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Tale of a CrossFit Die Hard Part 6, AllisonNYC WMV MOV
Milk, Does it Do a Body Good? Part 1 Part 2

Do you consume dairy products? Post opinions and experiences to comments.

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Haven't had breakfast yet.. it's 3am.

Regarding dairy, I did the standard "remove it from your diet for a couple of months then reintroduce and note any side effects" protocol last year. Retrospectively, i've come to the conclusion that it was the key component to last spring being the first time in my life i did not experience severe seasonal allergies. When i wasn't eating dairy I also stopped being allergic to cats and didn't react so harshly to dust and mildew. I didn't make the correlation at the time and ended up bringing modest amounts of dairy back into my eating patterns around winter time. A couple months ago i got hooked on Ronnybrook milk and would drink about 1 quart a day, again with no real side effects until early this spring when allergies came back with a vengeance. After talking to a few people and pinpointing dairy as my primary suspect i again have taken it out and have noticed significant improvements in my sensitivity to the season.

It's also possible that last year was a fluke or that i've been less sensitive because of lower levels of pollen. It's so hard to tell with so many variables. Either way, I still consider Spring to be the worst time of year. All sorts of plants having sex with each other. Gross.
May 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Osorio
I significantly decreased my milk intake. I used to drink a lot of whey protein and other milk products. I limit my milk consumption to foods that may contain a little milk, like a cheese omelet or baked goods. Best thing I ever did.

Come to think of it, my allergies are almost non-existent this year.

May 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAJ
No breakfast - IF day

I find that cheese can be tough for me. Small amounts are ok, but when I eat several ounces at at time, it tends to halt my digestive tract.

I haven't had a glass of milk in a long time, but I do have yogurt about twice a week. i tolerate it fairly well, that sometimes I notice a little bloating. I always have either Siggi's or Evan's Farmhouse, both of which come from grassfed cows upstate. Interestingly, I think I have an easier time digesting Evan's, which is full fat, rather than Siggi's, which is skimmed - even though I always add fat to Siggi's.

I do think that I have an increase in mucous whenever I eat more dairy.
May 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMargie
I love dairy. Yogurt every morning, a few gulps of milk every night(if Margie can use lick as a unit of measure I can use gulp).Tastes great, protein dense, perfect carb-protein ratio 1.5:1, IGF (Insulin-like Growth Factor), everything a growing mamamal needs.Never had a problem digesting it and can't think of ever being allergic to anything

Not to mention that Rip says you should drink milk (if you can tolerate it).

Have fun at class, I'm off to PA.
May 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy
Incidentally - Here is a great post on how, and how much, to cook your veggies and meat.

A teaser (David!):Other researchers at the University of Warwick found that steaming, microwaving and brief stir frying of Brassica vegetables (e.g. broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts) maintained the veggies’ anti-cancer properties otherwise known as glucosinolates.


Jeremy - read the part 2 of the links David posted. It contains a strong argument for at least organic, if not grassfed milk, which I passionately support if you're going to drink it.
May 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMargie
Thank you for that post Jeremy. For a second there I was thinking I might have to re-evaluate my love of milk.I have about 2 cups of "organic" skim milk a day, with my whey protein shakes (one in the morning, one before bed). I haven't really noticed any problems with allergies, so that's not really an issue. My digestion, on the other hand, has always been a wreck, but I have no idea if it's related to dairy or just genetics and years and years of past eating habits.In fact, I just realized I'm out of milk. No shake before class... damn.
May 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErik K.
All dairy and no Allison?

Through all the webisodes and the drama, I have never taken the opportunity to comment.

There are a lot of preconceived notions of Allison out there (just take a look at HQ's comments on any of the days when the other webisodes were posted!). Even I have been guilty of developing some preconceived notions of her. And, then, I had the wonderful opportunity of talking to her a few times and being around her at the Box and CFSBK and her warmth and enthusiasm for Crossfit really won me over!

I'm glad her enthusiasm and authenticity came through in today's webisode!

May 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterxuan mai

And, I don't eat much dairy. I'm lactose intolerant.

Those days that I *must* eat ice cream, I eat it. But, I know I'll probably spend the next 4 hours sick and miserable.

Occasionally, I'll have a Greek yogurt. But, that also makes me feel a little queasy.
May 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterxuan mai
Cleans were ugly. My form was a mess. I kept having a hard time feeling confident receiving the weight. Maxed at 115. It wasn't pretty.

I did manage a deadlifting pr after class with a 355 lb lift, although once again, my form wasn't so hot. I guess I curved my back, but I still managed to complete the lift, so I'm counting it.

After class went to the gym to do some bench with dumbbells (65 x 10, 70 x 8, 75 x 6, 80 x 3) and some dips, then decided to call it a day.
May 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErik K.
Thanks for a great time dudes. I had a great time.PS. I LOVE milk, honestly, I can't get enough of it. It's delicious and it goes great with cookies. I have tried going without dairy but I end up feeling sluggish
May 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEric Brandom
My WOD was 8 rounds of tabata squats, no weight. I scored 14.
May 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBethany
warmed up with a few @ 35 and 65


The bail at 95 was pretty funky and I think I freaked myself out a bit, so I kept failing again and again. Took me a while to get that final 85. Good lesson in being conservative with your jump in weight.

after, worked several sets at 65, concentrating on form, particularly the shrug.
May 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMargie

Next time you can try to hit 15-16 off the bat your first round then take all the rest you need. Try to maintain that score to beat your previous one.

Or you can just go all out and see what happens. Both work just fine.


Milk does indeed, go with cookies VERY well. (Don't tell anyone i said that)

Jeremy seems to be following a strict WWRipD? mentality... and i like it!
May 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Osorio
eerrr... David, is that the rat coffee table??? ... :/
May 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllisonNYC
Late to this party now that I'm back, but I'm a "if you can take it go for it" believer when it comes to dairy.

Apparently the Eastern European stock I come from thrives on dairy (with the exception of my sister who has the whole allergy issue like David described).

I'm a lover of organic and grass fed milk and yogurt, as well as cheeses. As with everything, though, moderation is the key.
May 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMax

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