I'm trying to reduce my body fat from 20% to 10%. In previous posts I've made concerning my diet, members have told me to eliminate fat-free milk from my diet completely. Typically I used 8 oz everytime I had a Nitrean shake which was 3 times a day. Each 8oz serving of the fat-free milk I used has 80 calories, 12g carbs, 12g sugar, and 8g protein.
Now I only use water for my shakes (which makes a big difference in taste!).
I just started eating 1/2 cup oats in the morning and I use both water and fat-free milk to cook them ( I probably use about 6oz of the milk). I wanted to know if using milk with my oatmeal is going to slow down my fat loss progress.
Also, for all you forum members who have had success cutting and reducing bodyfat, did you guys completely eliminate milk from your diet? Did it help? For some reason I was always under the impression that drinking milk was good for bodybuilders (even those trying to cut). Any advice is appreciated, thanks!
Last edited by orscrubs; 07-02-2008 at 03:22 PM.
I think you misunderstood something... I'm pretty sure nobody would tell you to stop drinking milk. Maybe they said stop drinking whole milk and start drinking 1% or something. Elimiinating milk completely would be ridiculous.
I specified that I drink FAT FREE MILK and not WHOLE MILK, but I was told that fat free milk still has sugar and calories, which I should be trying to reduce if I'm trying to shed fat.
You can cut calories from milk and lose weight (not necessarily fat though), but why would you want to cut out such a good source of protein? Cut out something else.
if you are not losing weight... replacing milk with water is an easy substitution to further reduce calories... its easy to keep drinking the shake or eat your oatmeal and just use water instead of milk... although I don't know if I would use water with cereal. Calcium (dairy) is actually beneficial in studies at helping to reduce weight (lose more fat) I would cut and still get a good amount of milk, cheese, cottage cheese, and whatever else. I did use skim milk though just because I prefer it to 1% or 2%. As long as it fits in your caloric allotment then by all means.
somewhat what I eat...