Got (Chocolate) Milk?

  • Cndpup

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    Nov 21, 2008 3:38 PM GMT
    So I went to a new chiropractor the other night as his holistic approach really appealed to me and although I had to wait a good hour (he was running behind due to late patients) I enjoyed the session. We got talking about the gym life, how I just started down the path many of you have been walking for some time now. Anyways he told me the weirdest thing, that Chocolate milk is an excellent substitute for the 40$ tubs of whey protein powder many of us are forced to buy. I've searched online about this and found some interesting data to support his statement but I'm still not 100% convinced.

    Anyone have more substantial info? Or real experience with switching to C-milk?


    -Steve
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    Nov 21, 2008 5:02 PM GMT
    I love chocolate milk as a "supplement" to a lunch sometimes, but I wouldn't switch to it over protein powder.

    For the amount of protein you get in a powder, you'd have to drink a LOT of c-milk which would have a lot more calories, fat and sugar than what you get in a protein powder.

    Then again, it also depends on your goals too, if you're looking to bulk up, you want more protein/calories, etc.

    But I'd have to say no on this one...
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    Nov 21, 2008 5:08 PM GMT
    ya, I agree...it's a good filler...esp right around a workout when you need some carbs...but it's not a replacement for protein...you can't get as much protein in a glass of milk as you can in a glass of protein shake...
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    Nov 21, 2008 5:13 PM GMT
    I agree with Fun n Fit on this one.

    You're pretty much getting the protein from the milk and it has about 9 grams (I think) of protein per serving. A serving is 8 oz. Cocoa powder is pretty much empty calories so you would not be getting much nutritional value from that alone. In addition to this, the protein in milk is slow digesting.

    If you're concerned about cost, I would probably go with ON Whey, a 5 lb tub yields about 77 servings and each scoop has 24g of protein. The cost can be anywhere from $36 to $46. Bodybuilding.com usually has the best price or the Vitamin Shoppe. GNC tends to be a bit pricier and they only let you use the gold card the first week of the month. But again as Fun said, it depends on what your goals are..the ON Whey has very little calories (abt 130).

    You can have chocolate milk right before bed though, because of the slow digesting proteins it would be a decent substitute for say casein protein powder.
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    Nov 21, 2008 5:24 PM GMT
    Mmmmm...thick, rich chocolate milk after an hour of vigorous exercise. The best part is when it leaves those clam-like chocolate loogies in the back of your throat.

    ;-)
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    Nov 21, 2008 7:29 PM GMT
    Personally, a workout often gets followed by chocolate milk and I drink a glass almost every night before I go to sleep, but that has less to do with a diet program... I just like a glasss of chockit milk before I go to sleep.
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    Nov 21, 2008 7:32 PM GMT
    Damn, I want chocolate milk now =)

    Good thing there's a convenience store just up the street!
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    Nov 21, 2008 9:04 PM GMT
    I love to use chocolate milk on my Grape Nuts in the morning for breakfast rather than regular milk with sugar.

    If I do use regular milk on the Grape Nuts (or other non-sweetend cereals) I sprinkle some chocolate-flavored Ovaltine on it instead of sugar.

    YUM!

    The other chocolate milk I like is when I'm sucking-off a Black man. But that's a different thread...
  • DCEric

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    Nov 21, 2008 9:54 PM GMT
    zeebyaboi saidI love to use chocolate milk on my Grape Nuts in the morning


    Sorry.. couldn't stop laughing at this.

    /hehe
    //haw-haw-haw
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    Nov 21, 2008 11:35 PM GMT
    DCEric said
    zeebyaboi saidI love to use chocolate milk on my Grape Nuts in the morning


    Sorry.. couldn't stop laughing at this.

    /hehe
    //haw-haw-haw


    Yeah, I guess that could be taken a certain way.

    Seriously, though, I like Grape Nuts cereal, and Cheerios, and Apple Jacks (or the generic Apple Rings) and Cocoa Puffs and Wheaties and Team Flakes (if they even make those anymore). But mostly I like Grape Nuts. No sugar in them (I eat enough of that anyway) and I do love chocolate milk, so it's natural to combine them. Tastes great.

    Has anyone else tried this?
  • ArmsandLegs

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    Nov 22, 2008 1:19 AM GMT
    From what I know of, chocolate milk isn't meant to be a replacement for your regular protein shake, but rather as a recovery drink after your workout. It has an optimal protein/carb ratio to keep you going and to get you back on your feet.
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    Nov 22, 2008 1:53 AM GMT
    zeeby, I stopped putting sugar on my cereal (and grapefruit, etc) when I got out of college and have never missed it. When you give it up you soon start to taste the actual grains, fruit sweetness, or whatever the flavor is. I like Grape Nuts, too, as a break now and then from oatmeal - but sugar? Nope! Chocolate milk on my cereal also escaped me ...

    As a kid, though, our house was never without a can of Nestle's Quik.

    Ah, but I'm nursing a cold tonight, and am at this moment enjoying hot chocolate with Ghirardelli's hazelnut cocoa ... feels so good going down.(do with that one what you will, boys ...)
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    Nov 22, 2008 3:11 AM GMT
    cowboyo saidzeeby, I stopped putting sugar on my cereal (and grapefruit, etc) when I got out of college and have never missed it. When you give it up you soon start to taste the actual grains, fruit sweetness, or whatever the flavor is. I like Grape Nuts, too, as a break now and then from oatmeal - but sugar? Nope! Chocolate milk on my cereal also escaped me ...

    As a kid, though, our house was never without a can of Nestle's Quik.

    Ah, but I'm nursing a cold tonight, and am at this moment enjoying hot chocolate with Ghirardelli's hazelnut cocoa ... feels so good going down.(do with that one what you will, boys ...)


    Just remember, when you have a cold with congestion, the milk in hot chocolate can cause thickening of mucous and greater congestion. I don't know if it's the same with Swiss Miss if you make it with water.

    Hope you feel better soon!
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    Nov 22, 2008 3:31 PM GMT
    As far as I know - and have experienced - there is no correlation between dairy and mucous. True, dairy can leave its own coating on the mouth and throat, but it's myth that it's mucous producing.

    On the other hand, it's pretty calorie-loaded! My milk intake is usually limited to the little bit I put in my coffee - or on those grape nuts or raisin bran.
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    Nov 22, 2008 4:04 PM GMT
    Muscle Milk makes a nice "chocolate milk" shake -- tastes great and has like 32g of protein in it...
  • johndubuque

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    Nov 23, 2011 3:45 PM GMT
    A report on NPR yesterday said chocolate milk is great as a recovery drink after long distance running.
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    Nov 23, 2011 3:49 PM GMT
    This thread just made me thirsty...even though it's a zombie thread.