I used to eat Greek yogurt, the 2% or fat free kind. Since I have been in Greece I have been enjoying Greek yogurt again, but this time – the full fat kind.
A few years ago (before Integrative Nutrition) my friend Ashley got a full fat Greek yogurt by mistake, but she ate it anyway. I was horrified – that was so much fat! I was under the impression that fat made you fat, so clearly fat free was the healthier choice.
I’ve learned a lot since then, and I’m not scared of the good fat anymore. Ashley was on to something. Our bodies need fat, and if we don’t give it the good kind we are going to seriously crave the bad processed kind. Plus, full fat Greek yogurt tastes like an absolute dream.
There are so many diets, theories, and guidelines out there, but the most important thing you can do is listen to what your body wants. The more you listen to it, the more it tells you and the better you will feel.
For more on fat: http://www.foodrenegade.com/fat-is-where-its-at/