Emotions and milk!

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N17
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   Posted 3/15/2006 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Whoah!  I watched my football team (Spurs) play on the weekend with a rowdy group of about 40 and man, was that emotional.  Next day, after breakfast, I tested and came up with 9.2.  Whoah, that is way high (for me).  It has since returned to normal.  I think that is an example of how a stressful, emotional occasion can screw with your blood sugars.  Hopefully I can adapt a bit because supporting Spurs can very bad for your blood pressure etc!  On to milk.  Now in order to lose weight, I have been using 2% fat milk, rather than the usual 4% milk.  However, the lighter milk has a greater sugar content.  As I only use milk in cereal (not a great tea or coffee drinker), I feel inclined to use the tastier milk (!) because my overall intake per day is very low, and it has lower levels of sugar.  Are there any milk experts out there that can comment on this?!!
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 3/15/2006 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
For the amount of milk you are using the difference in the fat content should have a minor impact on your daily food count. But if you have 4% in the house then others may be drinking it as well. That's a lot of butterfat for the rest of the fam to put up with...

We have gotten ourselves used to skim and now can't handle 2%. At our house we prefer our butter fat in the form of butter on toast and in cooking. I guess it's all in how you juggle the numbers. You might want to look at the numbers yourself and decide.

1/2 cup of skim milk = 45 calories and 6 gm carb 4.2 gm protein (0.2 gm fat)

1/2 cup of 2% = 71 calories 7.5 gm carb and 4.8 gm protein (2.4 gm fat)

1/2 cup of 3.5% (whole, full-fat) 78 calories 6.5 gm. carb and 4.2 gm protein (4 GMS. OF FAT!)
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N17
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   Posted 3/16/2006 12:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Interesting figures, Jeannie.  Thanks for them.  I think I can get away with using the 4% stuff (we do have the 2%, which I also use) for now because my exercise regimen is still showing results.  I know what the 2% is like and it's OK.  I liken skim milk to coloured water but I will, no doubt have to get used to it in the future!  I don't know what I'll do about the 'stress induced' elevated b/s numbers because I can't stop supporting the Spurs!! :-)
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 3/16/2006 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
If your stress induced high sugars are there to help you have glucose available to "run for cover" or "fight for your life" maybe just doing some aerobic exercise during commercials would use up that extra sugar? Treadmill? Push-ups? Just brain storming here but seems like there must be some way to use that extra sugar up...

I can understand the feeling watching sports... and if you're with your friends having a few snacks and sitting on the couch... that sugar has nowhere to go but up... Let's see... Calesthetics during commercials? Vacuuming the house? (You could get all your household chores done during every game! LOL!)

How about fasting on the day of the game? No carbs on the day of the game? I'm clueless here but wish I could help.
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Warren
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   Posted 3/16/2006 10:18 PM (GMT -7)   

ok you milk addicts!!!  1 cup of milk.....thats not a lot of milk.  Look at the serving size on the side of the milk carton.  Well...the skim, 1 and 2% milks all carry about 16 grams of sugar PER SERVING!!!  thats a whole lotta sugar people!!!  Now add the carb values on top of the native sugar and you've just spiked your BS something fierce!  I found that making my jello instant pudding was pushing my BS up and I didn't know why as it was sugar free.....but I hadn't counted on the high sugar content of the milk I was using!  Soooooooo....I've found a "low carb" milk that has next to no carbs and 2 grams of sugar per serving.  Now that I can deal with.

I guess the point is, read the label and think about not only the carb content but also the sugar content and what the combination of them is going to do to you.  Especially with something like milk which will convert really quickly into your system!

scool Warren
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What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. - George Dennison Prentice

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Jeannie143
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   Posted 3/17/2006 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Warren,
Is that milk lactose free? How does it taste? For myself I have issues with osteoporosis so I'm drinking milk every day.

Question... when you show the carb count do you include the sugars as part of the total carb count?
That's how I do it since they all become carbs in the end...

By the way, I want to thank you for that neet "under the armpit" warming technique for the drawn up insulin! I've been using it faithfully ever since you posted it and silently thank you every time! :-)
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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