Friday, April 18, 2008

Did you know...

Did you know that the average American drinks 25 gallons (~95 litres) of milk per year?

If you currently drink 2 cups 2% milk a day, did you know that if you switched to 1%, you would lose 4 lbs a year?

And that if you switched to skim milk, you would lose just under 8lbs a year?

I'd say that's a pretty easy way to lose some weight...

Brault-Dubuc, M; Caron-Lahaie, L. Nutritive Value of Foods 2nd ed. 1994.


Jme said...

What if you switch to regular soy?

Sybil Hebert, RD said...

Hi Jme,

Regular soy milk has about 130 calories per cup and the light versions have ~70 calories (less than 1 cup skim milk!).

If you normally drink 2 cups of the regular soy milk a day and switched to the lighter version, you'd lose ~12 lbs after a year.

And remember, soy milk is not from an animal source so the fat it contains is not saturated fat... another bonus!