Why you need Greek Yogurt to lose weight

The Ideal Yoghurt for Weight Loss: Greek Yoghurt

If you are trying to lose some weight, include nonfat Greek yoghurt to your diet. Its high-protein content makes it a smart choice to consider for a healthy weight loss meal plan. This helps in better hunger control, and an increase in your calorie-burning power. A study by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute showed that ideal weight loss diets should contain 1,000 to 1,200 calories for women and 1,200 to 1,600 calories for men per day.

In numbers, a 6-ounce container of plain nonfat Greek yoghurt typically contains 100 calories, 17 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and 6 grams of carbohydrates depending on the brand you buy, although Greek yoghurt that contains fruits has a slightly higher calorie content. While plain yoghurt has lower calorie levels (95 calories), its high carbohydrate content puts you at a disadvantage.

Normally, eating more calories than your body needs will result in weight gain even if it is a healthy food. Greek yoghurt still contains carbs and sugars that would affect your weight negatively if you take it in excess.

There are so many other ways to make the most of Greek yoghurt; you could consider adding Greek yoghurt to smoothies for some protein boost; mix it with other condiments to marinate your chicken, add it to your pancake batter, and instead of using garlic sauces that come with pizza, you could use some Greek yoghurt for a creamier taste.

Don’t forget to exercise and maintain a healthy meal plan.



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