Sweety, I am just so frustrated. You know,
I don’t get it. I can’t seem to take off this
last five pounds, and I’m doing everything
right. I’m exercising like crazy. I mean,
you see me in the gym, right? And I’m eating
clean. You know, I’m just doing everything
right. I’m just starting to think that maybe
I just can’t take off this last five pounds.
It must be just the way I am genetically.
I don’t know. Can you pass me the milk, please,
sweetheart? Oh, gosh. I don’t know. Thank
you, honey. You’re the best.
So, you know, sweety, it’s just, boy, it’s
really frustrating but, you know, I’ll just
keep trying and keep eating clean and doing
the things that I do.
Hi, how are you?
I’m doing fine, thank you. How are you?
I’m doing great. What can I get for you?
Oh, can I have a 20 ounce latte with sugar-free
Sweety, it’s just, you know, it’s hard because
I feel like I just can’t get rid of this weight
after I’ve had my son, and, oh, I don’t know.
It’s been years of trying. It’s just really
You know, sweety, it’s just really frustrating
because it’s just a few pounds. That’s all
it is. It’s just a few pounds. I just don’t
Milk has been marketed in the United States
for decades as containing all sorts of nutrients
that benefit our health. Some of these benefits
they tout are calcium, protein, potassium,
and vitamin D. And milk is designed for baby
animals. Now, there’s no question that milk
contains all of these nutrients, and of course
it makes sense, right? Because milk is designed
specifically to help baby animals survive,
give them the nutrients they need when they
can’t feed themselves. Milk is also brilliantly
designed to help babies to grow really fast.
That’s because the longer that babies are
helpless out in nature, if they can’t survive
on their own, obviously [makes throat cutting
sound]. So milk is incredibly designed to
pack on pounds, and how does milk do that?
Well, according to the US Department of Health
& Human Services Office on Women’s Health,
milk has just the right amount of fat, protein,
water, and sugar to ensure a baby thrives.
What? Wait a minute. Rewind.
Fat, protein, water, and sugar. What? Did
she just say sugar? Yeah, I think that’s what
I just heard. Yup. Sugar. Now, we’re not talking
about the added kind of sugar that you see
in all sorts of processed foods. Milk naturally
contains sugar and it’s called lactose, and
I know you all have heard about lactose because
you’ve heard, obviously, of lactose intolerance.
Lactose is a sugar. It’s very similar in structure
to other sugars like glucose and sucrose.
Lactose is sugar, and just like other sugars,
lactose is absorbed very quickly into the
body. It’s digested quickly and absorbed quickly,
and then it’s turned into energy. And, like
other sugars, if you don’t use that sugar
right away your body is going to store it
as fat. Now, for babies that makes total sense,
right? Babies need to grow. Milk is specially
designed to make them grow. If you’ve ever
noticed, after a baby feeds what’s the first
thing they do? [snores loudly] They fall asleep,
and that’s nature’s way of helping them to
grow. By not expending that energy right away,
they’re able to pack it on in fat pounds and
ensure their survival. But as babies grow
up and they’re able to provide their own nutrients
without assistance from their mother, all
animals stop consuming milk for good. Oh,
wait, except us. It’s a fact that humans are
the only animal to continue to consume milk
into adulthood. Hmm…interesting. Another
interesting fact about milk is that 60% of
the adult world population is unable to digest
milk properly. Hmm…well, that’s kind of
weird that we can’t digest milk. Well, no,
it’s not because we’re not supposed to be
able to digest milk. We’re adults. We’re supposed
to be providing nutrients for ourselves in
all sorts of other ways. It’s nature’s way
of telling you you’ve got to get off of…yeah.
In fact, a whole bunch of scientists don’t
even look at lactose intolerance as a disease.
They actually look at an adult’s ability to
tolerate lactose as lactase persistence, meaning,
if you can tolerate milk then you’ve got some
sort of weird ability to do that as an adult,
and that is only 40% of the adult world population.
Hmm…interesting. So what does all this information
really have to do with fat loss and getting
into amazing, incredible, awesome shape? Well,
one, now we know milk contains sugar in the
form of lactose, and you all know what sugar
does. If you’re not running a marathon at
the time that you’re consuming it, you’re
going to store it as fat. Two, milk is brilliantly
designed to help babies pack on pounds to
ensure their survival. And, three, adult humans
are the only animals on the planet to continue
to consume milk after early childhood. And
we’re not supposed to be able to consume milk;
only 40% of us can do so properly. So might
milk be contributing to our retention or gain
of fat? Hmm…I think so. Now, before the
milk industry, all you guys come after me
and start suing me for saying milk’s bad for
you, I am not saying that whatsoever. Milk
contains a whole bunch of nutrients that are
really good for our health. We all know that.
What I am saying is, if you want to get into
amazing, incredible, awesome shape you really
got to look at your milk consumption. I personally
don’t consume any milk or milk products when
I’m in fat loss mode. And when I’m not in
fat loss mode I’m really careful about when
I time the intake of milk to make sure that
my body is primed to absorb it and use it
for energy and not store it as fat. But I’m
also very contentious about making sure that
I get my proper nutrients to ensure longterm
health, particularly preventing osteoporosis
and other sorts of problems that you might
have if you’re getting your calcium and not
getting vitamin D. So what I do is I ensure
I take a multivitamin and mineral every day,
and include all sorts of foods into my diet
that are really rich in calcium. Some of the
best foods to get calcium, other than milk,
is kale, salmon, collard greens, broccoli,
almonds (one of my favorites), and even my
About Time whey protein isolate. So by making
sure I include all of these foods that are
really rich in calcium into my diet, plus
adding my multivitamin, I’m making sure that
I get adequate amounts of these nutrients
for longterm health benefits, and I’m able
to strip that fat off by not including milk
products that include lactose. Now, if you
want more information and a deeper dive at
how to get into amazing, incredible shape,
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Sweety, I am just so frustrated. You know,