I’m a big yogurt fan.
When I tell my clients that I eat yogurt, I need to clarify.
The yogurt I eat isn’t the ‘glorified ice cream’ that you see in the dairy section.
Literally, some of the yogurt choices are no better than eating ice cream.
Where’s the nutrition in that?
You see, yogurt can be both delicious and healthy, but the problem is that most people are mistakenly buying yogurt that is TERRIBLE for their health and waistline, even though it’s touted as “healthy as can be”.
Take for example, this label from a popular “low fat” yogurt:
First of all, let’s look at the label…
‘Low fat’ gets most people every time. Low fat = good for you right?
Notice how there’s 33 grams of carbs, 27 grams of sugar and only 5 grams of protein.
This is a recipe for fat storage.
You need to be a Nazi label reader when it comes to yogurt.
My favorite brand is Liberty Greek yogurt.
You can see that the nutritional break down is much different.
You’ll find 18 grams of protein per 3/4 cup and just 6 grams of low-glycemic carbs and NO fat.
Don’t be fooled by the term ‘Greek yogurt’ either.
Not all Greeks make their yogurt the same.
Some yogurts will say ‘Greek-style’ and some will have added sugars, so buyer beware. As well, some have super high fat content that you don’t want either.
You may need something a little sweeter than plain yogurt. I throw in some mixed berries, or any fruit for that matter, some chopped walnuts and sometimes sweeten it with a tad of Splenda or Stevia.
Or if I want an extra boost of protein, I’ll add two tablespoons of vanilla protein powder.
This is one of my favorite snacks throughout the day, and it packs a ton of high quality nutrients into a very filling meal.
I want to thank all the Greeks out there for making such a creamy delicious protein source.
Ditch the sugar-laden “junk” yogurt and go with thick, plain Greek Yogurt instead. Your body and blood sugar will thank you.
Let me help you navigate your nutrition for 14 days and you’ll fit into your jeans better…
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