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Dairy, Big Boobs and Belly Fat

Dairy and Belly Fat

Does eating dairy foods give you big boobs and belly fat?

In my experience – yes it does. But let me explain why I’m not quitting dairy altogether.

So before I was on a Ray Peat style diet, I was Keto for 10 years and dairy free. I lost all the weight I wanted, bust was down to a nice C cup and I had a flat stomach as well.

All was dandy until my health fell apart and my hair started to fall out, along with a dozen other symptoms pointing to hypothyroidism. So I had to stop that quick smart and found Ray Peat’s teachings.

He espoused the value of dairy as a great balanced protein with little downside, as well as the all important calcium content. I needed the calcium part as my teeth were suffering as well from the past dairy avoidance.

The only reason I had stopped dairy in the past was that everyone said how bad it was for you and when I would have a lot of it, I would get sinus blockage. So I started again, slowly at first. But soon I was having four glasses of skim milk, low fat Greek yogurt, cottage cheese and some cheddar cheese for  my protein and calcium. I didn’t even have the full fat versions, it was all skim or low fat.

But very soon my bust started to grow as well as belly fat. I wasn’t overall gaining more weight necessarily but it was a definite shift in weight distribution. Boobs grew to DD cup and became bloated and sore. Belly fat felt like I had a fat suit on the front only, where I could grab at least 3 inches before I felt the abs underneath. I was sure it was the hormones in dairy causing my big boobs and belly fat.

But there’s only a tiny amount of hormones in dairy

Now Ray says that the hormones in dairy are negligible and granted, when I look into it, the data says the same thing:-

Dairy Belly Fat

So when you convert nanograms (ng) to say millilitres, you are only looking at 0.01 ml per litre of milk for the progesterone for example. So IT IS tiny and you are never going to have such a vast quantity of butter or cheese.

But when I was having butter, a litre of milk, yogurt, cottage cheese and hard cheese, all of these little amounts add up and just must have tipped my previous hormonal balance to get these effects.

Further reading says too that both estrogen AND progesterone contribute to a large bust and belly fat. And that’s exactly what I was getting. Another story I read the lady said, “I quit dairy for a while and my boobs completely went down.”

The crazy part is though that it doesn’t happen for everyone. Another person can eat all that dairy and not have these effects at all. Perhaps their previous hormone levels were lower, and the dairy intake just served to balance it all nicely. You just never know.

This is why this all diet stuff is so difficult, because everyone is different.

Someone said to me, “so do you think I should quit dairy again all together?” And I think Ray has convinced me that the intake of good quality dairy is really important for health, but it’s just the optimal quantity of it that will vary from person to person.

So personally I had already the reduced the amount I was having to only 2 cups total of any dairy per day. This has had the effect of reducing my bust to a D cup and the belly fat has definitely gone down as well.

My latest reduction now is the following daily:-

2 TBS skim milk powder in coffee*

1/2 cup cottage cheese

2 slices of cheddar cheese

2 tsp butter

(*you can have fresh milk, I just can’t be bothered getting it for the small amount I have now.)

Now just remember too the greatest concentration of the hormones is in the fat portion of dairy. So if you are having skim or low fat then you are definitely having less of it. But even though I was always having mostly skim, it still had an effect anyway.

So you’ll find some articles that will say the hormones make no difference and others that say it definitely does.

Do you think dairy is causing big boobs and belly fat for you? Make your own decisions and conduct your own experiments on yourself to gauge the effects. The more we can share our stories of our own experiences, the more it helps everyone.

Kristy x

 

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How high cortisol causes belly fat

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Ever wondered how high cortisol causes belly fat?

We’ve been told that cortisol contributes to stubborn belly fat, but what is it, and how is it creeping into our lives?

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Dieting, weight loss and health

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It’s been a big year around dieting, weight loss and health this year.

There’s been a big shift in beliefs around food for me, and what it actually means to be healthy.

Here are the big clangers…

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Stevia causes Belly Fat

Is it true that stevia causes belly fat?

In this whole weight loss and health game, I like to be my own grand experiment to see what works for me and makes me feel amazing, hopefully all the time.

So I read up on different healthy food related topics, try them on for size, then make up my own mind as to whether what is written is true for me. Which is why I might be in favour of a product at a point in time, but after using for six months or more, I will change my mind because of the effects it has on me.

One of these products for which I have had a recent switch-o change-o is Stevia.

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Muscles help burn calories faster so therefore you should get muscles first to lose weight – apparently…

Ok so it’s no secret that I don’t like going to the gym. It just doesn’t do it for me from a number of angles.  Despite the fact that the fitness crew out there still blast away that it’s the best thing ever and many, many weight loss programs insist that you must go to the gym to lose weight, I am finally at peace with the facts:-

a) I don’t need to go any where near a gym to lose weight

b) I don’t need to feel bad, less than or hopeless because I don’t go

c) it’s perfectly fine to know what you don’t like and it doesn’t mean you are lazy

d) some people love it – so go for your life! Just leave the rest of us alone.

(In fact truth be told, apparently the stats are that only about 10% of the population go to the gym, so there is way more of us who don’t – interesting!)

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Kristy Alford has now written six health books tackling different areas of health based on her studies and experiences. Covering diet, exercise, loose skin and one on dessert recipes, her last four health books are now based on the teachings of Dr Ray Peat. She has found this was the best way to optimal health and a fast metabolism and has cleared all her health issues caused by the Keto diet.

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The new 3 Day Summer RESTART is a refreshingly easy way to get your eating back on track.

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This guide is based on recent research showing that fat loss can be accelerated in doing this action daily. With the overlay of Ray Peat principles, Kristy has formulated and tested it out to ensure that it doesn’t decrease body temperature or pulse, which we know are signs of a decreasing metabolic rate. The Guide will be sent by Kristy manually once the sale of two or more books are registered in her ebook distribution system. Just more help to get you to your goals.

 

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Based on the Dr Ray Peat style of eating, The Zen Beach Diet details Kristy Alford’s approach to the diet, particularly tackling weight loss while maintaining your health. It features a 7-day meal plan, a guide on how to build your own meal plan, recipes for breakfast, lunch & dinner and basic information on the style of eating. Only AU$9.95 (US$6.50, GBP 5.15.)

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Based on the Dr Ray Peat style of eating, the book features over twenty dessert recipes mostly fruit based. Sugar and fruit are an important part of a healthy diet, however learning to eat it correctly is the key. Beautifully photographed by Adrian Alford Photography.  Only AU$9.95 (US$6.50, GBP 5.15.)

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Finally an exercise program for health and for life – Dr Ray Peat Inspired – One Ten Toned. Understanding that exercise is actually a stress to the body and not all exercise is healthy. Based around light weights, building to moderate and little walking, it is easy on the knees, back and neck. Perfect for beginners. Only AU$9.95 (US$6.50, GBP 5.15.)

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Loose skin is a universal problem. Women after baby, nearly everyone after major weight loss and while there are many kooky things to try – how about just trying the two things that worked for me? Sensible, practical and super easy to implement. And it’s definitely not wraps! Only AU$4.95 (US$3.85, GBP 2.80.)

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A story of struggle, binge eating and overweight nightmare to understanding, awareness and the complete joy when I figured it all out. Funny stories & a-ha moments. Easy to read and beautifully photographed by Adrian Alford Photography. Based on Keto/Low carb which is not my current eating style. (Pre Dr Ray Peat style diet.) AU$14.95 (US$11.60 , GBP 8.35.)

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