I don't drink milk. I have never liked it. It leaves a nasty taste in my mouth and I tend to find it makes me bloated and give me bad headaches (I've often been told that this may be connected to my extreme allergic reaction to penicillin).
However, I keep reading everywhere in the fitness world (from magazines, to body builders to sports nutritionists and dietitians) that drinking 2 glasses of milk post workout helped people see better results in fat loss and muscle definition (which i would suspect is generally just due to the fat loss). Now, what they never tell you is why. Is there something that is exclusive to milk that makes this so effective or is it something that can be replicated with other food sources?
I'm not looking for a fat loss tool. More I'm wondering if this myth that has been passed around and never had any stats to go along with it is something that was done to sell milk or if its a real legitimate thing, or if its purely a micro-nutrient factor. I suspect that it is in large part to taking in fats rather then carbs post wod that would have this effect.
Anyone in the Paleo community have any answers?
In all my years on the health scene, I have never heard milk referred to as a "fat loss" agent. If anything, I've always heard it referred to as a BODY MASS/GROWTH agent. And I would be surprised if anyone else has heard different.
I think we all know milk is very insulinogenic for a variety of reasons: the proteins it carries, as well as the 12-13grams of lactose per serving it has.
Rob Wolff just spoke on this earlier this week when being interviewed on Jimmy Moore's Podcast, detailng the fact that the use of dairy products such as milk probably should be regulated to the "mass gain" phase that he refers too.
Milk is reasonably nutrient dense and highly insulinogenic, depending on your body make up. I would not rely on it at all to lose body fat.
The study everyone is talking about used fasted subjects and gave them only one post workout drink all day. The chocolate milk which has balanced crabs fats and proteins performed well because the study had nothing to do with what is best post workout but with what is best all day. Of course if you have only one meal chocolate milk is best but that has no connection to reality.
The 'studies'i believe she is referring to are those hyped by Men's Health and the like about how specifically the calcium in milk helps weight loss and recommend low fat milk as a 'excellent' diet choice for weight loss. I suspect these 'studies' are like the chocolate milk recovery drink are sponsored by the dairy industry. However, most things a read show that chocolate milk is just as good of a recovery drink as products designed as recovery drinks. This is primarily based on the 4;1 carb ratio touted for after workout recovery.
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