Is yogurt healthy?
My personal opinion about food has changed quite a bit over my journey. When I was first losing weight, I was totally consumed with calorie counting. I chose low-calorie foods that were prepackaged and were serving sizes. If it was low-calorie, I’d eat it.
I ate a lot of the light yogurts. Usually Yoplait–I’m really picky about my yogurts. The flavor and texture has to be just right or I won’t like it. I really didn’t know what “healthy eating” was until I lost all my weight and started running.
Running really transformed how I looked at fuel. I was much more particular about what I put into my body and I started looking at food as fuel for my workouts. I did research. I asked, “Will this help me run faster and better?” Trial and error happened with a lot of food and and I found what worked.
One of the things that went to the wayside were the sugar-packed yogurts. I just didn’t like how I felt after eating them.
Here are some Yoplait stats:
Serving Size: 1 6ounce container
Calories: 170 (about 8% of your daily max)
Calories from Fat: 15 (less than 3% of your recommended daily max)
Protein: 5 grams
Carbs – 33 grams (11% of the recommended daily value)
Sugars – 27 grams (that’s more than 5 teaspoons)
Serving Size: 1 6 ounce containter
Calories from Fat: 0
Protein: 16 grams
Total Carbs: 13 grams
Sugars: 13 grams
Greek Yogurt is the only yogurt I eat now. I just can’t handle how sweet Yoplait is. Some of the Greek Yogurts are overly sweet too. I usually pick a vanilla flavor.
If you aren’t a fan of yogurt, or want to make the transition to plain/vanilla yogurt but want more flavor, try to dress up your Yogurt with these healthy tips:
- Strawberries and walnuts. Strawberries add the perfect amount of sweetness, and the walnuts have good fat that our bodies need.
- Sprinkle some cinnamon and chop up apple for a sweeter treat.
- Pour the yogurt into half a small cantaloupe and eat the bowl!
- Try rolled oats instead of granola that’s packed with sugar.
- Almonds and sliced bananas. Almonds are another good fat that also happens to be pretty filling.