As we all know our diets play a major role in physical fitness and bodybuilding and as I progress on with my journey to building a better me I have taken great interest in what I eat. When it comes to dairy products I am a bit confused on where it fits in to your overall diet and whether it is indeed good or bad to consume. Here is what I have come to understand, this is all hearsay and I have no actual knowledge of what I am stating and I am more or less making these statements with hopes to be cleared up by someone with an actual understanding of nutrition and dairy products. What I have read and been told it seems that the body has a tougher time breaking down and digesting dairy products which tends to end up converting to access fat in the body, I have also read that one should only consume on average 2 to 3 servings of dairy per day, and also that dairy may be included on a bulk for added protein but should be avoided on a cut to prevent any access body fat due to the bodies trouble with breaking down dairy products.
Now my questions are as fallows, my daily dairy intake is usually one reduced fat sharp cheddar string cheese, a small bowel of cottage cheese, one Chobani Greek yogurt, and a large glass of milk, does that seem like it is to much dairy for one day? I recently cut out the string cheese which I initially only ate in the first place because it contains either 7 or 9 grams of protein and I had the mindset that any bit of added protein I consume will help with building muscle. Also I am sure like most, I eat cheese like its crack, and I have pretty much cut out all cheese from my diet except for that one string cheese I use to eat in the morning to get the extra added amount of protein. What I am wondering is, is there a difference in the type of dairy you consume as far as would eating a cup of greek yogurt be healthier or a better choice then eating a slice of sharp cheddar?
With thanks -Dirty Dan-