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Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by ally1, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    i thought about buying yoghurt for breakfast to have with berries
    all the natural/greek plain yoghurts i saw in asda, all had sugar in around 6g
    can you buy yoghurt without sugar in it?
     
  2. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    thank you,
    i didn,t notice that one in asda, all the ones i sa, all had sugar in them starting from 6g of sugar
     
  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I buy the Fage Total Greek Yogurt (full fat). It has 4 carbs per 100g.
     
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  4. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Do you have a Lidl near you Ally?

    I've started making my own yoghurt now (it's incredibly easy), but before that used to buy Lidl's on. It comes in a litre pot (about £1.49, if I recall) and used to last me over a week.
     
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    diadeb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I buy Lidl's own Greek yogurt, it comes in a large pot and 3.2g carbs per 100g. It tastes lovely and I eat it with berries, make a Raita and Tatziki, add it to omelettes, coffee, just about anything
     
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    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've always made my own.
    Soya milk,
    skimmed milk,
    my latest batch is goat's milk. (Amazingly for me, full fat, but it's 4%).
    Just had it for a mid day snack with a few raspberries in it.
     
  7. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    there isn,t a lidl where i live, only asda and morrisons
     
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    Zaphod Type 2 · Member

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    I second that.
    Total yoghurt 5g fat 3.6g surgar (lactose from milk) per 100g great with berries and mixed nuts. Have this for breakfast and my tryglicerides and halved since switching from porridge, BG have much improved since cutting out bread as well.
     
  9. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Shame. Have you ever made yoghurt? You don't need any fancy kit.
     
  10. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. Don't forget milk has natural sugar. As long as the yogurt doesn't have any added sugar I wouldn't worry about the low natural level.
     
  11. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    so its ok to buy the plain yoghurt wo#ith the sugar in it
     
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    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    Hi ally,

    You need to look at the ingredients list.

    If it says sugar, then you have to put it back.

    The Fage Total Greek yog, and the Yeo Valley ones won't say they have any sugar in them.
    Like this:
    http://products.uk.fage.eu/yoghurt/total-0-170g
     
  13. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I get the full fat Total yoghurt from Tesco - their info does indicate both sugar and carbohydrate content (3.8 per 100grams). The fat free 0% version has marginally more at 4grms per 100grams. Unless you can get lactose free yoghurt i think that they will all have sugar/carbs from the lactose in the milk. Just make sure that you opt for a "no added sugar" pot of whatever brand you choose, as you have to accept that you can't always have food totally free from carbs, so small quantities such as this are usually acceptable when the food is otherwise good for us. Your berries and nuts will also contaIn a few carbs, but all three eaten in moderation are still a good healthy low carb breakfast.

    Robbity
     
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    I have the EasiYo Full Fat Greek Yoghurt with my breakfast.
    When you say it has sugar in it do you mean the carbs or added sugar?
    The EasiYo one is 6.5g per 100g.
    My breakfast this morning with berries came to a total of 11.625g carbs :D
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    when i looked at the ingrediants, they all sais 6g of sugar or more
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I assume the question's for Ally not me?
    Yes, I was reckoning ion 10 to 15g carbs max for this sort of brekkie... So if Allie can find a "no added sugar" (i.e. unsweetened) yoghurt, she's fine.

    Robbity
     
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    Yes sorry Robbity, should have made myself clearer.

    10 to 15g carbs for breakfast is pretty good going. I was having porridge until not too long ago and before that I was having an even higher carb breakfast. I've been having this for breakfast for about 6 months now and it has made my readings alot more predictable.
     
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    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    Hi Ally,
    I've just had a look at Asda online. http://groceries.asda.com/asda-webstore/pages/landing/home.shtml#/product/910000284967
    Their own brand Greek style yoghurt is made from milk, nothing added and has 6.6g carbs. (20p per 100g, 500g pot)
    Their 'extra special authentic' Greek yoghurt has some cream in it and has 4 g carb (33.8p per 100g, 400g pot
    Their own brand fat free Greek style yoghurt is made just from milk; probably skimmed, has 5.3g carb. (20p per 100g, 500g pot)

    They sell Total fat free is made from skimmed milk, again nothing added has 4g carb. (47.6p per 100g, 500g pot)
    The Total 2% fat yoghurt has 3.8g carbs (47.6p per 100g, 500g pot )
    (much more expensive than the 'own brands'


    As people have said these all contain just the natural 'milk sugars' that are part of the milk.
    With normal portion sizes the difference in carbs is small.
    Those that are full fat do have a lot more calories but if you are only eating the yoghurt with a few berries it won't amount to a lot of calories for breakfast and if it fills you up so you don't snack latter then it's better for you.
     
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