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Gallon of milk pre and post workout only?

Commented on May 20, 2014
Created May 19, 2014 at 12:50 AM

On a bulk here and looking to try GOMAD. I know it's not strictly paleo, this is mostly for convenience as I just don't have time to be preparing food all day with my schedule at the moment. Now obviously a little extra fat on a bulk is unavoidable, but I'd like to minimize it. I think it's still important to eat smart, and stick to clean foods whenever possible.

As we paleos know, fat and cholesterol does not make you fat. Sugar and carbs do.

Thus, the high lactose content of milk is going to be my biggest enemy.

What I'm thinking, however, is to drink the majority of it pre and post workout. This way, my body will use the sugar as energy during my workout, and then a good portion of it postworkout to replenish my glycogen stores.

Thoughts?

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on May 20, 2014
at 12:07 AM

I feel like "carbs" is too broad a term. You can eat all the carbs you want in raw carrots and you're not going to trigger much insulin mediated fat storage. Protein can drive insulin harder than carbs (much harder than say, broccoli), and you can't live on strictly fat. The trick is in meal planning with an awareness of how your body reacts to food. I feel like chugging milk is a pretty lazy way to fuel a plan for building an ideal body when OP is wanting to 'eat smart', though the micronutrients are pretty legit at the 1 gallon level.

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on May 19, 2014
at 10:04 PM

1) And countless others have zero problems with dairy. So, the answer is individual.

2) A potato doesn't have the macros that he'd be getting in a gallon of milk, he wants a ton of calories and a ton of protein, milk delivers that and increases growth factors.

3) Eat beans then. Corn on the cob is arguably more veggie than grain (as peanuts are more nut than legume). I disagree that paleo has the monopoly on optimality.

4) Again, individuality… he could do quite well with it, countless other folks have.

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on May 19, 2014
at 09:07 PM

1) Me and many others on this site have complained about dairy making them constipated.

2) I am not talking about calories, I am talking about carbs. I mention a potato which would be a lot less calories than a gallon of milk.

3) Beans are a whole, traditional food. So is corn on the cob. Whole foods are pretty good, but not optimal according to the diet. Just depends on your own take.

4) Maybe he won't. But that much lactose and casein around every workout sounds like a lot of future digestion issues to me.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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at 01:47 PM

As always, titrate it in and you won't have a problem. I drank a gallon of milk a day for years when I was a kid (I wasn't bulking in a good way!) with nary an issue.

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on May 19, 2014
at 01:19 PM

1) Yes I was when I did it.

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at 11:53 AM

1) No, he won't.

2) Technically true, but the excess calories will

3) But it's a whole food, traditional food. Caveman approval is silly.

4) No, he won't.

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on May 19, 2014
at 08:15 AM

"Carbs do not make you fat" ... Of course they do. If you keep them below a reasonable threshold you may not put on extra fat but carbs are the driver of the body's fat storage hormone called insulin. Science people, science.

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on May 20, 2014
at 12:07 AM

I feel like "carbs" is too broad a term. You can eat all the carbs you want in raw carrots and you're not going to trigger much insulin mediated fat storage. Protein can drive insulin harder than carbs (much harder than say, broccoli), and you can't live on strictly fat. The trick is in meal planning with an awareness of how your body reacts to food. I feel like chugging milk is a pretty lazy way to fuel a plan for building an ideal body when OP is wanting to 'eat smart', though the micronutrients are pretty legit at the 1 gallon level.

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Ede167512744dbbeb0869761759474e7

on May 19, 2014
at 05:19 AM

  • You will be constipated
  • carbs do not make you fat
  • milk is not paleo
  • you will be sick

Just pop a potato in the microwave for 4 minutes for a quick post workout snack

Ede167512744dbbeb0869761759474e7

on May 19, 2014
at 09:07 PM

1) Me and many others on this site have complained about dairy making them constipated.

2) I am not talking about calories, I am talking about carbs. I mention a potato which would be a lot less calories than a gallon of milk.

3) Beans are a whole, traditional food. So is corn on the cob. Whole foods are pretty good, but not optimal according to the diet. Just depends on your own take.

4) Maybe he won't. But that much lactose and casein around every workout sounds like a lot of future digestion issues to me.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on May 19, 2014
at 11:53 AM

1) No, he won't.

2) Technically true, but the excess calories will

3) But it's a whole food, traditional food. Caveman approval is silly.

4) No, he won't.

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