Plain Greek Yogurt
“Adequate calcium intake has been associated with improved weight loss and maintenance of weight loss,” Cording says. A study published in Obesity Research found an increase in dietary calcium significantly enhanced weight and fat loss in individuals better than caloric restriction. Opt for higher-protein yogurt varieties like Greek yogurt to boost satiety; it packs twice the protein as regular yogurt, and takes care of 20 percent of your daily calcium needs, Cording adds. The probiotic bacteria also promotes good digestion, which is key to feeling and looking your best. If you want some crunch and fiber, add in nuts, dried fruit, or whole grain cereal that’s low in sugar.
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