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August 11, 2009 9:30 AM
I'm so annoyed. I've always thought this was super healthy. It's light and fat free.

Blah.
  140995
August 11, 2009 9:33 AM
I have noticed alot lately that low fat or fat free products have HFCS. That's why most of the time regular is better than fat free. Isn't that crazy. I don't go by fat free because usually the calories are almost the same as regular.
  198231
August 11, 2009 9:34 AM
Maybe its the brand. I compared a box of FiberOne bars, to the GV bars, (supposedly the same) the Great Vale had it, but not the Fiber One.
August 11, 2009 9:34 AM
Just noticed this last night when buying Stonyfield yogurt - there was more sugar in the fat free than low fat version. I bought the low fat instead!
  250781
August 11, 2009 9:35 AM
Often, light and fat-free products are the ones you need to stay away from. They're usually packed with nasty sugars to compensate for the lower fat content.
  232091
August 11, 2009 9:40 AM
OH sure, now that I've gotten my fat intake under control by eating those things, NOW you tell me my sugar is too high with those same things. Sigh. sad

Thanks for the info, though, I hadn't realized that.
  131061
August 11, 2009 9:40 AM
Try switching to a greek yogurt. Usually made with real sugar, no fat and higher in protein. I just got hooked on chobani. It's a bit more expensive, but I would rather put healthy stuff in my body.
August 11, 2009 9:47 AM
You might want to take a look at this recent thread
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/62641-sugar-the-bitter-truth

It's a really long video, and it's really boring and over my head in the middle, but the end pulls it all together and sums it up.

I won't eliminate sugar from my diet all together, but it's something to think about. sugar is sugar no matter which form it is in.
  250781
August 11, 2009 10:59 AM
Yeah, the day when I started reading the label of everything I purchase was a sad one.

Needless to say, I don't buy that stuff anymore.
August 11, 2009 11:08 AM
Breyers light yogurt....tastes great and NO HFCS! Fat free, only 80 calories per serving.
August 11, 2009 11:19 AM
QUOTE:

I'm so annoyed. I've always thought this was super healthy. It's light and fat free.

Blah.


That is why full fat products are the way to go.
August 11, 2009 11:26 AM
QUOTE:

You might want to take a look at this recent thread
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/62641-sugar-the-bitter-truth

It's a really long video, and it's really boring and over my head in the middle, but the end pulls it all together and sums it up.

I won't eliminate sugar from my diet all together, but it's something to think about. sugar is sugar no matter which form it is in.


It is something to be controlled, even in the most natural form, aka fruit and high sugar containing veggies.
August 11, 2009 3:48 PM
I like the 2% dairy--still enough fat in it and (usually) no added sugars/HFCS--still have to read those labels though.
  40364
August 11, 2009 5:16 PM
Is high fructose corn syrup the same as modified corn starch (that's what's in my yogourt's ingredient list)?
  232457
August 11, 2009 6:48 PM
HFCS is in so many things!! Yogurt, ketchup, BBQ sauces, cereals, etc. Once you start reading labels, you really notice it!
August 11, 2009 7:15 PM
In Canada, you'll find HFCS as glucose-fructose. Basically, you need to be on the lookout for all types of added sugar:

Brown sugar
Invert sugar
Corn sweetener
Lactose
Corn syrup
Maltose
Dextrose
Malt syrup
Fructose
Molasses
Fruit juice concentrates
Raw sugar
Glucose
Sucrose
High-fructose corn syrup
Sugar
Honey
Syrup
  232091
August 11, 2009 7:50 PM
I want to make a sign and hang it above every yogurt area I see. Something like 'THIS IS NOT REAL YOGURT" or make stickers that says "This yogurt contains NO live cultures".

It's such a marketing ploy. explode
August 11, 2009 7:54 PM
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I want to make a sign and hang it above every yogurt area I see. Something like 'THIS IS NOT REAL YOGURT" or make stickers that says "This yogurt contains NO live cultures".

It's such a marketing ploy. explode


No, they contain live cultures...it's not a marketing ploy. It's just that they also contain HFCS and call it "low-fat", which is technically true, according the nutritional facts. But a diet high in HFCS is a diet high in fat as the sugar will get converted into fat. If you really want the benefits of yogurt without having to eat it, just buy probiotics in a bottle.
  224623
August 11, 2009 7:59 PM
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I want to make a sign and hang it above every yogurt area I see. Something like 'THIS IS NOT REAL YOGURT" or make stickers that says "This yogurt contains NO live cultures".

It's such a marketing ploy. explode


No, they contain live cultures...it's not a marketing ploy. It's just that they also contain HFCS and call it "low-fat", which is technically true, according the nutritional facts. But a diet high in HFCS is a diet high in fat as the sugar will get converted into fat. If you really want the benefits of yogurt without having to eat it, just buy probiotics in a bottle.


There are some available here that have NO live cultures. I swear on it. I also just get sick of people falling for the marketing that this 'fake yogurt' will somehow help weight loss/health. Just a crock.
August 11, 2009 8:07 PM
After seeing some recommendations for it on this site tonight I tried Greek Yogurt, Honey flavored. I LOVE it. It is not low fat, 4 oz has 160 calories and 10 grams of fat. However, it is healthy, no chemical additives, only live cultures and honey for sweetness, no HFCS, no artifical colors, no glucose, or sucrose. Very yummy, will definitely be a staple for me now. With all of my exercising I'm almost always short on calories and fat anyway so this is a great way to add back some protein and calcium.
  240419
August 12, 2009 7:18 AM
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HFCS is in so many things!! Yogurt, ketchup, BBQ sauces, cereals, etc. Once you start reading labels, you really notice it!


I was shocked when I saw it in corn flakes and rice krispies!!! huh?? It's just sick!
  250781
August 12, 2009 7:19 AM
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There are some available here that have NO live cultures. I swear on it. I also just get sick of people falling for the marketing that this 'fake yogurt' will somehow help weight loss/health. Just a crock.


Yep, you are correct! Ya gotta read the labels to make sure the live cultures have been added into the ingredients, or it's not going to do you any good!
  250781
August 12, 2009 7:33 AM
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After seeing some recommendations for it on this site tonight I tried Greek Yogurt, Honey flavored. I LOVE it. It is not low fat, 4 oz has 160 calories and 10 grams of fat. However, it is healthy, no chemical additives, only live cultures and honey for sweetness, no HFCS, no artifical colors, no glucose, or sucrose. Very yummy, will definitely be a staple for me now. With all of my exercising I'm almost always short on calories and fat anyway so this is a great way to add back some protein and calcium.


I still haven't found Greek Yogurt, but I'm going on a hunting mission this evening. It sounds wonderful and I want to add it to my regime.
  140995
August 12, 2009 7:55 AM
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There are some available here that have NO live cultures. I swear on it. I also just get sick of people falling for the marketing that this 'fake yogurt' will somehow help weight loss/health. Just a crock.


Yep, you are correct! Ya gotta read the labels to make sure the live cultures have been added into the ingredients, or it's not going to do you any good!


WOW! I've never seen a yogurt that doesn't contain any live cultures before. noway Actually you probably can't even call those yogurts...What brands are those? O.O
  224623
August 12, 2009 7:55 AM
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After seeing some recommendations for it on this site tonight I tried Greek Yogurt, Honey flavored. I LOVE it. It is not low fat, 4 oz has 160 calories and 10 grams of fat. However, it is healthy, no chemical additives, only live cultures and honey for sweetness, no HFCS, no artifical colors, no glucose, or sucrose. Very yummy, will definitely be a staple for me now. With all of my exercising I'm almost always short on calories and fat anyway so this is a great way to add back some protein and calcium.


I still haven't found Greek Yogurt, but I'm going on a hunting mission this evening. It sounds wonderful and I want to add it to my regime.


Is greek yogurt extremely sour (the unsweetened variety)?
Edited by margaretthedevil On August 12, 2009 7:55 AM
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