Chowdown With Chip – Increase Your Dairy Intake
This early into the new year, resolutions are still on everyone’s mind and the number one resolution every year is losing weight. Chip has some ideas of how you can keep that resolution well into February at least.
Increase your dairy intake
According to a study in Obesity Research, dairy products can boost weight loss efforts. Research shows that not getting enough calcium may trigger the release of calcitrol, a hormone that causes us to store fat, whereas meeting your daily calcium needs helps us burn fat more efficiently. People on a reduced-calorie diet who included three to four servings of dairy foods lost significantly more weight than those who ate a low-dairy diet containing the same number of calories. While dairy is a great source of calcium and protein, it is also high in artery clogging saturated fat. Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy products for the nutrients your body needs, without the extra calories