One of my proudest moments on this diet was way early on a Saturday morning and my boys came in jumping on our bed. "Mom! Dad! Breakfast!" "You can make your own cereal this morning, you're big boys" came the Husband's groggy answer from underneath a pillow. "Daaaaaad! Milk has too much sugar!" as they jumped to the kitchen. "What are they talking about, milk doesn't have any sugar?" asks the groggy milk guzzler. "14 sugars Daaaaad!" came the answer from the other room. And I officially had one less milk drinker in my household.
Milk (skim, low fat and full fat) is out on the Belly Fat Cure. For the options below be sure your container says "UNSWEETENED" and check the refrigerated milk and non-refrigerated soy areas in your store. Here are a few good milk substitutes:
Unsweetened Almond Milk (USAM) - Jorge Cruise mentions this as a good substitute in the book. Several stores carry the Blue Diamond brand, Target even carries it as a half gallon the refrigerated section. I like to by the unrefrigerated smalled boxes and stock up when I find them on sale. It is available in Original, Vanilla and Chocolate. Whole Foods carries all flavors, while most stores only carry the Vanilla
So Delicious Coconut Milk Unsweetened - I think this milk replacement tastes a little better than the USAM. Although, every now and then it reminds me of tanning oil, must be the coconut! I have only seen this at Whole Foods next to the regular milk. Turtle Mountain, its maker, has a few other items which are good on the BFC. If you like European drinking yogurt you could try their unsweetened Kefir too.
Unsweetened Soy Milk - There are a few brands of soy milk that have sugar/carb contents that are low enough for the BFC. Silk unsweetened, for example. Many grocery stores carry Silk in the refrigerated section. Just check the cartoon of the soy you want to make sure. Trader Joe's has the Essential Soy Unsweetened that the Husband is now addicted to since giving up milk and it is extremely low in sugar. So why does Jorge push the Almond and not the Soy? He said in class that is because of the GMO in Soy, so limit its use.
Hemp Milk - Hemp milk is a great option if you can find it at 0g Sugar and 1g Carbs. Whole Foods carries a variety of Hemp Milks in the refrigerated section, but I really haven't seen them anywhere else. I also found the Hemp Milk to be a little pricier then the other options. But according to Dr Andrew Weil it may be a great option for those with nut allergies. My husband also like this one a lot since he is Vegan and recently "off milk". Tempt is the brand we prefer and I'll stock up for I find it on sale. It comes in regular and vanilla unsweetened flavors.
I met Diane over on Jorge's Facebook page and she even suggested making your own from powered milk. You can't make it exactly as directed, because it would still have a lot of sugar, but you can modify it a bit and be okay.