I'm still trying to stay healthy. Between cutting back on carbs and taking my meds, I have lost about 9 pounds total this month. I have tried to switch everything over to sugar free. I recently bought myself a treat. It was a box of sugar free pudding. I figured if I made it with reconstituted powdered milk, I would have myself a nice guilt free snack. The next day, my blood sugars were high. I couldn't figure it out. Turns out milk is milk. Even if you take out all the fat, you still have carbs. Phooey!
So I talk to my mom about it and she suggests soy milk. My first thought is "eww, gross", but about a week later, I am flipping through a magazine and there is a coupon for a dollar off a bottle of soy milk. I figure what the heck, lets give it a shot. With my coupon, the milk ends up being less than $2.00 for a half gallon. That's cheaper than the "real" stuff! I go with the vanilla flavor. I am still too chicken to waste my money on the plain. Tonight, I get home and put it in the fridge to get it nice and cold after our trip to the grocery.
I finally got the courage to just give it a try. It smells vaguely like baby formula. Once I got that visual out of my head, I took the plunge. I am pleased to say that I like it! It doesn't have the richness of milk. It's more of a watery texture, but very good flavor. I have to say I get the impression of a watered down vanilla instant breakfast type mix. Not bad for something good for me. Now I can have a little cereal every now and then. I can also make my pudding guilt free for real now! Regular milk has 12 grams of carbs for 8 ounces. Soy, even with the vanilla flavoring is only 5 grams for 8 ounces.