Milk... does it do the body good???

Drink milk, or not to drink milk?  That is the question.  For close to two weeks I have cut out milk and dairy from my diet to see if there is a difference.  I know I'm getting calcium from other sources such as spinach, kale, broccoli, canned salmon with bones, sardines, almonds, dried seaweed and oranges. These foods are just the calcium rich foods at the ready in our flat, so I'm not worried about being deficient. 

I have a goal getting down to a more agile 170 lbs from my current 180 lbs.  With 150 calories of sugars, fat and protein from just 1 cup of milk, I feel there is much better macronutrient choices out there. Egg whites, egg protein and hemp protein are great alternates post workout, though turkey, chicken, fish (animal tissue) is ideal.

So far... I feel lighter and less bloated.  I even axed the half and half cream from my coffee. My lactose tolerance has definetely waned over the years. The biggest difference is that I'm not airbrushing my boxers as often.  Therefore in my circle- NO MILK does everybody good.  

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More evidence is mounting. When talking about many starchy grains, alcohol, dairy, refined sugars, processed foods- moderation to eventual elimination from diet should favor your performance.

Register for the 2012 CrossFit Open 

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Today's WOD menu: Please be sure you are signed-in before attending class:  

Apéritif:  3 rounds of 15 consecutive Wall Ball Shots

  • #50, 30 and 20
  • 8 ft or 10ft target

*Must catch and hip crease must pass the knees on squat descent*

Entrée: "El Primero"

For Time:

  • 500 m Row
  • 20 24 in Burpee Box Jumps
  • 15 Overhead Squats 135 lbs
  • 800 m Run
  • 20 Pull-up (chest-to-bar)s
  • 15 Thrusters 135 lbs
  • 400 m Run 
  • 20 Ring Dips
  • 15 Power Cleans 135 lbs

Post total time.

Dessert: Highest Wall Ball Shot with a #50 or #30 lb wall ball

*From a squat- hip crease must pass the knees on squat descent*

Log results to your CSV BEYOND THE WHITEBOARD account.