Greek yogurt

thabrat30
By thabrat30 Latest Reply 2012-07-04 12:14:34 -0500
Started 2010-09-20 11:54:10 -0500

So I have read several comments about the Greek yogurt. This weekend I decided to try it. I bought 1 of the ones that said 2x protien. It was strawberry flavored. I ate about half of it with half a serving of dry cereal.

I had a baby shower at 11am so I checked my bs before I left (over 2 hours after eating) because if it was at an ok level I figured I could have a small slice of cake. As you know I am hypoglycemic. Since purchasing my meter, I have only gotten as high as 125 and that was after my boss bought milkshakes (which I shouldn't have had). Even getting that high causes me problems when it comes down because it goes way past the 80 mark and right into the 60's or lower. Unless of course I realize whats going on and eat something that is mostly protien every hour for about 3 hours. Anyway, that bs reading was 144! I was astounded! Anyone else have an issue with this yogurt?


18 replies

Armourer
Armourer 2012-07-03 15:26:22 -0500 Report

I'm late to this thread but Greek yogurt I use comes from COSTCO, they have two different kinds that are basically the same. These both have 23 grams of protein and 9 grams of carb. I have a serving with blueberries. . . and it has helped me greatly!

Kirla
Kirla 2010-09-25 09:33:41 -0500 Report

Sounds like the cake. Cake spikes me to almost 200. Even a small piece with no frosting.

Most yogurts are high carb. Read the label. I use the Greek yogurt for making ice cream. I started with the Greek Gods brand name. The plain one with nothing added is kind of low carb. About 6-7 grams of carbs per 6 oz severing. Only thing is it was also high in fat. Saturated fat was high also. Several weeks ago I found that the Chobani Plain yogurt brand was kind of low carb and was fat free. I now use this for making my ice cream. It has hardly any effect on my blood sugar. I eat a cup everyday at suppertime.

Last year I bought an ice cream machine from Aldi’s for $20.00. It’s the kind you freeze the bowel and it works pretty good. I found that it works even better if I premix the ingredients and place them in the freezer for 20-30 minutes before making. Mrs. Atkins said to use the non-stick cooking spray in the bowel before adding the liquid. It has helped a lot from keeping the ice cream from freezing to the bowel.

I use 1-cup Greek yogurt and 1-cup nut milk (water works also) 2 scoops of low carb protein shake mix and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter. If I use chocolate protein shake mix I will add 1 tablespoon of sugar free chocolate syrup. Mix it in a blender, chill in freezer then add to ice cream machine. Makes 3 severing. I put 2 in the freezer and eat the first one out of the ice cream machine. Tastes a lot like peanut butter ice cream. I think its good.

Kevin
PS I recently found that if I eat a little protein with my meals (meat or egg) it keeps me from spiking too much. It seems I never stop learning new things as I go along.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-09-20 19:31:18 -0500 Report

I have found that the Greek Yogurts work very well for me. They have less sugar, more protein and I eat the 0% fat ones. They are very rich and I find them much more satisfying.

I have not done it yet, but I was going to get plain and make my own flavors with fresh fruits. What might have been more of the issue was the cereal than the yogurt. Have you done an isolated test with the yogurt? That is how I test new foods.

pasumner
pasumner 2012-06-30 19:37:49 -0500 Report

Have you found a particular brand that is really good? I see alot that are high fat, or if they are low or fat free, they are loaded with sugar or just a lot of carbs. I really enjoy yogurt and would like to fine a good one.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-07-02 21:35:51 -0500 Report

I like the Oikois (by Dannon) and the Chibani brands.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-07-02 21:49:24 -0500 Report

If you have a Sam's Club near by, that is the best deal on them. You can get them for under $1 each, in the stores they are usually $1.50 - $2 each.

thabrat30
thabrat30 2010-09-21 08:44:51 -0500 Report

I haven't had a chance to check just the yogurt yet. However, the cereal does not make my numbers jump. I will check and let you know.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-09-21 10:14:31 -0500 Report

I got a recipe to make my own yogurt and I am going to try that too. It should be interesting, but at least that way I control what goes into it.

thabrat30
thabrat30 2010-09-21 11:13:57 -0500 Report

My mom told me about the Yoplait Delights. Those are amazing and they don't make my bs go that high. Maybe it was a combination of the yogurt and the cereal. Not just one thing in particular. Funny thing is that I only ate about half a serving of each…

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-09-21 11:20:25 -0500 Report

Sometimes it is the combination of things. Our bodies are so complex. What one person can eat another can't touch. It is just finding out what works for you. If it doesn't work, it doesn't mean anything but that your body is not going to function with that food type. I cannot even look at corn...it spikes me no matter what. But I can eat ice cream....go figure. LOL

thabrat30
thabrat30 2010-09-21 12:41:20 -0500 Report

I wish I could eat ice cream! I have discovered that if I eat the very minimum amount of carbs and stay away from sugar, bread and pasta I feel better. It is hard to do. With the hypoglycemia it is more of a "how do you feel?" thing. I only know the numbers because I was curious and bought my own meter. I have noticed that sometimes when it spikes I get a little jittery and others I get really really sleepy. But when it drops… I see spots and flashes of light and then I get shakey and dizzy.

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