"We are born to be fit, strong, and healthy." Robb Wolf

October 01, 2010

The Great Dairy Debate

Many people have approached me or emailed me as to why certain individuals are allowed dairy and why others are not. Here is why:

Let's use Mr. Andrew Burns as an example. This guy works opposite to most people. He has to work hard to keep weight on his tiny frame whereas most individuals have to work their asses off to keep the weight off (myself included). In order for him maintain or even put on weight, dairy is an easy way to provided the much needed calories to support this. There is a rule that these individuals must abide by and deviation from this rule will have their $20 being contributed for the BBQ:


This means no cream or milk in coffee, unless you are having breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack. This means not going to the fridge, opening up the carton of milk and downing a mouthful. 

Now, the main goal for this challenge is for the body to become more sensitive to insulin and learn how to use fat as an energy source rather than sugar. This is where milk has a negative effect on the body. Since milk contains lactose, a sugar, it causes insulin to be secreted when consumed. And, as mentioned earlier, we are trying to have a better handle on our insulin secretion.

If you feel that you are already lean or consider yourself a hard-gainer and I have not already approached you about consuming dairy, feel free to email me or talk to me directly, plead your case, and I will make a decision.