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Is eating Greek Yogurt detrimental to weight loss?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 03, 2012 at 11:12 PM

I've been eating fruit about 2-4 times a week, nuts about 1-2 times a week, and mostly lots of summer squash, okra, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, leafy greens, pork, some steak, chicken, rabbit, and fish, as well as eggs and coconut oil for the fat content throughout the day. My roommate has Greek yogurt in the refrigerator. It is so tempting and looks delicious. I feel like I'm craving it--just the plain, no-sugar kind. Is this my body crying out for a big dose of calcium? I'm a cross country runner running 60 miles a week and I'm wondering if I need more calcium. But at the same time I'm trying to drop a few pounds (about 5lbs). Any thoughts?

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on September 05, 2012
at 12:48 AM

just because personally I dont think humans should really consume the milk of another species, including yogurt, cheese etc, plus I know with even the small amount of sugar in greek yogurt it sets off cravings in me, so thats why I think it could be sinful/tempting?

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(1317)

on September 04, 2012
at 10:46 AM

You don't explain why you think yogurt would be bad, or why you portray it as a "sinful"/ tempting food....

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on September 04, 2012
at 12:43 AM

If you don't have problems with dairy, yogurt is an excellent food. Even though I'm lactose intolerant, I tolerate yogurt with no side effects. I either make my own or buy plain greek yogurt and eat it post workout most mornings. I've lost 60 lbs and have about 15 more to go, so it hasn't hindered my weight loss. I don't eat VLC though, probably more like 100-150 g. per day.

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on September 03, 2012
at 11:37 PM

Yogurt is pretty satiating, has a fantastic assortment of micro-nutrients, and is just delicious - I particularly like it because fermented dairy doesn't cause the same gut irritations that unfermented dairy does. It' s not detrimental to weight loss unless you eat more than your body burns, but it could cause blotting.

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on November 27, 2012
at 02:08 PM

Eating greek yogurt kept me from lossing weight. It didn't make me gain though either.

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on November 27, 2012
at 01:26 PM

You might be craving the fat, which means you might be a bit under-nourished or otherwise need more fat in your diet. Yogurt is delicious and good for you but is also a source of concentrated calories, and can bump your caloric intake over the point where you'd lose weight. If you tolerate dairy, a bit of yogurt a few times a week probably isn't really a bad thing.

Also, in my experience, running and losing weight are opposites. I ran for years without losing a pound and when I switched from running to strength-based workouts, I immediately lost about 10 pounds, and lost more when I started doing crossfit. Endurance exercise can actually keep the weight on.

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Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

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on November 27, 2012
at 10:02 AM

If you tolerate it, it is still a source of calories, so full-fat, although delicious, can add up. Calories, as much as you don't want them to count, still matters a bit. Energy balance.

n=1, but I find that non-fat greek yogurt (whether store bought or homemade) is very satiating, and has helped me lean out. I'm sure some full-fat greek yogurt here and there wouldn't hurt weight loss, but it's up to you to experiment and see how you look, feel, and perform.

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4e98420c55180862f3a3815339749ed4

on September 03, 2012
at 11:38 PM

leafy greens should give you calcium, or almonds, I think you're just finding excuses to eat something delicious ;)

dont give in!

4e98420c55180862f3a3815339749ed4

on September 05, 2012
at 12:48 AM

just because personally I dont think humans should really consume the milk of another species, including yogurt, cheese etc, plus I know with even the small amount of sugar in greek yogurt it sets off cravings in me, so thats why I think it could be sinful/tempting?

166f449979d83186bd876e8f466d0a69

(1317)

on September 04, 2012
at 10:46 AM

You don't explain why you think yogurt would be bad, or why you portray it as a "sinful"/ tempting food....

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0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

on September 03, 2012
at 11:37 PM

I've heard of people doing low-carb who say that dairy kicks them out of ketosis. Who knows.

Dairy is very insulinogenic and insulin controls weight loss, so it's possible.

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