Milk

Diane Dorfman
By Diane Dorfman Latest Reply 2015-03-24 15:34:28 -0500
Started 2015-03-23 12:00:19 -0500

Was at my girls night on Friday and we started talking about food and diets and different things. Several of the woman stated how skim milk is not healthy, and that whole milk is better for you! As a diabetic, Im always watching FAT AND SUGAR! I always buy skim milk and always have. I drink the Smart balance with Omega 3's. What is any ones opinion on Milk? Would love to here. They know I have diabetes ad they say I should be drinking Reg. milk cause there is less sugar!
Thanks!

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9 replies

Mando_Lynn
Mando_Lynn 2015-03-24 15:34:28 -0500 Report

I like almond breeze almond milk. No sugar. No carbs. Now it tastes gross if you're just drinking it by itself, but I mix mine with a low sugar instant breakfast or protein powder. Tastes fine then.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2015-03-24 07:50:34 -0500 Report

Fat is not my enemy. I do not consider the fats I eat but do closely monitor the carbohydrates. By doing that, I find that the fat and the calories take care of themselves. I have been able to maintain my weight around 120 lbs and my HbA1c in the 6's. I saw my endo yesterday and he is happy with my weight and diabetes control…(although I'd like to get my A1c a bit lower). As others have mentioned, many of the lower-fat versions of foods contain more carbs than the regular versions (check salad dressings for an example). When given the option, I'll buy the 2% or full-fat (4%) versions of milk and plain yogurt.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2015-03-24 04:11:20 -0500 Report

Howdy Diane
Regular cows milk has, as Steve pointed out below, 13 g per 8 oz glass. What happens with the full fat (4%) milk is the fat delays the digestion of the lactose (milk sugars) so one does not get a rise in BG levels as soon as one would with 2% or skim.

God's best to you
James

RebDee
RebDee 2015-03-23 14:12:44 -0500 Report

I no longer drink real milk, lite or fat free or otherwise. I use Silk almondmilk, cashewmilk, or coconut milk but never Soymilk. It seems to make me feel better rather than worse and with milk I always get a tummy ache.

Diane Dorfman
Diane Dorfman 2015-03-24 10:03:42 -0500 Report

Oh wow…yeah, I have to have my Milk! I love my cereal. I have tried the other ones, and I can't adjust to the taste in my cereal.

Diane Dorfman
Diane Dorfman 2015-03-24 10:03:26 -0500 Report

Oh wow…yeah, I have to have my Milk! I love my cereal. I have tried the other ones, and I can't adjust to the taste in my cereal.

Diane Dorfman
Diane Dorfman 2015-03-24 10:03:21 -0500 Report

Oh wow…yeah, I have to have my Milk! I love my cereal. I have tried the other ones, and I can't adjust to the taste in my cereal.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2015-03-23 12:52:01 -0500 Report

Always an interesting question. Skim milk has the same amount of sugar as whole milk (13 g per 8 oz) but due to the removal of the fat about 1/3 fewer calories (90 vs. 146) . In that 8 oz cup of milk, there are just 2 fewer carbs in the whole milk. So there is a slight advantage, carb-wise, to drinking whole but it would seem for weight control the advantage goes to skim. Strangely the studies do not seem to bear that out … confirming my belief that all calories are not created equal.
"The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean": http://n.pr/1LOUY3N

Steve

Gabby
GabbyPA 2015-03-23 12:08:11 -0500 Report

They are right. When you remove fat from any food, you have to add something back to it to make it palatable and usually it is some kind of sugar. You will find that is true in "lite" dressings. They remove the fat and lower the calories but you will almost always find the carb count is higher.

I do not buy anything "lite" or "diabetic" and I stay away from "no sugar added" and most "sugar free" foods. (I do have a few exceptions) But as a rule, I go strictly for the carb counts in foods. So yep, I use butter, real sour cream, cream in my coffee and so on.

It really is up to you what you choose. I try for the lowest carb foods I can find and they usually are the most fat filled ones. I do have to be very mindful of calorie intake because of that, but I have been keeping around 1200-1500 most days and have still been loosing weight and my levels are the best they have been in years.