In recent times, calcium and weight loss have been positively linked with one-another. It has been confirmed that the more dietary calcium you consume may well help to facilitate weight/fat loss, inhibit bodily fat storage, raise metabolism levels and counter-act further weight gain. All of the aforementioned is possible just from adequate calcium consumption! Calcium has demonstrated to be more effective than most common diet pills on the market today. Therefore, Calcium is an affordable alternative that can help you get the body your dreams.
Calcium & Weight Loss: Recent research has revealed that a diet rich in high calcium foods yields an average weight loss of approximately 11 kilograms in 16 weeks. This means a calcium rich diet functions better than the prevalent weight loss pills – many of which have detrimental side effects. Calcium, in contrast, is totally natural and can be obtained solely from food products, including plant and dairy products.
It is considered that this weight loss transpires because the calcium helps to suppress a substance that usually increases fat when consuming a high-calorie meal. Dietary calcium also performs a fundamental role in regulating the body’s metabolism. Increased calcium intake causes a substantial reduction in fat tissue – therefore speeding up weight loss.
How Much Calcium is Enough? The key to eating a high-calcium diet is to ensure that you are only consuming low-fat dairy products/sources. In the recent studies conducted – individuals lost weight by consuming 3 to 4 servings of low-fat dairy products daily (to get the required calcium levels to begin losing weight). In the studies, dieters were told only to eat/drink low-fat dairy products, such as cheese, milk, yogurt and cottage cheese to reach their optimum calcium levels. Other calcium-rich foods that should be incorporated in your calcium diet are plant-based, green leafy vegetables like spinach, mustard greens and kale.
Researchers & scientists do admit that eating calcium-rich foods, as with any other diet plan, is no magical cure. Nevertheless, many people exclude dairy products in an attempt to lose weight when they start a new diet. It is now understood that because of the fat burning qualities of calcium in dairy products, a more practical approach would be to switch from full fat to all low-fat dairy products, though still keeping dairy in your diet.
In general, if you eat a healthy diet daily, you should include calcium rich foods in your diet for your optimal bone health and well-being. Lifestyle alterations are always essential to lose weight and to keep it off. Knowledge about portion control, healthful eating habits and frequent exercise, along with ensuring to include the recommended amount of dairy in your diet, can all help to quicken your weight loss regime.
Image supplied by Nevada Tumbleweed (Mark Holloway)
- Artist attribution
ScribeZA provided this article for top South African canned food manufacturers and dairy product suppliers.