Milk and health
Question: I heard about this old cherished weight gainer.
I heard a workout regime called milk and squats, which I started. But I stopped the milk part due to hearing that too much milk is unhealthy and affects your kidneys.
My co-worker an avid milk drinker was told by his doctor to stop drinking milk because it had an adverse effect on his body.
What are your thoughts on it? I really like the idea of drinking a gallon of milk a day to gain weight.
Answer: I won't argue with a doctor, but I suggest that “hearing things” is far removed from research. Thousands of men (and women) have gained the weight they want drinking a gallon of milk a day. (You have to exercise hard, too, to build muscle and not just pack on fat.)
To my knowledge, there is no evidence that drinking a gallon of milk a day harms your kidneys.
There is a misconception that “too much protein” can cause kidney problems. But it's just that – a misconception.
There is little compelling evidence that mega doses of protein causes any sort of kidney damage in the least.
PLUS, the GOMAD is not to be used long-term. Three to six weeks at a time is all you need. Gain a little, maintain it, repeat if necessary.
Hope this helps!