South Beach Diet - Probably a no brainer question..

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08-24-2004, 01:45 PM
Is nonfat powdered milk, that I put in my hot chocolate ( count as a part of my dairy allowance? I drink this everyday with breakfast, and I never thought to consider it that...

08-24-2004, 02:15 PM
Better count it. I'm sure it's not very much but should be considered dairy.

08-24-2004, 04:34 PM
Yes, count it as what it would be if you made it up to milk. Check with the updated food list in the FAQ section of this board but I think you can have 375ml of milk/yogurt a day. That usually allows me two tubs of l/f yogurt and enough for my morning coffee.

08-24-2004, 06:42 PM
I'm still totally confused about how much dairy we are allowed and what counts as dairy. Seems that some thought yogurt didn't count, others think it does, but cheese doesn't...Ack! :dizzy:

Anyone have a final answer on that?

08-24-2004, 06:52 PM
FAQ says yoghurt does count but cheese is not considered dairy.
(2 cups allowed daily, including yogurt)
Low-fat milk (fat-free and 1%)
Fat-free 1/2 & 1/2 (less than 2 tablespoons)
Low-fat plain soy milk (4 grams of fat or less per serving)
1% or fat-free buttermilk
Fat-free plain yogurt

08-24-2004, 07:56 PM
I just didn't know how much to count it as? the recipe calls for 1 cup nonfat powdered milk.. and in one mug i put 3 tbs.. !?!? and there's other things in the mix too.

08-24-2004, 08:10 PM
Check the packet. It should say how much it makes up in fluid form. I think one cup of powder makes about four cups of fluid. If you are using 1/4 cup of powder then that is about 250ml or 1 cup of milk out of your allowance. Perhaps measure your scoops into a metric cup to see about how much you are using.

08-24-2004, 09:17 PM
Just to cover my bases I'm counting it as one of my dairy servings.