Weight loss tip: Dessert or snack on Greek yogurt.

Weight loss tip: Dessert or snack on Greek yogurtWeight loss tip: Dessert or snack on Greek yogurt

Greek yogurt will keep you full and add some much-needed protein to your diet.

Yogurt with Chia and Kiwi

Looking for a filling and delicious snack or dessert that will nto pack on the pounds? You really do not need to go any further than the dairy aisle. I recommend adding a little nonfat Greek yogurt to your diet to replace a snack or dessert. It is a low glycemic treat that can be flavored to fill that sweet tooth need.

Nonfat plain Greek yogurt is one of the most diet-friendly foods you can eat. Greek yogurt has twice as much protein and half the sugar of regular yogurt.  The protein is great because it promotes satiety and greek yogurt adds all the nutritious benefits of regular yogurt with less sugar. The bottom line is there is plenty of research to show dairy and yogurt help with weight loss.

While Greek yogurt and weight loss have not been shown to be directly linked, the higher protein content should induce satiety. Because it has ample protein, Greek yogurt may be a better choice for those on a weight loss diet. I have found it is the perfect addition to a frozen fruit parfait or as a base to your favorite smoothie.

Weight loss tip: Dessert or snack on Greek yogurt
Weight loss tip: Dessert or snack on Greek yogurt

The bottom line: Greek yogurt is the perfect addition to your diet plan. It goes great with frozen fruit as a part of a snack, breakfast, or dessert on the go. It’s filling, high in protein, and lower in carbohydrates. Buy the plain variety and add fresh or frozen fruit to bump up the nutrition. The tangy flavor is a great addition to a fruit parfait or as a base for your favorite smoothie.

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ChuckH
I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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