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Yogurt for weight loss might sound a bit over the top, but it’s a neat trick. All you have to do is sprinkle it with some delicious toppings and shed some kilos without sweating it out.
Looks like we are bluffing? It’s time to make the big reveal.
If you want to lose weight, you MUST ensure that your gut is doing absolutely fine. If you are eating curd aka yogurt daily, we are pretty sure it will be in good shape, but for a fool proof solution, it’s best to add roasted cumin (jeera) and/or carom (ajwain).
According to dietician Priya Palan, cumin has thymol that is known to stimulate the activity of digestive enzymes and bile acids, which in turn aids digestion. It also helps to relieve gas and bloating.
Carom seeds are a great antidote for acid reflux that makes the metabolism sluggish.
One of the most common reasons for gaining weight is binge eating. Adding dry fruits like almonds, dates, walnuts, etc not only makes the yogurt delicious, but it makes it filling as well.
Dry fruits help in managing your cravings, and hence you steer clear from all that junk.
Whatever kind of berries you like — be it black, blue, or strawberries – you must make it a part of your yogurt bowl, because they aid in weight loss.
Berries are loaded with antioxidants that help in keeping your metabolism high. Also, as per a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, berries help in muscle growth and repair. So no chance of you giving up on your fitness routine!
Well, all those with a sweet tooth are going to love this. If you can’t live without that post-meal dessert, how about making a fruit-laden curd bowl? Just chop the ones you love and nosh on them. This can be your midnight binge bowl.
We would recommend fruits like kiwi, apples, bananas, pomegranate, and grapes.
If you are not a big fan of milk and granola, try it with some nicely whisked curd. But we would suggest you opt for sugar-free granola, otherwise you will pile on more calories. That will beat the whole purpose of a weight loss diet.
Soaked chia seeds are a rich source of protein and fibre. Both these nutrients are a must for weight loss. Adding them to your yogurt bowl will not just increase its healthy quotient, but will also improve your chances of losing weight.
If you love adding crunch to your food, nothing will taste better than roasted flax seeds. It will give your curd bowl a sweet and smoky flavour, which is somewhere along the lines of those roasted almond ice-creams that you die for.
Flaxseeds or linseeds contain anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids (alpha-linolenic acid) and omega-6 fatty acids (linoleic acid). These essential fatty acids can reduce inflammation in the body, and balance your metabolism.
We know that some of you are big sugar and curd fans. But if you are looking to lose weight, you have to bid adieu to sugar. You can keep the taste intact with honey. So basically, you have it all!
Also, read: Greek yogurt or good old dahi: Let’s find out which one is healthier
Well, who doesn’t like vegetable raita? We all do right? So, if you want to make your bowl of curd much more interesting and weight loss worthy, take the raita route, because this will not just help you manage your weight, but will also keep you hale and hearty.
And when it comes to veggies, just go by your instincts and mix them all up to make your curd bowl super filling.
So, spoon up ladies, as it’s time to dig in!