I am partial to whole milk, however I’ve heard and read all the same artery clogging articles you have. I’ve trained myself to drink 2%, but I don’t enjoy milk the way I used to. Mostly I cook with it or add it to my oatmeal. Occasionally I will drink it, but generally when I absolutely have to have a glass of milk, I buy a quart of whole milk.
My Uncle has a farm. When I was a kid, milk did not come in a wax covered, cardboard carton. Milk came from the barn in large pails. It was strained through cheese cloth into glass jars, and it arrived in our home with a thick layer of cream on top. The cream provided butter and other yummies.
I love all dairy products, but I have had to cut back recently. I am losing weight. I’ve been doing so –19.5 pounds worth — by just using common sense and cutting down on portion size, fat (dairy products) and sugar. I quit drinking pop and don’t buy chips, cookies, ice cream, etc. for my home. If it isn’t there, it is much easier to resist.
I also purchased — for the first time ever — skim milk. I poured 4 ounces into a glass, and I drank it. I won’t be doing that again soon. Two swallows and I knew that the “fat removed” label is pure crap. You know how they make skim milk? They pour whole milk into — and then out of — a container. Said container is then coated in a lovely, white milk film. They add tap water to the container, swish it around, and viola! Skim milk.
Blech. Some calories aren’t worth eliminating.