Plain milk is a good source of protein and calcium and can be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet.
On the programme, we recommend choosing whole milk, rather than skim, low-fat, or no-fat milk. This is because the fat content in whole milk will help to keep you feeling fuller for longer and more satisfied after meals.
However, if you prefer the taste of skim, low-fat, or no-fat milk - that's fine!
There's no limit on how much milk you can drink each day, but keep in mind that milk will contain more calories and energy content compared to water. We also recommend avoiding flavoured milks, as these tend to contain high amounts of added sugar.
If you can’t tolerate cow’s milk, we recommend choosing fortified soy milk. This is a non-dairy alternative that still provides a good source of protein and calcium (similar to that of cow’s milk).
However, if you dislike soy milk, you could try other alternatives such as oat or almond milk. It’s important to be mindful that these alternatives provide significantly less protein and calcium. Always be sure to check the ingredients list to avoid added sugar.