Being a woman of nearly sixty-four and from a British Isles ancestry, I am at risk of getting osteoporosis. It is essential, therefore, that I make sure I am getting the recommended dose of calcium each day. Though I do take calcium supplements when I remember, I much prefer to get my daily calcium by drinking milk. The only problem is that drinking milk makes me gain weight. I’ve read many articles that say drinking milk will actually reduce belly fat, but in my case, it doesn’t seem to be working.
I don’t much like the taste of milk by itself, unlike my husband who could down a quart of milk every evening before bed. Usually I drink milk with something to wash it down with, for instance the chocolate chip cookies we had last night. I found them in the freezer. Whoops! They were for the prison ministry, but I can bake some more. Those cookies really did help me wash that milk down. In fact, the more cookies I ate, the more milk I drank, so I got all my daily calcium in one sitting. That was very clever of me.
I just came back from Trader Joe’s, and I bought a big tub of their triple ginger cookies. They are amazing, and I think tonight I will be able to get all my calcium intake at one time again. I’m not too worried about the osteoporosis anymore, but I just wish milk didn’t make me gain so much weight. And I get the non-fat milk, too. Go figure!