Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Skim Plus. All opinions are my own.
My husband and I went on a weight loss journey together last March, and we’ve lost so much weight but gained a whole new perspective on food. My husband weighs less and feels better than he did when we got married, 10 years ago!
What we’ve taken away from this experience is that we can still enjoy our favorite foods, but in moderation. I know, I know.. it’s typical wisdom you hear from everyone who has lost weight, but the reality is that we still enjoy all our favorite foods with some slight changes. We swap out our high-calorie indulgences for lower calorie options at every meal. We went from whole and 2% yogurt to fat-free. We limit our carbohydrate intake and load up on veggies and fruits throughout the day.
Where dairy is concerned, we use Skim Plus milk as a substitute for 2% milk. After using it in several recipes like my mother’s rice pudding and her home-style Greek pastichio, there’s no turning back. Typically, it would be considered blasphemy to use skim milk in any of our recipes because they used to lack substance and creaminess, but Skim Plus breaks the mold and has changed our minds about using skim milk in our recipes.
My husband and I are hoping to maintain our weight loss by keeping our dairy fat-free, limiting our sugar and carbohydrate intake, while still thoroughly enjoying all the deliciousness life has to offer. Skim Plus is our go-to in our coffee, since it adds 11 grams of protein and more calcium than regular milk, per serving. You may think that these little swaps in our daily intake are insignificant, but the proof is in the pudding and my husband has lost 60 pounds just by making these minor changes.
You can find out more about Skim Plus and all the added benefits by visiting their site. They have a variety of skim milk based on your dietary needs, such as lactose-free, half & half, and original.