How much milk do you drink?

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    Jan 27, 2010 1:56 PM GMT
    Perusing through many of the threads about gaining weight, adding calories, not being able to gain etc. I never see plain old skim milk or chocolate milk mentioned much if at all. I see protein shakes mentioned but are you making them with milk.

    For me drinking quarts of skim milk or 1% chocolate milk daily either alone or with a protein powder mixed in daily along with the voluminous amount of food has been a big factor in my protein intake because I'm not a huge meat eater.

    Pros on milk is that it is a good source of protein and skim milk is in essence cholesterol and fat free

    So what value do a lot of you place on milk in the diet for gaining weight and part of your daily protein intake? I don't think I'd have gotten as far as I have without it back when I was younger and first started or today getting back into it.

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    Jan 27, 2010 2:03 PM GMT
    A lot. Like at least a gallon a week sometimes.
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    Jan 27, 2010 2:38 PM GMT
    About a half gallon of whole milk every two weeks. Hate soy milk (bleak) way too sweet. Low fat and non fat is just to bland for my taste.icon_biggrin.gif

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    Jan 27, 2010 2:38 PM GMT
    Well everyone's body works different for the next. You can't assume what works for one person will work for you. I drink 2-3 gallons of whole milk a week. I fucking hate skim or anything low-fat. Most people I know cut milk(& products) out entirely if they are trying to lose weight, since milk seems to be a big helper in gaining not losing.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 27, 2010 3:45 PM GMT
    Always drink a good deal of milk.. always skim.. I go through about a gallon a week.

    My bf can't stand skim milk (calls it "gray water"). I'm sure I wouldn't be drinking it if my Dad hadn't had a heart attack when I was a teenager and that forced the end to regular whole milk... I remember how horrible I thought 2% was..., but it was my choice to move to 1%, then skim. I doubt if I could ever drink whole milk... unless its chocolate milk (an exception).
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    Jan 27, 2010 4:02 PM GMT
    a lot more than I used to.... skim or 1% lately.
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    Jan 27, 2010 4:16 PM GMT
    a gallon of skim milk a week..either in protein powder or just plain with a peanut butter sandwich

    after going skim I do not think I could ever go back to whole again
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    Jan 27, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
    I can't stand drinking milk on it's own. I'm cool with it in cereal, shakes, ect. But I've hardly ever gone to the fridge and poured myself a glass of milk...yuck!
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    Jan 27, 2010 4:48 PM GMT
    gallon of skim milk every 4-5 days - str8 up with meals

    Rice milk in protein shakes ...
  • DuggerPDX

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    Jan 27, 2010 4:58 PM GMT
    1/2 gallon of 2% per week. Only in the morning on my oatmeal.
  • xKorix

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    Jan 27, 2010 5:24 PM GMT
    Would like too, lol I'd drink so much a day but I get sick from milk. Apparently I wouldn't if I drank raw milk but my country banned it. I've read a lot of anecdotes and some evidence that says pasturization kills a lot of the healthy bacteria including lactase which nullifies lactose aka making it safe for me to drink but I won't be finding any raw milk in Canada.
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    Jan 27, 2010 5:33 PM GMT
    I only drink Silk vanilla soy milk - but it's pretty good.
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    Jan 27, 2010 5:39 PM GMT
    beneful1 saidPerusing through many of the threads about gaining weight, adding calories, not being able to gain etc. I never see plain old skim milk or chocolate milk mentioned much if at all. I see protein shakes mentioned but are you making them with milk.

    For me drinking quarts of skim milk or 1% chocolate milk daily either alone or with a protein powder mixed in daily along with the voluminous amount of food has been a big factor in my protein intake because I'm not a huge meat eater.

    Pros on milk is that it is a good source of protein and skim milk is in essence cholesterol and fat free

    So what value do a lot of you place on milk in the diet for gaining weight and part of your daily protein intake? I don't think I'd have gotten as far as I have without it back when I was younger and first started or today getting back into it.



    Chocolate milk is usually LOADED with sugar. Probably not a very good choice in most instances. Many white folks develop lactose intolerance in their 20's. Milk is hard to digest for many.

    Some folks, like myself, lack the enzyme to digest milk protein. I'm not lactose intolerant. I simply can't digest the protein in milk and it makes me very sick.

    There are much better choices than milk for most.
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    Jan 27, 2010 5:44 PM GMT
    xKorix saidWould like too, lol I'd drink so much a day but I get sick from milk. Apparently I wouldn't if I drank raw milk but my country banned it. I've read a lot of anecdotes and some evidence that says pasturization kills a lot of the healthy bacteria including lactase which nullifies lactose aka making it safe for me to drink but I won't be finding any raw milk in Canada.


    Raw milk is a bad idea. Lots of bad bacteria can be in milk. Lactase is in your gut, and not in the milk to any degree. In particular, milk NEEDS to be pasteurized to prevent salmonella transmission.

    Lactase enzyme is sometimes ADDED to dairy products to partially digest them prior to market, giving them a sweeter taste.
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    Jan 27, 2010 5:49 PM GMT
    chuckystud said

    Chocolate milk is usually LOADED with sugar. Probably not a very good choice in most instances. Many white folks develop lactose intolerance in their 20's. Milk is hard to digest for many.

    Some folks, like myself, lack the enzyme to digest milk protein. I'm not lactose intolerant. I simply can't digest the protein in milk and it makes me very sick.

    There are much better choices than milk for most.



    Same here. Yogurt and cheese are ok for me, but I don't tolerate milk well. The further from the cow the better.

    As such, I've become weary of high dairy diets. I think the Dairy Council has had too much influence in our country. We have the highest dairy consumption in the world, yet the highest rate of osteoporosis. Something ain't right with the Dairy Counsel.
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    Jan 27, 2010 5:53 PM GMT
    I don't drink milk.
    1) the flavor is off putting to me;
    2) I don't think it's natural for humans to drink milk into/through adulthood;
    3) a lot of milk sold these days is filled with chemicals/antibiotics/hormones;
    4) the process of pasteurization kills many of the natural enzymes in milk, making it more complicated for the body to digest, therefore adding undo stress to the pancreas;
    5the Vitamin D that is removed from the natural butterfat of milk (to make milks "less fat") and therefore substituted with synthetic vitamin D is known to be toxic to the liver;
    6) the FDA has approved the use of BGH in order for farmers to increase their production. The use of BGH has been linked to certain cancers;
    7) there are many more reasons not to drink milk, but I think these first 7 reasons certainly help me make a decision.

    Vitamin D is great for your body, but milk does NOT do a body good.
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    Jan 27, 2010 5:53 PM GMT
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    5the Vitamin D that is removed from the natural butterfat of milk (to make milks "less fat") and therefore substituted with synthetic vitamin D is known to be toxic to the liver;
    6) the FDA has approved the use of BGH in order for farmers to increase their production. The use of BGH has been linked to certain cancers;


    REALLY??!! Where can I read up on that....
    Not saying it isn't true, just never heard that.
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    Jan 27, 2010 6:03 PM GMT
    BGH is banned in Canada so our milk is free from it, but I buy most of my milk at Kroger in Mich because it's much cheaper than Ontario and luckily I noticed that Krogers milk is BGH free as well.

    Re synthetic vitamin D toxic to the liver? I've never heard of that before, where does that claim come from? Everything I've ever been taught is that the body cannot distinguish a synthetic vitamin from a natural vitamin since they have to be virtually identical in composition.

    Chuck you said there are better choices than milk but didn't mention what any of them might be.
  • 2theTEE

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    Jan 27, 2010 6:09 PM GMT
    3 cups of either skim or 1 % daily.
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    Jan 27, 2010 6:09 PM GMT
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    McCarry saidI
    5the Vitamin D that is removed from the natural butterfat of milk (to make milks "less fat") and therefore substituted with synthetic vitamin D is known to be toxic to the liver;
    6) the FDA has approved the use of BGH in order for farmers to increase their production. The use of BGH has been linked to certain cancers;


    REALLY??!! Where can I read up on that....
    Not saying it isn't true, just never heard that.


    This site mentions that some synthetic VitD is liked to liver toxicity, but I can't locate the article that I read a while back. You may have to do some research on your own on that. If I come upon it, i will certainly post.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080414145711.htm


    There is a company callled Monsanto that produces BGH. The European Union has recommended against any milk from this US company. The largest milk producer in the World and some retailers, like Walmart, Dean Foods, and Kroger are searching for places that produce BGH-free milk (hard to do when a company like Monsanto has such a large influence on many parts of the market). You should watch the below documentary:





    Here are a few sites:
    http://www.preventcancer.com/press/releases/march21_99.htm
    http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_747.cfm
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    Jan 27, 2010 6:42 PM GMT
    This has to do with Monsanto and the milk production.


  • jrs1

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    Jan 27, 2010 6:43 PM GMT
    collegekid2004 saidI can't stand drinking milk on it's own. I'm cool with it in cereal, shakes, ect. But I've hardly ever gone to the fridge and poured myself a glass of milk...yuck!


    same. skim/fat free being my milk of choice.
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    Jan 27, 2010 7:03 PM GMT
    Bovine Growth Hormone isn't necessarily a bad thing.

    Don't be quick to believe some of the absolutely false propaganda of the "organic" crowd. It's almost always b.s.

    Golly, since when has GH caused cancer? Some of the claims are beyond baseless, and prey upon the most ignorant of us.
  • mynyun

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    Jan 27, 2010 7:09 PM GMT

    I consume only 8th continent Reg Soy Milk. Mostly mixing it with protein stuff or with cereal. From the info on the side of the containers it's healthier than the avg milk like whole and 2% and etc.
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    Jan 27, 2010 8:00 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidBovine Growth Hormone isn't necessarily a bad thing.

    Don't be quick to believe some of the absolutely false propaganda of the "organic" crowd. It's almost always b.s.

    Golly, since when has GH caused cancer? Some of the claims are beyond baseless, and prey upon the most ignorant of us.


    BVH and cancer link(s):

    Maybe Harvard has it wrong?

    http://ofrf.org/pressroom/organic_news_clips/051109_nytimes_hormonefocows.pdf

    And others:

    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0820/is_n223/ai_18069376/
    http://www.consumersunion.org/food/bgh-codex.htm
    http://www.cqs.com/rbgh.htm
    http://www.albionmonitor.com/11-14-95/milksafety.html
    http://ofrf.org/pressroom/organic_news_clips/051109_nytimes_hormonefocows.pdf
    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cancer-advocacy-organization-confronts-the-source-of-rbgh-demands-pharmaceutical-giant-eli-lilly-stop-milking-cancer-60194427.html