SEATTLE — It’s the first week of summer; are you ready for your bathing suit? If not, it may be time to make a dramatic change in the way you look and feel by making Greek yogurt a regular part of your diet. We’re not just talking about nonfat Greek yogurt, either, but the full fat, traditional variety created by The Greek Gods.
Ana Luque, holistic nutritionist and author of the revolutionary book, “The Yogurt Diet,” has dedicated her life to helping people restructure their eating habits and to sharing the life-changing results that come from regularly eating yogurt. Luque says studies support a diet with full fat yogurt increases weight loss and muscle tone. Another of the many benefits for Yogurt Diet followers are better results at the gym and with other forms of exercise.
“Embracing The Yogurt Diet lifestyle, which includes three servings of full fat yogurt daily, yields the following results in less time: steady weight loss, rapid gain of muscle tone, flat tummies, and increased energy,” she said.
The Greek Gods Yogurt perfectly combines nutrients to be a good source in protein, rich in calcium, loaded with probiotic bacteria, and abundant in healthy fats called CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). According to a study in The Journal of Nutrition, the calcium and protein in yogurt assist in fat loss. Protein is also needed to build new muscle and preserves muscle tissue, while probiotics assist with digestion, assimilation of nutrients and loss of belly fat, and CLA reduces fat and preserves muscle tissue.
Yogurt has been shown in a number of studies to help in achieving peak results during workouts and more rapid weight loss. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has published a number of papers over the past few years suggesting that yogurt may be the secret ingredient in any training regime geared to losing body fat while adding lean muscle mass. In one study Luque sites, 35 women trained with weights for eight consecutive weeks. They were placed in three groups based on diet: yogurt, proteins and carbohydrates. The first group ate three servings of yogurt daily. The other two groups continued to follow their usual diet without yogurt. The yogurt group showed the greatest lean-mass gains and lost more fat than the rest (all the groups were getting similar amounts of protein in their diets). The yogurt group also lost more belly fat.
Beloved for its thick, creamy texture and full flavor made in the Greek tradition, The Greek Gods Yogurt is found nationwide in better supermarkets. The yogurt comes in 6-ounce or 24-ounce packs (one nonfat and five whole fat varieties) including honey, fig, pomegranate, plain, vanilla and honey-strawberry flavors. Learn more at http://greekgodsyogurt.com; on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TheGreekGods.
Source: The Greek Gods