Originally Posted by Sorrow
my downfall are skinny chai lattes. I tend to drink at least 4-5 of those per week. Otherwise I've kicked the cowsmilk habit and am now on alpro soya light and even then I only ever use that in my coffee (it curdles in tea and I don't take sugar in either tea nor coffee)
Sorrow, you should check up on the fear campaign around soy products. They say that really the only soy one should be consuming is from fermented soy products such as tofu miso soup, and tempeh. Unfermented soy has some problem compounds.
In the old days when people didn't know, they used to give lots of soy foods to animals and they were developing very serious health problems. Of course if you just drink a bit of soy milk it may not be enough to cause you similar serious problems but I think you need to know about the dangers of soy.
Rice milk and almond milk are probably more benign. Also try coconut cream, yes its high fat but its probably not going to hurt you.
Lots of people who give up milk seem to like things like ginger and lemon tea and all those types of tea with no milk.
I personally have zero problem with having whole milk in my coffee and tea. I do not think the calories are sufficient to worry about, especially given the amount of useful nutrients in it. Cream, of course is out of the question and i would never ever dream of voluntarily putting any factory made creamer type products in my coffee and i can't think why anyone else would either.