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YOGHURT - Saint or Sinner?

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ItDoesMyHeadIn Mon 11-Jun-18 21:00:11

I'm struggling to understand whether or not (Greek?) yoghurt is a good idea if you're trying to lose a bit of weight and get slimmer.

They are SO high in sugar, yet so many people selling their weight loss success stories in magazines etc say they had yoghurt for breakfast. I've avoided all flavoured yoghurts since I read the sugar contents on them.

Has anyone lost weight eating yoghurt? Maybe with a few berries thrown in?

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thenewaveragebear1983 Mon 11-Jun-18 21:04:30

Plain Greek yogurt isn’t high in sugar. Flavoured ones are. I suppose they feature within ‘a balanced diet’ if that’s what you’re following

If you do a low carb high fat diet you could have full fat Greek yogurt, berries, seeds, nuts etc as a breakfast or dessert.

It really depends how you are dieting, I’ve lost 2 stone and yoghurt features in my diet probably 3 times a week.

ItDoesMyHeadIn Mon 11-Jun-18 21:05:49

I'm trying to lower the carbs... can you recommend a low carb yoghurt please? One that's easily available in supermarkets? X

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halfwitpicker Mon 11-Jun-18 21:06:12

What 1983 said. Not all yogurt is made equally.

ItDoesMyHeadIn Mon 11-Jun-18 21:08:49

How about this one with 7 or 8 raw blackberries or raspberries thrown in?

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thenewaveragebear1983 Mon 11-Jun-18 21:12:52

If you’re going low carb you need fat, so I’d recommend any full fat Greek yogurt. In my extensive trials I would say Asda’s one or Sainsbury’s is the nicest. Tesco does 100g pots like traditional yogurts which stop me from eating too much! Lidl’s big bucket is very nice.

Real Greek (not Greek style) is even nicer, try Aldi. Total is delicious but very expensive.

Or just a normal full fat natural yoghurt, Yeo is nice and has live cultures.

I eat A LOT of yogurt......

thenewaveragebear1983 Mon 11-Jun-18 21:14:41

If you are calorie counting too, you’ll find Greek style is higher calorie than normal natural as it’s thicker and has more of the creamy stuff. Some Greek style are nearly twice the cals per 100g than normal natural yogurts so its worth reading the labels.

ItDoesMyHeadIn Mon 11-Jun-18 21:15:02


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ItDoesMyHeadIn Mon 11-Jun-18 21:16:44

So low carb means you need more fat... which means calorie content might be higher... which means you won't lose weight... but don't go for ones full of sugar. ARRGH! Such a minefield confused

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thenewaveragebear1983 Mon 11-Jun-18 21:21:02

Well...., not exactly. Low carb high fat means that you feel fuller, you don’t snack or graze on sugary crap, and everything you eat is nourishing your body. You burn fat more effectively because you’re not pumping loads of insulin out after every meal to deal with excess sugar so you don’t automatically store it as fat (simple explanation)

As a result, you eat less overall, you cut calories and you lose weight.

Nakedavenger74 Mon 11-Jun-18 21:38:09

Lower carb. Try coconut yoghurt. UK brands are CoYo. Dairy free. Just squashed coconut! You don't need much at all as it sooo rich. Maybe a tablespoon or two.

Don't mistake coconut flavoured yoghurt for it though!

Nakedavenger74 Mon 11-Jun-18 21:40:25

OP if you are low carbing you ignore calories. Low carb has to go with high fat. Fat and protein is more satisfying than empty carbs so you naturally eat less. I try and stick to less than 30g of carb a day. That carb mainly coming from veggies

ItDoesMyHeadIn Mon 11-Jun-18 22:06:15

Ah okay guys. I should really sit down and educate myself on this. Thanks.

I thought fat meant... well, fat!

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Eesha Mon 11-Jun-18 22:30:23

I rate Lancashire farm greek yoghurt, the richest I've had!

beela Tue 12-Jun-18 16:07:54

I eat the total full fat Greek yoghurt for breakfast most mornings, with some berries or stewed fruit. It's really filling and keeps me going until lunchtime. I don't think lower fat would work so well, I'm sure I'd be hungry again within an hour or two.

I lost 3 stone last year so it can't be too bad smile

ItDoesMyHeadIn Tue 12-Jun-18 18:26:48

Beela - any chance you could let me know the name and brand of it (or even better post a pic?!) thanks so much xx

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beela Tue 12-Jun-18 19:17:20

It's fage total 5% fat.


I think most supermarkets sell it.

ItDoesMyHeadIn Tue 12-Jun-18 22:27:21

Purchased! Thank you xx 😘

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PerfectlyDone Tue 12-Jun-18 22:29:30


Full fat plain Greek yoghurt with seeds and/or berries.

But I'm doing a bit of LCHF, so it suits that to a tee grin

PerfectlyDone Tue 12-Jun-18 22:30:35

I thought fat meant... well, fat!

Common misconception grin

ItDoesMyHeadIn Thu 14-Jun-18 22:12:55

Review - the FAGE yoghurt tastes really nice! Can tell it's rich too! grin

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Lulu1919 Thu 14-Jun-18 22:21:51

I eat plain skyr or zero fat Tesco plain Greek yogurt..both taste nice !

beela Fri 15-Jun-18 06:03:30

Oh fab... Glad you like it grin

Vitalogy Fri 15-Jun-18 06:27:18

They also do other fruits including cherry, yum.

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