Milk alternatives on a low carb diet – are you missing milk?

Atkins Diet: Missing Milk?

One of my beverages I favored before Atkins Diet was milk.  Now milk is not particularly necessary for its calcium content with the possibility from vegetables, cream, and cheese.  It does however work well in shakes or smoothies.  Granted none of these are Induction friendly, but they are all significantly lower in carb than milk.   Note: The carbs in milk are mostly from lactose — a simple sugar like sucrose or fructose as such it will affect your blood sugar levels.

Here are some comparisons of milk alternatives:

Item                     Calories             Grams of Carbs

  • 1 cup heavy cream          414                     3g
  • 50:50 cream:water         212                     1.5g
  • 33:67 cream:water          138                     1g
  • 1 cup almond milk            40                       2g (1g Fiber)
  • 1 cup of milk recipe         65                        3g
  • 1 cup of 2% milk                120                     12g

Once you reach the appropriate rung of the Ongoing Weight Loss phase, you can certainly partake of these excellent options.

CarolynF Homemade Low Carb Milk:
2 TBS Heavy Cream
1 1/3 TBS Instant dry milk
1 Cup cold water
Dash salt
Tiny dash Splenda / Truvia

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