100 lb. Club - Milk... Poll + Comments!

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05-13-2003, 09:36 PM
I was just wondering what kind of milk everyone drinks and if you feel that one milk is "better" healthwise or weight-loss wise. Please feel free to just give your opinons, I'm very curious. Thanks to everyone who replies. :D

05-13-2003, 09:47 PM
I am your cottage cheese and yogurt girl here. Milk blech!But calcium is very important for overall health!

Miss Chris

05-13-2003, 09:50 PM
Yogurt and calcium pills for me.

Inca's Momma
05-13-2003, 10:02 PM
I really don't mind skim milk, but my boss at work puts some out every evening for the work kitty before she goes home and when I come in the next morning it looks like antifreeze.....kinda scares me so I went back to whole milk.

05-13-2003, 10:14 PM
I use 1 or 2% milk. I don't mind skim either but dh won't drink that. I really don't drink a lot of milk (though I like it) but do use it on cereal. Mostly my calcium comes from yogurt (incl. frozen), cottage cheese, cheese and supplements. I've become so unused to whole milk that when I do try some, it tastes off to me.

05-13-2003, 10:34 PM
have no problem drinking skim milk... I drink it all day :) very filling.. and good for you!

our cafeteria sells a container of milk for only 25 cents :D

05-13-2003, 10:39 PM
I drink & buy skim, but will drink 1% if I'm a guest in someone else's home.

05-13-2003, 10:53 PM
i use skim on my cereal. that's about all the milk i ever have, unless i am eating something really spicy (it cools down my tongue).

i just don't like to drink my calories, even if it *is* milk!

05-14-2003, 12:01 AM
I don't really like milk, but if I do drink it, it's usually skim or 1%.

05-14-2003, 01:01 AM
I rarely drink milk and I rarely eat cereal, but I do use a splash of 2% in my coffee. I tried buying skim, but no one but me would use it. (Hubby even went out and bought 2% one morning at 7:00 a.m. rather than use some of the 3/4 of a gallon of skim in the fridge!)

As far as calcium goes, I eat copious amount of non-fat yogurt (usually 2-3 servings a day). For a quick, filling breakfast, I mix a container of non-fat yogurt with a cup of fat-free cottage cheese. It's yummier than it sounds!

05-14-2003, 01:16 AM
When I did my first weight loss stint and dropped from 330 to 285 using a combination of Weight Watchers and The Hacker's Diet (http://www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/) I drank Garelick Farms skim milk (the best tasting I've found, not watery at all). Now that I'm trying Atkins I'm not drinking milk at all...and I miss it! :( Ohwell...

05-14-2003, 01:20 AM
I drink both almond Milk and Soy Milk. Since our children cannot have dairy, we are trying to get used to alternatives. Also, dairy aggrivates my allergies so I try and stay away from it -- except for yogurt.

05-14-2003, 11:04 AM
I drink both skim milk and soy milk...

05-14-2003, 12:11 PM
When I was in college (the first time around) I did some research for a presentation for my Persuasion class where we had to be persuasive toward an idea that was generally disapproved of. My group discussed the amount of benificial calcium in milk (all kinds) compared to the negative benifits. I was shocked to learn that I get more benificial calcium in other foods like fish and cheese than I did from milk. I wish I still had some of the articles, but being 10 years later, I don't. I believe that Susan Powers wrote something about this topic, but I don't remember for sure. I quit drinking milk then, except for the little bit in my cereal. I do make sure to get my calcium other ways, like I always buy wonder bread (it has added calcium) and take calcium supplements.

05-14-2003, 12:36 PM
The fat in milk is the good kind of fat.

05-14-2003, 09:38 PM
i use skim milk in my protein shakes, but otherwise won't touch the stuff. will you all shoot me if i confess to using whole milk in my cafe au laits?????

05-15-2003, 12:41 AM
now, wouldn't that be a little extreme? :D Thanks everyone for the replies so far... anyone else out there, please take the poll and/or post! -Apryl

05-15-2003, 11:37 AM
Jiff - I also have to have whole milk in my "fancy" coffee. Cappuchino with skim milk just isn't the same.....

Goddess Jessica
05-15-2003, 01:01 PM
Milk has too much sugar in it. And there are so much better fats than milk fat that I'd rather be putting in my body (like Omega-3s). I use it for my morning shakes, and it's skim.

Calcium is mucho important tho. Luckily, my morning shake contains 93% of my daily allowance but I also eat all sorts of natural calcium sources like green leafys and calcium rich veggies (kale, collard greens, turnip greens, mustard greens, Chinese cabbage, chicory and bok choy. Broccoli, chard and acorn squash) which give me more.