Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I read a blog a week or so ago, and I'd give the author credit but unfortunately I don't remember her name, and it just kind of sat on my mind, challenging me. She asked what one thing could you do to improve your program? What would really make a difference? I thought and thought about it.
I'm not sure this is the one thing that will make the most difference for me, but I know it will be an improvement. I have been pretty sloppy about measuring nonfat instant dry milk powder. I started buying it because my hubby went from whole milk (4% milk fat) to 2% and then to 1%, but he absolutely won't drink nonfat milk. He complained that my "unnecessary" nonfat milk takes up too much space in the refrigerator. So I started buying nonfat powder to use when the refrig is too full or we are out of skim milk. I often use the powder to make tea lattes and coffee lattes. One thing I like about it is that it doesn't cool off the hot drink like milk out of the refrigerator does. I buy it in pouches that make one quart. Supposedly one-third cup powder will make one 8 oz cup. I became more and more suspicious. Seemed like I was not getting four servings when I measured by the 1/3 cup and one day when I measured a pouch it was just over one cup, not 1 1/3.. And when I was drinking hot tea with milk all day long, I knew I sometimes forgot how many cups with 1/6 cup of powdered milk. So, I'm going to commit to make the powder into the quart of milk and find a container that will fit in the refrigerator. For one thing, with my history of kidney stones, I need enough calcium, but I truly need to avoid too much calcium.
What one thing can you commit to do that will improve your nutrition or exercise program??