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Old Mon, Jun-18-07, 15:37
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Default What are the Eades view on yogurt

With Atkins, I've heard folks talk about the yogurt exception and that you can deduct some of the carbs in yogurt.

I have not read anything in Protein Power that indicates such an exception exists and that we should just follow the label on the yogurt as a guide.

Thoughts on this?
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Old Tue, Jun-19-07, 10:47
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Hi Gina - I'm glad to see you are challenging people around here. I'm sorry I couldn't write sooner, but I was laid up the last 48 hours with some kind of stomach bug. Thankfully I'm feeling better. I guess it's obvious I won't be joining the challenge...at least not in the traditional way. But I can at least respond to your yogurt question...

While I won't speak for the Eades, my approach has been to simply count carbs straight on anything I eat. So traditonal, domestic yogurts...especially flavored...I tended to avoid. HOWEVER, I found a Greek yogurt (Fage) that I absolutely adore...lower in carbs, strained, creamy, higher in protein...fantastic! I highly recommend it if you haven't tried it. I've enjoyed it as part of my PP WOE for the last year.
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Old Tue, Jun-19-07, 12:03
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In The 30-Day Low Carb Diet Solution the Eades do include a few recipes that use yogurt. Of course moderation is key, and like Lisa said probably greek yogurt, but stay away from yogurts that are flavored or have fruit in them. .
The recipe in the book calls for 4 oz of yogurt, so def in moderation. As you progress and up your carb intake you could use the whole 8 oz.
This is straight from the book, so I'm guessing the answer to your question is yes, yogurt is ok in moderation, just remember to count your carbs.
Good luck!
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Greek yogurt is delicious! It's so rich that it tastes like whipped cream. Fage and Trader Joes have full fat and lower fat versions. They have between 6 and 8 carbs per 8 oz cup.
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I tend to eat full-fat plain yogurt and add a bit of fruit and a tablespoon of davinci syrup..

I have been putting a bit into smoothies... I count the full carbs per the label but after hearing about this yogurt exception.....
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Eades Q&A, 2006 re : dietary fiber yoghurt I didn't see a more recent discussion on the Protein Power site:

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Diana F says:
September 3rd, 2006 at 9:58 am

Hi, Dr. Mike.

A little off the track here, but do you believe in supplementing with acidophilus to boost the healthy flora in the intestine? Also, whatís your opinion on the ďyogurt exceptionĒ which states that the carbs in yogurt are actually lower than the nutrition label suggests due to the healthy bacteria consuming the lactose?

Hi DianaĖ

I donít supplement myself nor do I have my patients supplement for a couple of reasons. First, Iím not really a bowel-oriented kind of guy, especially where a low-carb diet is concerned. Second, if one eats the right kind of diet, the bacteria in the bowel will respond and grow in the proper proportions. There are a zillion different kinds of bacteria in the GI tract, all in constant warfare and turf battles. If the food coming down the gut has a lot of carbs in it, then those bacteria that flourish on carbs will have a field day and reproduce in much greater numbers than those will that subsist on fat. If fat comes down the tract instead of carbs, the opposite happens. As long as the diet is a proper one (read: whole food, low-carb), then I figure the gut flora will take care of themselves. Second, Iíve never seen (and Iím not saying Iíve seen everything in print; Iím not particularly interested in this topic, so I havenít spent a lot of time searching) a decent study showing that acidophilus does anything positive for those on low-carb diets.

As to the yogurt question: I donít know. I donít really eat yogurt unless forced, so I havenít paid much attention to anything having to do with it.

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MRE

Cheers--
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Originally Posted by nolagina
I have been putting a bit into smoothies... I count the full carbs per the label but after hearing about this yogurt exception.....

I think you are right to count the full carbs per label.
The "yoghurt exception" is largely mythical. It has been extensively discussed in this thread: The Truth about carbs in YOGURT.

HTH

Roz
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Old Thu, Jun-21-07, 20:27
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I find this statement to be rather amusing:

"As to the yogurt question: I donít know. I donít really eat yogurt unless forced, so I havenít paid much attention to anything having to do with it."

I personally count the full amount of carbs on the label, only use unsweetened, full fat yogurt, and enjoy it a few times a week. I mean, why play games with carb counting? Some days I eat more carbs than other days, but I'm not going to lie to myself about how many I've eaten each day.
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