In previous posts, dairy has been talked about as being a nutritional grey area. During a Whole 30 Challenge dairy foods are cut from our diets because dairy has inflammatory properties and spikes our insulin (how much depends on the person, timing, and the type of food eaten), but can be beneficial after the challenge because of healthy probiotics and to assist with adding body mass. Nevertheless, although we encourage you to experiment with your body and performance post-Whole 30 and see how you react by systematically reintroducing foods. Although milk has long been a staple in my diet, and still is, Ruth has found that eating dairy makes her congested and phlegmy, tell tale indicators of its inflammatory properties.
Some folks in the gym and many of our friends, family, and co-workers outside of the gym are still stuck in the low-fat craze (based on faulty research, but continues to be perpetuated). This mindset often leads to ill-advised choices like not only eating dairy but drinking skim milk in an effort to avoid the higher fat, cholesterol, and caloric content in full-fat milk. If you’ve been fortunate enough to compare the taste of full-fat milk versus skim milk, you know that skim milk hardly compares. But beyond taste, a post by ButterBeliever.com highlights six facts about skim milk that may change the way you look at your dairy options from here on out.
Click over to the ButterBeliever.com post to read more into numbers 3-6. Needless to say it’s eye opening. ButterBeliever and us are on the same page that if you choose to add dairy back into your diet or improve the quality of the dairy you’re currently eating look for raw, grass-fed dairy. Raw can be difficult to come by these days so go the full-fat route and look for minimal pasteurization and homogenization to get extra benefits. However, this site offers tips on where you might be able to find raw dairy options.
Congratulations to Ray and Cindy! They are the proud new parents of a 5lb, 12oz beautiful baby girl. Rest up and enjoy your new addition!
Back Squat 3×5 or Wendler
**Those who have reached the end of their linear progressions AND have proper technique will be given the option to 1RM**
3 Man Teams of 3 Minute Stations
-Max Rope Climbs (sub 3 Ground Climbs)
-AMRAP Clean Ladder:
-10 Push Ups/10 Sit Ups
Score: Rope Climbs+Rounds of Cleans+Rounds of Couplet
(if subbed lower numbers, score by number of pushups divided by 10)