Do you pay close attention to your diet, or do you exercise enough but still not lose weight? Read this blog to learn all about milk and weight loss.
Of course, milk itself, like other foods, will not automatically make you fat. Here, milk consumption, milk type and processing, and personal nature also play an important role. However, various studies examining the link between weight and milk have concluded that milk is undoubtedly the cause of weight gain. If you want to study this topic in more depth, you can read the relevant research here.
Is there too much milk?
These days, most of us will add a little coffee to milk instead of a little coffee to coffee. 500ml cups are now the standard equipment in many cafes. A very simple latte made from semi skimmed milk can provide about 200 calories per serving. This is not just a drink, but a light meal. If you indulge in such coffee creation every day, you will accumulate a lot of extra calories, and you may not lose weight as planned.
Hormonal fluctuations caused by milk
Of course, all milk should be produced according to demand. Yes, I deliberately write “production”. Because today’s dairy farming basically has only cows and happy cows milked by farmers on green grasslands.
Milk should be cheap, have a long shelf life and be readily available. To ensure this, cows are milked for about 300 days a year, most of which are pregnant. Pregnant milk contains about a third of estrogen and significantly more progesterone than non pregnant milk. Like the nutrients it contains, we absorb hormones when drinking milk.
High estrogen and progesterone levels can cause fat cells in the hips and thighs to increase and promote fat accumulation. In addition, estrogen can also promote water retention – water usually accumulates throughout the body. Typical areas are the abdomen, legs, hands, and face.
Therefore, if you are currently low in calories and have not lost weight, please try not to drink milk for 3 weeks to see how your body changes.
Lose weight without drinking milk
Earlier this year, I also decided to remove milk from my diet. In the ancient challenge, as an absolute milk lover, I replaced milk with vegetable milk overnight. To be honest, this change is not easy, especially in the first week. First of all, I have to try countless milk substitutes made of soybeans, almonds and rice to find a good substitute.
Finally, I decided to drink oatmeal drink – because it has a sweet aroma, it is very suitable for cereal, smoothie or coffee. However, it took me a few days to like oatmeal drinks. In this adjustment period, it’s simple: stick to it! As you know, we can (almost) get used to anything.; -)
I realized early that giving up milk was really good for me. In the first few days, unwanted scars and redness decreased significantly. I also lost nearly 7 pounds in two weeks (probably keeping water), feeling lighter and less bloated. After such a short time, I noticed these changes in my body, which is a good reason for me to continue the “milk free” self experiment to today.
Meet the demand for calcium
Strong bones in milk? People who avoid animal foods are often asked about acute malnutrition. I am not a vegetarian, but unlike milk, oatmeal drinks naturally contain no calcium, so I often have this problem due to lack of milk. So how can you get enough? On the one hand, there are a lot of oatmeal drinks added with calcium, but you can also find many high-quality calcium suppliers on the vegetable shelves. The bioavailability of calcium in broccoli, kale, all types of Chinese cabbage, Chinese cabbage and Chinese cabbage is particularly high.
Maybe you have also started some self experiments and decided to live a “milk free” life for the time being. Very important: don’t expect premature success. All bodies need separate time to adjust. have fun!