Milk doesn't do my body good

Phoenix Eye
By Phoenix Eye Latest Reply 2014-09-14 03:54:15 -0500
Started 2014-09-11 12:59:47 -0500

My goodness milk with oatmeal is really keeping my post breakfast numbers high. I now substitute one teaspoon of real sugar for my cup of milk. My BS levels dropped. I love milk. However I think like eating wheat my BS just can't take it. I thought about lactose free milk, but that has a higher GI than whole milk. I love soy bean milk with sugar. However I never considered it a milk substitute. Like I hate soy milk in my coffee. I am going to try almond milk and see how that goes. Just one more thing I need to avoid or seriously limit like fruit juice.

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Phoenix Eye
Phoenix Eye 2014-09-14 03:54:15 -0500 Report

Thanks everyone. I like the almond milk unsweetened and it substitutes nicely with oatmeal and peanut butter.

Brenin 2014-09-11 20:15:06 -0500 Report

I drink almond milk only now. Silk plain has less than a gram of carbs and I use it every morning in my whey protein shake…I mix it with some instant coffee and some truvia… yum!

GabbyPA 2014-09-11 18:56:06 -0500 Report

I have a yummy recipe for almond milk. I love it because it is only almonds and water. You can add vanilla and a sweetener if you like.

Your other option might also be cream or half and half instead of milk. The fat content in it might help prevent the spike. Check out the carb comparison. It might surprise you. For me, it's the oatmeal that spikes me, not the milk, so have you tested for that?

kimfing 2014-09-11 17:16:52 -0500 Report

Unsweetenened almond milk is ok. If u have kroger stores, they have a carb smart milk. Tastes just like milk. They also have it in cichocolate. Warning, do not get the vanilla one, yuck!

Glucerna 2014-09-11 16:37:33 -0500 Report

This is interesting, and you're doing a lot of testing and research to figure out what works best for you. I wonder if it's milk in general that is the problem, or if you'll get different results at a different time of day? You're putting together a plan that works for you, and that's ultimately what counts. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2014-09-11 13:06:17 -0500 Report

Howdy PE
Why blame the milk, when the oatmeal may be the culprit with keeping post breakfast numbers hign.

I know I spike when eating any type of oatmeal, even the "Irish" or "steel cut" oats. I have completely dropped oats from my menu. And I really enjoyed oatmeal for my breakfast, but my meter doesn't lie and it is not really good for my BG levels.


Pegsy 2014-09-12 20:15:13 -0500 Report

I am doing OK with whole milk but I still use organic unsweetened almond milk most of the time. I use stevia to sweeten it sometimes. I have learned that I cannot eat oatmeal. It really spikes me. I haven't tried "steel cut" oats, however. I may try it just to see.

Phoenix Eye
Phoenix Eye 2014-09-11 14:31:11 -0500 Report

I read fine 114mg/DL two hours after a bowl of oatmeal and one teaspoon of sugar. I hit 130-140s with milk. But you are right I could easily drink a glass of milk and skip the oatmeal, but I don't feel as full.

IronOre 2014-09-13 18:37:22 -0500 Report

So what is your doctor telling you about the range of your BS readings ? What should they be ?