Is Yogurt Good for Weight Gain? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Yogurt is good for weight management. Because it has proteins and probiotics and they can help in maintaining a healthy weight.

Weight management is a condition that affects your body weight.

In weight management, your body balances the energy you consume with the energy you expend.

This can lead to various health problems, such as obesity or underweight if not managed properly.

One of the key factors in managing weight is diet.

What you consume can affect your caloric balance, which can impact your weight management symptoms and overall health.

To effectively manage weight, you should consume protein and fiber rich foods like chicken, fish, and legumes and avoid sugar and saturated fat rich foods like sodas, fast food, and pastries.

Now, yogurt is a fermented dairy product.

People usually eat it as a snack or incorporate it into meals.

Yogurt is good for weight management because it contains proteins and probiotics.

It is beneficial for all types of weight management goals, whether it’s weight loss, gain, or maintenance.

One cup (245 grams) of yogurt can give you approximately 12 grams of protein and 49% of your daily calcium needs.

Protein can positively affect weight management by increasing satiety and supporting muscle growth.

Calcium can positively affect weight management by supporting bone health.

Furthermore, yogurt is a dairy product and dairy is good for weight management.

Because, it provides essential nutrients that can help in maintaining a healthy weight.

You can eat 1-2 cups of yogurt per day safely.

More than that can cause excess caloric intake if not balanced with other dietary needs.

Also, you shouldn’t eat yogurt if you have lactose intolerance to prevent digestive discomfort.

Because it contains lactose, which can cause symptoms in some individuals.

You can buy fresh yogurt in your local market or can order it online.

Always choose brands with active live cultures and without added sugars.

Because these are healthier options. You can store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management, and essential medical care is key to managing weight effectively.

I always recommend my weight management patients to follow a weight-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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