Only December 31st, I went on a diet. I have already lost 10lbs. And the amazing thing, I have not been hungry! I think I will write a book… Well, perhaps not since the target audience would be only me. It’s kind of a limited publishing market.
How did I do it? I gave up milk. Amazing! Until of course you ask one simple question: How much milk did you drink. That is where my millions in book revenues evaporates because I am probably the world’s only milk addict. I drank a lot.
I did a little simple math. I drank on average, a half gallon of milk a day. No, I am not kidding. That is 64 ounces of milk or roughly 8 glasses. Again, yes, I drank THAT much. Now for the most part I drank skim. But that is still roughly 90 calories a glass. Which means…
…wait for it…
I was taking in 720 calories a day from milk alone. If I was eating a normal diet (and it was anything but normal), my total calories a day should be roughly 1800 calories. That is 40% of my calorie allotment (not that I ever stuck to 1800).
No wonder I have problems with my weight! Plus milk was my gateway drug. I always had to have something else to eat with it and it was almost always carbs (cookie or crackers). Without the milk, I no longer crave the other crap.
Now I am not going to declare this a success yet. I have only been at it for 10 days. But it is so funny that I never sat down and did the math on the empty calories I was consuming. Also you do not go through the DTs when you quit milk. I do miss it.
It has made me wonder though. What other mindless actions am I taking that are bad for my health.
Milk for thought