New Rules About Yogurt
(Published 2/25/04) Ever wonder why you can't find sugar-free yogurt at the grocery store? That's because it doesn't exist. Yogurt contains a natural, low-glycemic sugar called lactose. But if yogurt contains sugar, when is it OK to eat yogurt on The South Beach Dietâ„¢?
Thanks to recent research pertaining to calcium's role in weight loss, Dr. Agatston has updated the diet to include yogurt in every phase. Not all yogurts are created equal, so follow these Phase-by-Phase guidelines for yogurt consumption:
During Phase 1, limit yourself to fat-free plain yogurt. Avoid any sweetened yogurts, even those with artificial sweeteners, but feel free to flavor your yogurt as you would a ricotta crÃ¨me.
During Phases 2 and 3, you may also introduce artificially sweetened, nonfat flavored yogurt. To identify yogurt that's been artificially sweetened, look for the words "light" or "lite" on the label. Limit to 4 ounces daily.
Finally, someone else who likes yogurt cheese. I strain mine in the fridge with a colander lined with cheese cloth and put a small on top to press it. The colander sit atop a bowl to collect the whey. Once you get top P2, it is great with blueberries!Kai wrote:I eat Dannon fat-free plain drained at least 24 hours in the a yogurt strainer. On P1, I mix it with Da Vinci sugar-free syrups but will add berries in P2. I love it!
Thanks for the hint on the Donvier, I have to check it out. It looks like it will take less space in the fridge than my method.Kai wrote:Bob -- yogurt cheese is the best thing to happen to me since the v-neck sweater! I love it.
Audrey -- I use the Donvier and love it! I had a lot of trouble with the cheesecloth technique as more yogurt landed on me than in the container.
audreyh1 wrote:I realize that a lot of folks choose the carb-control type yogurts because it has the least grams of sugar on the label, but that is not the best way to choose your yogurt for SBD.
The natural milk-sugar in yogurt (lactose) is very low GI and perfectly OK for SBD, so having a product that removes some of this sugar provides no benefit. Yogurt itself is a super low-GI food - even with the lactose in it!
OldGreyBob wrote:I just looked up their directions for the yogurt cheese maker and they mentioned reserving the whey for other uses. I have always been throwing that away.
Any ideas of what can be done with yogurt whey?
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