Milk or Skim Milk

@kathy77 (7488)
Australia
January 19, 2007 9:09pm CST
Hi I would like to know which milk you like do you like full cream milk or skim milk, as I am no longer to drink full cream milk any more due to having sugar diabetics I would like to know which kind of milk you prefer I really do not like this skim milk but drink it for health purposes.
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17 responses
• Australia
20 Jan 07
Hi Kathy. That is the first time I've heard of diabetics not being able to have milk. A lot of people in my family are diabetics and they all drink milk. We use 97% fat free Lite milk. I don't like skim milk. We have been using the Lite for years now, and when I have coffee with full cream milk, it tastes so fatty! We like the Lite. As far as I can remember it didn't take any time to get used to it way back when we started to use it.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
20 Jan 07
Hi we are not allowed to drink full cream milk, we can drink the same as you do.
@Rexy_leigh (1189)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
I go for skim milk coz I believe it has way lesser fats than the full cream milk. I have been gaining weight lately and am pretty conscious with my waist line. Almost all of my jeans won't fit me anymore so I guess I really need to lower my fats intake and a good friend advised me to have a milk diet. And she recommends a skim milk... Hope it's gonna work for me.. :)
@Bizziebod (3526)
21 Feb 07
Hi, I'm not a lover of milk at all but if I do have it for instance on cereals then I much prefer full cream milk as skim milk's texture is quite watery. I do have skim milk in drinks though as I feel it helps keep some weight off!
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• United States
21 Feb 07
growing up mom always made us drink our milk and it was always dry milk or 2 percent milk. I never liked the dry milk...yuck. when i met my husband and still now he will ONLY drink whole milk will not touch anything less wont even cook with it or anything.,it has to be 100 percent whole milk. I have no problem drinking whole milk i think that whole milk and 2 percent milk taste the same and i will have either but not 1 percent or skim milk they taste watered down and remind me of dry milk
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@weemam (13377)
20 Feb 07
we always use skimmed milk have done for years now , I don't have it myself very often as I drink black tea and coffee, I try to watch my weight so skimmed is better for that xx
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@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
20 Feb 07
Our family drinks skim milk all the time. I cannot stand to drink anything but skim. Everything else is too "fatty".
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@ma_belle (1357)
• United States
2 Feb 07
i prefer skim because its the low fat option. i also don't like 2% or whole because i can taste the 'thickness' of the milk in it, which i can't stand. I usually dont' drink milk at all, i just usually have it with cereal or use it for cooking/baking
21 Jan 07
I drink regular milk. If I am really watching my weight I will drink skim milk. However, skim is just too watery for me. There is not much flavor to it. Tends to make the cereal taste a bit funny.
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@Script (592)
• Australia
21 Jan 07
I don't like milk full stop. I have never liked milk as far back as I can remember. I can't drink it just on it's own, but I do have it on cereal and that's okay... and occasionally I'll have an iced coffee. Have you tried different brands of skim milk? Is there any difference in the taste of different brands? I hope you find one that you enjoy soon!
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• United States
21 Jan 07
I drink skim or fat free milk. I didn't like the taste of it at first, but I have been drinking it now for the past 10 years and now I would never drink full cream milk again.
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• India
20 Jan 07
I am using skim milk to protect myself from fates.Although it is not tasty atall but we have to care for our health in this age.
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@wiessied (646)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I buy 2% milk ,i cant stand skim milk ,but i guess if i had to i would learn to like it.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
20 Jan 07
I don't like the Skim Milk either I prefer the Full Milk Skim Milk I find tastes like water to me and also it just has not got the taste of Milk there
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@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I was raised on a farm and we milked are own cow everyday twice a day and I have to have the good stuff, whole milk for me ,I can't even cook with skim ,I tried but nope, stick with the whole milk
@GardenGerty (102585)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I do not know what choices are avoilable to you. We use 1 percent milk fat or one half percent. One percent has enough fat for your body to make adequate use of the vitamin D and calcium in milk. Do you not have those choices in Australia? If not I would take a gallon of skim and mix in a pint of full fat milk. You must take care of your diabetes. I am glad you are aware of what you need to do.
@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
20 Jan 07
it depends on what temperature the milk is pasteurized at. if its at a low temp, I prefer 2% milk and ifits a high temp, I prefer 1% milk. I have no idea why the milk tastes creamier when it is pasteurized at a higher temp, it just does.
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@7nicole1 (1634)
• Canada
20 Jan 07
we prefer 2%, when the kids were younger we gave them homgenized. i prefer cream in my coffee though
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