Losing weight is a process. One that requires you to discover a sweet spot between eating healthy foods and sufficiently exercising.
The exercising part seems to get a lot of the play on fitness blogs and elsewhere, but what you eat is also a very important facet to trimming down and losing weight.
As far as yogurts go, here are a few winners you should definitely consider:
Fage Total 2% Greek Yogurt
A rising star in the health world is the brand Fage. At just 150 calories, 4 grams of fat, 8 grams of carbs, and 20 grams of protein, it’s a light yet tasty way to either start your day or have it as a midday snack that you won’t regret later.
Siggi’s Non-Fat Vanilla Yogurt
This makes Fage Total 2% look fattening. Siggi’s Icelandic Style Strained Non-Fat Vanilla Yogurt is merely 100 calories and has 0, I repeat, ZERO grams of fat. But most importantly, it tastes really good! Yes, really. The vanilla variety is among the best, and definitely the least bland, vanilla yogurts on the market. It also has a decent amount of protein at 14 grams.
Chobani Whole Milk Greek Yogurt
Chobani might use whole milk but their yogurt still has relatively little fat. There are just 6 grams of fat in this particular variety and it’s only 130 calories. Overall, Chobani Greek yogurts tend to have low quantities of sugar, helping them remain natural. They are infused with 13 grams of protein making them a great option pre- or post-workout.
Dannon Triple Zero Greek Nonfat Yogurt
Dannon is another staple of the yogurt business, and it’s seemingly been around for ages. The brand has done a sufficient job of keeping up with the times by offering low-fat alternatives to popular flavors of its yogurts. Dannon provides a nice source of fiber, the prebiotic inulin, chicory root, and other healthy infusions.
Chobani Low-Fat Mango Greek Yogurt
This is not your mother’s yogurt. Chobani is offering a yogurt “beverage” for those who want to slurp down their yogurt on the go. It’s a pretty brilliant idea, and I can vouch that it’s actually really tasty. Perfect to take on your way to the gym, or even on your way to work in the morning. To be fair, Chobani is a little high in carbs (30g), but it’s worth it in a lot of ways, especially in terms of helping you build muscle.
When choosing a yogurt, don’t just go for the “lightest” or lowest in carbs. Choose something that aligns with your fitness goals. The yogurt you’d choose to purely lose weight will be different from the one you’d choose to build muscle.
Try a few different types in order to see which kind works best for you.
And if you’d like, get creative:
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