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Yoplait yogurt - Is it ok to eat?

I was reading a thread here last night about late night hunger and how to control it. Someone had posted that they have some yogurt.

Well, I picked up a little cup of Yoplait yogurt.. and I am a little concerned about the nutrition facts on it. It says its 99% fat free.. says its Lowfat, and that's true, but should I be concerned about the Carbs and Sugars in it?

It says 33g of Carbs and 27g of Sugar! That seems like a little much to me for just a tiny cup of yogurt. What should I be looking at on labels... just calories? Fat? Please help!

Mon. Feb 12, 7:17pm

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It depends. I think Yoplait is the best tasting yogurt (probably bc it has so much sugar!) I personally count cals, so that is MOSTLY what I look at. Sugar is important bc the more sugar it has, the quicker it's going to effect your blood sugar & you will have the spike & fall that will have you wanting more in a quicker amount of time than if you choose something w less sugar. Other people are more carb conscious & that's what they look at (which takes sugar into consideration). I would say if you're going for taste & don't care so much about sugar/carbs, Yoplait it up. If cals are your main concern, try Dannon Light N Fit. Doesnt taste as good but I think it's the least calories out there...?

Monday, February 12, 2007, 9:46 PM

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Most of the main brands add quite a bit of sugar to the yogurt. It's key to read the label!

I know it won't taste quite as sugary but if you still really want yogurt, try to find a plain yogurt with low sugar (it will always have sugar due to the lactose that's in milk) and add fruit to it. That way, you'll cut out most of the added sugars and instead have healthier, natural ones.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 6:38 PM

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In my opinion, the best-tasting and most-satisfying yogurts are the full-fat ones. If you're going to have a yogurt treat (which to me is any yogurt that isn't nonfat plain) I'd say get the creamy yogurt in the half-size containers. They have a LOT less sugar, because fat carries taste to your tongue, so they need less.

Apropos of another thread, those mini-containers of yogurt are the size of normal, adult, single servings in Europe.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 7:54 PM

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yoplait definitely tastes the best, and is probably as good for you as any other yogurt. i say go for it if you like it. i eat one almost every day and it works for me.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 9:45 PM

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I like the Dannon Light n Fit - it has 60 calories, 0 grams of fat, and only 7 grams of sugar.

I would never eat anything that has 27 grams of sugar - that is like 1 1/2 tablespoons.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 9:59 AM

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