A few weeks ago our friend Colby Vorland of Nutritional Blogma emailed me an article titled “The Chocolate Milk Diet“, which he had come across via Twitter. The article (which was written and published last year by the editor-in-chief of Men’s Health and Women’s Health David Zinczenko) got both of our BS detectors going, and we thought it would be a good idea to tag-team a post deconstructing the arguments in the original article (Given that Colby is far more knowledgeable about nutrition than I am, the lion’s share of this post – and all of the good parts - is his). You can also read the post on his blog, which is definitely worth checking out if you’re not already. Enjoy!
Usually I (Colby) ignore these kind of things, but the article was so nonsensical that I felt it needed to be critiqued, especially considering the huge audience it probably reached and influenced (it received over 2,000 Facebook likes on Yahoo alone! And think of the reach of the Men’s Health magazine). Articles like this really do health professionals a disservice, as they spread bad nutrition information around like wildfire; it is no wonder people don’t know what advice to follow.