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How important is milk to your bulking? : gainit
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How important is milk to your bulking? At the end of the day, I just drink an extra cup or two, regardless of how much i ate that day. Its easy and effective. Now that I'm close to my target weight I drink some milk called Fairlife which has much less sugar and fat but way more protein than regular milk. Lactose free as well. You can order lactase enzyme pills from amazon in bulk. Definitely makes a difference from me. I usually can't touch the stuff. I use full fat coconut milk in smoothies instead of milk and it has a ton more calories.
I do this as well. I stock up when I buy it cheap from Asian grocers. Can be as low as 50c a can sometimes, meaning almost calories for half a dollar. I'm Scandinavian, so I basically live on milk and dairy products.
When you grow up you have to drink beer. Milk is critical for me, would be skinny still without it. I was drinking a gallon a day until my stomach stretched, now I drink about a half gallon or more a day. I avoid dairy because I am mildly allergic to it.
I drink a lot of soy milk, I have been using whey but I'm going to try some soy proteins soon. I use oats in my shakes and I eat a lot of meat and carbs like pasta or rice. I put on weight when I want and lose weight when I want. Milk is great because it's cheap but if you can't gain without milk you just aren't eating the right things. Eh, I drink around a gallon a day kcal.
So for me its pretty important. However I think if you looked into making some homemade weight gain shakes you could definitely benefit from that. Soy has isoflavones, which are naturally occurring plant compounds. Isoflavones are plant estrogen, it's not the same as human estrogen and has no effect on estrogen in humans.
The phytoestrogens, particularly the isoflavones in soy, are endocrine disruptors for better and worse. Specifically, "disruption of lactation, the timing of puberty, the ability to produce viable, fertile offspring, sex specific behavior, premature reproductive senescence and compromised fertility.
Also of course the website of a company that makes soymilk would claim soy has no negative effects, that's marketing If you want to be a pubmed ninja I believe there are studies that show those who drink milk have higher risk of osteoporosis and that normal milk is high in phytoestrogens as well. Personally I stopped drinking milk a few months ago originally by accident for two weeks but then my joints felt better and I was less bloated so I decided to just try to stop.
Milk does however without a doubt make gaining a lot easier. I never said anything to the contrary of what you posted, and I have a hard time believing there's plant based estrogens in milk, but I would enjoy to read an article corroborating your statements. We were talking about soy, so I posted about the effects of the phytoestrogens in soy.
If i remember correctly it would be an insane amount of soy protein in order to have a significant change in your estrogen levels. I have ml in my morning shake, and then probably go through a liter when I get home from work. I stopped drinking milk for a month, I also stopped gaining for a month. It is incredibly important. I'm lactose intolerant and on a strict paleo diet anyway, so no milk for me please. Eggs on the other hand - I go through a week.
I've only just started a bulk, but without milk I don't know where I'd make those calories up at. I drink close to 7 or 8 glasses a day calories per glass. I drank a lot of milk before starting a bulk so adding a couple extra glasses was really easy for me.
I hope you can figure something out buddy. Good luck with the gains. I'm lactose intolerant and I've been able to put on 10 lbs in just over 2 months with long distance running.
I would use it if I could but instead I just eat a ton of peanut butter. Has anyone used lactase drops with regular milk to make cheaper lactose-free milk? I've seen suggestions to take lactase pills or mix them into food, but nothing about the drops. I don't rely on any animal products or processed food. I cut down my whole milk consumption because a friend said there was too much sugar and to drink almond milk instead.
Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. I'm drinking a lot of Soy milk but it's not the same. Want to add to the discussion? Pretty much a minimum of calories a day. Copied from down the thread, this might work for you.. Like the eating quark not the sub-atomic particle one. The only time I have milk is in my tea. How much do you weigh? It also helps that it's my favorite drink.
The gain shakes are so much better Back to cows we go!