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Quick one, can i use milk instead of water?

Discussion in 'Very Low Calorie Diets' started by shazzerb, 6 January 2014 Social URL.

  1. shazzerb

    shazzerb Active Member

    ok so my shakes are 200ml water mix and was wondering if i could swap say 100ml for skimmed milk so a 50/50 mix? I asked the company and they said stick to water but wanted to know if anyone else has mixed at all and if so what were the results before i start wasting shakes, thanx
     
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  3. Miss Demeanour

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    TBH, milk has lactose (milk sugar) in, and therefore will add to the carb count. This may well affect ketosis. Then you will probably lose the advantage of ketosis, and defeat one of the main advantages of a VLCD.

    To do the least damage you'd have to mix skimmed milk with water, which is barely worth it, as by then it's nearly all water anyway, and you wouldn't taste the difference.

    Prob best to stick to the instructions and get your money's worth of the product.

    Sadly VLCD products aren't 'nice', it is like taking your medicine to achieve a purpose, but these things have to be done to get these results :)
     
  4. Caz

    Caz Slimming down the aisle

    If the official advice is stick with water then I would do that, they know what they're talking about. 400ml every day soon adds up in calories and carbs.
     
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  5. shazzerb

    shazzerb Active Member

    yeah thanks girls as i expected, water it is then and its not even so much the taste it was more of a case of wanting to feel full a little longer x
     
  6. Caz

    Caz Slimming down the aisle

    Don't think the milk would even do that to be honest
     
  7. shazzerb

    shazzerb Active Member

    Thanks Shapna, ive actually started having this now, i picked one up a tetley one its green tea with lemon and is lovely x
     
  8. Kuromi Jenkins

    Kuromi Jenkins Well-Known Member

    You'll find once in ketosis properly you won't feel hungry anyway so won't need milk to help fill you up
     
  9. Kuromi Jenkins

    Kuromi Jenkins Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't recommend lemon if you are on a ketosis based diet
     
  10. Caz

    Caz Slimming down the aisle

    Lemon means citric acid which can kick you out of ketosis
     
  11. shazzerb

    shazzerb Active Member

    ok thanks well noted and switched to just green tea x
     
  12. Kuromi Jenkins

    Kuromi Jenkins Well-Known Member

    That's far safer for you. Trust me, getting back into ketosis can be a real struggle as I've had numerous issues getting knocked out and trying to get back, so if you can stay in it do so as it's far better for you in the long run (even if just for your mental health from the stress of shouting at the scales )
     

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