Hey, i wanted to ask you if it makes sence to eat/drink low-fat dairy products. For example: i eat plain low fat yoghurt with fruits for breakfast and drink a cappuccino with low fat milk. I just wanted to make sure that doing so isn't counterproductive. xoxo
Yes, it makes sense choosing low-fat dairy over regular dairy if you’re trying to control your weight because you can “save” a couple of calories from fat.
However, eating low-fat dairy products can get counterproductive when you eat too many too often. Low-fat dairy contains as much lactose (milk sugar) as regular dairy. (All unsweetened dairy products still contain natural milk sugar -look on the nutrition facts on the package to see how much sugar you’re getting).
If you’re having 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt + 1 cup strawberries + a small cappuccino, you get around 30 g of sugar. (If you’re eating a fruit-flavored yogurt instead of plain yogurt with fruits, you’re getting even more sugar.) Of course it depends on the amount of sugar you’ll be getting the rest of the day, but this can be a bit too much depending on your goals.
If you’re trying to lose weight but still want to drink cappuccinos or lattes every day, you’re better off going for unsweetened almond milk that contain less sugar and less calories than skim milk.
I hope this wasn’t too confusing and that it helps a bit,