Why are so many excluding milk from their diet?

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I don't get it. I can understand not liking milk, but to exclude it solely because of dieting purposes? Am I missing something.

Milk is such an easy way to get in your protein. Fairlife milk provides me with 13 grams of protein per cup. If you love milk, I don't see any reason to stop drinking it.
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  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 48,662 Member
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    Possibly because an 8oz glass of milk is from 125-150 calories? Also some may have issues with digestion of lactose when taken by itself.
    People make changes in their diets due to cost too.

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  • queenliz99
    queenliz99 Posts: 15,317 Member
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    It's too calorie dense for me.
  • nevereverend
    nevereverend Posts: 17 Member
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    ninerbuff wrote: »
    Possibly because an 8oz glass of milk is from 125-150 calories? Also some may have issues with digestion of lactose when taken by itself.
    People make changes in their diets due to cost too.

    Seriously overstating the calorie content. Fat Free milk has 80-90 calories per 8oz serving, but offers up 8g of protein.

    Right on about so many people having issues digesting lactose, though. Also, milk has a fairly high carb/sugar count due to the lactose -- which can cause insulin spiking, as well.

  • Rocknut53
    Rocknut53 Posts: 1,794 Member
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    I make room for milk. I just don't drink it with oreo cookies anymore. (And that's OK).
  • dcarter1020
    dcarter1020 Posts: 73 Member
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    I've never liked milk and don't digest it well. It wasn't hard for me to give up.
  • kyrannosaurus
    kyrannosaurus Posts: 350 Member
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    Cow's milk is for cows. I am not a cow.
  • DearestWinter
    DearestWinter Posts: 595 Member
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    I just don't like drinking milk. Has nothing to do with my diet.
  • AnvilHead
    AnvilHead Posts: 18,344 Member
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    Cow's milk is for cows. I am not a cow.

    Vegetable roots are for vegetables. I am not a vegetable.

    To answer OP's question, some cut dairy out because it's fairly calorie dense (although it's macro/micronutrient profile is great). Others cut it out because they've read pseudoscience and scaremongering on disreputable propaganda sites saying that dairy is "bad for you" or "dangerous" or "unhealthy".
  • Sabine_Stroehm
    Sabine_Stroehm Posts: 19,263 Member
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    You've been here 4 days. I've seen 1, maybe 2 threads about dairy?
    But yeah, folks sometimes pick a "thing" to eliminate. To lower calories.
  • lakshva
    lakshva Posts: 44 Member
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    I reduced milk in take just because it's tough to get fresh milk unless I own a cow. Milk is the most adulterated food at my place.
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 48,662 Member
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    ninerbuff wrote: »
    Possibly because an 8oz glass of milk is from 125-150 calories? Also some may have issues with digestion of lactose when taken by itself.
    People make changes in their diets due to cost too.

    Seriously overstating the calorie content. Fat Free milk has 80-90 calories per 8oz serving, but offers up 8g of protein.

    Right on about so many people having issues digesting lactose, though. Also, milk has a fairly high carb/sugar count due to the lactose -- which can cause insulin spiking, as well.
    Fat free milk IMO isn't milk. More like watered down powered milk. But that's just me. The calories I gave were for 2% and full fat milk.


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  • Annr
    Annr Posts: 2,765 Member
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    I have a glass now and then, just find yogurt, granola, or a whole wheat slice of something more satisfying. Sticks with me than any glass of milk with cereal does.
  • rsenor
    rsenor Posts: 57 Member
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    I don't do milk because I'm lactose intolerant, but honestly also because I have just begun to find that drinking another species breast milk is rather gross. Something hit me at one point...would I drink human breast milk or eat human-breast milk made cheese? No...

    I should clarify I am not vegan - I still eat meat- but milk just icks me out. It potentially has pus. Eeew.

  • queenliz99
    queenliz99 Posts: 15,317 Member
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    rsenor wrote: »
    I don't do milk because I'm lactose intolerant, but honestly also because I have just begun to find that drinking another species breast milk is rather gross. Something hit me at one point...would I drink human breast milk or eat human-breast milk made cheese? No...

    I should clarify I am not vegan - I still eat meat- but milk just icks me out. It potentially has pus. Eeew.

    It's not pus, for crying out loud. Woo
  • Annr
    Annr Posts: 2,765 Member
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    rsenor wrote: »
    I don't do milk because I'm lactose intolerant, but honestly also because I have just begun to find that drinking another species breast milk is rather gross. Something hit me at one point...would I drink human breast milk or eat human-breast milk made cheese? No...

    I should clarify I am not vegan - I still eat meat- but milk just icks me out. It potentially has pus. Eeew.

    question. Do you eat cheese, yogurt, pudding, sour cream, and cottage cheese, or have you eliminated all milk products?
  • DavPul
    DavPul Posts: 61,406 Member
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    i love milk but i don't have to eliminate it for it not to appear in my diary very often. i just don't drink it much regularly. what, are grown adults sitting around the dinner table pouring themselves a tall glass of milk to eat with their steak? i pour it in my Cocoa Pebbles and I use it as an ingredient when I'm cooking pancakes, occasionally i mix my protein powder with chocolate milk. other than that....it just sits in my fridge.

    what it is NOT is a convenient way to get protein while you're cutting. full fat milk is calorie dense for the protein it provides and skim milk tastes like sadness. 2% is tolerable....but what's even the point?
  • DavPul
    DavPul Posts: 61,406 Member
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    You've been here 4 days. I've seen 1, maybe 2 threads about dairy?
    But yeah, folks sometimes pick a "thing" to eliminate. To lower calories.

    plus ^this
  • rpachigo
    rpachigo Posts: 96 Member
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    2% fair life milk is alright in moderation
  • skorsk
    skorsk Posts: 32 Member
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    Love milk but my husband only drinks whole milk. Too many calories for me so I use unsweetened coconut milk in my smoothies.
  • MsBuzzkillington
    MsBuzzkillington Posts: 171 Member
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    Cow's milk is for cows. I am not a cow.

    Dang, no ice cream either? yogurt? cheese?