First, if you like milk, good for you, not telling you not to drink it.
Point is, we don't need it, and it gives nothing beneficial that cannot be easily ingested from other sources. There are things like blood and pus,
but I think any omnivore shouldn't have a problem with that, since they are eating flesh and there will always be some blood left in it plus anything
that animal has eaten or any sickness will be infused with the products derived from that animal. On the positive side, a little bit of that is good
for you because it makes your immune system stronger if it doesn't get overloaded.
Calcium and all minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids, etc. can be had by eating legumes, fruits, and vegetables. Green leafy vegetables are a
great source of calcium. The closer you can eat them to raw (such as a salad) the better. Protein is easily gained by legumes/soy products. Between
the tofu and the veggie meats, I eat more protein than the average person, that I am certain, I also take in more calcium than the average person as
well (working on being a vegan).
Dairy is a hard product to cut out because it is infused into so many products, same with eggs, though a bit easier. I would say cheese is the
hardest thing to eliminate, since some frozen yogurt's taste is indistinguishable from ice cream.
I am quite healthy (the closest I have come to getting sick since being vegetarian has been pollen allergy), I am actually a bit overweight, so I get
plenty of calories.
So basically, eat what you like, but I can attest to feeling and being healthier since I have become vegetarian (working on the vegan).
Enjoy your gallons of milk, I prefer not to get that ill feeling in my stomach
Soy milk isn't bad, but you need to evaluate it on its own merit. If you are expecting the exact consistency and flavor, then you make yourself not
like it. Some veggies I do that with, until I adjusted to the consistency (such as eggplant) I couldn't eat it.
So, try soy milk without the expectations, as well as the other dairy replacements.
I will definitely try some of the cereal ideas here, tangerine juice, how brilliant! People eat fruit flavored cereal, buy cereal with dried fruit in
it, but not too many think of using a fruit juice with it in the bowl.