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Tips for kicking the soymilk habit?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 02, 2013 at 6:50 PM

One of the hardest things I've been having lately is kicking the soymilk. I would not keep it in the house, but the rest of the family loves it, and I'm not really into alternitave forms of nondairy milk. Sometimes I just really crave it, but I feel so much better without it. Any suggestions?

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Plus one for KISS. Just don't drink it. Do you really have to buy it and poison your children with phytoestrogens their growing bodies don't need and can't handle? You are in control of what goes in your grocery cart and what passes your lips. If you really have to have a milk substitute look up how to make your own almond milk (involve the kids, it's fun to squeeze the nuts milk bag!) or buy an additive free brand of pure coconut milk.

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on April 04, 2013
at 08:12 PM

I've had paleo-cravings before...lamb, salmon, beef... and I yield to them without guilt, but the soymilk is a different monster

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on April 04, 2013
at 08:09 PM

I would like to stop buying it, but my mom and brother love it :/

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on April 04, 2013
at 08:09 PM

I like soymilk because it's sweet and creamy and tasty and refreshing...but I know how harmful it is and lately when I crave it I just tell myself "sweet creamy beverages are for babies" and I reach for a glass of H2O instead

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on April 04, 2013
at 08:07 PM

I've never had raw dairy and don't know how I tolerate it (I tolerate processed dairy terribly) but that's why I want to kick the soymilk habit-I don't like phytoestorgens and phytoestrogens don't like me.

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on April 02, 2013
at 10:00 PM

Thanks for responding! Since this is a correction or addition to your previous answer, you could click the "edit" link that appears below your answer and add it there. The option to leave multiple answers is available if you actually have two completely different responses to a question, but in practice it's usually not used.

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on April 02, 2013
at 09:59 PM

Please read the rest of the question.

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on April 02, 2013
at 07:57 PM

Develop cravings that make you feel good. Make sure you have food around that can do the job and things that make you feel bad won't be so appetizing.

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on April 02, 2013
at 07:41 PM

Try drinking real dairy(preferably raw) instead if you tolerate it. You can also make fresh coconut milk at home which tastes amazing and is good for you.

Here is a recipe: http://ilovetraditionalfoods.blogspot.ca/2013/02/how-to-make-coconut-milk.html

I'm sure you already know this but think of the hormonal damage you are doing to yourself by drinking soy milk.

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on April 04, 2013
at 08:07 PM

I've never had raw dairy and don't know how I tolerate it (I tolerate processed dairy terribly) but that's why I want to kick the soymilk habit-I don't like phytoestorgens and phytoestrogens don't like me.

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on April 03, 2013
at 03:01 AM

Watch the craving pass by like you might watch something floating down a river. You don't have to follow up on it by doing anything, or be toing and froing in your mind. Just observe from afar.

I agree with greymouser that understanding the basis for the cravings would probably be helpful as well. Is there a possibility that by drinking the stuff like your family members do, you feel emotionally connected with them...?

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on April 02, 2013
at 09:49 PM

OK, u don't want to deprive the family of it, so, everytime u get the urge to drink it have something else that u like available to drink or eat(good old H2O w lime might work), or, take a walk around the block, or, lift some weights, or, do ...,...!

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on April 02, 2013
at 10:00 PM

Thanks for responding! Since this is a correction or addition to your previous answer, you could click the "edit" link that appears below your answer and add it there. The option to leave multiple answers is available if you actually have two completely different responses to a question, but in practice it's usually not used.

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on April 02, 2013
at 09:45 PM

just stop buying it,,,K.I.S.S.(keep it simple ...,...)!

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

(8395)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Plus one for KISS. Just don't drink it. Do you really have to buy it and poison your children with phytoestrogens their growing bodies don't need and can't handle? You are in control of what goes in your grocery cart and what passes your lips. If you really have to have a milk substitute look up how to make your own almond milk (involve the kids, it's fun to squeeze the nuts milk bag!) or buy an additive free brand of pure coconut milk.

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on April 02, 2013
at 09:59 PM

Please read the rest of the question.

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on April 04, 2013
at 08:09 PM

I would like to stop buying it, but my mom and brother love it :/

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on April 02, 2013
at 07:00 PM

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So, my question to you is, what are your triggers? Do you really find a glass refreshing and tasty? Or do you always have it with "trigger" foods?

Like any addiction, you should identify your triggers, and either avoid them or make yourself very aware of them, to help you quit. However, since this isn't cigarettes or crack we're talking about, let me offer you this advice: just put the glass down; spit out whatever's in your mouth, and never touch it again. ;-)

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on April 04, 2013
at 08:09 PM

I like soymilk because it's sweet and creamy and tasty and refreshing...but I know how harmful it is and lately when I crave it I just tell myself "sweet creamy beverages are for babies" and I reach for a glass of H2O instead

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