Get Moo-ving with Dairy! +Giveaway!

May 15, 2012

I’m pretty sure I’ve never met a person who openly admits that they don’t have any weight to get off.

Honestly – even the skinniest friends I know are so concerned about their cellulite and their tiny skin folds on their tummies!  It’s sickening, really. Try *my* body on for size, then you can complain 😉 lol!

Anyway – Spring is definitely the season around here to be more health conscious, and shed off the pounds that we gained over the winter and holidays.

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Chocolate Milk

One of the things that I learned in one of my personal training sessions at the gym (that I rarely ever visit… oi.) is the magic of Chocolate Milk!

Yes! Chocolate milk contains an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein that helps refuel tired muscles for active adults!

Chocolate Milk Is Nature’s Sports Drink — Research published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism on young adults showed that chocolate milk is twice as effective as commercial sports drinks to refuel exhausted muscles.

Dairy in general is a great way to fuel your body with the energy it needs.

Whey Protein

Whey protein is a high-quality protein found naturally in dairy foods, and it provides the protein your body can best use to help promote better health. It helps you get the most out of your workout by speeding muscle recovery after exercise and helping build and maintain lean muscle.

If you are always on the go like me, try this protein-packed smoothie, Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Shake.

Dairy

Three daily servings of nutrient-rich dairy foods (like milk, cheese or yogurt) deliver incomparable nutrition, value and taste. Make sure dairy is part of your spring fitness plan.

Learn more about how dairy fits your active lifestyle with recipes and helpful nutrition information at www.dairymakesense.com.

 

Win It!!!!

Midwest Dairy wants to power up your spring fitness routine with a
Get Moo-ving Pack.

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This fitness pack (valued at $100) provides you with all the essentials for your favorite outdoor activity, including an iTunes gift card, a Cuisinart hand blender for your post-workout smoothie, and Dairy Makes Sense gear.

How to Enter:

Mandatory Entry: Visit www.dairymakesense.com and leave a comment here telling me something that you’ve learned about dairy!

Then: Fill Out the Rafflecopter form below.

Be sure to come back each day for extra entries!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules: You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US ONLY please.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on May 31st, 2012.alogo1

Comments

  1. Tabathia B says:

    that dairy has a unique nutrient package that included 9 essential nutrients

  2. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    The body produces vitamin D when exposed to direct sunlight. I am thrilled to read about the benefits of chocolate milk!

  3. amy tolley says:

    how it refuels your body thanks for this giveaway

  4. Seyma Shabbir says:

    more nutrients than sports drinks

  5. Keri B. says:

    There are dairy farms in all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico

  6. Sarah L says:

    According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a mix of carbohydrate and protein should be consumed within 30 minutes of intense physical activity to replace glycogen stores. New research* shows that chocolate milk is almost twice as effective as commercial sports drinks to refuel exhausted muscles.
    Thanks for the contest.

  7. D Schmidt says:

    Visited and learned Endurance athletes, trainers and sports nutrition experts all know the importance of an athlete’s After. Every athlete has his or her own post-workout or post-competition After routine. Whether your routine includes stretching, listening to music or resting, muscle recovery and recovery nutrition after you push yourself to the max is crucial. Your After can make a dramatic difference in how you feel AND how you perform.

  8. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    lots of recipes

    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  9. Sharon Schoepe says:

    Drinking low-fat or fat-free white or flavored milk helps kids get the 3 daily servings* of milk recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and provides three of the five “nutrients of concern” that children do not get enough of – calcium, potassium and magnesium as well as vitamin D.

  10. Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    I learned that Low-fat and fat-free milk, white or chocolate offers a more nutrient-rich alternative to traditional sports drinks.
    thanks for the giveaway

  11. TawndaM says:

    “Drink 16 oz of chocolate milk 15 minutes after practice or competition”… I always thought it was more like 1/2 hour to 45 min…

  12. Jennifer B says:

    I learned hoe to make a Chocolate Bananarama Milk Mixer

  13. I learned that a mix of carbs and protein should be consumed within 30 minutes of intense physical activity to replace glycogen stores. Interesting!

  14. Melissa Hartley says:

    Chocolate milk contains an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein that helps refuel tired muscles for active adults. I love milk & would really love to win this prize–thank you.

  15. Kathy S says:

    The body produces vitamin D when exposed to direct sunlight. Vitamin D aids in calcium absorption to help strengthen bones. Milk, and some cheeses and yogurt brands (check labels) are fortified with vitamin D.

  16. Danielle Papsis says:

    Chocolate milk is almost twice as effective as commercial sports drinks to refuel exhausted muscle.

  17. The body produces vitamin D when exposed to direct sunlight.

  18. Nicole L. says:

    I learned calcium can help fuel tired muscles.

  19. Wanda McHenry says:

    I learned that the body cannot manufacture the nutrients to me the daily requirements. Besides Calcium & Vitamin D, the nutrients in milk also help repair muscle tissue to maintaining healthy red blood cells.

  20. I learned that chocolate milk has a nutrientin that helps tired muscles. I also know that it has many nutrients to help your bones.I drink 3 glasses of milk daily.Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Kathy Rambousek says:

    Yummm – I saw a fabulous recipe for Baked French Toast with Maple Yogurt and Fruit

  22. Rochelle says:

    I learned that According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a mix of carbohydrate and protein should be consumed within 30 minutes of intense physical activity to replace glycogen stores. New research* shows that chocolate milk is almost twice as effective as commercial sports drinks to refuel exhausted muscles. Didn’t know that. Thanks!

  23. MommaMary says:

    Milk is an alternative to sports drinks after a work out

  24. I grew up on a farm so know how important it is for health, BUT I didnt know that chocolate milk is BETTER for you than sports drinks for replenishing vitamins and giving you energy…something we do encourage our two teens to drink now. I also didnt know the specifics about the vitamin content:

    Protein to help build and repair muscles
    Vitamin D for calcium absorption and to strengthen bones
    Potassium to help maintain normal blood pressure

    WOW! it’d DOES do a body good!

    thanks!

  25. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I learned they have some great recipes there. I really liked this one:
    BBQ Chicken and Cheddar Foil Packet Dinner

  26. Adrienne gordon says:

    i never knew it was good for your body after a workout

  27. LaTanya says:

    a mix of carbohydrate and protein should be consumed within 30 minutes of intense physical activity to replace glycogen stores.

  28. april yedinak says:

    I learned that lowfat chocolate milk is the perfect exercise recovery drink.

  29. Kristen m says:

    I learned that Lowfat chocolate milk contains high-quality protein to help repair and rebuild muscles after strenuous exercise. It’s also been shown to help athletes tone up–gain more lean muscle and lose fat–when compared to drinking a carb-only beverage.

  30. hocolate milk contains an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein that helps refuel tired muscles for active adults

  31. With calcium and eight other essential nutrients, flavored milk offers the same great nutrient-rich package as white milk

  32. Cynthia C says:

    I learned that chocolate milk contains an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein that helps refuel tired muscles for active adults

  33. sarah rainwater says:

    I learned that you should refuel 30 min after exercise.

  34. Michelle C says:

    Low-fat and fat-free milk – white or chocolate – offers a more nutrient-rich alternative to traditional sports drinks. Wow! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  35. Debbie Ellis says:

    That milk has more nutrients than sports drinks

  36. USDA’s National Organic Program includes using only organic fertilizers and pesticides

  37. Monique Rizzo says:

    I learned it refuels the body.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  38. Kristy Thiel says:

    I didn’t realize there were dairy farms in each state. Thanks for hosting!

  39. Robin Quick says:

    I learned that chocolate milk contains an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein that helps refuel tired muscles for active adults.

  40. Suzanne K says:

    I learned that chocolate milk provides some of the same electrolytes that are added to commercial recovery drinks (calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium)

  41. it has the right mix of carbs and protiens to refuel after a workout! and costs less than 50 cents per glass!

  42. chocolate milk contains an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein that helps refuel tired muscles for active adults

  43. Michelle S says:

    Milk is nature’s sports drink.

  44. sheryl cullum says:

    There are dairy farms in all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico

  45. There are dairy farms in all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  46. Elizabeth says:

    Children who drink flavored milk meet more of their nutrient needs; do not consume more added sugar, fat or calories; and are not heavier than non-milk drinkers

  47. Renee C. says:

    Drink 16 oz of chocolate milk 15 minutes after practice or competition

  48. milk may be more effective than water or sports drinks at restoring and maintaining normal hydration status after exercise

  49. Jessie C. says:

    Low-fat and fat-free milk – white or chocolate – offers a more nutrient-rich alternative to traditional sports drinks

  50. Kyl Neusch says:

    more nutrients than sports drinks!

  51. Elis B. says:

    Low-fat and fat-free milk – white or chocolate – offers a more nutrient-rich alternative to traditional sports drinks.

  52. Kristie says:

    I learned that Milk, and some cheeses and yogurt brands (check labels) are fortified with vitamin D.

  53. Charlotte Padgett says:

    I need to start drinking chocolate milk. I didn’t realize the benefits gained from it.

  54. Debra Guillen says:

    sport nutrition – Drink 16 oz of chocolate milk 15 minutes after practice or competition

  55. I learned Vitamin D aids in calcium absorption to help strengthen bones. Milk, and some cheeses and yogurt brands (check labels) are fortified with vitamin D.

  56. I learned that Low-fat and fat-free milk – white or chocolate – offers a more nutrient-rich alternative to traditional sports drinks.

    trippyjanet at gmail dot com

  57. There are dairy farms in all 50 states.

    Thanks!

  58. Jennifer Hedden says:

    I didn’t know milk had 9 essential nutrients. I just always thought that milk provided protein, vitamin d and calcium. It is so great that it provides so much more!

  59. Jamie Gold says:

    I learned that 30 min after you work out, you should eat a a mix of carbs and protein to replace glycogen stores.

  60. I learned that you should refuel 30 min after exercise.

  61. I learned that milk is the perfect post-workout beverage! Better than other sports drinks.

  62. I learned that 15 minutes after sports is the perfect time to drink chocolate milk!

  63. I thought calcium was just for bones, but apparently it helps muscles as well.

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  64. it refuels the body!

  65. You should start refueling 30 minutes after exercise.

  66. Brittany B says:

    There are dairy farms in all the states. Didn’t know that.
    b_burmester@hotmail(dot)com

  67. Karen Gonyea says:

    I learned that dairy has a unique nutrient package that includes 9 essential nutrients !!!

  68. Linda Lansford says:

    I learned According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a mix of carbohydrate and protein should be consumed within 30 minutes of intense physical activity to replace glycogen stores.

  69. Krista R says:

    I learned that you should drink 16 oz of chocolate milk 15 minutes after practice.

  70. You should drink 16 oz of chocolate milk 15 minutes after practice or competition

  71. judy gregory says:

    perfect post work-out refuel

  72. Katie R says:

    I learned that flavored milk contains the same nine essential nutrients as white milk and is a healthful alternative to soft drinks.

  73. The reccommend to drink 16 oz of chocolate milk 15 minutes after practice or competition

  74. Brittani says:

    They are more nutritious than sports drink!

  75. a mix of carbohydrate and protein should be consumed within 30 minutes of intense physical activity to replace glycogen stores.
    Gladys P
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com

  76. Denise C says:

    I learned that phosphorus enerate energy in the body’s cells.

  77. susan varney says:

    Low-fat chocolate milk is the most popular milk choice in schools and kids drink less milk (and get fewer nutrients) if it’s taken away

  78. Virginia Rowell says:

    A lot of endurance athletes refuel with Chocolate Milk! That is the only way I can drink milk!

  79. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I learned that chocolate milk contains an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein.

  80. I learned U.S. dairy farmers have a history of environmental stewardship and are committed now more than ever to preserving the earth’s natural resources.

  81. I learned that Vitamin D is an essential nutrient our body needs everyday.

  82. Suzanne B. says:

    I always wondered the what makes Greek yogurt different. Greek yogurt can pack up to double the protein and roughly half the carbohydrates of regular yogurt.

  83. I learned the chocolate milk is naturally high quality protein and key electrolytes.

  84. Stephanie Grant says:

    I learnt that chocolate milk contains an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein that helps refuel tired muscles for active adults

  85. it refuels your body

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  86. s riches says:

    Whey protein contains all the essential amino acids.

  87. Annette D says:

    I learned that chocolate milk contains an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein that helps refuel tired muscles for active adults.

  88. kelly g says:

    has calcium for your bones

  89. Ronda Patrick says:

    I learned it is great for weight loss!

  90. Maria T says:

    i learned alot of recipes

  91. Denise M says:

    i learned it has more nutrients than sports drink

  92. Fat free milk is better for you than sports drinks!

  93. john mains says:

    ow-fat and fat-free milk, white or chocolate offers a more nutrient-rich alternative to traditional sports drinks.

  94. I learned that Low-fat and fat-free milk – white or chocolate – offers a more nutrient-rich alternative to traditional sports drinks

  95. I learned chocolate milk contains an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein that helps refuel tired muscles for active adults

  96. It’s better for you.

  97. I learned that Phosphorus helps strengthen bones and generate energy in the body’s cells

  98. Angela Winesburg says:

    I learned that the body produces vitamin D when exposed to direct sunlight.

  99. Yolanda R says:

    Also known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is one of the nutrients Americans lack the most.

    skyrobinson@yahoo.com

  100. KJ Skib says:

    I learned about the benefits of chocolate milk with exercise.

  101. I learned Phosphorus helps strengthen bones & generate energy in the body’s cells

  102. Daniel M says:

    learned chocolate milk contains an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein that helps refuel tired muscles for active adults

  103. Danielle says:

    Milk refuels the body.

  104. Jennifer R says:

    I learned that chocolate milk contains an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein that helps refuel tired muscles for active adults.
    repose4jr at gmail.com

  105. Candice Hull says:

    Flavored milk is just as healthy as plain milk-it still has the 9 nutrients.
    Thank you

  106. jennifer says:

    I learned that it’s fortified in vit D that your body needs to recharge.

  107. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a mix of carbohydrate and protein should be consumed within 30 minutes of intense physical activity to replace glycogen stores. New research* shows that chocolate milk is almost twice as effective as commercial sports drinks to refuel exhausted muscles.

  108. Caryn S says:

    I learned that you should drink 16 oz of chocolate milk 15 minutes after practice or competition

  109. Sandy V. says:

    I learned that milk is healthier than sports drinks.

  110. You should start replenishing your body 30 minutes after a workout.

  111. Danielle C says:

    dairy has a unique nutrient package that included 9 essential nutrients

  112. dairy had vitamin d

  113. Kendra w says:

    “According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a mix of carbohydrate and protein should be consumed within 30 minutes of intense physical activity to replace glycogen stores. New research* shows that chocolate milk is almost twice as effective as commercial sports drinks to refuel exhausted muscles.”

  114. I had no idea that Milk could serve as a substitute for sports drinks after a workout. That is great news! I love milk!

  115. dani marie says:

    i learned you should drink chocolate milk 30 mins after a workout/run.

  116. Miz Vickik says:

    I learned that fat free chocolate milk is the perfect workout beverage!

  117. Debbie C says:

    I learned you should drink 16 oz of chocolate milk 15 minutes after practice or competition

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  118. MommaMary says:

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  119. Jill Myrick says:

    I learned that low-fat and fat-free milk in white or chocolate offers a more nutrient-rich alternative to traditional sports drinks.

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  120. Heather W says:

    Dairy refuels your body

  121. dairy has 9 essential nutrients.

  122. I learned chocolate milk contains an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein that helps refuel tired muscles for active adults

  123. I learned that low-fat and fat-free chocolate milk is the perfect post-workout beverage.

  124. Angela Cisco says:

    That consuming dairy within 30 minutes of exercise will help your body recover

  125. Milk is better than soda, pop, or any of the flavored water drinks.

  126. Erica C. says:

    I learned that low fat and fat free chocolate milk is a good post workout beverage…never knew!

  127. Rachel S says:

    I learned they have a recipe for pumpkin pancakes. I can’t wait to make my own mix!

  128. Michele Baron says:

    I learned that milk can be called nature’s sports drink

  129. DAMIAN JARREAU says:

    more nutrients than sports drinks

  130. Melnaie Montgomery says:

    i like that dairy also provides protein.

  131. Dairy provides 9 essential nutrients.

  132. Marty Harris says:

    Strict government standards ensure that both conventionally produced and organic milk are equally safe and nutritious. The USDA and American Dietetic Association agree — both types of milk contain the same unique package of nutrients. Plus, most consumers say there is little to no taste difference.

  133. Kathleen Conner says:

    You should begin refueling 30 minutes of intense physical activity

  134. Claire McKeon says:

    I learned that low-fat and fat-free milk is a more nutrient-rich alternative to traditional sports drinks! Chocolate milk included! Yum!

  135. I learned that chocolate milk contains an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein that helps refuel tired muscles for active adults?

  136. Heather S says:

    it has more nutrients then sports drinks

  137. Mayla M says:

    I like the recipes, especially the pepper and egg brunch bake!

  138. amy deeter says:

    Vitamin D is an essential nutrient our body needs everyday.

  139. Douglas Houston says:

    Milk is a good source of potassium

  140. I learned that chocolate milk contains an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein that helps refuel tired muscles for active adults.

  141. Amy DeLong says:

    never knew this, reccommend to drink 16 oz of chocolate milk 15 minutes after practice or competition
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  142. mary gardner says:

    vitamin D is one of the nutrients Americans lack the most

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  143. John Billiris says:

    I learned that dairy is an alternative to traditional sports drinks.

  144. LOWFAT CHOCOLATE MILK HAS 9 ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS THAT AN ATHLETE NEEDS, INCLUDING SOME NOT TYPICALLY FOUND IN RECOVERY DRINKS.

  145. I learned that dairy has 9 essential nutrients

  146. R Hicks says:

    I leanred their Apple Yogurt Smoothie recipe including dairy is only 390 cal. and full of nutrition

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  147. thischickwins says:

    i learned that its great to drink post-workout

  148. R Hicks says:

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  149. I learned you should begin refueling 30 minutes after a workout.

  150. We should drink chocolate milk instead of energy drinks!

  151. Pauline M says:

    To embrace outdoor activity Get out of a rut. Stimulate your senses and enjoy new routes. Exercising outdoors can make the same old routine feel brand new.

  152. sunnymoon says:

    i learned that there are dairy farms in all states

  153. jessica schueler says:

    I learned that chocolate milk contains an optimal ratio of carbohydrate to protein that helps refuel tired muscles for active adults.

  154. Nikki Davis says:

    I love that lowfat chocolate milk is great after a workout. I love chocolate milk!

  155. Kellie Conklin says:

    I learned that Midwest Dairy represents about 20% of all U.S. dairy operations! Dairy is great, thanks for the giveaway!

  156. Aaron Bretveld says:

    I learned that Potassium helps regulate the body’s fluid balance and helps maintain normal blood pressure. It’s also needed for muscle activity and contraction.

  157. Jessica A says:

    I learned that to refuel muscles you should drink 16 oz of chocolate milk 15 minutes after practice or competition.

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  158. Laurie Emerson says:

    I learned that milk has 9 essential vitamins which was something I never knew. I only thought it had 2
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  159. Brittney House says:

    Milk is an alternative to sports drinks after a workout

  160. melina r says:

    I learned that after working out you should start rehydrating in 30 minutes

  161. your body produces vitiam d in the sun

  162. shirley zolenski says:

    There are dairy farms in all 50 states. Wouldn’t have thought Alaska

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