of cottage cheese in it, it goes a lot further.

Oh and sometimes I make jello and add yogurt, cottage cheese and a little fruit to it and it is very tasty.

Friday, February 15, 2008, 4:31 PM

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is homemade cottage cheese good for diets? i eat it with honey and i always have it good or i should reduce the intake?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 7:21 AM

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Thanks for the link!

Terrific link Oct. 09 7:50 pm! Thanks~!
I used to hate cottage cheese, I guess as we get older our taste buds evolve. I eat the breakstones 2% now with just about anything and have tried the cottage cheese pancakes, smoothies, use it as my "cheese" on any sandwhich or wrap, use it on my baked sweet potatoes, in my whole wheat lasagne, etc.
It's really very versatile and can be used as a substitute in so many ways for some of the "bad" things I used to use and now I never miss those things. This being one of those things that helped me cross over from "dieting" to making that lifestyle change... I didn't feel like I was missing anything.
That link just gave me more ideas so thanks!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 10:28 AM

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Protein and cancer

I know this isn't a popular opinion YET, but...
It's not just the cottage cheese or milk, it's a diet too high in protein; the Standard American Diet has about six times what the World Health Organization recommends. In The China Study (recommended reading) the protein they used in their studies happened to be casein - in the beginning they weren't looking for a link to cancer, it's what they discovered - they found that more animal protein in the diet = higher cancer rates. And the casein they used is most concentrated in milk and cheese. Look at your sites and ads, the dairy board is a powerful agency and they have sponsored most of the studies that show milk is good for you. Follow the money...they want yours, they don't care about your health.

As part of a nutritionally dense eating program, I guess a small portion of non-fat cottage cheese (1/4C) once in a while would be okay. But a diet based on cottage cheese? You get a definite NO from me. Keeping your body in an acidic state while digesting the protein would be a constant drain on the calcium in your bones, as your body trys to bring your acidic level back into balance. So IMHO, step away from the cottage cheese. In fact, cut out the middle man (the cow) and get your protein the same way they do - by eating plants.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 12:54 PM

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Cottage cheese could be fine for you to eat if you don't have any milk allergies or cholesterol issues. But *ANY* diet with a name that includes the name of a food or food group is a poor substitute for good nutrition.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 3:30 PM

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Response to ?? about human drinking milk...

I refer back to an earlier post a bit... We are the only animals that drink milk past being weaned, but we are also the only animals that don't eat our own crap on a regular basis. We are also the only ones because we are the only ones who really eat to taste instead of eating for survival (thus why websites like this are in exsistance) and who can process, season and cook.

PS I knew dogs and cats who would constantly sneak into the milk barns at the dairy I worked on and "stole" milk from leaking teets. And they were full size adult animals.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 3:38 PM

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sodium content

I eat cottage cheese with and on anything, except fruit. Pasta, salad, pizza hot cold you name. It is my favorite food and I would be very sad if it was discovered it was bad for me. The only interesting fact I can contribute is that a serving of cottage cheese has more sodium then a small bag of chips.

Sunday, March 22, 2009, 8:45 PM

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Protein is not filling. The phycoactive result of carbohydrates fufill the mind that the body has ate and is full. The carbs tell the body that it is receiving energy, as opposed to low energy sources such as protein. Stick with a balance of low carb/cal/ and clean fiber with lots of water. A bloated feeling follows the lack of sufficient water.

Thursday, May 14, 2009, 6:39 PM

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Cottage cheese diet

Whether you call it a diet fad or whatever. If you just eat cottage cheese for a week straight you will lose weight. You have to! Since no cottage cheese is all that great just get the fat free and suck it up, It will be worth it. Make sure to drink lots of water and or crystal light and if you feel a little light headed just make a piece of toast (wheat) with a little butter. If you feel fine after the week go for another week. When you go off the diet slowly bring back the normal foods you eat into your diet and it should stay off!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009, 10:06 PM

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I love Cottage Cheese

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009, 1:46 AM

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I noticed the benefits of cottage cheese when starting a weight training regiment. I was looking for a substitute for eggs witch are high in cholesterol. The reason I ate eggs was the belief that they would make me feel better the day after a workout. I believed the protein would help rebuild muscle mass faster so I would feel like working out again faster. My family history made eggs an issue so I was happy to see that cottage cheese contained more protein per calorie then eggs. Instead of eggs for breakfast, cottage cheese and fruit became a healthier option. Cottage chese depending on what brand is rich, and low in calories, so it is an excellent diet food. Too much of anything isint healthy either.

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