We’ve scoured supermarkets and restaurants to find healthy F–Factor™ approved food swaps for high-calorie favorites. Now you can satisfy your cravings without sabotaging your waistline.*
How does your milk FAIR?
Perhaps as a result of the fat-free craze of the 90’s, the term “skim” is still associated with being lighter, good-for-your-waistline—think of all of the people who order Skinny Vanilla Lattes at Starbucks, which are 120 calories a pop. While skim milk is certainly a healthier option than whole milk because the fat has been, well, skimmed out, this doesn’t mean, by any stretch of the imagination, that it’s a free food.
Milk, whether it’s 1%, 2% skim or whole, contains carbohydrates–and as any F-Factor devotee knows, when carbohydrates are consumed in excess of what the body can store for energy, they lead to weight gain. Translation: skim will not always help you to stay so trim! In fact, 1 cup of Organic Valley Skim Milk contains 12g of carbohydrates—all of which are sugar. That’s more sugar than an entire Krispy Kreme donut (or a McDonald’s Big Mac, if you’re more into savory comparisons) in just one measly cup. Forget skim, that’s GRIM!
If you happen to be a Skinny Latte-lover, there’s no need to moo-urne this vice. Recent innovations in the milk market have really shaken things up, and today we’re here to introduce you to one that, when it comes to your diet, is much more fair. MOOOve on over, Organic Valley! F-Factor Fans, it’s time that you meet Fairlife.
The Skinny On This Skim.
At only 80 calories per cup, Fairlife’s Fat-Free Ultra-Filtered Milk contains half the carbohydrates and sugar as your standard skim—but that’s not even half the reason why we’re excited about it! Fairlife’s skim also has 62.5% more protein than Organic Valley’s—that’s 13g of muscle-building protein in a 1 cup serving of bone-strengthening skim. And because we’re talking milk here, we’d be remiss to leave calcium out of the conversation: Fairlife has above an average calcium content too, which is 370mg per serving!
Fairlife is able to achieve these staggering nutritional stats by filtering their milk into five components–water, butterfat, protein, vitamins, minerals, and lactose. These are then recombined in different proportions, which effectively cuts carbohydrates and sugar and ups the protein and calcium. Ta-da! Why had no one thought of this before!?
If you’re reading this thinking, well that’s cool, but as a lactose-intolerant individual, even the word milk gives me a stomach ache, well, you’re in luck too, because the filtration process results in a product that’s also free of lactose! Talk about milking, well, milk, for all it’s got!
THIS PRODUCT IS A STEP 2 FOOD.
TO JOURNAL THIS PRODUCT: Fairlife Fat-Free Ultra-Filtered Milk– 6g carbohydrate, 0g fiber