Is milk a good diet for gaining/retaining muscle but still being fat concious?

I’m a 15 year old male and I have been trying to gain muscle size and strength on my upper body. I have been working out for around 7 weeks (failure type workouts) and have noticed good results (including my abs).

However, I have also noticed a bit more fat in my face, and I was wondering if that was due to how much milk I have been drinking. I try to get around 6 glasses of skim milk each and every day (which is around 100% of my daily protein intake). Would that also be a good diet if I was to just drink skim milk and low calorie foods so that I keep my fat ration down and my muscle gaining protein up?

I’m asking this because I read in Men’s Fitness magazine that milk is the best kind of supplement because of its high protein and low caloric intake.

If I don’t have the right set of mind, let me know what I can do to resolve this problem.

Thanks much.

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4 Responses to “Is milk a good diet for gaining/retaining muscle but still being fat concious?”

  1. ♥ Miss Buggsy ♥ said:

    Skim milk is fat-free, so its not the milk that is causing the fat around your face.

    =]

  2. greenheadchick said:

    Sounds like to me you are on the right course, the magazine has a lot of good features in it and I’m sure they would not lead you in the wrong direction and besides, this is what we are taught even when we are youngsters in health class.

  3. Side said:

    You should checkout crossfit.com for a better mass building diet (and better workouts as well). But you can’t put on fat in one place, and lose fat in another. The Human body doesn’t work that way. So if you are seeing fat loss in your midsection, but your face is getting fatter, you might just be maturing more. Your body will continue to grow until at least 21.

  4. JANET M said:

    Hi. I’m an older woman who works out in a gym regularly and works with a personal trainer. I just wanted to let you know that I’m not an expert. Yes, milk is certainly a healthy source of calcium and protein, as long as you are giving your body all the protein, calcium and other necessary vitamins in all the foods you eat. You won’t gain weight from drinking skim milk, but it shouldn’t be your only source of protein. One glass of skim milk provides only 3.3 grams of protein. Multiply that by 6 and I would say you’re not getting enough protein. Consider too your age. At 15 you have to be very careful with how you work you muscles and achieve your goals. You talk about a “Men’s Fitness” magazine. That’s for males who have finished growing. You could do more damage than good if you don’t pay attention to the weight training AND dietary guidlines for someone your age. Seriously, you have the right idea… you want to do it right, but you have to take several things into consideration… not JUST how much milk you drink or how much protein you have each day. Just be sure you’re doing it right, so that you’re not sorry later.




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