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Thread: Full fat vs. Semi-Skimmed for bulking

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    Just wondering which milk is best to include in my diet for bulking up....I was using whole milk but am going to increase the amount that I'm including in my diet (probably double) and although I am wanting to bulk up I don't want to increase BF by too much

    So which is best.....
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    Post-workout I'd go for full fat, shown to increase net protein balance more than lower fat milk.

    Rest of the time then it's up to you. I prefer the taste of full fat so usually get gold top, but occasionally get skimmed if I want to spend calories elsewhere that particular day. Why not have the whole you're currently having and add the extra as (semi-)skimmed? You're allowed to mix and match you know
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    Originally Posted by Fiji View Post
    You're allowed to mix and match you know
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    The macros of semi are more aligned to what most people recommend for weight training.

    I choose semi. Although I also love full fat with extra whey.

    All I know is I got chubby when taking loads of full fat, strength gains were great, but most the weight was fat.
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    Jim Wendler quotes - "When I see a program that says three sets of eight reps? That's the stupidest f**king thing ever. If it doesn't have a specific percentage based on a specific max, it's useless. That's the hallmark of someone who doesn't understand basic programming." "Diet is simple eat 1.5 to 2 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight. Base your carbs on how fat or paranoid you are."
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    Originally Posted by Check1 View Post
    The macros of semi are more aligned to what most people recommend for weight training.

    I choose semi. Although I also love full fat with extra whey.

    All I know is I got chubby when taking loads of full fat, strength gains were great, but most the weight was fat.
    Full fat dairy has excellent fat mobilisation properties, the reason you got fat drinking whole milk is that you were simply taking in too many calories. Regardless of whether the milk was whole, semi or skimmed, if you'd have matched the calories, you'd have still got just as fat. What you didn't do was cut the calories from somewhere else to balance the extra calories in the whole milk. Simple, too many calories and you put on excess fat.

    And I have no idea what you mean about the macros of semi being aligned for weight training.
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    Jim Wendler quotes - "When I see a program that says three sets of eight reps? That's the stupidest f**king thing ever. If it doesn't have a specific percentage based on a specific max, it's useless. That's the hallmark of someone who doesn't understand basic programming." "Diet is simple eat 1.5 to 2 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight. Base your carbs on how fat or paranoid you are."
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    Originally Posted by Check1 View Post
    The macros of semi are more aligned to what most people recommend for weight training.
    Pretty sure this came from the theory that the best bulking macros are, 50 percent carbs, 35 percent protein and 15 percent fats....which is what semi skimmed milk is made up of.

    A theory also known as a 'myth'!
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    ive never known anybody to get fat drinking milk, i like semi. not to fat but not watery like skim. if bulking up is your thing and your bodyfat is reasonably low then go for gold top.
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