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skim milk good for weight loss?
weight loss experts consistently insist on the importance of eating
right when trying to lose weight. And almost all of them agree
that including dairy products in the diet is important if long
term weight loss is the goal. The credit for this goes to the
calcium content of dairy items which, recent researches show is
an excellent mineral which not only toughens the bone but also
helps in shedding weight. Various studies have come to show that
people who consume 2/3 servings of dairy product (low fat) per
day lose 10% more weight than those who eat little or none. Calcium
therefore can be a dramatic accelerator of weight loss pace.
We all know that milk is a good source of calcium and also wraps
up vitamins and protein.
However, there is a general misconception among dieters that milk
is fattening and can add to existing weight if consumed within
a weight loss diet plan. While this can be true for full fat milk,
skim milk can actually help in losing weight and keeping it away.
How is skim milk good for weight loss?
The nutritional chart of skim milk reads like this-
1 Pint of skim milk contains -
0.6 gm fat
Skim milk is therefore an excellent low calorie drink which can
be included in the diet for weight loss over a period of time.
However, it must be borne in mind that, although it has fewer
calories, skim milk does have some sugar in it and hence, should
be consumed in moderation. It is a better choice than whole milk
and can constitute a small fraction of the total daily calorie
allowance of a dieter.
Weight management and skim milk
Swapping full fat milk for skim milk can instantly reduce the
number of calories that you are consuming from your dairy food
intake. The simple sugars that skim milk contain can easily be
metabolized by the body, when consumed in moderation. In fact,
one of the best things to do is to keep a watch on the timing
of consumption. A cup of skim milk before you indulge in physical
activities or adding it to your bowl of breakfast cereal in the
morning can allow your body to metabolize it and help you in weight
management. It is as good as Soy milk and can be a good substitute
for fruit drinks and juices which are usually sugar laden.