Daily Challenge For Jens Sake Day 6

Today is Day 6 of the Daily Challenge and finally I get to do a diet challenge. Woohoo!!! Oh wait…I don’t drink milk. It’s been about 13 years or so since I gave it up. Because I am asthmatic, drinking milk makes it harder for me to breathe. Something to do with mucus building up or something, I really don’t know. All I know is, when I would drink milk I would have a coughing fit so I stopped drinking it. I have tried soy, almond, organic, lactose-free and I cannot stand them at all. If something doesn’t at least have a somewhat pleasant  taste to me I won’t drink it. I do eat shredded cheese but, very little of that. So today I have done this challenge by not having any cheese.

Being observant of what you consume, whether it’s eating or drinking is a great way to keep your health in check. Try this out for a day and see how you feel. To really make a difference though, it is something you have to do everyday. Seriously, who couldn’t benefit from less fat??

Today’s Daily Challenge Tuesday Sep. 06, 2011

Healthy Behaviors

Eat a lower-fat version of 1 dairy item today, such as skim milk instead of 1%, or nonfat yogurt.

How to do it
Today, find one opportunity to cut the amount of fat you consume in a dairy item. For example, if you usually add half and half to your coffee, try adding milk today. If you’re a fan of low-fat yogurt, try non-fat instead. (If you typically enjoy soy, rice, or almond milk or other products, go for a reduced-fat option.)

Why it matters
Milk and other dairy products are excellent sources of nutrients such as protein, calcium, and vitamins A and D. Although they may be great for bone and heart health, they can have high quantities of saturated fat, too. Recent studies show that low-fat dairy products can help reduce hypertension, but whole-fat dairy products do not. Even a slight reduction in your daily saturated fat could boost your overall health!

Fun Fact
It takes about 25 gallons of milk to make 9 gallons of ice cream.

Ok, It’s your turn. Join in on the Daily Challenge; Facebook it, Blog it, Live it, Love it!!!

3 thoughts on “Daily Challenge For Jens Sake Day 6

  1. Lisa Brandel says:

    I did what you did! I put vanilla soy milk on my cereal (if I have cereal in the AM) so I didn’t want to feel like I wasn’t doing the challenge, so like you I cut out cheese for the day. I missed my feta cheese, but was a good thing to be mindful of what we intake! cheers and this is our LAST pact day! WE DID IT! YAAAAAAAAY!! I’ve already played a bit of tag today and you’ll laugh at how I had to complete this challenge LOL *hugs*

  2. melissa says:

    This is great Jenni…I agree on what you wrote, “Being observant of what you consume, whether it’s eating or drinking is a great way to keep your health in check. ”

    I love milk more than anything else. I think my diet has to include more nutrients too. I have to gain more weight. I hope you have some tips for me too 😉

Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare. -Voltaire

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