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Old 08-01-2010, 01:50 PM   #1
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Greek Yogurt

I am just getting back into doing Atkins after being away awhile. I notice that greek yogurt is popular. What are the advantages? Is it low carb? does it come sweetened with artificial sweetner? I have always loved yogurt but stopped using it when I was on Atkins several years ago.
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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I am just getting back into doing Atkins after being away awhile. I notice that greek yogurt is popular. What are the advantages? Is it low carb? does it come sweetened with artificial sweetner? I have always loved yogurt but stopped using it when I was on Atkins several years ago.
Hi peds…
Better texture and flavor, and it is a slight bit lower carbs.

I make all ours out of whole milk and heavy cream (50/50) and it's as good or better than the Greek (some of which is strained as well) and I make it for less than $2.50 per quart.


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Old 08-01-2010, 02:29 PM   #3
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It's the only full fat yogurt that I can get in my area.
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Old 08-01-2010, 02:33 PM   #4
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It is absolutely divine. I mix in fresh or frozen berries. The one I buy has no sugar. It is thick, creamy, and doesn't have that sour taste that low fat and fat free yogurt has.
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Hi peds…
Better texture and flavor, and it is a slight bit lower carbs.

I make all ours out of whole milk and heavy cream (50/50) and it's as good or better than the Greek (some of which is strained as well) and I make it for less than $2.50 per quart.


I have never tried making yogurt. Do you use a yogurt machine?
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It's pretty high carb, actually, and doesn't come artificially sweetened. People just love yogurt and are willing to use a lot of their carbs for it. Unless you are just craving yogurt to death, I would suggest you consider using your carb allowance for vegetables, herbs, and spices which have the most bang for your buck in terms of important nutrients you can't get elsewhere. (Larry eats a bit higher carb than I do, I believe, so it works for him.)

There was a guy some years ago who wrote a book suggesting his testing showed that most of the carbs in yogurt had been eaten by the bacteria, and it really had less sugar than the label says. That's since been proven untrue--he was just measuring lactose, and the bacteria changed it into a slightly different sugar molecule, but it's still carbs for us.
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Greek yogurt is perfectly fine on Atkins and is on the soft cheeses rung. It is a healthy whole food that is totally acceptable on most lc woes. My favorite is Fage Greek Yogurt-it is thick and creamy like a pudding. It does need to be sweetened and I use sf syrups sometimes. My favorite protein snack is 1/2 Greek yogurt mixed with 1/2 cottage cheese sweetened and sliced strawberries or blueberries added.
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It's pretty high carb, actually, and doesn't come artificially sweetened. People just love yogurt and are willing to use a lot of their carbs for it. Unless you are just craving yogurt to death, I would suggest you consider using your carb allowance for vegetables, herbs, and spices which have the most bang for your buck in terms of important nutrients you can't get elsewhere. (Larry eats a bit higher carb than I do, I believe, so it works for him.)

There was a guy some years ago who wrote a book suggesting his testing showed that most of the carbs in yogurt had been eaten by the bacteria, and it really had less sugar than the label says. That's since been proven untrue--he was just measuring lactose, and the bacteria changed it into a slightly different sugar molecule, but it's still carbs for us.
It might not be so good on Atkin's induction, but it really isn't that high in carbs. 6oz. of Fage Total is 6.8 grams.
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I have never tried making yogurt. Do you use a yogurt machine?
Hi Wendy…
I don't but many do.

Here's a link to my picture process start to finish to make ours...

Make Your Own Yogurt - a pictorial guide- CLICK


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Old 08-01-2010, 04:43 PM   #10
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Hi Wendy…
I don't but many do.

Here's a link to my picture process start to finish to make ours...

Make Your Own Yogurt - a pictorial guide- CLICK


Thanks!
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I eat plain full fat yogurt with berries mixed in.

After all the talk on LCF...I tried the fage Greek yogurt last week. To me it tastes like sour cream that isn't sour. It just doesn't have that yogurt taste, which I like. But it has fewer carbs.

So try both and see what you like.
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Greek yogurt is perfectly fine on Atkins and is on the soft cheeses rung. It is a healthy whole food that is totally acceptable on most lc woes. My favorite is Fage Greek Yogurt-it is thick and creamy like a pudding. It does need to be sweetened and I use sf syrups sometimes. My favorite protein snack is 1/2 Greek yogurt mixed with 1/2 cottage cheese sweetened and sliced strawberries or blueberries added.
I have a bowl each morning with a splash of SF Raspberry Syrup and some flax meal added along with a tblsp of natural peanut butter.
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It might not be so good on Atkin's induction, but it really isn't that high in carbs. 6oz. of Fage Total is 6.8 grams.
Since I to try to keep carbs less than 20 net grams per day, this is extravagantly high to me. It's just a matter of perspective. Sorry!
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Since I to try to keep carbs less than 20 net grams per day, this is extravagantly high to me. It's just a matter of perspective. Sorry!
Ditto for me!
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:16 PM   #15
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yumm i love it. i mash a few fresh blueberries with a packet of stevia and dump the fage on top to make my own "fruit on the bottom" yogurt. i like it better than say yoplait or dannon because of the texture and taste..it's super thick and tastes tangy. if something can tastes luxurious..full fat greek yogurt def does. also great protein source. i stalled out for a while, when i took out yogurt, seeds, nuts and fruits. weight loss resumed when i added my yogurt back, im assuming i was needing more protein.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:16 AM   #16
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.......IT ALSO HAS 11gms of Protein per cup vs. 5-6 of regular....thanks for instructions on making it...

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Old 08-02-2010, 05:10 AM   #17
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Since I to try to keep carbs less than 20 net grams per day, this is extravagantly high to me. It's just a matter of perspective. Sorry!
I totally understand.
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