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1/15/20 10:29 P

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I add a bit of vanilla protein powder into plain yogurt. It is sweetened with stevia.

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1/9/20 11:50 A

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That sounds very do-able! Thanks!

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1/9/20 11:32 A

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I wouldn’t obsess over this. Enjoy your yogurt.



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1/9/20 9:36 A

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Lots of folks already suggested plain yogurt with add-ins. If that seems like too big a step you could also start by using less flavored/ sweetened and adding plain yogurt in... maybe 75/25. As your taste buds get accustomed you can increase the ratio of plain to flavored.

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1/8/20 8:29 P

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Eat more of a balanced dinner.

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1/8/20 8:19 P

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Plain greek yogurt enhanced with any of the following.... stevia, cinnamon, vanilla, mint, fresh/frozen fruit chunks, canned pumpkin, unsweetened almond butter

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1/8/20 2:49 P

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I know a few people already suggested plain yogurt...but if that isn't your thing, you might want to try Chobani's Lower Sugar line if you haven't yet. It kind of reminds me of a regular fruit yogurt mixed with plain...you still get the nice fruit flavor, but its more subtle than a regular flavored yogurt. You can also add frozen berries, nuts, seeds, granola, etc. for a little more substance.

Have you tried cottage cheese? It generally has about the same amount of protein as yogurt. I know some people add fruit to theirs but I like mine more savory....I mix in spices and dip in veggies or crackers.



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1/7/20 11:30 P

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Plain yogurt, cinnamon, applesauce.
No added sugars, only the fruit and milk sugars. Drop the fruit sugars by simmering some berries with citrus zest and vanilla and topping the yogurt with that.



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1/7/20 8:23 P



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You like the yoghurt, so I would be inclined to still eat it. If you are worried that you are eating too much sugar in total, you may be able to cut back on something that doesn't have the nutritional/enjoyment benefits that your yoghurt of choice has, but which may contain more sugar. I would also be inclined to look around at the different brands because they do differ. I buy a 2x protein Plum Greek Yoghurt with a little sugar added, and it is 9.8g sugar per 100g.

Remember, too, that even unsweetened yoghurt has sugar (4g to 6.5g/100g in the ones I looked at) which is naturally in milk.

In short, and in my humble opinion, the nutritional benefits of Greek Yoghurt out-way the negatives.

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1/7/20 1:08 P

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I like plain yogurt. I add berries and ground chia seed for the extra fibre. This weekend for a treat I made some granola with rolled oats and nuts. I used a bit of maple syrup to sweeten it and that little bit of crunch is just amazing!

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1/7/20 12:15 P

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It's hard to pass up that Greek yogurt. Yes, it has sugar/carbs; but, all that extra protein makes it a great snack. My husband just recently discovered he likes it so he is having some every day now--so much healthier than his previous snacks of choice. Sorry, I guess I'm not helping with your actual question. :-) How do you feel about cold fruit? Frozen grapes can be refreshing...of course, they have natural sugar in them.

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1/7/20 12:14 P

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Yes, buy plain, whole fat yogurt. No flavors, flavors almost guaranteed means sugar. Just buy plain. Low/no fat yogurt by default will always have more sugars because if you take the fat out something else must replace the volume of it!

You can add a splash of vanilla extract or berries for flavor if you want them, but then you control the amount.

Plain, whole fat yogurt. Should run you in the vicinity of 5g of sugar.

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1/7/20 8:20 A

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I replaced my once-a-day ice cream with yogurt - fewer calories, less fat, less sugar.
Then I changed to Greek yogurt - more protein.
But I see there is still quite a lot of sugar in my 100-gram pot of yogurt.
Any suggestions for my after-dinner dessert?
I like something that is quick and easy from the fridge without a lot of preparation.
And obviously my tastes run to dairy - smooth, creamy cold.
What have you tried that might work for me?
Thanks for the input!

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