Counting calories is something we women can do very well. Maybe we do it to slim down, because let’s face it: slim is in. Or, perhaps counting calories is a way to feel like you’re in control of your life – especially when things are slipping out of your control. Whatever the motivation is for counting calories, there’s something you should know: it’s okay to stop. Here’s why.
If you avoid dairy in your diet, you probably replace cow’s milk with plant-based alternatives, like soy, almond, coconut, and rice milk just to name a few. And even if they’re tasty, they’re not all equally nutritious. In fact, a recent study says soy milk trumps all other plant-based milks in terms of essential nutrients.