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5/16/10 9:25 P

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I have seen instructions on how to make the milk but never the yougurt

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5/16/10 9:10 P

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No. I have never done that one...

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5/16/10 7:38 P

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does any body know how to make soy yogurt

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5/16/10 5:29 P

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Yeah. I make my own too.

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5/16/10 5:07 P

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back on the subject of yogurt though I make my own and LOVE it.

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5/16/10 3:50 P

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Yeah. That sounds healthy! emoticon

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5/16/10 3:27 P

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I fully agree with you. My dietician suggested that I eat 45-60g carb each main meal and then 15g on each of my 2 snacks. Atkins restricts 20g carb per day which is very very bad.

I get 165-210g daily. My dietician said that equals out to about 1800-2100 cal a day. I can do that.

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5/16/10 3:23 P

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I don't agree with Atkins philosophy. And, like any extreme diet, results will occur simply because in the end it really is about calorie (and food) restrictions. I believe that after a being on an Atkins diet, the progress will slow, then halt. I don't believe it is a healthy lifestyle choice either.
Some people are ok with limiting their carb intake; Diabetics need to be aware of their carbs. But Atkins really takes it to the EXTREME. And eating all that HIGH FAT food doesn't seem right somehow.

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5/16/10 3:16 P

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A body need a proper amount of carbs to function properly, carbs burn fat and the brain gets its nutrition only from fresh carbs. eat only whole carbs like whole wheat or brown rice, the body will use them white rice white flour etc. only go to fat

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5/16/10 3:06 P

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I would be very careful with Atkins. I am prediabetic and lost 30# on the American Diabetic Association diabetic plate way of eating. Its very easy and very much like Clean Eating.

With Atkins you are so restricted with carbs and alot of people will gain back plus some on it. I know I did. Because once you reintroduce more carbs your body does what it does best with them and that is pack it back on. I would do ALOT of research on the pros and cons of Atkins and present him with the findings.

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5/15/10 7:53 P

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I picked up my greek yogurt today! kind of excited to try it!

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5/15/10 2:06 A

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Hi I had some greek yogurt but gave it up because I am cutting out all dairy I can, silk has a great yogurt but I have only found it plain, it is not ad strong as greek

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5/14/10 9:33 P

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OK. I see that now. lol! I have been flying through my emails so quickly... had to catch up!

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5/14/10 8:34 P

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Thanks! I am not doing Atkins..I need my cheerios in the morning..because he gave up yogurt I started to eat it at lunch to finish what was left..then I started to read labels..

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I am fairly certain that the ATkins DIET IS EXTREMELY LOW CARB, AND i THINK YOU WILL FIND THAT LOW FAT AND NO FAT YOGURT (AS WELL AS ANY DAIRY) IS MUCH HIGHER IN CARBS THAN full fat. OOps! Caps on... you may want to check the labels at the store.

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5/14/10 9:39 A

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Thanks for all of the replies..I am grocery shopping tomorrow..greek yogurt it is!

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5/13/10 2:11 P

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Homemade yogurt is best (and easy too) but greek yogurt is my second favorite.

To make yogurt, bring a quart of milk up to 190F then remove it from the heat and let it cool back down to 110F. Add 1 TBSP of starter yogurt (any kind that's got live cultures.) Mix and let stand at 110F for 12-16 hours. I use my food dehydrator to make it but if you have a heating pad you can wrap that around and turn it onto low and it works just as well.

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5/13/10 1:37 P

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oikos greek yogurt yummy.. I just tried it...



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5/13/10 1:33 P

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I too agree that Greek yogurt is the way to go.

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5/13/10 12:19 P

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Plain or greek yogurt all the way!

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5/13/10 11:24 A

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I just tried non-fat greek plain yogurt for the first time. I too was a light fruit n yogurt kind of girl. The greek does take some getting used to. i can see using it as a sour cream substitute instead because it isn't sweet at all. But I've discovered that if i add a little honey and some fruit, or honey and granola that it is delicious! and it fills me up for a long time. give it a try! I got individual packs at the normal grocery store.

I also wanted to suggest that you and your husband look into the "eat clean diet". Pick up Tosca Reno's book. She has some really good suggestions about how to eat healthy and combat the obesity issues. Good luck to you both!!

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5/13/10 9:59 A

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You can get used to the taste of plain yogurt, you just have to retrain your palate. It is helpful to put in some NATURAL sweetner but by all means don't use artificial, it is awful stuff. Stevia is a good choice but you have to get used to using it, you only need a tiny bit as it is so powerful. If you have some frozen fruit you can puree or mash it and it makes the taste a little sweeter. A dash of honey or real maple syrup will help too. Greek yogurt to me is incredible and creamy all on its own. Good luck and say farewell to that "light" yogurt! "Real" food taste and is so much better!

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5/13/10 9:41 A

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I love plain Greek yogurt with fresh blueberries or strawberries. Plain yogurt can have kind of a "sharp" taste --- it helps to add a 1/2 tsp. of pure vanilla extract(I am trying to steer away from always needing a sweet sugar fix). I've known others who add Splenda or stevia.

It's wonderful that your husband is ready to make changes in his lifestyle!

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Good Morning Everyone! So my husband has decided to do the Atkins diet. He is morbidly obese with diabetes and cutting the carbs has had a tremenedous effect on his blood sugar. Since he has been following, he has definitely made me more label conscious. I used to have low fat flavored yogurt with my salad @ lunch but am starting to think maybe it has too many carbs and chemicals to make it "low fat". Does anyone have any suggestions or thoughts? Is Greek yogurt any healthier? Am I better off with plain yogurt and adding berries?
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