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YOGHURT - Saint or Sinner?
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ItDoesMyHeadIn · 11/06/2018 21:00

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 · 11/06/2018 21:04

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.

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ItDoesMyHeadIn · 11/06/2018 21:05

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 · 11/06/2018 21:06

What 1983 said. Not all yogurt is made equally.

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ItDoesMyHeadIn · 11/06/2018 21:08

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

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thenewaveragebear1983 · 11/06/2018 21:12

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......

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thenewaveragebear1983 · 11/06/2018 21:14

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.

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ItDoesMyHeadIn · 11/06/2018 21:15

???

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ItDoesMyHeadIn · 11/06/2018 21:16

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 · 11/06/2018 21:21

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.

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Nakedavenger74 · 11/06/2018 21:38

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!

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Nakedavenger74 · 11/06/2018 21:40

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

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ItDoesMyHeadIn · 11/06/2018 22:06

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 · 11/06/2018 22:30

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

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beela · 12/06/2018 16:07

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

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ItDoesMyHeadIn · 12/06/2018 18:26

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 · 12/06/2018 19:17

It's fage total 5% fat.

Here:
www.ocado.com/webshop/product/Total-Greek-Yoghurt-Natural/60704011?from=search&param=greek%20yoghurt

I think most supermarkets sell it.

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ItDoesMyHeadIn · 12/06/2018 22:27

Purchased! Thank you xx 😘

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PerfectlyDone · 12/06/2018 22:29

Saint.

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

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

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PerfectlyDone · 12/06/2018 22:30

I thought fat meant... well, fat!

Common misconception Grin

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ItDoesMyHeadIn · 14/06/2018 22:12

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

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Lulu1919 · 14/06/2018 22:21

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

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beela · 15/06/2018 06:03

Oh fab... Glad you like it Grin

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Vitalogy · 15/06/2018 06:27

They also do other fruits including cherry, yum.

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