I love eating yogurt in the morning for breakfast. My favorite yogurt is Chobani Greek Yogurt. However, I have been noticing that after I eat this particular yogurt my blood sugar sky rockets!! This doesn't happen with any other yogurt, just Chobani. Anyone else having problems like this. . . I just don't get it.
Chobani peach Yogurt has 20 grams of carbohydrate per 6 oz serving. Just because most of the Greek yogurts are non-fat doesn't mean that they are great for you. Most of the flavored versions have sugar or honey which of course will raise your BG a lot especially if you're not bolusing for it. For me, even if I bolus for things like this with sugar, my BG usually spikes before the insulin kicks in.
Actually many of us with Type 1 choose the full-fat versions of things like yogurt because the fat slows down the impact of carbs. Most Greek yogurts that you see in the store are non-fat and filled with sugar. I occasionally buy a full-fat type of Greek yogurt, and add berries and Splenda for sweetness. I would never eat any of the already flavored Greek yogurts.
I really don't like my full-fat Greek yogurts all that much. I feel like I'm eating sour cream! Dr. Bernstein in his book really recommends full-fat Fage Yogurt. I've never been able to find that, but I have found another brand that seems to work. Often the calorie/carb counts on the big containers of these yogurts are for 4 ounces which is 1/2 a cup. So you really have to be careful and read labels.
I tend to eat a regular full-fat plain yogurt that I like better than the Greek Yogurts. It has more carbs than the full-fat Greek yogurts, so I'm trying to convince myself to love the Greek yogurts instead.
This discussion prompts me to preach or complain on one of my frustrations. Places life Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are supposed to be so healthy and organic. The problem is that they put tons of honey and other sweeteners in a lot of their food. Maybe it's organic honey, but it's a catastrophe for those of use with diabetes. Same with places like Panera Bread. Oh yes, it's healthy, but even things like their chicken salad and balsamic vinaigrette are filled with carbs. I participate in a type 1 get-together that always meets at Panera Bread. It's a killer for my blood sugar.
I sent you a direct message, but I certainly agree with what you're saying. One thing to remember is that carb counts aren't always correct. Like BG meters, I think they're allowed to be 20% off. Sometimes I think it's a wonder that we get anything right!
I know this isn't an answer to you question but I do have a favorite low carb yogurt that I love. It is sold in Kroger stores and is their store brand it's called Carb Master it has only 4 carbs per serving and it taste great. It comes in several fruit flavors.If you have a Kroger store in your area you might try it.
I like Yoplait light parfait, with the granola. It's around 35 grams though, but I don't have problems with post spikes, even with the fruit. You don't have to add the granola which is a plus.
The only yogurt I can eat is called "Carbmaster" which only has 4 grams of carbs in it. Even if I eat "Lite" yogurt, it makes my bloodsugar sky rocket, even if I bolus correctly for the carbs. It's one of those foods that just reacts strangely in my body.
I have had a hard time with several different brands and I just don't really like the greek yogurt that well. Hopefully my luck will hold with the yoplait light.
Sorry to hear. Chobani is part of my day usually every day. Though I try to stick with the plain or vanilla even the heavy fruit stuff is usually only 20 carbs. What are you at level's wise before eating it? I know if I go in at 80, and bolus for 20 it's usually a nice slow rise (due to all of the protein) and a steady fall afterwards.
Sorry to hear your having troubles. If it makes you feel any better, sugar free pudding spikes me worse than regular pudding.
Sugar free pudding lol surprisingly enough gave me a bit of a spike. Im like REALLY, lol.
Hey Black Llama! Thanks for the tid bit. I find myself starting out in the low 100's, bolus correctly given the number of carbs on the package and eat around 8am. By noon my blood sugar is over 300!!! I did a test again this morning, because I have one last package of Chobani and hate to waist it. I started out at 105. It's been an hour and a half since I ate. I'm now at 212. . . Crazyness!
That stinks :| I hate that there are foods I have to "give up on" and reserve for random treats. Cereal is a big one for me. No matter what type, makes me spike like all get out.
i eat dannon plain full fat greek yogurt. its got 4.8g of carbs and i throw in a bit of spenda for sweetness. most of the low fat yogurts i see at the shops have more carbs than the full fat ones.
good luck with the yogurt eating!
when im in the states i eat the fage plain nonfat greek yogurt mixed with 3oz of flavoured chobani-i found it was too carby to justify the whole pot-and threw in some berries.