Despite the numerous studies that sing its praises, dairy is often one of the first food groups to get cut by dieters. Many brides-to-be find themselves trading milk for calorie-free water and ditching cheese and yogurt altogether.
Obviously, drinking whole milk isn't going to cut off any inches from your waistline, but turning to its nutrient-rich fat-free version will. Low-fat or fat-free varieties of milk, cheese and yogurt have shown time and again that they have the mettle to keep you fit and healthy while dieting. In fact, research has proven that calcium helps you burn fat, so diets high in dairy tend to be successful. Further studies have indicated that fruit smoothies made with yogurt actually reduce belly fat in particular.