Non-fat Lattes and T-Dawg

So… I love my non-fat lattes in the morning. Here’s the macro-nutrient breakdown -

Calories 160
Fat Calories 0
Total Fat (g) 0
Sodium (mg) 220
Total Carbohydrates (g) 24
Fiber (g) 0
Sugars (g) 20
Protein (g) 16

Is this adversely impacting my insulin levels in the morning to the point that it is a detriment to my nutrition? I follow the T-Dawg diet very strictly during the week, with Fri. and Sat. being “moderate clean carb up” days. I typically have a non-fat grande latte after I have my breakfast of 1 egg yolk and 5 egg whites. Let me know your opinions.

P.S.: I know Berardi discourages any milk of any sort but I figure this is the best type of milk I can get.

In any diet you have a limited amount of calories to “spend.” I would not spend them on coffee drinks.

Instead of asking, “Will this hurt me?” ask yourself if it’s helping you reach your goal.

If this is something you really enjoy and it keeps the cravings down or whatever, then make your own at home using Hood brand low carb milk beverage. That’ll get rid of most of that useless sugar and give you more calories and carbs to “spend” on something more nutritive - I’d suggest a better carb source and something with fiber.

Lastly, make sure you’re using the latest version of that diet, 2.0. Check the archives.

I’m using the T-Dawg 2.0 diet. Is the nature of the sugars in non-fat milk considered to be “High GI?” I know on Berardi’s list of top quality protein sources, milk occupies one of the top ranks (a BV of above 90 I believe). I typically use the latte as one of the 3 snacks I have in addition to my three meals a day.

I suppose milk has always fallen into ambigious nutritional territory amongst the elite :slight_smile: What I may do is simply cut out the lattes all together and just add a splash of milk to black coffee, which would significantly cut down on the excess calories derived from the latte. I’ve developed a taste for green tea rather recently, which all seem to agree is beneficial for health and fat loss. Thanks for the speedy reply Chris.

Don’t sweat the minutia of insulin in this case. If you’re reaching your goals and losing fat, have your fancy coffee. If not, that would be the first thing I’d cut or replace. Green tea is a much better choice anyway.

Berardi generally recommends against milk, BTW. Basically, he and Lowery both preach against calorie containing beverages like milk and juice. You really don’t want to drink your calories when on a fat loss diet. A satiating solid food would be better. I’d “spend” the calories and carbs on something with fiber while on a low carb diet.