greek yogurt

hooter owl
By hooter owl Latest Reply 2017-01-31 15:54:46 -0600
Started 2017-01-05 18:27:40 -0600

I was recently told by a nutritionist to not eat greek yogurt…to much sugar..any pearls of wisdom out there?

28 replies

ConnieMarie 2017-01-13 18:31:53 -0600 Report

Oikos has a triple 0 yogurt & Kroger recently added a carbmaster greek yogurt - my PCP & Dietitian both recommended those.

BB42 2017-01-12 07:00:23 -0600 Report

I usually eat greek yogurt for breakfast. I checked outmans brands to yogurt and choose Chobani because it has less sugar than most brands (Greek or non-Greek). The 9 grams of sugar is a lot less than most recepies posted on DC website use and my blood glucose numbers are very good

GabbyPA 2017-01-08 13:28:16 -0600 Report

All processed fruit flavored yogurts are loaded with carbs. Even plain Greek Yogurt has carbs, but the protein is far better and like Pegsy, I buy full fat Fage Greek yogurt and mix my own flavors into it.

Of all the yogurt out there, I think Greek is better than the others.

Pegsy 2017-01-08 08:28:12 -0600 Report

I really like full fat Greek Yogurt. I buy it plain and sweeten it with Stevia. I also add some vanilla and sometimes, dark cocoa powder. Yum!

MrsCDogg 2017-01-07 18:37:21 -0600 Report

If you get plain Greek yogurt and add your own sweetener and fruit of your choice it would be a lot better. I personally prefer plain Greek yogurt with a bit of salt and pepper. But, that's just me.

MrsCDogg 2017-01-07 18:39:28 -0600 Report

I like to use the whey that comes off yogurt to make delicious sauer kraut.

hooter owl
hooter owl 2017-01-07 19:36:58 -0600 Report

Do tell!!??

MrsCDogg 2017-01-08 06:05:44 -0600 Report

Shred the cabbage and place it in a large bowl. Use some sea salt and pound the cabbage to raise the juice. When you have some juice add the whey and stir it well. Put it in some jars and leave it sitting out at room temperature for about 2 days. After that put it in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it. When you are ready to use it take it out and rinse it under cold water. Then add a sprinkle of apple cider vinegar. It's really better if you eat it cold. If you heat it, that tends to take away some of the good flavor. The juice that collects in the jar can be a bit off putting because of the texture. But, it is very tasty kraut.

Luis65 2017-01-06 17:58:24 -0600 Report

Your nutritionist is probably used to clients who do not read labels. That would be a reason for a blanket prohibition of Greek or other yogurt. All flavored yogurts that I have looked at in the stores around here are high in sugar and carbs in particular. Plain yogurt should have less carbs than the milk it is made from as the bacteria consume some of the lactose (milk sugar) which becomes lactic acid.

Next time you see the nutritionist open up the conversation about label reading and carbs in food. She/he may be surprised that someone actually reads the labels and has some understanding. If the nutritionist takes it poorly then you need to sever the relationship and find a new nutritionist. Personally I'm impressed that one actual is concerned about TOO much sugar. I haven't consulted with one in 20 years. The 3 I met with looked anorexic and gave the impression that they hated food-fats in particular- If one must eat-eat carbs. So I gave up on them. Maybe there's a change in the field.

Type1Lou 2017-01-06 14:30:19 -0600 Report

Plain whole milk Greek yogurt is part of my daily breakfast. I'm sure that your nutritionist meant for you to avoid any of the flavored yogurts which generally have a lot of added sugars/carbohydrates. One way to "glam" up plain yogurt if you find plain yogurt unpalatable, would be to sweeten it up with either a little bit of sugar-free gelatin powder in your choice of flavor or to add your own fruit and sugar substitute. Just remember to consider the carbs in the additions. Make it a habit to read all food labels for both serving size and total carbohydrate content since carbs are what cause your BG to rise.

Meredith B
Meredith B 2017-01-06 11:26:55 -0600 Report

I also disagree. Plain, whole milk greek yogurt is a daily staple for me, with a few berries, cinnamon, vanilla, and slivered almonds. We make our own from organic whole milk and then strain it. It's delicious and I have no problem with it.

haoleboy 2017-01-05 20:08:55 -0600 Report

get a different nutritionist
plain, whole milk greek yogurt has 6 grams of carbs (and sugar) per 4 oz serving … same as whole milk. in addition to its healthy calcium content and amazing probiotic benefit, it also delivers almost 4 1/2 grams of protein in that 4 oz serving. if those carbs fit in your daily "budget" pairing greek yogurt up with some fresh berries makes a wonderful breakfast or dessert.
I regularly eat 6-8 ounces of yogurt (greek, when I can afford it).

♥ eat as if your life depends on it

hooter owl
hooter owl 2017-01-06 19:06:01 -0600 Report

I dumped that nutritionist…she also told me to buy fish from the dollar tree and I too wish it was not so expensive…I enjoy as you do for a variety of things…Thanks for the help