We all know that newborn babies survive solely on a diet of their mother’s breast milk for 4 to 6 months before eating more solid foods. But how many of us have heard of a milk-based diet for adults? This new diet is quickly gaining popularity, why don’t we take a look at it to see if it is worth all the hype surrounding this new diet.
The milk-based diet has quite a few different variations, for example, one of those variations of the milk-based diet only requires you to drink 5 to 6 liters of milk each day and nothing else.
The best version of this diet plan encourages you to increase your dairy consumption during the day but to maintain a wholesome diet; it also encourages you to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables along with 2 or 3 glasses of milk.
We are unable to recommend which variation of the milk-based diet is the best suited for you and your lifestyle. As with any diet plans, you have to find the one that works for you. Reading this article will help you determine which variation of the milk-based diet is best for you.
The milk-based diet plan
Even though milk is a natural product that is ideal for a newborn baby, it isn’t always recommended for full-grown adults to try and live off of only milk and nothing else.
An adult’s digestive system has evolved and requires solid foods. On the other hand, milk is known to cause acid reflux, as it contains large quantities of organic salts (sodium). Also, when consumed in large quantities, many people complain of unpleasant side effects such as constipation, diarrhea or even nausea and vomiting.
So if you are considering starting a milk-based diet with or without supplementing with certain solid foods, the key is to lowering your lactose intolerance levels, so you can tolerate lactose.
First, we are going to consider the pure milk-based diet (no other items besides dairy). This diet requires you to replace any liquids such as water (non-caloric drinks like tea and coffee too) and other beverages, plus any other solid foods that you would normally eat with drinking milk. However, while doing this diet, you will most likely feel very fatigued and tired, as zero solid foods are being consumed.
Solid food gives our bodies something to cause combustion or to burn as energy or fuel for our bodies, which renews our energy levels enabling us to perform physical activities. For this reason, this diet is not recommended for active people and this diet should not be followed for more that two days at a time.
Another variation of the milk-based diet
This milk-based diet is more complete as you are permitted to consume fruits such as apples, grapes, peaches, apricots and all types of berries. Plus, you can enjoy salads made with celery, green onions, radishes and carrots, etc.
You should avoid eating any type of citric fruits after drinking milk. This can cause heartburn or acidity, as it causes the milk to curdle causing excess acidity.
Try to try other milk products that have no additional ingredients added to them such as buttermilk and curdled milk, etc. Your taste buds will thank you for the different flavor.
Milk is high in calcium and other active compounds that quickly help to burn fat. A calcium supplement will never have the same effect on your body, as a warm glass of milk will.
Milk also contains whey proteins that aid in building muscle mass and increasing your strength. There are also casein proteins (which are also present in dairy milk) providing a small amount of proteins that are naturally time-released into your body.
A nice addition to this diet is that you can use skimmed or low-fat dairy milk. However, only decide on which milk to drink after weighing the benefits of milk lower in saturated fats whixh will help to reduce your cholesterol levels and risks of a heart attack.
If you are considering starting a milk-based diet, we hope that this article was able to answer some of your concerns. Happy dieting!