Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Recipes - Home

Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Main Lowcarb Lobby
FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Forum Jump
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-08-2013, 11:09 AM   #1
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 250
Gallery: doxielove
Stats: 177.8/156/115
Coconut oil vs. coconut butter/cream

Coconut oil really upsets my stomach. Do you think the cream or butter would as well? I wonder because I hear people say the cream is less oily, and I think it's the oil that bothers me. Do you think I could drink coconut milk? I'm asking all these wuestions because I bought Dana Carpender's Fat Fast book - the recipes look wonderful but some call for coconut oil and I'm trying to know if I can make substitutions. (I'm not a creative cook.) Plus I want to try some of the fat bombs out there but have the same concern. Thanks!
doxielove is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 03-08-2013, 11:30 AM   #2
Major LCF Poster!
Mimosa23's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Germany
Posts: 2,663
Gallery: Mimosa23
Stats: 228/177/150
Start Date: IF/LCHF start: June 2016
You could use butter instead. I like coconut cream, but the stuff I buy is a bit carby.
Do as I say, not do as I do... DEFINITELY not do as I do!!!

female, 41 y/o, 5'10"
Mimosa23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 12:28 PM   #3
Big Yapper!!!!
dawnyama's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Irmo, SC
Posts: 9,017
Gallery: dawnyama
Stats: 154/124.8/118 5'3.5"
WOE: Rx hcg
Start Date: 6/1/09
Oh, I would love to hear how you like her new book!! The oil and cream is not interchangeable. That is the oil is well....for lack of a better term oily and totally not like the cream at all. The oil is pure fat--the coconut cream is NOT pure fat. They are different. Butter is interchangeable with oil though. They are both pure fats. If you can do butter, I would swap those out. The coconut milk in the can is great! I don't see a reason you need to not drink it.
Dawn in SC
dawnyama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 02:26 PM   #4
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
cfine's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 3,853
Gallery: cfine
Stats: 280/207
WOE: eating from the animal kingdom
Start Date: April 2012
unsweetened coconut milk is different from the oil and shouldn't cause a problem. I love the kind that is a blend of coconut/almond. It makes great egg cream shakes.
Do or don't do, there is no try-Yoda

Dieting is hard;being fat is hard; choose your hard.
cfine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 09:13 PM   #5
Junior LCF Member
wicked's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: middle of no where
Posts: 18
Gallery: wicked
Stats: 260/188-190/185-190
WOE: very low carb
Start Date: July 2004
Try coconut cream concentrate from Tropical Traditions, very creamy and yummy by itself. 70% coconut oil and the rest is finely ground coconut meat. I use it in my coffee daily. You can also make a creamy coconut drink with it.

Remember to start with small amount of coconut products!! Whats in the recipe book may start you out with to large an amount. You'll probably have to work up to larger amounts if you haven't consumed coconut oil before.
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Baruch Spinoza
Dutch Jewish philosopher (1632 - 1677)

Last edited by wicked; 03-08-2013 at 09:17 PM..
wicked is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:58 AM.

Copyright ©1999-2017 Netrition, Inc. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Netrition, Inc.