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healthy vs skinny?

I definitely don't feel they're one and the same..particularly with all this recent activity on "stop drinking milk." Isn't milk good for me? I want to be both, healthy AND thin...

Sat. Feb 10, 10:51am

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I would log my food in a free nutrition website for a few days to get an idea of how you are doing nutrionally with your current diet, then add or subtract foods to correct any deficiencies or overages. is free and popular. I think another popular free site is

Saturday, February 10, 2007, 11:26 AM

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Milk works for some people and not for others. The main issue I have with the product as a "important part of a healthy diet" is that all of the promotion is being done by (shockingly enough) the dairy industry! Perhaps a conflict of interest? If you're curious, why not try getting off dairy for a couple weeks and see how your body does without it? If you feel better drinking milk, if it seems to promote your health, then drink it. If not, do what is best for YOU, not what the dairy industry thinks will sell the most product.

Saturday, February 10, 2007, 1:40 PM

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If you go without the dairy, try taking a calcium supplement or multivitamin because you still need the calcium. Calcium can lead to fluid and electrolyte imbalances, and bone loss because your body takes it from your bones if you don't consume enough. It can also make weird changes to your heart like disrythmias.

Saturday, February 10, 2007, 7:17 PM

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OP- I recently started a team on this site for dairy free for 21 days. The reason I started it was not necessarily to lose weight, but I think I may be lactose intolerant. I eat dairy all the time and have sympotms of IBS constantly so my doctor suggested that I go off it for a few weeks to see if it helps. I am a total dairy addict so I'm not looking forward to this but like another poster said, dairy works fine for some people but not for others. As for people who won't drink dairy for "fat" issues, there are plenty of fat free and low fat options out there and I think if your body does not respond poorly to lactose, the benefits of consuming dairy outweigh any negatives.

Saturday, February 10, 2007, 10:02 PM

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