A lot of us do not get around to weight loss until the pounds we are packing start to take a toll on the joints and bones. But heads up, don’t put your bones in jeopardy in your effort to give them a break. There are a lot of approaches to dieting and losing weight, or should I say lifestyle adjustments, but one thing you should always do is drink your milk.  Hey Mom knew best! Canadian researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, suggest the best way to lose weight is to eat a calorie-restricted diet that is high in protein from dairy foods, low in carbohydrates, and coupled with daily exercise. The scientists determined that this type of diet not only helps overweight and obese women lose weight, but also maintains bone health through the bone-supporting nutrients in dairy products including calcium, vitamin D, and dairy-based protein.