Chocolate milk – the nectar of life

Most of you are probably aware that Jess and I started adhering to the South Beach Diet several months ago. Now before you all roll your eyes at the whole “low carb” fad, do your homework. I won’t bore you with the diet details, or by praising it’s virtues etc. Suffice to say we are in it for the long haul for long term health benefits, not just to lose some quick weight with the latest fad.
I’ve already lost over 20 lbs., and I look and feel better than I have in 10 years or more. I’m halfway to my personal goal.
While I’ve always had a sweet tooth, and loved foods that are horrible for you, I can see myself sticking to it. While I psychologically miss certain things, I don’t “crave” them like I did before, where I just absolutely could not resist having something.
That being said, I still like to have some simple pleasures to satisfy the tastes I like. I’ve managed to stick to diet soft drinks (diet mountain dew and Diet vanilla pepsi are two of my favorites which taste the least diet-y).
Chocolate milk has always been a favorite of mine. I’m happy to say I’ve found a way to enjoy it. I’ve tried 2 different “low carb” chocolate milks. One was tolerable. One is downright nummy. Hood’s Carb Countdown is so nummy it makes me suspicious. I think this is most like due to the presence of “Splenda”, one of the best artificial sweeteners there is. Why more products haven’t ditched Nutrasweet in favor of Splenda, I do not know. Just thought I’d pass this along for those who love chocolate milk, but are trying to watch their health.


5 Responses

  1. Jess says:

    Why won’t your cookies* remember your own wife? Whaaay?
    Anyway, I thought I’d link to my entry on the diet in which I do all the boring business of explaining it. Of course, there are about fifty gazillion other websites about it for those Googly-inclined.
    *Going to have to try and bake some South-Beach cookies.

  2. Simon says:

    Excellent news! I know I should have more fruit and vegetables in my diet.
    Also, Jess, don’t worry – neither the dairy nor Mr. Eaf’s blog remember me.

  3. oslowe says:

    but what about the queso?

  4. Chainsaw says:

    Splenda is science’s gift to fat people.

  5. CosmicAvatar says:

    Your website has remembered me in the past, although I’ve just had to delete all my cookies and saved web pages etc. due to a corrupted view somewhere (all OK now). I’ll let you know if it goes on the squiff.
    And bloody well done on the diet front. Low-carbing it helped me get into my wedding dress last year, but I couldn’t keep it up myself as it was so unforgiving of my many slip-ups, but if you can stay committed to it, you’re sorted. Bravo!

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