On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m comparing the difference between greek yogurt and regular yogurt.
Yes, it’s Food Wars time.
This is the segment where we compare two foods, head-to-head, and I tell you which one should be in your kitchen, and which one should be in the garbage.
So if your goal is to Live Lean, which it should be, don’t bring one of these foods into your house.
Today we are talking about the difference between greek yogurt and regular yogurt.
If you listen to most food marketers, they would probably tell you that yogurt is healthy.
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By now, I hope you realize that food marketers do not always have your health’s best interests in mind.
Let me let you in on a secret.
Typically when the wallets of food marketer’s get fatter, so do you.
When it comes to Living Lean, that’s not how we roll.
First of all, if you are not familiar with greek yogurt yet, this post will help you learn more about it.
Although I don’t typically consume dairy yogurt, if you still consume dairy products, greek yogurt is the type of dairy yogurt that I recommend you eat.
If you don’t consume dairy yogurt here are some alternative healthy types of yogurt.
At the grocery store, there are certain types of greek yogurt that are better than others.
We’re going to get into that shortly.
But first, when it comes to the general yogurt category, you can’t simply trust that all yogurt is going to be healthy for you.
Don’t believe the hype, don’t believe the magazines, and don’t believe the TV commercials.
Certain types of yogurt are loaded with sugar.
When you consistently consume a lot of sugar, it’s going to increase your appetite, thus making you eat more calories, than your body needs.
That is not what you want to happen if your goal is to Live Lean, 365 days a year.
In fact, go to your fridge right now and look at the ingredients list on your yogurt.
If the first few ingredients are sugar, get it out of your house, and stop buying it.
Here are 3 simple ways to determine if the yogurt you are eating, will take you closer too, or further away from your fitness goals.
The difference between greek yogurt and regular yogurt is the amount of protein.
Greek yogurt contains much more protein than regular yogurt.
You have to be careful with greek yogurt.
Some brands of greek yogurt contain unhealthy fillers, such as artificial sweeteners, syrups, and sugar.
If you’re going to eat yogurt, you want to eat it in its most raw form.
In this case, it would be plain greek yogurt.
If you’ve ever tried plain greek yogurt, you probably know it doesn’t taste very good.
So that leads me to number 3.
This where we take control back of the foods we eat.
We do this by getting creative, and adding in healthy, real ingredients, that make plain greek yogurt taste better.
These healthy foods include:
To see how to do this, check out this delicious Strawberry Nut Protein Yogurt recipe for weight loss.
The major point is this.
Take control of the food that you are consuming, by first buying it in its most raw form, then adding in your own natural ingredients to make it taste better.
In most cases, this is what I do with food.
I typically buy all my food in its most raw, plain form.
Then I add in my own ingredients, to help sweeten or add delicious spices, to make it taste better.
Lets wrap this up.
If you’re going to eat dairy yogurt:
It really is simple to Live Lean, once you take control of your diet.
All right guys, that was another edition of Food Wars.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.