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    I used to feel the same as some of the other commentors about skim milk. I weined my self off of it by diluting whole milk in stages. 10% water for a week, then 25% for the next, until eventually I got to straight skim milk. Now that I've managed to get to the skim milk stage whole milk almost makes me want to gag. - 4/26/2012 10:55:50 AM
  • Just wondering where the Greek yogurt falls into place.. Maybe I just didn't read the article thorough enough but do I remember seeing it? - 3/31/2012 10:46:05 AM
  • Excellent article! Great resources on this site, makes it easy to stay focused. - 5/7/2011 9:47:15 AM
  • JEANETTE2011

    This article helps new members on the first stage of a diet. - 4/12/2011 2:46:00 AM
    Very interesting, though most of the produce sections of stores in our areas have plenty in them worth avoiding; but that's nit-picking, isn't it? I will disagree with the recommendation for skim or low fat dairy. Nothing lower in fat will ever have the same taste as the original in the dairy case, period. After drinking whole milk for a while, drinking skim milk is like drinking water. And I, at least, have noticed a difference in how I respond to them.

    (Caveat: not a diabetic, but with sometimes unstable blood sugar.) I generally use non-homogenized milk, and as the cream content by percentage inevitably goes down with each glass, I notice I'm hungrier earlier. Same when it comes to yogurt. (And I have no idea how low- or fat-free yogurt can be made. I make my own from whole milk with almost no problems, but I never successfully produced anything from reduced fat milk. Grainy on the bottom and water through the rest. Inedible, basically.) - 1/16/2011 10:56:53 PM
  • i noticed that the links weren't working. - 10/30/2010 1:57:39 PM
  • I love this article!! I'm pleased to see that after almost 3 years on Spark, this is already what my grocery list looks like. I focus on finding and creating meals from fresh, minimally processed foods (although I still like my extra Fiber Wheat Thins).

    I wish I could save this article to my SparkPeople profile!
    Jocelyn - 10/30/2010 1:24:35 PM
  • I refuse to drink anything but full fat milk. Anything less and it just taste like milk flavored water. In any case, I like to use milk as a meal substitute when I'm too lazy to cook or realized that there is nothing else in the house.

    I also agree with ACERENO, low fat cheese is disgusting. But I can only buy cheese once in awhile. That's the food that really got me down this bad road. - 9/17/2010 10:47:18 PM
    I was so pleased to see full-fat cheese listed as long as it is eaten in moderation. I can drink skim milk and eat low-fat yogurt but refuse to eat low-fat cheese. I needs my Havarti from time to time: in moderation of course :) - 9/17/2010 5:36:48 PM
  • awesome article - 8/18/2010 12:41:57 AM
  • Common sense article. Good stuff. - 6/24/2010 12:51:11 PM
    Great article. Learned a few things. Will put these tips to use. - 3/3/2010 10:35:30 AM
  • great input - 1/5/2010 10:37:08 AM
  • Thanks for the great information!! - 1/5/2010 8:49:22 AM
  • Awesome Article! Everyone needs to know the basics to a healthy shopping cart. I was at the grocery store the other day a I wanted so badly to talk to a woman about nutrition - her cart was loaded down with Lean Cuisines and 3 cases of Coke. - 3/11/2009 9:02:55 AM

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