Could Greek Yogurt be the best new way to lose belly fat?
Women and men alike hate belly fat—it ruins the look of slinky knits, and makes slacks hard to fit. But belly fat isn’t just unattractive; it’s hazardous to your health. Abdominal fat dramatically increases risks of premature death, according to studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine and Circulation. Other studies link belly fat to diabetes, osteoporosis, breast cancer, and migraines in women.
“Luckily, there’s a delicious way to help blast away belly fat—Greek yogurt,” says Jenny Grothe, who, prior to becoming a professional figure builder, was an average 37 year old who went from a size 14 to a 4 in one year and has kept it off since. “VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt makes it easy for both men and women to include more high-protein, high-calcium dairy foods in their diet,” says Grothe, “and these are the kinds of foods that have been linked to belly fat reduction.”
Why Greek yogurt? “The body actually burns more calories digesting protein than carbohydrates,” says Grothe. “And protein takes longer to digest, so it helps you feel satiated longer. Greek yogurt has about twice as much protein per serving than regular yogurt, and that helps make Greek yogurt a ‘fat-fighting food,’ according to the popular health website WebMD.com.”
The best news for fighting belly fat? Grothe offers, “A study published in the International Journal of Obesity showed that dieters on a high-calcium yogurt lost 81% more belly fat than dieters on a low-calcium diet. That’s about three servings of yogurt per day.
“There is a growing body of research that points to the health benefits of a diet that includes Greek yogurt,” adds Grothe. “And with VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt—available in organic, low-fat, non-fat and regular varieties, in flavors like Exotic Fig, Honey, Blueberry, and Vanilla Bean—you can eat healthy without feeling deprived.” A 227 gram (8 ounce) serving of Plain Non-Fat VOSKOS® Greek Yogurt contains 24 grams of protein, and only 9 grams of carbohydrates, which is also important for those who are counting carbs in an effort to lose weight.