Whole Milk Keeps You Lean?

November 28, 2001

Whether it’s yogurt, milk or cheese, dancers usually opt for non-fat dairy products. But it turns out that cutting dairy fat to stay lean might be counterproductive. New studies suggest that people who consume whole milk products tend to weigh less than those who choose low- or non-fat ones. The reasons haven’t been pinpointed, but researchers are guessing it’s because full-fat dairy fills you faster while also satisfying your craving, so you ultimately consume fewer calories.

Think about it: Have you ever eaten a big cup of frozen yogurt when you might have preferred a small scoop of real ice cream? Or sprinkled too much non-fat cheese on your pasta to make up for the cheese’s lack of taste? I know I’m guilty. Read more on npr.org.