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Not getting on with Milk week

S: 22st1lb C: 13st0lb Loss: 9st1lb(41.1%)
I decided to do a milk week because I haven't done one yet and I've noticed my hair starting to fall out more. I've also been poorly recently with laryngitis and a chest infection (and a subsequent reaction to the antibiotics) so I am well below par and very low on energy.

The thing is that I rarely drink milk when eating normally - I just don't like it, and if I do have any it has to be skimmed UHT which everyone tells me is the devil's milk LOL.

I've tried adding it to my soups - but I honestly nearly threw up. I can just about stomach it in my chocolate shakes but aren't taking anywhere near as much as I should be - maybe 150ml in a shake.

I tried a skinny latte yesterday but again I don't drink coffee normally and never have. It was a real struggle to drink it all and was left feeling nauseous and jittery as I don't usually have caffeine.

Drinking straight milk is not an option, and I don't drink tea either.

So i'm at a bit of a loss to be honest. I think it would do me good but I'm not willing to risk ruining the soups and chocolate shakes for me if you know what I mean.

My husband is a bit worried, and wondered if I could just have an extra pack a day for a week in order to boost my calories a little without adding milk or anything outside the programme. I'm not sure how many extra calories there are in milk week but I'd have thought that this is a reasonable suggestion - it makes sense to me.

Do you have any thoughts on this? Is there something obvious that I've missed that would make this unworkable? :confused:
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Playing the Angel
S: 14st3lb C: 8st7lb G: 9st2lb BMI: 20.4 Loss: 5st10lb(40.2%)
Hey Snorks

I never ended up doing milk week at all. I had always thought I would, but when the time came, I was feeling fine. I have had the hairloss - massively but apart from that felt great. I would give your LLC a call re the extra pack and see what she/he has to say. I have no probs with skimmed UHT milk in fact I think it tastes quite nice :) There is no reason you shouldnt suppliment with this? Perhaps your LLC would allow you a Fat Free Yoghurt instead or similar, or perhaps just don't bother with the rest of milk week. Sorry I can't be of more help hun.

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An extra pack would be pointless, you will just be over-ingesting on vitmains and minerasls with very little benefical calorific gain. 4 packs are all that you need.

There is nothing that says you have to drink the milk - I have been LL for almost 12 months now and have NEVER done a milk week.

The idea of the milk week is that is brings you out of deep ketosis and into a mild one to give your body a rest for a few days - unless you feel you really need that, just go back to water in the packs and forget the milk.
Milk week was only introduced a couple of years ago. Prior to that people just stayed on packs until they achieved their goal.
When it came to milk week I was really in a routine with the packs and water and didn't want to rock the boat so I didn't do the milk.
I am so glad because ome of the ladies in my group has never been able to get back on track after milk week and she's given up now.
I don't think an extra pack would be beneficial, Just do what seems right for you.
S: 258lb C: 228lb G: 168lb BMI: 35.7 Loss: 30lb(11.63%)
I agree with the above posts. If it is causing you distres, then I would skip it. You can have Soy Milk, if thats of any help. Its a bit lighter then regular milk I believe.

Good lukc hon...hope you are feeling all bright and shiny again soon.

S: 22st1lb C: 13st0lb Loss: 9st1lb(41.1%)
Ok thanks everyone, I think I'm just going to take the milk in my shake for the last couple of days and that's it. I can't have it any other way - bleurgh!

Nice to see you posting Pollyy! TBH my LLC has been very noncommital about things like this, she's not an awful lot of help.
S: 258lb C: 228lb G: 168lb BMI: 35.7 Loss: 30lb(11.63%)
Try making ice cream (low fat obviously).
Not a bad idea - making 'ice cream' with the packs is gorgeous - made with milk, very nice. Just use little milk, about 250ml, lots of ice and 2 packs (if you can get by having 2 at once and doing without later)

Its the BOMB! :D

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