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?