Meat072, it boils down to whether you’re making progress or not. If you’re putting on muscle faster than fat mass while bulking, I wouldn’t worry about it.
And if you were cutting and losing fat mass faster than muscle, at an acceptable rate, once again, I’d keep on doing what I was doing.
If things are NOT going as you would like, then you need to look at what you’re currently doing and experiment.
ACDelco29, it’s not about sodium. Milk has a type of sugar called galactose. Lactose is made up of glucose + galactose. Galactose does not enter the Krebs cycle. It does not refill muscle glycogen stores (our goal when eating carbs). It will only refill liver glycogen stores. Along with maintaining blood sugar things (an okay thing), liver glycogen stores are responsible for food cravings (a not good thing).
What’s worse is that if liver glycogen is full (very often the case) and you take in galactose, it is converted to triglyceride and stored as subcutaneous fat.
So for each of you, drinking milk is a personal choice. If fat acquisition and storage are not a problem, I’d continue drinking milk. If fat management IS a problem for you, I’d give it some consideration and do further research on the topic.