If used in proper ways, yogurt can be a “remedy” to help children lose weight safely and effectively.
Yogurt is highly appreciated as being effective in reducing weight, however, very few people know about this fact and think that yogurt is derived from milk which can lead to fat accumulation. This perception is totally wrong. Scientists have proven that yogurt contains numerous probiotics which are not only good for the digestive system and skin but also help burn excess fat effectively.
Yogurt is a dairy product rich in calcium and protein useful in mitigating hunger. Besides, the amount of calcium in yogurt may affect the activity of fat cells, helping them transform into energy and completely burned instead of being left in the body, resulting in faster digestion of fat.
Research shows that calcium is closely linked with weight loss because it prevents the storage of fat and can increase the metabolism rate.
However as yogurt contains a certain number of calories, while using yogurt to lose weight for children, you should choose nonfat, non-sugar yogurt and eat with moderate portion.
If you want to use yogurt to lose weight for children you should note the following:
Use yogurt in the right way to lose weight effectively:
Most types of yogurt are good for the digestive system; however, for best weight loss effect, you should choose unsweetened, low-fat yogurt. These types of yogurt contain less energy and will excellently support the weight loss methods. Especially, this type of yogurt also helps you get rid of the belly fat very efficiently.
To lose weight effectively with yogurt, it is recommendable to eat three times a day after meals. This is beneficial to the digestive system and it also boosts the metabolism
Follow a healthy diet:
Besides adding yogurt to the diet, you should let the child go on a healthy diet. Specifically:
Limit sweets, carbs and fast food.
Increase amount of fruit and vegetable in children’s diet.
Prioritize lean protein from white meat like chicken and fish, etc.
Use healthy fats such as olive oil, avocado and egg yolk.
Combine with exercises:
Yogurt is good weight loss, but merely eating yogurt is not enough. You should also encourage children to take part in physical activities. Playing sports will not only help tone muscles and break down excess fat but also make the body healthier, increase resistance and prevent diseases. You can guide children towards healthy sports suitable for their age such as jogging, swimming, football and basketball.
Wish you succeed in the fight to help children beat obesity!