Got [chocolate] Milk?

by - May 18, 2010

I've never actually been on a diet. As a matter of fact, if you put my name right next to the word diet - like this: Ashton-diet - it would be the epitome of an oxymoron. I love to eat, and I'm not going to let something as silly as fear of gaining weight keep me from doing what I love. Fortunately I've been blessed with a pretty quick metabolism to balance things out, and yes I know once I hit 30 or so it will slow down and I'll be as big as a house.  But I'll be a happy house.

Anyway, like I was saying. I've never been on a diet, but I saw this on Yahoo and couldn't resist clicking on it: Chocolate Milk Diet.

How cool is that?! A diet that consists of chocolate milk. Awesome. Unfortunately, man cannot subsist on chocolate milk alone, but that's not what this article is suggesting.

According to the article, chocolate milk alongside a healthy diet and exercise (and mine is actually pretty healthy all things considered) can help you drop belly fat.

I don't exercise. Well, not in a gym anyway. I don't like that feeling of people staring at me, even though they're probably not. Plus, I sweat and it's gross. In the words of my best friend, "I'm too cute to sweat!."

But I am totally going to buy chocolate milk now and not feel guilty about it!

Here's why:
1. It has calcium to help build strong bones. And according to some researchers in Nebraska, calcium actually makes it difficult for your body to absorb fat.

2. It has Vitamin D, which moves calcium from your food to your body. You know, so it can block your fat!

3. The natural sweetness improves your muscle endurance. And let's face it, I'm getting old. Walking up the mountain-stairs to get to my apartment takes a lot out of me. Sad, I know.

4. It helps you build muscle, which burns fat and boosts your metabolism.

Moral of today's story?

Got [chocolate] Milk?

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  1. Our young lad (eight) never tires of choccy milk !

  2. Why should I trust some dudes in Nebraska? :P You forgot reason 5. IT'S GOOOOOOD

  3. Really? That sounds like good news!

  4. @joehebden: Thanks for reading! I never get tired of it either, although sadly I'm slightly lactose intolerant so it doesn't like me as much as I like it.

    @Richard: Because it suits my purposes for you to trust those dudes that chocolate milk is good for us!

    @Gnetch: It is good news! Now I can drink chocolate milk everyday if I feel like it and not feel like I'm breaking some kind of rule!