Sip Milk to Lose Weight

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Hi, I'm Dr. Clark with a smart tip to improve your workout results. If you want to build more lean muscle and blast more fat, finish your workout with a glass of nonfat milk. In one, 12 weeks study, women who drink milk after workout lost five times more body fat and built nearly twice as much muscle than volunteers who drank a sports drink.

The carbs and the added sugar in the sports drinks can give you a temporary energy boost, but they can also make you crash, but milk has a combination of high quality protein, calcium and vitamin D that can help your body build muscle and burn off fat. Plus, 16 ounces of skim milk fills you for just a 180 calories or providing half of your daily calcium needs.

Of course, milk alone won't do the trick. You'll need a strength training routine to enjoy all the fat busting and muscle building benefits. If you aren't already doing resistance workouts, give them a try. Start with 10 minutes, three times a week, you'll look toned, feel more energetic and burn more calories, for more ways to get strong, watch all our smart tips, right here.