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Sat Aug 31, 2019, 01:47 PM

Is there a sugar free ice cream? How about yoghurt?

I am trying to reduce sugar in my diet.

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Reply Is there a sugar free ice cream? How about yoghurt? (Original post)
CTyankee Aug 31 OP
Mosby Aug 31 #1
sinkingfeeling Aug 31 #2
msdogi Aug 31 #4
Freddie Aug 31 #17
handmade34 Sep 17 #33
mr_lebowski Aug 31 #3
elleng Aug 31 #5
CTyankee Aug 31 #8
elleng Aug 31 #10
CTyankee Aug 31 #12
elleng Aug 31 #13
CTyankee Aug 31 #14
elleng Aug 31 #15
Grasswire2 Aug 31 #6
elleng Aug 31 #7
Grasswire2 Aug 31 #9
elleng Aug 31 #11
Big Blue Marble Aug 31 #16
CTyankee Aug 31 #18
Big Blue Marble Aug 31 #19
CTyankee Aug 31 #20
Big Blue Marble Aug 31 #21
handmade34 Sep 17 #30
wishstar Sep 3 #22
elleng Sep 17 #23
CTyankee Sep 17 #24
elleng Sep 17 #25
CTyankee Sep 17 #26
MLAA Sep 17 #27
CTyankee Sep 17 #28
Meadowoak Sep 17 #29
handmade34 Sep 17 #32
no_hypocrisy Sep 17 #31
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 17 #34
Buzz cook Sep 17 #35

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 01:50 PM

1. Plain yogurt doesn't have sugar.

Last edited Sat Aug 31, 2019, 03:06 PM - Edit history (1)

You could add a few blueberries for flavor, or a little honey.

ETA there is a brand called "two good", only 2 grams of sugar.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 01:56 PM

2. Yes, almost all brands have a sugar free line. Edy's is

called slow churned.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 02:06 PM

4. read the labels

Some of the "sugar free" ice creams can have a good amount of both natural (milk products) sugars and sugar alcohol. Also pay attention to serving size, 1/2 cup is not a lot of ice cream. I just figured out that my diabetic husband was consuming over 30 grams of sugar in his "serving" of sugar free ice cream.

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Response to msdogi (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 03:33 PM

17. Watch for sugar alcohol

Xylitol etc. Can cause uncomfortable gastric symptoms. Back when Atkins was the rage they said sugar-free candy was ok. Was dying for chocolate and had a couple sugar-free Hershey bars. BIG mistake. No wonder they were allowed on the diet - negative input!

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Response to Freddie (Reply #17)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 08:20 PM

33. don't be too judgmental

I use xylitol all the time and have no side effects... I know that some people do, but if no adverse effects or if building a tolerance works, xylitol is a great low carb sweetener… but make sure your dog doesn't get any

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 02:02 PM

3. There's sugar-free everything ... even sugar ;) (nt)

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 02:14 PM

5. Thanks for asking, yank, as I've recently concluded I'm diabetic,

so modifying my diet a lot, and frustrated. Seeing doc in a couple of weeks.

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 02:25 PM

8. Is she/he a gastroenterologist?

I'm calling mine next week. I've removed wine and chocolate from my diet because of rising enzymes in my liver but my symptoms persist, even tho there is no pain and I feel good overall. But I can't live on Immodium just so I can safely leave the house.

He'll probably order up more blood tests to see about those enzyme levels. In the meantime, I'm questioning my intake of milk, all fruit, and cereal. I'm very frustrated!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 02:33 PM

10. No, my 'Internist,' family medicine.

Major symptom: THIRST, after pasta etc, so as he said last time I was 'pre-diabetic,' I've concluded, he'll delete the 'pre-' part.

Have cut out regular ice cream (which I may have overdone, this summer,) and bought (haven't cooked yet) whole-grain pasta. Using low carb breads.

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Response to elleng (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 02:45 PM

12. I really overdo ice cream! Ever since my chocolate disaster (I was eating way too much of it)

I started buying the non-chocolate ice creams and quickly found "low sugar" ice creams. they are really good. I especially like combining berried ones with coffee flavored ones.

We eat far too many prepared foods. It's just easier on my and some are so good. I fear my cooking days are over.

However, this weekend hubby is making a big seafood feast: lobster, clams, oysters. Good times!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 02:51 PM

13. OH, good SEAFOOD!

Have lots of it around here, especially crab cakes and Maryland crab +vege soup!

WHICH low sugar ice creams do you like? I haven't found a 'favorite.'

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Response to elleng (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 03:01 PM

14. I'll get back to you after shopping for food tomorrow. They are off brand to me. John eats

Breyers. He's not for exotic stuff. Way too boring for me. I do like pistachio and I love coffee (I make my own lattes as I found myself in Starbucks way too often and was busting my food budget!).

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 03:08 PM

15. I found the Breyers, not awful but not great,

and Klondike has ok bars, but also not great.

I became over-fond of B&J's Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz, and it may have done me in!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 02:21 PM

6. note: "no added sugar" fudgsicles are only 40 calories and taste VERY fudgy.

Very satisfying to me.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 02:23 PM

7. Made by whom?

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 02:33 PM

11. Thanks

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 03:14 PM

16. Great substitute for ice Cream.

Fat-free Greek yogurt and fresh blackberries, strawberries, or red raspberries.
Use a little stevia for sweeting, very delicious and very healthy for you.

If you want extra calories, you can use full fat yogurt.

I like Stoneyfield or Trader's Greek yogurt.

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Response to Big Blue Marble (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 04:22 PM

18. Thanks! i was wondering about the best Greek yogurt. There's a huge amount of yogurt varieties.

I just got confused and spent too much time trying to read labels...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #18)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 04:35 PM

19. I forgot to say that

Stonyfield is organic and the only ingredient is cultured organic milk. Makes reading
the ingredients easy!. Even the fat-free version I use is very creamy and satisfies.

I buy it by the quart. It will last ups to two weeks, no problem and makes it
very economical. I eat it pretty much everyday.

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Response to Big Blue Marble (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 04:38 PM

20. Any sugar (natural) in it?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #20)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:52 PM

21. Only the lactose that is in non-fat milk.

It is 7g per cup. My servings are 1/3 to 1/2 cup, so minimal impact. Also loaded with protein,

22g per cup.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 06:15 PM

22. The Oikos Zero (by Dannon) Greek yogurts are very good

They have coffee, banana, salted caramel, mixed berry and several other fruit flavors and are high in protein using natural sweetener (no aspartame) and no added sugar. Walmart sells them for $.87

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 05:35 PM

23. JUST discovered Rebel, yank;

sold in various places 'around,' and they deliver, I think.

Tried some yesterday; not bad, but the choc chips WERE bad!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #23)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 07:20 PM

24. Hmm, I'll look for it. Not in this area yet...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #24)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 07:28 PM

25. Found it at a small pharmacy! & 'grocery' in Rockville, MD!!!

Apparently available at these stores:

Kroger & Kroger-owned divisions
Stop & Shop
H-E-B
Jewel
Hy-Vee
ShopRite

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Response to elleng (Reply #25)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 07:31 PM

26. I'll look at my S & S next time I go! Thanks for the tip!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 07:45 PM

27. If you have a vitamix or good blender....

Try peeling, slicing and freezing bananas.....then take some and put them in a blender with a little vanilla....it tastes kinda like soft serve and all natural 😉

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Response to MLAA (Reply #27)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 07:49 PM

28. I adore bananas and have them 3 times a week on whole grain cheerios...so good!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 08:09 PM

29. Sherbet doesn't have sugar.

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Response to Meadowoak (Reply #29)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 08:16 PM

32. yes it does

there may be some that is just fruit... but processed fruit has lots of sugar

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 08:16 PM

31. You can make your own yogurt and ice cream while controlling the sugar.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 08:53 PM

34. Do read the labels on everything.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 09:06 PM

35. "No sugar added" not "sugar free"

There might be some sugar free dairy deserts but on the store shelves all you'll find is no sugar added.

Don't trust any yogurt before reading the ingredients. Some of them have over 30 grams of sugar per serving and over 20 grams is normal.
Plain yogurt doesn't have added sugar. Some fruit jams are very low in sugar. Mix the two.

Fruit and cottage cheese or plain yogurt is my go to sweet now. As you stop eating refined sugars you will become more sensitive to the natural sweetness of different foods.

Oh, limit fruit juices to one small a day. removing the fiber concentrates the natural sugars.

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