I'll admit that I don't usually drink unsweetened soy milk straight. It does not taste like milk-even Skim Milk is better. However, when combined with other things like protein powder or cereal, it is a great milk substitute. In fact, from a carb/protein perspective it is a better substitute.
Skim milk................................12grams of Impact Carbs
Unsweetened Soy Milk............1 gram of Impact Carbs
Skim Milk...............................8 grams of protein
Unsweetened Soy Milk..........9 grams of protein
Unsweetened Soy Milk will not make the fat bus run. In fact, it can provide an added boost of protein. For example, add it to your mashed potatoes rather than skim milk, use 3/4 cup on your cereal rather than 1/4 to 1/2 cup of skim milk, or use it in your protein shake (8 oz) rather than water for a nuttier, richer taste, etc.
If you want, you could drink 2 cups of Unsweetened Soy Milk as a snack or mix 1/4 cup with approved No Sugar Added Ice cream like Breyers Carb Smart Ice Cream and make a milkshake!
Give it a try! By the way, you will not find this in the dairy section. It is a non-refrigerated product (prior to being opened) and is usually in the baking section or close by.
I'm always on the lookout for new snacks that won't cause your body to store fat! Here is my newest find: Blue Diamond Oven Roasted Almonds. The following versions work as a Thrive snack:
Mint Dark Chocolate
Cinnamon Brown Sugar
Blue Diamond also makes 100 calorie snack packs. If you want the Blue Diamond 100 calorie snack packs you can! In fact, you should have two.
The good thing about having 2 packs equal one snack is that you can have a pack in the morning and one in the afternoon or whenever. In other words, you can you enjoy two 100 packs a day, but remember you must have two 100 calorie packs a day to meet your protein requirements.