Hey, guys. I’m in the gym the other day, and one of the guys on staff and I are discussing diet and dropping body fat. The conversation oes something like this:
Him: Just make sure you cut out all dairy.
Him: Women need to cut out dairy.
Me: (Broken Record) But why? It’s high in calcium, which aids in weight loss. People who are deficient in calcium lose weight more slowly and with greater effort.
Him: I’m telling you, you need to cut out the dairy.
Me: (Broken Record) Another thing is that dairy is high in casein, a slower digesting protein that body builder usually eat at night for longer, slower release of proteing/amino acids.
Him: Yeah, but WOMEN shouldn’t eat dairy.
The bottom line is the guy couldn’t give me a reason. But it’s not the first time I’ve heard people linking higher levels of subcutaneous BF to dairy.
One possibility is that there’s probably a pretty good percentage of the population that is allergic to milk (my boyfriend has a noticable/immediate reaction to dairy). And further along this line of logic, it might be possible that a percentage of the population is “sub-allergic” (made-up word), meaning no noticable/visible/tangible signs, but with the gut and/or immune system being challenged to some lesser degree.
So what’s the word on dairy, folks? Yeah or nay? I’m really not going to be happy if I have to give up my cottage cheese before bed.