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Not a body builder, just a college chick... so, Greek Yogurt?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 26, 2013 at 4:41 AM

I've been paleo for a few months now -- not to lose weight, but to maintain and get off the carb rollercoaster. I've never been overweight; in fact, I'm very lean. I'm 5'9 and can happily subsist on 1200-1400 calories a day. I'm pretty much happy with my body, but I am looking to add a little variety to my diet.

With my situation in mind, what do you guys think about full fat Greek yogurt? Will I lose my abs/definition if I replace my usual meat/veg breakfast with plain yogurt? I'll keep it within my macro needs and my calorie requirements... it's just the insulin issue I'm tentative about.

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on February 26, 2013
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i love greek yoghurt. if we are talking 'proper', natural, no added sugar, greek yoghurt, then i'm not sure that i would agree with you on the very low calorie thing, at least in yoghurt options. in fact out of all the natural (non reduced fat), no added sugar yoghurts, greek would be the highest calorie. a good greek yoghurt is around 9 to 10 grams fat per 100 grams. protein around 4 to 5 g per 100 g. & carbs around 4 to 7 g per 100 g. whereas a non-greek natural yoghurt would be around 3 grams fat per 100 grams

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on February 26, 2013
at 08:27 AM

ps. my way of spelling is actually yoghurt, but what the hey, its good to mix things up...

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on February 26, 2013
at 08:25 AM

ps. my way of spelling is actually yoghurt, but what the hey, is good to mix things up...

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on February 26, 2013
at 07:57 AM

i love greek yoghurt. if we are talking 'proper', natural, no added sugar, greek yoghurt, that i'm not sure that i would agree with you on the very low calorie thing, at least in yoghurt options. in fact out of all the natural (non reduced fat), no added sugar yoghurts, greek would be the highest calorie. a good greek yoghurt is around 9 to 10 grams fat per 100 grams. protein around 4 to 5 g per 100 g. & carbs around 4 to 7 g per 100 g. whereas a non-greek natural yoghurt would be around 3 grams fat per 100 grams.

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on February 26, 2013
at 06:26 AM

Thanks for the input! Does that include when youre carefully counting calories/macros?

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on February 26, 2013
at 04:47 AM

Greek yogurt is very low calorie and filling. I find I can eat as much of as I want without gaining weight. Just like Cottage cheese. I'm usually full after about 5-6 spoonfuls though!

just my n=1, however.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on February 26, 2013
at 07:57 AM

i love greek yoghurt. if we are talking 'proper', natural, no added sugar, greek yoghurt, that i'm not sure that i would agree with you on the very low calorie thing, at least in yoghurt options. in fact out of all the natural (non reduced fat), no added sugar yoghurts, greek would be the highest calorie. a good greek yoghurt is around 9 to 10 grams fat per 100 grams. protein around 4 to 5 g per 100 g. & carbs around 4 to 7 g per 100 g. whereas a non-greek natural yoghurt would be around 3 grams fat per 100 grams.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on February 26, 2013
at 08:30 AM

i love greek yoghurt. if we are talking 'proper', natural, no added sugar, greek yoghurt, then i'm not sure that i would agree with you on the very low calorie thing, at least in yoghurt options. in fact out of all the natural (non reduced fat), no added sugar yoghurts, greek would be the highest calorie. a good greek yoghurt is around 9 to 10 grams fat per 100 grams. protein around 4 to 5 g per 100 g. & carbs around 4 to 7 g per 100 g. whereas a non-greek natural yoghurt would be around 3 grams fat per 100 grams

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on February 26, 2013
at 08:20 AM

Give it a go for yourself & see how it goes.

I eat & love greek yogurt. but i am one of those people that needs to keep an eye on calories, too many cals = fat gain (for me).

So when i introduce (or remove) a food to (from) my diet, i take the cals in to account & adjust other intake to offset (up or down).
ie. I do not just 'add' new foods (=add calories) 'on top' of my current intake. Sound obvious i know (no rocket science here).

Ideally this adjustment should/will happen naturally without the need to calorie count.
I no longer literally cal count these days, as i have a good handle on it. But i may do a sanity check if i notice a fat gain.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on February 26, 2013
at 08:25 AM

ps. my way of spelling is actually yoghurt, but what the hey, is good to mix things up...

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on February 26, 2013
at 08:27 AM

ps. my way of spelling is actually yoghurt, but what the hey, its good to mix things up...

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on February 26, 2013
at 05:57 AM

I find that full-fat Greek yogurt (mmmm) makes me softer around the middle (female). My weight doesn't go screaming upwards, but it creeps when dairy's on the menu. I also find dairy stimulates my appetite quite a bit.

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on February 26, 2013
at 06:26 AM

Thanks for the input! Does that include when youre carefully counting calories/macros?

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