Greek Yogurt Good for Weight Loss?
is one of those snacks that really makes you feel full and tastes
great. But can greek yogurt help you to lose weight? It turns
out the yogurt in general is very healthy, especially for your
digestive processes. Yogurt contains probiotics and healthy bacteria
that your intestines need to break down foods. Eating a bit of
yogurt with a meal will aid in proper digestion and you'll end
up doing a better job of using the food you eat, instead of storing
it as fat. But there are a number of things to consider if you
want to use greek yogurt to help you lose weight.
of the toughest parts of changing your diet so you can lose
weight is eliminating all that sugar from your diet. You may
not even realize how much sugar you eat and drink every day.
Time to start looking at ingredients! Many greek yogurts, especially
flavored yogurt that is meant to taste like fruit, will have
tons of added sugar, giving you unhealthy calories that will
ultimately contribute to your fat stores, raise your blood sugar
levels to unhealthy levels, and give you energy swings that
are no fun at all.
you're going to use yogurt for weight loss, buy brands that
don't add a ton of sugar or other sugar substitutes. Some fruit
is okay, but many big companies add a bunch of sugar, because
humans turn into sugar addicts really easily. Sugar will keep
you coming back for more, in a very bad way. You can also buy
plain greek yogurt, which is creamier than normal yogurt, and
add your own fresh fruit to sweeten it up a bit. A touch of
honey or maple syrup can also be a delicious way to sweeten
your yogurt in a healthy way.
we don't feel satisfied after a meal, we want to eat even more.
And when we snack on foods that contain empty calories, like
chips and crackers, we tend to eat tons of them before finally
stopping. Greek yogurt is creamy and filling, so you don't have
to eat too much before you feel satisfied. Additionally, it
turns out that milk fat is actually a good kind of fat - obviously,
only in moderation. So you're much more likely to lose weight
by eating greek yogurt that has some fat in it than by eating
"low fat" crackers, chips, or cookies that your body
just can't digest.