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about 2 years now that I abstain from milk and milk products. As it has affected (positively) my wellbeing so dramatically, I strongly recommend to generalize the concept - It is worthwhile to search ones roadblocks for health, in situations where ones efforts to heal do not result in contentment.

Losing weight is my personal issue of life (also my scientific field of study), so for years I eat “right” as well as smartly exercise daily, and yet it was milk abstinence that enabled the 17kg weight loss (see the chart). In the chart (my "excess kg") you may see that in the previous year I have lost 5 kg with the same exercise & diet but with milk and its products (cottage cheese and yogurts). So milk abstinence enabled over 3 times faster weight loss. Pls note that the no-milk diet is not poorer in calories as instead I eat a lot of almonds which have higher caloric value.

It has also (even before the weight loss was manifested) balanced my morning blood sugar levels (I am diabetic II) and now my HbA1c is balanced - 5.6 (it used to be 6.8 regardless of my very low carbohydrates consumption).

Did you try to not drink milk? pls let me know how it affected you
my intuition suggests that it is especially relevant to overweight women...

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Comment by Marianne on May 1, 2011 at 5:39pm
I've just reduced the amount of milk I put on my breakfast cereal and have noticed a dramatic drop in my post-meal sugar levels. You'd expect a reduction because of the drop in carbs but the drop has been significant. I'll keep my fingers crossed that this also accelerates my weight loss - that'd be great. Thanks for sharing.
Comment by Kari on May 1, 2011 at 7:12pm
I don't drink milk, but do take in a lot of milk products like yogurt. I wish I could try eliminating yogurt from my diet to see if it helps me shed a few pounds, but without it I'm afraid of yeast infections coming back....
Comment by Kelly WPA on May 1, 2011 at 7:41pm
I got sick a couple weeks and started throwing up mucus. When I Googled that, I read that it could be because of dairy products so I decided to quit using dairy products. It turned out that it was not the milk, but one thing that I discovered was my sinus headaches went away. I did decide to add my cheese back in, but tossed both the milk & cream for my coffee.
Comment by Marianne on May 1, 2011 at 8:48pm
Do you also take Glucosamine - it turns out that one of its side effects is indigestion and I had the same problem with mucus until I cut my dose back down to the minimum dose recommended. I've now settled down and am not experiencing that any more.
Comment by Kelly WPA on May 1, 2011 at 8:55pm
Marianne, I don't take any Glucosamine. I was sick because I had a UTI and I think that started the poblems but giving up the milk has helped with my sinus issues.
Comment by Trudy on May 2, 2011 at 5:25am
Hi Kari. I like my yogurt and DanActiv, but I also take good probiotic capsules. The probiotics probably help the most to protect against yeast infections, along with aiding digestion. If you were to give up the yogurt, you might be OK using a probiotic.


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