How Eating Yogurt Can Help You Lose Weight…
Want to know one of my favorite foods?
Okay, you convinced me… I’ll tell you.
Before you scoff or judge me for being a weirdo, let me convince you why yogurt is amazing. And it’s not just because it tastes soooo good …
Did you know that yogurt can be really good for weight loss?
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Weight loss, of course, occurs when you operate at a calorie deficit… so your body stops storing fat and starts to burn it. So, what you eat really matters, and yogurt is one example of a great food for this!
Yogurt is broken down slowly, which means that you are more likely to feel fuller for longer, according to this research from Harvard.
Why is it broken down slowly? Because something like plain yogurt, for example, is made up of a lot of protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Protein is the one that usually is broken down pretty slowly.
Yogurt & Probiotics
Perhaps the best part of yogurt is that it’s full of probiotics! We’ve talked about this before, but let’s do a little recap.BRAND-NEW: The Absolute BEST Supplements For Weight Loss… As Proven By Science & Recommended by Doctors
Probiotics are live microorganisms that help your gut’s microbiome. Multiple studies, like this one, have shown that there’s a connection between your gut’s micro bacteria and obesity.
So, eating something that gives you GOOD gut microbiomes can really help with weight loss!
How To Choose The Right Yogurt For Weight Loss
Now, I know you’re getting more into this whole yogurt thing. But there are SO MANY different kinds of yogurt!
How are you supposed to know which ones are the best? Are they all the same?
I’m here to help (being the yogurt expert). Here are a few simple guidelines to follow when you choose a yogurt:
1) Pick low-sugar yogurts.
Some yogurts can have pesky hidden sugars in them. You don’t want that! Those hidden sugars can be a cause of belly fat.
A lot of times, this sugar can be found in flavored yogurts (that’s how they get you!). So, try to pick low-sugar yogurts… or better yet, just pick plain yogurt!
Even though plain might seem boring, you can put soooo many delicious things in yogurt to make it fun and tasty. Fruits, almonds, berries, and granola are just some of the many ingredients you can top plain yogurt with!
2) Greek yogurt is great for weight loss.
Nonfat plain Greek yogurt is maybe one of the best kinds of yogurt for weight loss. It has double the protein of regular yogurt and half of the sugar!
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This increase in protein can aid with weight loss because you may end up eating fewer calories overall, according to this study.
3) Find low-fat yogurts.
There are so many different kinds of yogurt out there, which makes picking from this list really easy. Just look for the ones with that helpful “low-fat” sign!
Low-fat yogurts can be a better choice if you’re trying to lose weight… because they won’t add any extra unnecessary calories!
Perhaps my very favorite part about yogurt is that there are just so many options. It can be really boring sometimes to just eat the same foods over and over again. With yogurt, you never have to worry about this!
And, even if you DO like one particular kind of yogurt, it’s cool… because you can get a little wild with your toppings!
Yogurt is also pretty good for your wallet. With so many options, it’s easy to find one that will fit within your budget.
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One of my favorites is basically just a big combination of my favorite fruits, and some other things.
I like to start with low-fat plain Greek yogurt. I add in various fruits, such as blueberries, strawberries, and maybe a banana (I love my berries!). Then, sometimes I even throw in a little spinach kale, which is really good for you… and you can’t even taste it in the smoothie!
Blend it all together, and you’ve got yourself a delicious breakfast on-the-go – made possible largely because of yogurt!
The Incredible Health Benefits Of Yogurt
So, if you’re looking for some new additions to your diet, seriously consider this yogurt thing. There are so many benefits, and it’s not just that it tastes good.
Remember when I said that yogurt can contribute to good gut bacteria? Well, we already learned having this is great for weight loss.
But, there are other benefits, too!
Having good gut bacteria aids in having a stronger immune system, better heart health, and can even help your brain! Do you need any more convincing?SPECIAL: These 3 Delicious Smoothie Recipes Are Specially Designed To Burn Off More Fat… So You Lose More Weight
Well, it also can contribute to better digestion and can even help prevent some diseases.
So, the next time you’re out grocery shopping, add yogurt to the list! It’s versatile, healthy, and has endless benefits that will leave you craving this delicious food.
Take it from me (a yogurt lover) – this food is here to STAY in your diet. You won’t regret it, and in fact, you may become a little bit obsessed like I am! (In a good way, of course!)
The Surprising Science Behind Greek Yogurt & Weight Loss…
If you’ve read all the way through this piece… there’s probably one word you’ve noticed popping up more than anything else:
And that’s because eating enough protein is absolutely essential if you want to lose weight and keep it off, in a way that really lasts.
Eating more protein can:
- Help you feel fuller for longer…
- Decrease your cravings for sugary, fatty foods …
- And as a matter of fact, if you eat enough of it… it can even supercharge your metabolism, and allow you to burn hundreds more calories in a day than you otherwise would (but more on that in a sec).
Which makes Greek yogurt a GREAT choice for breakfast, or even a late-night snack… because a typical 6-ounce serving contains 15-20 grams of protein (the same as 2-3 ounces of lean meat)… and just 100 calories.
But I know… eating plain yogurt every single day can get kind of boring… (and if you aren’t used to eating plain yogurt, fighting the urge to dump an entire bottle of honey on it can be *pretty* difficult… speaking from experience, haha!)
The good news is you don’t have to just eat plain yogurt! You can eat all kinds of protein-rich foods… and still lose just as much as weight.
And this includes protein from sources like lean meats and fish, eggs, beans, seeds, and even cheese(!).
So if you’d like to know exactly how much protein to eat… plus a couple more surprising secrets that can boost your metabolism and help you reach your weight loss goals (while still enjoying delicious foods, and spending your free time doing what YOU want to do… instead of in the gym)…