calcium weight loss yogurtCalcium Weight Loss research indicates that consuming 600 milligrams or more of calcium, roughly the amount in a cup of broccoli or 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, suppresses calcitrol – a hormone that signals fat cells to make more fat and burn less fat.

Include two servings of either cottage cheese or yogurt in your calcium weight loss diet each day. A serving is 1/2 cup of cottage cheese or one small 100-120 calorie yogurt. Don’t go for fat-free versions. A little fat will help keep you feeling full.

Researchers stumbled on this scientific evidence for calcium in the late 1980s as part of a study on high blood pressure.

The researchers had a group of people with hypertension add extra calcium to their diets in the form of 2 cups of yogurt a day.

The idea was that the 800 milligrams or so of extra dietary calcium would help the participants lower their blood pressure. It did; and they also lost an average of 11 pounds over the year the experiment lasted, even though they weren’t dieting and the yogurt added extra calories to their daily intake.

The Journal of the American College of Nutrition published an article which stated “… increasing calcium intake by the equivalent of two dairy servings per day could reduce the risk of overweight substantially, perhaps by as much as 70 percent”.

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