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Old 02-28-2010, 02:53 AM   #22 (permalink)
tandoorichicken
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Also, this may seem counter-intuitive but I've taken to drinking a pint of whole milk (that's right, full fat) immediately after my workout. I do high-intensity cardio and heavy weights so I try to pack in a lot of clean calories as long as my muscles are starving for some... If you don't your body tries to cannibalize calories from within. Usually this means breaking down other muscles that you haven't used in a while, rather than body fat. The vitamin D in milk helps too, because it directly promotes protein synthesis in muscle.

So what's all that fat doing? Basically acting as a fuse to help light up the fat that's sitting around in your body. The only complaint I have with milk is the relatively high carbs, which could lead to water retention. Still, it's way less disgusting than that Muscle Milk stuff.
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