Post # 1
You’ve all seen the ads with the movie stars who claim drinking milk will help you lose weight. Is there any truth to this claim? I’m trying to cut soda out of my diet completely and drink more water, but I wonder if a glass of skim milk after a workout is good? I’m trying to figure out why I haven’t lost any weight at all (I only want to lose about 10 pounds), and I think my substitutes of nuts and fruit for snacks isn’t helping at all (with all the carbs). Anyone have experience with this?
Post # 3
Talk to your doctor. What works for one person won’t work at all for someone else, which is likely why the things you have tried thusfar don’t work for you personally. Also, you have to include exercise and healthy meals with that as well.
Post # 4
A glass of chocolate milk (nonfat) is good after your workout because it aids in muscle recovery.
Many studies have been done on the effects of milk and weight loss, a search on google scholar would likely turn up a few.
Post # 5
I’ve read that a glass of low fat chocolate milk about after a workout (a real workout, not just a bit of yoga or a nice walk!) is good for you. I mentioned this to a friend whose husband used to be an elite athlete and she said the institute of sport where he trained had all the athletes drinking Milo and he used to go through over a kilo a week when he was training. Now after a tough workout, like a spin class, I have a small glass of skim milk with Milo and it’s the BEST. I don’t know what the American version of Milo is, you could use a spoon of protein powder instead probably.
Without knowing what the rest of your diet and exercise routine is, I can’t tell you if it will help you lose weight at all, but a bit more calcium and protein should be a good thing anyway.
Post # 6
Skim milk should be just fine for you after a workout, especially if it’s just a glass.
Post # 7
I agree that milk after a workout is good because of the protein and carbs in the glass.
Are you eating dried fruit and nuts as snacks? Those are actually pretty high in calories, especially the fruit compared to fresh fruit. I have only been able to lose weight by counting calories, it really helps me to keep track of what I’m eating and understand portion size.
Post # 8
I drink a glass of lofat chocolate milk after a really tough workout. For whatever reason, if I have a really strenuous workout, I get acid reflux, so the milk helps coat my stomach. But that’s just me 😉
Most of my women’s heath and fitness magazines all say that dairy is important in general and most women don’t get enough of it. If you are drinking regular soda (not diet), I’m sure milk is a wayyy better option that all that sugar! But water is obviously the best.