A common misconception many people believe is that removing dairy-based foods from your diet will help aid in fat loss. This is actually a total myth! Here are just a few reasons why you can happily continue eating or even add some extra dairy foods to your weight loss plan:
Keeping You Fuller For Longer:
It is important when aiming to lose body fat that your diet doesn’t make you suffer from hunger. Dairy-based products are low in GI (glycemic Index) meaning it takes longer for your body to breakdown, therefore controlling your appetite and cravings.
Aiding With Muscle Growth and Bone Health:
Dairy foods are very high in calcium as well as Vitamin D, in fact, dairy is predominantly one of the highest sources of calcium in diets. This is important as calcium is essential to maintain bone health. Individuals who lack sufficient bone density suffer to build muscle and also have an accelerated muscle loss as ageing occurs. Low consumption of dairy may not only lead to insufficient calcium, but it could also be argued that the individual may lack protein. As dairy foods such as yoghurt are high in protein which aids with maintaining muscle mass, low dairy intake could hinder meeting protein requirements, particularly if the individual doesn't consume a lot of meat.
The Proof Is In The Pudding:
Majority of scientific studies have concluded that individuals who consume dairy-based foods have no correlation with having high body fat percentage. Moreover, The Journal of Nutrition conducted a study on 90 people, giving them the same exercise routine and daily calorie intake. One group had a higher amount of dairy foods included in the diet, and they were found to have a greater fat mass loss overall, especially around their midsections.
Dairy Tastes Great and is Convenient:
Come on guys! We all know dairy foods like milk with a sprinkle of sugar-free chocolate powder or even a big bowl of Greek yogurt and granola in the morning taste AMAZING. Don't eliminate one of the greatest food groups on false claims, especially when they taste so good and can be so beneficial for you.
Yours in Health & Fitness,
The Equalution Team