Who would have ever guessed yogurt is high in sugar? After all, it is the staple of many well known diets. Well it is high in sugar, or if it isn't then it is made with artificial sweeteners such as Splenda/sucralose, aspartame, saccharin. Jorge Cruise recommends switching to a Greek Yogurt called Fage on his Belly Fat Cure plan because it is the lowest in sugar and stays within his S/C Value guidelines.
Fage is just one brand of Greek Yogurt, but it is the one specifically recommended by Jorge. Most Greek Yogurts I have found (Pavel, Oikos, Greek Gods, etc.) about the same low sugar count as Fage. What is the difference in regular yogurt and Greek Yogurts? Greek Yogurts are thicker, more tart, and less sweet. The whey has been drained from Greek Yogurts, making them less runny. I had been a fan of Greek Yogurt long before I went Low Sugar, and I already enjoyed the taste. But it may be hard to switch for some used to regular yogurt.
Fage has an S/C Value of 5/1, so how does that compare to regular yogurts? I was shocked to find that the brands we are most familiar with have between 16-30 grams of sugar per serving. I was aggravated at this, since I had always thought yogurt was a great snack on a diet. I used to substitute non-fat yogurt for sour cream at home when I cooked Mexican meals. I thought that was a better "diet" choice, but I was wrong!
Jorge has several different recipes that use Greek Yogurt in the book and I have tried a few and they are delicious. But I found that my package of Fage usually went bad before I could finish it and it is pretty pricey. When I want yogurt, this is what I buy. But I would not say it is a staple of mine on the Belly Fat Cure.
Have you tried Fage and other Greek Yogurts? What did you think?