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.
The plain Chobani is a particular favorite for me and it is very low carb. It is also good to add another food for flavor. I personally have it with Cheerios mixed in for breakfast.
If you eat the yogurts with all the unnecessary sugar etc. that they dump in it will most likely do that... if not maybe there is something in there we don't know about?
I eat fage 0% or 2% plain unsweetened, with berries, sunflower and pumpkin seeds and stevia/vanilla, this doesn't spike me with my normal bolus. Whereas diet peach snapple tea seems to the last two times I drank it. I'm phasing it out due to aspartime anyway, but I wonder why it is doing this... maybe there is something in that yogurt that affects you more? My theory about the snapple is there is something sugary in there for sure that they haven't listed in the ingredients.
I have to eat full fat yogurt. It slows down the digestion and prevents spikes. Any "low fat" yogurt that has any kind of flavoring causes me to skyrocket, even with what seems to be an appropriate bolus.
Hi Samantha! That happened with me, too with Chobani and Rachel's brand yogurts. I switched to Fage plain and add stevia and a couple of drops of vanilla extract to it. Sometimes when I want a nutty, granola-like taste, I sprinkle on flax and almond meal and a little cinnamon.
Edited to add: I second Donna's post on plain yogurts. Fage by itself is pretty darned good.
I buy non fat plain greek yogurt from the grocery store and I don't buy any specific brand, just what ever is on sale. The current batch I have says 11 grams of carbs in 1 cup, 6 grams of sugar. I weigh out what I want, add some blackberries or blueberries and a bit of stevia to sweeten it up a bit and it tastes great.
I tried the Chobani Champions I think they were called which were tiny little servings of yogurt with a bit of honey, those totally wrecked my blood sugar, I ended up giving them away.
In my many yogurt experiments, I've had some grand failures but have also found what works for me - and these may be worthwhile for others to try. 1) Fage regular (the full fat version) - very rich tasting, but fairly low in carbs and I can usually even add a tiny bit of honey without a spike; 2) Trader Joes Greek Style Yogurt (again, full fat version) - 14g carb per serving, but I can only have a half serving mixed with peanut or other nut butter in order to not spike afterward; 3) Liberté Méditerranée yogurts - these are flavored (the Coconut is my favorite indulgence), high fat/calorie and pricey but because the ingredients include cream the carb count is not bad - and I don't get much of a spike; 4) any of the "low fat" or fat free yogurts, either plain or flavored, cause serious spikes unfortunately.
I also have a yogurt maker I haven't used for a while, but I may try a batch in the next week or so with the addition of cream - and see what happens.
i love STONYFIELD ORGANIC yogurt 15/16 carb. 0% fat.sweetened with STEVIA.i try not to eat artificial anything.i just bolus accordingly.
I do best with plain, full fat yogurt. The higher the fat, the less carbs there are because of the fat/lactose ratio. In fact I always mix the yogurt half/half with full fat sour cream to lower the carb content even more.
I have been using sugar-free drink mixes to flavor it. MIO is easy to add, just one squirt. Otherwise splenda (or another sugar sub) + instant coffee or cocoa powder. This way, I get all the flavors I used to enjoy without all the added sugar. Flavored yogurts have a TON of sugar.
Samantha - I have the same problem! I favorite is also Chobani Greek Yogurt, and I too pretty much always have blood sugar spikes afterwards. I usually get the fat-free with fruit so apparently I'm getting the worst kind possible. Ha. I will have to try some of the suggestions listed here - thanks for posting this! I guess my main problem is that I don't like plain yogurt, but adding my own fruit sounds like a good option. The other problem is I don't like full-fat anything...I just don't like really rich tasting foods and they often make my stomach hurt afterwards.
I'm like you, I don't like the full fat feeling I get, but I do find that fat free plain Greek Yogurt (I usually get whatever is on sale at store) and add some fruit to it and maybe a little bit of stevia or sweetener of some kind works for the the blood sugar and also tastes really good.