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sugar crash from sweetened yogurt

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Created October 05, 2011 at 1:27 AM

Have others crashed from yogurt? I bought some vanilla greek yogurt unintentionally, and did not know until I had a spoon full. Then I thought,mmmm I recall the taste; a little won't hurt. BUT I crashed and felt woozy, like a person with hypoglycemia. It's official. I am forever off sugar as well as grains and legumes. I am curious if others have faced this too.

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on October 06, 2011
at 05:51 AM

Thanks Travis. You know, I think you're on the mark here. I definitely had an insulin reaction. The thing that was so problematic is that I am not used to it at all. Now it could be the yogurt itself as you mention. I've have trouble with yogurt all along and if there is one food that I find hard to resist, it's yogurt. It's the only food that is hard to resist. hmmmm...lots to think about.

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on October 05, 2011
at 06:59 AM

Umm after rereading what I wrote, I was doubting you. Sorry :-p

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on October 05, 2011
at 06:57 AM

I wasn't doubting that it affected you that much! Hell, I wish my body would let my mind know when enough sugar is enough way sooner. I have way too voracious of a sweet tooth (during those rare moments of weakness).

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on October 05, 2011
at 03:54 AM

THANKS to you folks!

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at 03:54 AM

I had about 1/2 cup. After I knew it was sweetened, finished it off because it tasted good. Big mistake!. I crashed so badly I needed a snooze in the middle of a work day, and felt woozy afterwards for a while. Thus, I thought to ask the community that seems to have a good handle on nutrition.

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on October 05, 2011
at 03:07 AM

Everyone's different. I have crashed (at times) after 1 tsp of honey. Eating ice cream is no problem, however (probably due to the fat content.)

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on October 05, 2011
at 02:01 AM

I've not eaten any sweetened yogurt but I can crash off a small amount of sugar for sure. I have yet to figure out what causes such a severe reaction in relation to such a small amount of sugar but it definitely happens.

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on October 05, 2011
at 06:53 AM

I would guess that it was actually the insulinogenic nature of the yogurt more than the sugar. It'd be easy enough to test with plain yogurt. I get this if I eat cheese sometimes. If you're not used to it the insulin will outpace the glucagon and your blood sugar will dip down too far.

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on October 06, 2011
at 05:51 AM

Thanks Travis. You know, I think you're on the mark here. I definitely had an insulin reaction. The thing that was so problematic is that I am not used to it at all. Now it could be the yogurt itself as you mention. I've have trouble with yogurt all along and if there is one food that I find hard to resist, it's yogurt. It's the only food that is hard to resist. hmmmm...lots to think about.

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on November 16, 2011
at 09:30 AM

Since there's no such product in the market, I make my own, probiotic, lactose-free, goat yoghurt, usually twice a month (fermented for 20 hours). If I'm lazy to make my own, or if I'm between batches, I buy probiotic, lactose-free, cow yogurt off the shelf. But I never buy sweetened junk that pass as "yoghurt". These are not yoghurts, or if they are, they still have additives that they shouldn't have in them (e.g. tapioca, pectin and other thickeners, sugar, low quality pulp-less fruit juices etc).

Picture of how I eat my (bitter, since it's lactose-free) goat yoghurt: http://eugenia.queru.com/images2/goat-yogurt.jpg (I use raw & unfiltered local honey, nuts, seeds, berries or other fruits to sweeten it).

Recipe: http://milkforthemorningcake.blogspot.com/2009/06/goats-milk-yogurt-scd.html

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on October 05, 2011
at 01:47 AM

How much did you have? I've only crashed after eating MASSIVE amounts of refined sugar. I doubt some greek yogurt would be enough to give you a sugar crash...

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on October 05, 2011
at 03:07 AM

Everyone's different. I have crashed (at times) after 1 tsp of honey. Eating ice cream is no problem, however (probably due to the fat content.)

D117467bf8e8472464ece2b81509606c

(2873)

on October 05, 2011
at 06:57 AM

I wasn't doubting that it affected you that much! Hell, I wish my body would let my mind know when enough sugar is enough way sooner. I have way too voracious of a sweet tooth (during those rare moments of weakness).

3dc940ac9be21e45cf83207814c8cd46

(544)

on October 05, 2011
at 03:54 AM

I had about 1/2 cup. After I knew it was sweetened, finished it off because it tasted good. Big mistake!. I crashed so badly I needed a snooze in the middle of a work day, and felt woozy afterwards for a while. Thus, I thought to ask the community that seems to have a good handle on nutrition.

D117467bf8e8472464ece2b81509606c

(2873)

on October 05, 2011
at 06:59 AM

Umm after rereading what I wrote, I was doubting you. Sorry :-p

3dc940ac9be21e45cf83207814c8cd46

(544)

on October 05, 2011
at 03:54 AM

THANKS to you folks!

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