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    How is this even possible?? (Milk/Rippetoes)

    Ok, for all the years I've been working out (on and off), I haven't consumed any milk. Just didn't really like the taste. I started rippetoes a couple months ago and have made some decent progress, but nothing major.

    I weigh myself every week, and least twice on the same day to get the average weight. Last week I weighed 196.4.

    I started drinking milk that same day (last week) because of all the protein and stuff it has in it. A week later I thought I looked bigger than usual, but I figured it was just my imagination. Well, I weighed myself last night and I'm at 204.

    How is this possible? Honestly, I'm not one of those "noobs" who thinks he can gain 10lbs of muscle per month. My realistic goals are more like 1-3lbs. I just don't understand how I gained 8lbs in one week (whether it be muscle or fat).

    During the week (where I went from 196 to 204) I drank a ton of milk. Probably went through about 3 gallons. Is the milk really helping THIS much?
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    You could be holding water weight.
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    Originally Posted by ljbrdr81 View Post
    Ok, for all the years I've been working out (on and off), I haven't consumed any milk. Just didn't really like the taste. I started rippetoes a couple months ago and have made some decent progress, but nothing major.

    I weigh myself every week, and least twice on the same day to get the average weight. Last week I weighed 196.4.

    I started drinking milk that same day (last week) because of all the protein and stuff it has in it. A week later I thought I looked bigger than usual, but I figured it was just my imagination. Well, I weighed myself last night and I'm at 204.

    How is this possible? Honestly, I'm not one of those "noobs" who thinks he can gain 10lbs of muscle per month. My realistic goals are more like 1-3lbs. I just don't understand how I gained 8lbs in one week (whether it be muscle or fat).

    During the week (where I went from 196 to 204) I drank a ton of milk. Probably went through about 3 gallons. Is the milk really helping THIS much?
    Probably holding a great deal of water weight. You couldn't gain 8lb of non-fluid mass in a week unless you went 4,000 calories over your maintanence per day.
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    Originally Posted by ljbrdr81 View Post
    Ok, for all the years I've been working out (on and off), I haven't consumed any milk. Just didn't really like the taste. I started rippetoes a couple months ago and have made some decent progress, but nothing major.

    I weigh myself every week, and least twice on the same day to get the average weight. Last week I weighed 196.4.

    I started drinking milk that same day (last week) because of all the protein and stuff it has in it. A week later I thought I looked bigger than usual, but I figured it was just my imagination. Well, I weighed myself last night and I'm at 204.

    How is this possible? Honestly, I'm not one of those "noobs" who thinks he can gain 10lbs of muscle per month. My realistic goals are more like 1-3lbs. I just don't understand how I gained 8lbs in one week (whether it be muscle or fat).

    During the week (where I went from 196 to 204) I drank a ton of milk. Probably went through about 3 gallons. Is the milk really helping THIS much?
    It's water weight.

    You'll probably gain more too...

    I was drinking a gallon a day for about 25-30 days when I ran GOMAD, and I put on about 30 lbs in all.
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    What kind of milk are you drinking? Anything other than skim will have put a decent amount of fat into your diet..... and adding milk in general to the diet you already had certainly made for a nice increase to your carbs.
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    So all this water weight came from milk?
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    Just for future reference whole milk is barely 4%. In other words it is 96% fat free, practically diet food.

    3 gallons is quite a bit of food and a nice addition to the diet.
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    Originally Posted by ljbrdr81 View Post
    Well, I weighed myself last night and I'm at 204.

    Dont weigh yourself at night. I am always around 6 lbs heavier at night, all the food in my belly, water weight and eeerr body fluids and such.

    Weigh yourself first thing in the morning after you pay a visit to the toilet and do this consistently once a week.

    Your weight will go up and down during the week so it makes it alot more difficult to notice gains if your weighin yaself every day. and its very hard to distinguish true gains from water weight after only a week or 2.

    You have to see a rise in that scale consistently to know your gaining.
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    lactose is not the easiest thing for anyone to digest, drop a few lactaid with your milk this week and a couple fiber tabs and see how much weight you DUMP
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    Yeah, you didn't gain 8 lbs of tissue. Water, and food in your guts. Milk is a great way to pack on some useful weight though.
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    Difficult for the body to break down lactose = body holds on to more water = weight gain
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    Originally Posted by SumDumGoi View Post
    Difficult for the body to break down lactose = body holds on to more water = weight gain
    Don't think I've ever heard that before.

    Got a source?
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    Originally Posted by Farley1324 View Post
    Don't think I've ever heard that before.

    Got a source?
    I am speculating based on people who are lactose intolerant, but its a possibility. If you are lactose intolerant you don't have the ability to break down lactose, which leads to you drawing more water into the GI tract. That is primarily what is responsible for the discomfort and eventual diarrhea associated with lactose intolerance.

    If you have a diet that is high in lactose (such as milk and dairy products) but are not lactose intolerant although you wouldn't have a problem digesting the lactose it may still take a while to break it down resulting in an increased water retention. However, you still may be able to break it down at a rate fast enough where you would not experience the GI discomfort and diarrhea.

    It makes sense as a potential mechanism, however I wouldn't say its definitive that is what is going on. From what we know we can't even be certain the milk is what caused the weight gain. It could also be something as simple as he was dehydrated the first time that he weighed himself and then was retaining a few lbs of water the second time due to other reasons.
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    Originally Posted by jbrdr85 View Post
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    So all this water weight came from milk?
    I suupose 99.9% of milk is made of our good friend Mr H20

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    Just for future reference whole milk is barely 4%. In other words it is 96% fat free, practically diet food.
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    your right. I think, in the uk, anyway, a food is considered diet or healthy if its under 5% fat.

    Plus milk has a lot of calories too so your global calorie intake has taken a big jump.
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