Diet is Key
If you ask anyone who’s been on a diet what the key is to weight loss I guarantee they will say, it is to reduce the number of calories you consume.
But a new study, published in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains, and highly processed foods while concentrating on eating plenty of vegetables and whole foods — without worrying about counting calories or limiting portion sizes — lost significant amounts of weight over the course of a year.
Vegetarian and Weight loss: What the two have in common
If you are headed to a vegetarian restaurant or a party serving only vegetarian food, you know you would find a range of paneer dishes waiting for you. Used extensively in curries, parathas, or sandwiches, paneer’s versatility has earned many fans across the world. And that’s not all, your favorite cottage cheese is a bundle of health benefits too. Being rich in calcium, paneer is good for your bones and teeth. Its high protein content is good for muscle health. Consuming paneer on a regular basis may help in weight loss too.
Weight Loss: Here’s how loading up on paneer may help promote weight loss
Paneer is rich in protein. It has been well-established that protein plays a crucial role in weight loss. Also, it takes very long to digest, inducing the feeling of satiety. It increases levels of appetite-reducing hormones like GLP-1, PYY, and CCK, while reducing levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin, making you crave less, thereby aiding weight loss. The protein content of cottage cheese depends upon the milk uses to make the cheese. According to Bangalore-based nutritionist, Dr. Anju Sood, ” if it is from full cream milk, it is high on fat too, in addition to being a protein-dense food. Other than iron, almost all essential minerals like calcium and magnesium are present in cottage cheese. The best part of cottage cheese is that you can have it raw, which can help you save so many calories.”
Source of good fats
Paneer is a source of good fats. Good fats are essential for overall health and weight loss. Ditch trans-fats for the healthy fats in paneer.
Low in carbohydrates
100 grams of paneer made from cow milk provides 1.2 gram of carbohydrates. An ideal weight-loss diet plan must include foods that are low in carbohydrates.
Good source of calcium
In addition to giving you stronger bones and teeth, calcium may also help burn fat. Calcium provides a small increase in thermogenesis, the body’s core temperature. This may boost metabolism and promote fat burning.
Protein-rich paneer recipes for weight loss:
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