drinking milk helps lose weight

@EMZo03 (213)
November 23, 2007 10:29pm CST
i really think that drinking a glass of like.. 2% milk a day helps me keep weight off. Im not too sure why, but im pretty certain it does. Im gonna keep drinking a glass in the morning after my jogs. does anyone else think this is true
7 responses
@OffBeat (28)
• Pakistan
24 Nov 07
Hi EMzo0! My wait went from 60 kgs to 85 kgs after the birth of my first son. I went to seek homeopathic advice and my doctor told me to skip meals and drink only milk everytime I felt hungry. I did try it and it worked. U see milk is a complete nutrition. It should give u all the necessary nutrients u need in a day. but my personal opinion is that we should have a balance diet including fruits and fibre to help maintain a youthful skin as well.
@EMZo03 (213)
24 Nov 07
Yeah, see! it does work, lol. But I agree with the balanced diet thing, and am not really sure if i could only drink milk. thanks for your response: )
24 Nov 07
Wow, if drinking milk really does work I might have to try this (not the skipping meals part but the milk a day thing...) Quite interesting....
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
6 Dec 07
I have heard contradicting things on this subject. Some say lowfat milk can help you lose or maintain weight, others say it is fattening. I guess it depends on your overall needs and the other things you eat and drink. If you are talking a glass of milk versus a glass of soda, milk will be better than the empty sugar calories of soda. If your goal is to maintain your weight and you want the nutritional benefits of milk- calcium and vitamins- lowfat milk is good. The only constant I have heard is whole milk is bad- too much fat to make the benefits worth it- except for young children who need that fat. Honestly, I don't know what to think, so I stick that in my catch all category of moderation, some is good but too much is bad.
@EMZo03 (213)
6 Dec 07
yeah that sounds about right.. as it is with everything lol thanks for your response
@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
26 Nov 07
Actually milk is very fattening. When I was on weight watchers we were only allowed one cup of milk a day, and that had to be skim milk. Milk has a lot of fat content in it. But don't stop drinking milk because of it being fattening. You need the nutitions in the milk, like the calcium, for your bones and teeth to grow strong. Also milk is very filling, thats why babies drink it, so you will eat less if your full on milk. This could be why your losing weight.
@EMZo03 (213)
6 Dec 07
yeah i know it's fattening. I mean when i added drinking milk to my diet(before i didnt really drink milk).. i dont know, its weird. thanks for the response
• China
25 Nov 07
Well,will follow your method to lose weight when you succeed and tell us your good news.
@EMZo03 (213)
26 Nov 07
Lol, i was wondering if anyone thought the same thing.. but i guess you can follow my method if it works. However, the easiest way to lose weight is to count calories. None of that "no carb" or "no fat" dieting. No matter how much fat or carbs you cut out of your diet, you can still consume 4000 calories a day, and that.. would keep you big and bulging in the tummy area.(Unless you were a big guy who worked out) After you have your weight under control by counting calories, that's when you can maybe take your fat and carb intake into consideration, for different reasons. Why people eat low and non fat and low carb( a.k.a-healthy((even though you need a balanced amount of carbs))foods) is because while 1 chocolate bar will equal 250 calories, 1 apple will equal 100, or 1 banana will equal 100.. vegetables have even less calories. This means that instead of eating that 1 little tasty chocolate bar and not feeling full, you can eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and feel more full. If everyone here is trying to lose weight, all it takes is some research(so you dont lose weight in a bad way), and some self discipline. Also, when you are eating healthy and maintaining a healthy weight, you really do feel good. You have more energy and I think that what you consume is definitely important for your wellbeing. Exercising only adds on to that good, healthy feeling. If you're counting calories and eating healthy, its good to have one or 2 "cheat days" every couple of weeks. On my cheat days, I eat whatever the hell i feel like, lol. But thanks for your response Alvin_lu: )
@httpx0 (302)
• France
24 Nov 07
i don't think that milk helps you kepp weight off, my mom used to tell me that mil contains fat, but not that much though. anyway, you can know for sure that it reinforce your bones.
@EMZo03 (213)
24 Nov 07
milk does contain fat. However, you can buy skim milk.. which has no fat. I think it tastes very watered down though, so I drink 2% milk. Every healthy diet needs a little bit of healthy fats though, and because milk is so good for you, ive chosen to get my fat intake from milk!(and chocolate milk sometimes) haha. but yeah, i dont know if it really does help keep weight off.. but i do think it does. hmm thanks for the response: )
@deepu123 (104)
• India
24 Nov 07
well..i do not know about that....but next 2 months if you lose any because of that please let me know
@EMZo03 (213)
24 Nov 07
will do
@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
24 Nov 07
hi there EMZo03 i did not know drinking a glass of milk helps you loose weight does it really i dont know if it is true or not but i only like my milk in cerael and i wont drink milk by its self i have tryed it plenty of times when i was thirsty thanks for this discussion and happy posting
@EMZo03 (213)
24 Nov 07
i cant say for sure, but i definitely feel as though it does for me. And milk in cereal is also good. Even if it's found out that milk doesnt help keep weight off, it still has great nutritional value. thanks for the reply: )