Ok, so I dunno how many of you know this, but I'm trying REALLY hard to lose some weight. Mostly because I'm going on my first cruise with Dan's family in about a month, but also because I really should try and be healthier. So, some habits I've been trying to change include: a) sitting on my duff all day--I've been working out at least four days a week, slowly increasing how long I work out. I'm up to an hour a day right now, and I think I'm going to keep it around there; b) only eat meat once a day; c) eat healthy snacks--i.e. fruit, veggie, nuts, yogurt; and d) only eat sugar on the weekends. Now, for those of you that know me, that whole sugar only on the weekends thing is basically impossible. My love for chocolate could possibly amount to an addiction, not to mention the fact that the "Family Food Project" in my folklore class is sabotaging this effort every Monday and Wednesday. (That's probably my fault too for having zero self-control).
Anyways, my sugar/chocolate struggle brings me to the point of this post: apparently, drinking chocolate milk three times a day helps you to lose weight! I read that and I was like, "GET OUT JERRY!" But it's true. If you drink a glass when you wake up, another right before you work out, and another right after, it helps you shed the belly fat. Something to do with calcium and vitamin d intake. How awesome is that? So, I can get my chocolate fix AND lose weight. This may be the best thing to ever happen to me!
Maybe I shouldn't be getting my health tips from Yahoo, but here's the link to the article: http://health.yahoo.com/experts/eatthis/54828/the-chocolate-milk-diet/