Our expert says:
I must admit that I am rather amazed that you want to cut dairy products out of your diet for weightloss reasons. If you were allergic to milk and dairy products, and had to cut them out of your diet, I would understand. In view of the fact that recent research showed that low-fat or fat-free milk and dairy products which are our richest source of easily absorbable calcium, actually help with slimming, I can't understand why you would want to avoid dairy for weightloss reasons. I would advise that you make sure that you have at least 3 servings of low-fat or fat-free milk, yoghurt or cottage cheese a day as part of your slimming diet. To lose weight you need to reduce your energy intake and you can do this by cutting down on fat intake, but not at the expense of milk and dairy. Adults require 1200 mg of calcium a day to prevent brittle bones and stress fractures in the present and osteoporosis in future, so avoiding milk and dairy products, can put your skeleton at risk too.
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