Will not eating/drinking milk, ice cream and coffee help me lose weight?
I exercise every day for 30-60 min. I eat pretty healthy except for those things I just listed. If I stop eating/drinking milk, ice cream and coffee will I give my diet a head start?
I usually have 1 cup of milk a day, 1/2-1 cup of ice cream and a cup of coffee every day.
- lost in spaceLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Ice cream is pretty fattening. Milk is not that bad, and I've read is actually good to drink 24 ounces of low fat or fat-free milk a day. Coffee has no calories, one cup a day without cream, sugar or milk is not a problem for any diet.
- 1 decade ago
Where ever did you get the idea that coffee is fattening? Is is not - unless you are talking about those frappecinos at Starbucks. But it's the sugar and corn syrup in those that are the culprit...
I would not cut out the milk; if you can, switch to 2%, 1% or skim milk instead of whole. You'll get all the protein and calcium without the fat.
As for the ice cream, why not have a scoop over a bowl of fresh, cut up strawberries? Or strawberries and bananas. Then the ice cream will be helping you eat something that is good for you. Use this as a healthy dessert.
Walk around the block a couple or three times a day. You don't have to do your exercise all at once. Think healthy eating, not low fat. Suddenly you will begin feeling more satisfied and will not have the junk food cravings and needing in between meal snacks. The exercise will help you regulate your appetite. Try to have one "junk food" snack a day.
Try this trick: When you go down to the kitchen, have a paper there with ideas of healthy snacks so you won't be subject to reaching for the first thing in the cabinet. Try cheese and crackers, tuna fish, carrots and Ranch Dressing, celery and blue cheese dressing, peanut butter and crackers, glass of milk and instead of oreos or brownies, have graham crackers. They are so good when fresh and make you crave gulps of milk! Try the grahams with Cinnamon for a change.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
swear off all sugar. that means ice cream! eat tons of fruits and vegetables instead. instead of ice cream try eating PLAIN low-fat yogurt with some berries. once you've had it 2-3 times you get used to it, and it's just delicious! keep your daily cup of coffee but avoid the milk, and just drink water. the best way to lose weight is to NEVER DRINK YOUR CALORIES! take your weight, divide by half and drink that many ounces of water a day for maximum wellness and weight loss.
- NatalieLv 71 decade ago
find calorie/fitness calculator on the net, enter your stats, take 300-400 calories off that number and that's how much you need to lose weight.
5-8servings of fruit and veggies a day
8 glasses of water a day
5-6 small meals instead of 3 big ones (breakfast is the most important - make sure to get complex carbs like whole wheat bread, oatmeal, fruit etc)
4-6 times a week cardio for 30-50min, light weight training, many reps
no junk food, no sodas, no alcohol, no white flour (cakes, cookies, white bread, pasta etc.), nothing high in sugar (ice cream)
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- Sassy OLD BroadLv 71 decade ago
Drink 1% fat, or skim milk, switch the icecream to yogurt and keep the coffee! Then go get yourself a copy of "Sugar Busters" book and educate yourself about what you're eating and how it affects your body. I know I'm repeating this but this is the BEST BOOK and the BEST LIFESTYLE CHANGE (DIET) you can possibly buy. Check it out and good luck.Source(s): retired nurse
- 1 decade ago
yes definately it will help you. but do supplement ur diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. and eat it raw rather than cooked. this will reduce the calories as well as bring up nice glow on ur face. and when u follow all this, u can reinforce urself by having a piece of what u like. probably some ice cream or so.
And pls dont forget to exercise daily.Source(s): internet
- John SLv 61 decade ago
Milk is good. Coffee, booze and ice cream are bad. Reduce the number of calories to loose weight.
- sakira_starwolfLv 61 decade ago
Keep up with the milk. Studies show some, like skim, HELP lose weight. Do some research.
- DOTLv 51 decade ago
Don't give up your milk, just drink skim milk. Your body needs that. I read an artical that said when hungry, milk will stop some food cravings.
- 1 decade ago
according to research being done, its been proven that 3 servings of dairy a day (milk) can actually aid weight reduction, plus, being a woman, you don't want to cut the main source of calcium from your diet. you could put yourself at a higher risk for osteoperosis and bone degeneration.