A new study found that if you increase your intake of this certain food group while cutting your calories, you can lose weight!!
Wanna know what it is??
The study looked at randomized controlled clinical studies and found that people who ate the most dairy had a 1.6-pound greater fat loss and a 1.3-pound muscle mass increase.
Why all the positive benefits?
The researchers think that the calcium, vitamin D and protein found in dairy work in your favor by:
"[…] supporting the preferential deposition of calories into muscle rather than fat."
So that basically means that when you eat food, instead of storing it as fat, your body uses those calories to build muscle!
That's even better than we'd imagined!
So grab a glass of skim milk instead of your OJ and you'll be on your way to weight loss!
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