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Old 04-02-2012, 05:33 AM   #1
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Greek Yogurt

Ive been craving Greek yogurt. I use to eat 0% fage every day before coming back to this WOE. I tend to eat VLC- 10-15 actual carbs a day. Mostly M&E.

I found whole fat Fage. It's 9 carbs per serving (about a cup). Seems like so many......

Anyone have success eating this while generally eating VLC?
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:20 AM   #2
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I don't eat VLC, but I say if you're craving it, have some. It's good for you and one day of a little higher carbs shouldn't hurt. And your craving may be due to your body needing calcium.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:36 AM   #3
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You can strain the Greek whole fat yogurt and lower the amount of carbs in it. Strain it for over 24 hours and you get "yogurt cheese".
It is kinda like cream cheese but I think it is better!
I must be careful not to lose control and eat too much.
Right now I am not eating it because my weight loss has slowed down.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:52 AM   #4
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do you actually eat a cup of yogurt as a serving? I find I'm perfectly satisfied with about 1/2 cup...sometimes even 1/4 cup handles the craving for me.

At 4.5 carbs a 1/2 cup, it's not unreasonable at all on the carb count...especially for the other nutritional values of the Greek yogurt.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:22 AM   #5
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I've never strained Greek yogurt- ill try that! Years ago I use to eat yocheese. But not until I was closer to goal.

And 1/2 a cup would probably be enough. Eating half is such a good solution I'm laughing at myself as to why I didn't think of that!

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Old 04-02-2012, 08:37 AM   #6
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I don't know the science behind it but a lot here will say that yogurt carbs are different and don't count as much...maybe someone will chime in with a thread reference or offer a little more knowledge on the subject...I to try to eat very lc until I reach goal and have not noticed a gain after eating yogurt and sometimes even think it encourages a woosh...could be coincidental but I still eat it a couple times a week in hopes of the woosh lol
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:30 PM   #7
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I don't know the science behind it but a lot here will say that yogurt carbs are different and don't count as much...maybe someone will chime in with a thread reference or offer a little more knowledge on the subject...I to try to eat very lc until I reach goal and have not noticed a gain after eating yogurt and sometimes even think it encourages a woosh...could be coincidental but I still eat it a couple times a week in hopes of the woosh lol
I had read something like that- wasn't sure if it applied to greek?
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the bacteria that makes milk into yogurt eats the sugar in the milk. I believe the nutritional info is based on the milk contents and not the post-culturing realities.

I still advocate full fat over 0% fat, but my husband makes our own. Dirt simple, too.
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I've come across Greek Gods full fat yogurt at my local supermarket, which lists 5g of carbs per serving. It's pretty fantastic, but I treat it as an occasional dessert, not a meal.

I've also noticed that it's nice when my stomach isn't agreeing with me, but I haven't really tried to use it as a remedy, exactly.

I've tried Fage as well, but I don't like it as much.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:14 PM   #10
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Been eating 4 per week since the beginning. I don't want to generalize my case to others, but it's probably one of the slowest digesting carbs considering what its packaged with.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:18 PM   #11
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I eat a cup of full fat fage 3 - 4 days per week as a meal not a snack - I love it and it keeps me full for hours and it has not slow my weightloss at all
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I used to make my own with the Dannon Oikos Greek & whole milk until I went LC. I did try HWC with the Fage, but it turned out too runny for me. My next batch will be with the HWC and Dannon. It's got great probiotic cultures! Straining the yogurt and making "yocheese" is excellent too. It's thicker and creamier than just regular yogurt. Try it!
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:25 PM   #13
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I've also noticed that it's nice when my stomach isn't agreeing with me, but I haven't really tried to use it as a remedy, exactly.
Yogurt is a natural probiotic and helps your digestive system. I give it to horses when they are not thriving.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:39 PM   #14
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I've been eating some of this in the last couple of weeks.

I finally found authentic full fat greek yoghurt and not greek "style" yoghurt (read: full of HFCS).

"Style" is one of the most abused words in food marketing, whenever I see it I mentaly replace it with the word "fake".

It's wonderful stuff, extremely satisfying, not great for VLC, but not a disaster either.

I'm actually keeping off it for a week or two, as I found it a little too good and was eating a bit too much.

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Old 04-03-2012, 08:10 PM   #15
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It's worth the 9 grams of carbs for me, most of the time. I have one 3-4 times a week and just work the count into my daily goal.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:13 AM   #16
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Yogurt is a natural probiotic and helps your digestive system. I give it to horses when they are not thriving.
Hey, that could be the next big fad diet: The Equestrian Diet!

Lots of raw oats, fibrous grasses, and the occasional yogurt. It's only a matter of time before Madonna appears on Ellen's show to hype it.
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I'm fine with it but I only eat maybe a quarter cup at a time. its delicious with some raspberries
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:56 AM   #18
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I buy Total Greek yogurt in the big tubs and it keeps for ages. I just dump a couple of dessertspoonfuls on top of food (especially spicy stuff) or soup. I'm a bit confused because the stuff I buy, is strained yogurt made by Fage and as eaten in Greece as I first had it there.
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It's still in the fridge. I'm still scared to eat it.
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I buy Total Greek yogurt in the big tubs and it keeps for ages. I just dump a couple of dessertspoonfuls on top of food (especially spicy stuff) or soup. I'm a bit confused because the stuff I buy, is strained yogurt made by Fage and as eaten in Greece as I first had it there.
This is the yoghurt I've just recently started buying, I love it.

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My local supermarket started carrying Dannon Oikos full fat plain Greek yogurt, and I was pretty excited to have access to another option. But I tried it and compared to Fage or Greek Gods, the texture was really fluid, almost like sour cream that had gotten a little runny.

Has anyone else tried this? I'm used to Greek yogurt having a firmness to it. Maybe I just got a bad container? I checked and it was nowhere near expired...
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Ive been craving Greek yogurt. I use to eat 0% fage every day before coming back to this WOE. I tend to eat VLC- 10-15 actual carbs a day. Mostly M&E.

I found whole fat Fage. It's 9 carbs per serving (about a cup). Seems like so many......

Anyone have success eating this while generally eating VLC?

Yeah! I also eat around 10-15 carbs per day and I have given up yogurt, even looking for the most low carb one has been a fail.
I guess if you really crave it you could have it anyways, think of having half a cup and saving carbs on the day. I guess that can take off your craving, but a whole serving looks like a lot of carbs.
Just because the food industry states what they think is a serving and it's damn high in carbs it doesn't mean you cannot eat less then 'their' serving and still stay within your carb count.

If you think of a day eating mostly meat, fatty cheese and greens (without fancy dressings!) your carb count will be so low that you will be able to eat at least some of it.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:25 AM   #23
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I eat it everyday after my workout. According to Drs. Phinney and Volek, the carbs are based on the original milk content, most of which is disgested by the active culture, forming lactic acid (which gives the tangy taste). So really you should count around 1/2 the carbs. This was discussed in "The Art and Science of Low Carb Living."
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:03 PM   #24
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I have found Dannon greek is not as good. I have also felt fage is not as good. I heard they have changed where it is made. I recently found greek gods or goddess and love it. I sweeten myself. I am going to look at making this myself because I go through so much and it's not cheap. Anyone with recipes on how to make? I'd like to make and keep it really low on carbs. I love the greek yogurt.
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I watch Greek gods yogurt. I think it may not be true Greek yogurt. All Greek yogurt I've seen has 23 grams protein. Greek gods only has like 5 grams and they add pectin same grams as regular yogurt. Go diet explains that yogurt unsweetened may not have as many carbs as listed. The cheapest is Wal-Mart brand plain Greek yogurt has as much protein as the leading brands fang exc but cost under 4 dollars for about double the amount of fang. I like to take a half cup add a few tsp peanut butter a bit of splenda and call it peanut butter mouse.lol it filling and taste.
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Greek Gods has a chalky mouth feel that I don't like. For a long time it was the only one available locally.
I've been using Oikos and I like it quite a bit more. Fage is still hard to find, I do like Chobani when I can find it here, too.
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