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I may had never noticed the Hood Calorie Countdown Beverage in my local Walmart stores if not for hearing about it from some fellow ketogenic dieting friends. I’m so glad I did! I made the switch from not being able to drink any milk (way high in carbohydrates) to being able to not only enjoy a nice glass of the 2% Reduced Fat Chocolate Beverage but using the Reduced Fat version in my meal planning and cooking.
Not to bribe you but I also have a Hood Calorie Countdown Coupon for you to try out any of their four amazing varieties. Whole, 2%, Fat Free, and 2% Reduced Fat Chocolate. Something for everyone in the family, even those not necessarily looking to cut back on carbohydrates.
The Calorie Countdown products are created from an ultra-filtered milk with water, cream, and other ingredients that give you a fantastic creamy taste but without all the excess amounts of calories, carbohydrates, and sugar. The Calorie Countdown farmers have pledged to not use any artificial growth hormones, which is important to so many parents, including myself.
Just look at the comparison of Calorie Countdown versus regular whole milk, fat free milk and chocolate milk. With your Calorie Countdown Whole you are getting 33% less calories, 75% less carbohydrates, 75% less sugar, and in my humble opinion, a much creamier taste.
With the Calorie Countdown 2% Reduced Fat you are getting 42% less calories per cup, 75% less carbohydrates, and 75% less sugar. This is HUGE compared to what WIC has provided for many parents to give their children (typically handing out 1% and 2% milk). I feel so much better serving this to my child and he even says it tastes better.
When it comes to the Calorie Countdown 2% Reduced Fat Chocolate, I will never go back to making powder drinks for my son or buying other brands. This is because compared to the traditional chocolate milk, Calorie Countdown has reduced the calories by 56%, with 67% less carbohydrates, and 75% less sugar.
Can you say that again, LESS SUGAR!!!!!!!!!! While my son prefers water, he really loves his chocolate beverages as a treat, I feel better with having him switched to Calorie Countdown products.
If you use the Fat Free products, you are still going to save big as well. Compared to traditional fat free milk, the Calorie Countdown Fat Free is saving you 56% calories, 67% of the carbohydrates, and again a whopping 75% less sugar!
It was easy to switch. I first implemented my switch by my husband not making powder chocolate milk and using the Calorie Countdown 2% Reduced Fat Chocolate. This allows him to have that treat with dinner and not use up all his daily allotted carbohydrates.
I switched my son to both the Reduced Fat regular and Reduced Fat Chocolate options for drinking. I use the Reduced Fat in his macaroni and when I create baked goods for him.
As far as making easy changes for the ketogenic diet, I use the products to make my scrambled eggs fluffier, get in my dairy intake, create low carb smoothies and milkshakes for treats, and in any sauces I create for our meals, typically creating creamy sauces for our meat dishes.
As I look up more recipes to create and stay on track with the low carbohydrate lifestyle, I feel great knowing I am getting my dairy beverage in but also not using up my allotted amount of calories or carbohydrates on one cup. The product is also very affordable compared to many other dairy options. Don’t forget to print off your coupon above and try challenging yourself to less sugar, less carbs, and less calories!
When looking at Walmart, I tend to find at all my local stores the beverages on the top shelf in the dairy aisle, behind the glass doors. Right now my favorite Walmart only carries three of the four but I am told you can request they bring in products not in stock to start carrying!
With the changes to our dairy beverage use with Hood Calorie Countdown products, working out, and counting carbohydrates, my husband and I are really seeing changes not only in our health overall but definitely in our weight! Due to my dairy obsession, I do credit some of my success to making this healthier switch to Calorie Countdown.
You can use Hood Calorie Countdown Beverages as a complete change (not substitute as it is dairy) in any of your favorite recipes! My waistline has thanked me and both the boy and the husband have approved of the switch. I challenge you to make the change.
Author: Nichole Arnold
I’m the owner of Mommy Needs a Bottle . I’m a 30- something wine enthusiast that resides in Tampa, FL. I love family traditions, traveling, cooking, baking, reading, fashion, tattoos, beauty products, and being a Mommy! I have a background in marketing, public relations, copywriting, and sales.