Can I Drink Almond Milk on the Dukan Diet?
This is a question which I’ve been asked several times and I’m sure it is because other low carb diets do allow followers to drink unsweetened almond milk. The Dukan Diet does not allow the use of almond milk as a replacement for dairy milk but it does allow followers to use soya milk if you are lactose intolerant.
You are however allowed 3 ounces of unsweetened almond milk as one of your two daily tolerated item. http://www.dukandiet.com/Forum/Welcome/New-members/Using-Fat-Free-Non-Flavored-NON-Dairy-Creamer-in-my-coffee
Whilst there is no actual limit on the amount of milk you can have it is not something you should have in unlimited amounts as it can stall your weight loss.
Whilst almond milk is lower in calories, the nutritional content of skim milk and almond milk is quite different in the key areas that Dr Dukan has selected to build his diet. The nutritional values for one cup of each compare as follows:
Protein – Skim milk 8 grams – Almond milk 1 gram
Fat – Skim milk 0 grams – Almond milk 2.5 grams
Carbs – Skim milk 12 grams – Almond milk 8 grams
Sodium – Skim milk 127 mg – Almond milk 150mg
As you can see apart from the carb levels where skim milk is higher it has the benefits of providing lower salt and fat levels and higher protein levels.