Is Yogurt Good For Weight Loss? (ALMOND VS COCONUT VS GREEK YOGURT) | LiveLeanTV

Is Yogurt Good For Weight Loss? (ALMOND VS COCONUT VS GREEK YOGURT) | LiveLeanTV

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m answering the often asked question, is yogurt good for weight loss or is yogurt bad for you?
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Certain yogurt can be healthy.

But not all yogurt is created equal, especially when it comes to the ingredients.

Is yogurt good for you?

Just because the food label says “yogurt”, it doesn’t mean it’s healthy, or good for weight loss.

Dairy milk yogurt vs Greek yogurt
Yogurt Option #1: Non Fat Dairy Milk Strawberry Yogurt:
Nutrition facts (per 175g serving):
Calories: 130
Protein: 6g
Carbohydrates: 26g (23g sugar + 0g fiber)
Fat: 0g

Skim milk
Whey protein concentrate
Modified corn starch
Active bacterial culture
Lemon juice concentrate
Natural and artificial flavor

Sugar, in the amount of 23g, is the second ingredient in this dairy milk yogurt product.

If I asked you, is yogurt good for weight loss, would you answer yes, if it was this yogurt?

I say no.

Yogurt Option #2: Non Fat Plain Greek Yogurt
Nutrition facts (per 175g serving):
Calories: 110
Protein: 18g
Carbohydrates: 7g (5g sugar + 1g fiber)
Fat: 0g

Skim milk
Bacterial cultures

Based on the nutrition facts, not only is this yogurt lower in calories and lower in carbohydrates with no added sugar, it also contains 3 times as much protein. Plus this plain greek yogurt only contains 2 ingredients.

Coconut Yogurt vs Almond Yogurt

Yogurt Option #3: Vanilla Almond Yogurt
Nutrition facts (per 150g serving):
Calories: 200
Protein: 5g
Carbohydrates: 21g (17g sugar + 2g fiber)
Fat: 11g

Cane sugar
Calcium citrate
Citric acid
Natural flavor
Live and active cultures
Vanilla bean
Tricalcium phosphate
Vitamin D2

This is a classic example of, just because this is a plant based yogurt alternative, it doesn’t guarantee it’s healthy or will help with weight loss.

Sugar, in the amount of 17g, is the second ingredient in this almond yogurt.

Yogurt Option #4: Plain Almond Yogurt
Nutrition facts (per 150g serving):
Calories: 160
Protein: 6g
Carbohydrates: 5g (5g sugar + og fiber)
Fat: 13g

Almond milk
Cane sugar
Locust bean gum
Xanthan gum
Live active cultures

This brand of plain almond yogurt contains 1/3 the amount of sugar as the other almond milk yogurt.

Yogurt Option #5: Unsweetened Coconut Yogurt
Nutrition facts (per 225g serving):
Calories: 110
Protein: less than 1g
Carbohydrates: 10g (less than 1g sugar + 3 grams of fiber)
Fat: 7g

Organic coconutmilk
Rice starch
Calcium phosphate
Dipostassium phosphate
Locust bean gum
Live cultures
Vitamin D2
Vitamin B12

This coconut yogurt contains less than 1g of protein and 7g of fat, which is less than almond yogurt.

Yogurt Option #6: Pure Unsweetened Living Coconut Yogurt

Nutrition facts (per 118ml serving):
Calories: 110
Protein: 1g
Carbohydrates: 6g (1g sugar + 0 grams of fiber)
Fat: 8g

Raw young coconut
Raw young coconut water
Probiotic cultures

This living coconut yogurt is also much higher in probiotics than the other yogurts.

Bottom line on is yogurt good for weight loss
Is yogurt good for weight loss is, it depends.

Use healthy unsweetened yogurt as just the base to your snack, then add in other healthy ingredients to increase the protein, the healthy fat, fiber, and flavor.


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  1. Thecowboy on January 3, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    Every morning I eat 2 bananas with 2 Cotton Candy flavor GO-GURT Yogurt. I mix all those ingredients and make a delicious Smoothie to start off my day.
    2 bananas + 2 Go-Gurts = 320 calories

  2. Linda Guerra on January 3, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    This was really helpful. I’ll check out your site.

  3. Live Lean TV on January 3, 2022 at 4:57 pm

    QOTD: Do you eat yogurt? If so, what type?
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  4. Deneisha Lane on January 3, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    Thanks brad do u know the best diet pill to take for weight loss sometimes it help or not

  5. Timo Crompinen on January 3, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    Greek yoghurt creates chemical waste known as sour whey. They struggle to get rid of it all. Almonds take thousands of litres of water to grow in southern California where they have recently had major droughts year on year.

  6. Lilly Taggert on January 3, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Yogurt is too little food for the calories. You could eat a giant salad with less calories. Heck, Blue Bell (full fat version) ice cream only has 10 more calories per ounce. Yogurt will not satisfy you for long. Hunger will come raging back. The only time anyone should be eating yogurt is for dessert.

  7. Catie Yasuhara on January 3, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    I wish you would have gone over brands that are actually beneficial instead of just showing us what NOT to eat. When you are trying to lose weight that list is already extensive enough, and it would be simpler to focus on brands that you consider a good pick

  8. Mark Thomas on January 3, 2022 at 5:01 pm

    Very fattening I am finding. Time to ditch it I am thinking.

  9. Jung.Doll.90 on January 3, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    Some stores sell unsweetened almond milk yogurt. 7 g of protein per 1 cup. Silk makes it. And it’s good.

  10. friargonsalves on January 3, 2022 at 5:07 pm

    If you want to build muscle as fast as possible, I recommend the personalized Agoge diet… I’m seeing great results!

  11. Ladee Neenah on January 3, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    I like Greek yogurt. Not always plain but I do take note of the sugar content. I use it in smoothies and I’ll make a snack of Greek yogurt and trail mix. Its surprisingly satisfying.

  12. mangga harum manis, agen mangga gadung mojokerto on January 3, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    thankyou for explaining this

  13. jen tape fashion on January 3, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    i guess no matter what kind of yogurt you have i think the key not to gain weight is to eat moderately.

  14. Mahira Pkxd #stopanimaltesting on January 3, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    I’m eating el latino yogurt. Wait is that kind of yogurt el latino yogurt healthy? El Latino is made of mango tho

  15. Flordelis Zorrilla on January 3, 2022 at 5:19 pm


  16. Krysten Chambers on January 3, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    The last one was the best!! Its very good for the gut!

  17. Pete Rojas on January 3, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    I hope that there are microwave recipes featured in the meal plans suggested.

  18. Nic Com on January 3, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    Great Video, learned a lot about yogurt

  19. Salina Kamal on January 3, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    I always eating yogurt for diet every morning

  20. Deneisha Lane on January 3, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks brad ❤️ today yogurt haven’t thought about that before think before non yogurt is better just looking at the ingredients

  21. Ann Wilson on January 3, 2022 at 5:33 pm


  22. VitaminJ7734 on January 3, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    …I only hear music. Dude isnt speaking.

  23. Mrs J on January 3, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    I eat Activia yogurt, so is yogurt number 2 better for you?

  24. FN LN on January 3, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    Greek yogurt is so balanced in carbs, protein, & fat, that’s why I think it fills me up so much, I love it

  25. Sarah Whitley on January 3, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    Is so delicious unsweetened vanilla yogurt healthy? Will it cause belly fat?

  26. Honda on January 3, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    Ditch the yogurt and go full cottage cheese!

  27. K-FX24 on January 3, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    What is your review on organic plain cashewyogurt??

    I know cashews are part of the poison ivy family.

  28. Alina Weiss on January 3, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    No to dairy!!!

  29. Mark Anthony Grantos on January 3, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    Watching while eating my Nestle Mango flavor Yogurt. 🤭

  30. Vickie Clark on January 3, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    I love Greek yogurt. I used to eat the yogurt that had all the junk in it, but I finally got used to eating a better kind. I add fruit, walnuts, & honey to it. It really does hit the spot without all the preservatives in.

  31. Laurie Bradbury on January 3, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    Google how to make homemade Greek yogurt. I make it, it’s easy and just use organic full fat milk. After you make it, put some in yur bowl and add in some fruit, granola and a little local honey. Delicious ! healthy !

  32. rajah316 on January 3, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Thank you for another good video.

  33. Sherry Grunder on January 3, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    I make my own yogurt from fresh whole goats’ milk. I usually eat it plain, but when I need a little extra flavor I add unsweetened berries and then add a little real maple syrup or stevia.

  34. Shameca Williams on January 3, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    Wow! I didn’t know all that about yorgart! This will help me with my weight loss goals because I love yorgart! Now I know how to choose wisely. Thanks for sharing!

  35. Baraa Fakiha on January 3, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    I used to eat a plan Greek yogurt but I stopped eating it from almost 2 years

  36. Deneisha Lane on January 3, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Thanks brad for info