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What is the deal with Greek Yogurt?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 29, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Is greek yogurt okay once a week?

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on August 29, 2012
at 07:03 PM

Oh for shame! For SHAME.

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:33 AM

I follow pretty strict Paleo but allow myself some fermented and full fat dairy. I have greek yogurt three times a week post workout 100% fasted ala LeanGains and never had any problems with it and I do have issues with lactose. I usually have Siggi's which is grass fed option.

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on August 29, 2012
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"It's nice and thick and is much more satisfying." Sounds like a good time.

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+1 for this answer...I think if you are going to do yogurt, Greek is the best. It's nice and thick (get the whole fat stuff!) and is much more satisfying.

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:16 AM

It depends on YOUR version of Primal/Paleo.

It depends on the source of the Greek Yogurt, if YOUR version of Primal/Paleo includes dairy.

Ba09704971e33481f5716c4790648966

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:50 AM

"It's nice and thick and is much more satisfying." Sounds like a good time.

724ac8ed9ddc603e87adf6cfb901a8d8

(325)

on August 29, 2012
at 01:18 AM

+1 for this answer...I think if you are going to do yogurt, Greek is the best. It's nice and thick (get the whole fat stuff!) and is much more satisfying.

Bdc6244bdbd664d2168a8e326018ffbe

(431)

on August 29, 2012
at 07:03 PM

Oh for shame! For SHAME.

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:47 AM

Casein and lactose are fairly common sources of food intolerance, so if you haven't already done a 30 days strict paleo, then I would do that first. Then test out how you feel with adding dairy. If you can tolerate dairy fine, then dairy has a lot to offer nutritionally, and yogurt with its probiotics is particularly nice.

There's nothing special about the Greek style, though. It's just yogurt that has been strained so that it is much thicker and has a higher fat and protein content. However, it does taste a whole lot better, in my opinion.

If I could tolerate dairy, then I would absolutely eat it, every day! Too bad, so sad for me...:(

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on August 29, 2012
at 03:49 AM

Listen to this Ben Greenfield podcast. He doesn't subscribe completely to the paleo diet because he incorporates diary though.

http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2012/07/episode-201-what-to-do-about-knee-pain-that-wont-go-away/

He basically says that it should be fine in the morning or anytime post-workout for recovery.

235259a645be3cac56196e0489dbc8f4

on August 29, 2012
at 04:33 AM

I follow pretty strict Paleo but allow myself some fermented and full fat dairy. I have greek yogurt three times a week post workout 100% fasted ala LeanGains and never had any problems with it and I do have issues with lactose. I usually have Siggi's which is grass fed option.

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724ac8ed9ddc603e87adf6cfb901a8d8

on August 29, 2012
at 01:19 AM

If you are doing the elimination version of paleo, you'll want to hold out on dairy until you make sure it works within your diet. Yogurt is probably one of the best dairy options besides grass-fed butter, so if it jives with your needs, go for it :)

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