When pursuing weight loss there are certain myths that people tend to believe. One of such myths is that dairy sabotages weight loss efforts. However, this is not true as science proves that milk and milk products actually help in losing the extra calories. Read on to know more about this: 

Weight watchers generally tend to stay away from milk and milk products as they are of the assumption that these items can be detrimental to your weight loss journey. The fats which are present in the milk products generally scare people away from them. However, recent studies show that it is necessary to eat fat to beat fat. While it is not good to consume a lot of saturated foods, eating a proper portion of unsaturated fats can help both your health and your waistline. 

Therefore, completely eliminating dairy products from your idea is not ideal. Milk products contain healthy amounts of calcium and protein which keeps the bones strong and helps in repairing the damaged muscle and tissues. 


Recent studies conducted by experts debunks the myth that consuming dairy-based products sabotages the weight loss process. These studies have also revealed that people with calcium deficiencies tend to have more body fat percentage and have less control of their appetite. Consuming dairy products like yogurt, non-fat cheese is known to have a positive effect on fat loss.  

One study from the University of Tennessee showed that eating three servings of dairy products on a daily basis significantly reduced body fat in obese people. A little restriction of calories while continuing with the same dairy servings further accelerated fat and weight loss.


A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that dairy products also reduce the inflammation present in the body which is usually linked to weight gain. This is a common occurrence in people who are lactose intolerant. 

Best Dairy Products For Weight Loss

It is not the dairy itself that leads to weight gain, but overindulging or consuming unhealthy dairy products. As all dairy products are not good for your health, you need to choose the right one that suits your body’s requirement plus practice mindful eating


Here are a few dairy products that you can try in addition to your meals or as healthy snacks when pursuing your fitness goal. 


Plain yoghurt is better for you as compared to the flavoured ones. Plain or regular yoghurt is low in fat and is great for your gut health. It contains a good amount of proteins and probiotics which aid digestion and improve the immune system. Instead of consuming unhealthy snacks go for a bowl of plain yoghurt with a side of berries or nuts. 

Cottage Cheese

Cottage Cheese is a rich source of protein and helps in muscle growth. It also keeps you full for longer periods of time and prevents snacking. 100 grams of cottage cheese contains about 11 grams of protein, but it is rich in salts so, therefore, be mindful of that fact when using it. 

Skimmed Milk

Skimmed milk is free from calories and fats which are present in regular milk. It is best to consume skimmed milk when you are looking to lose weight. It also works as a good source of protein without adding too many calories to your diet. It is best to drink a glass of skimmed milk post your workout as it helps repair any damaged tissues and muscles. 


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