Sunday, October 17, 2010

On Second Thought

Remember how I used to extol the values of chocolate milk as a recovery drink?

Now that I've: (1) gone paleo, (2) adopted a regular intermittent fasting schedule, and (3) begun avoiding post-workout-carbs a la Mat Lalonde), this really isn't an option. But that's okay: it's not like chocolate syrup + cow juice is the end-all, be-all. Feasting on Fitness has an excellent post summarizing the pros and cons of chocolate milk for post-workout recovery -- and it turns out there are enough drawbacks to chugging chocolate moo that I'd probably pass on it these days even if it weren't loaded with sugar.