What Yogurts Can You Eat on the Dukan Diet

Permitted Protein Yogurts

You can eat both ordinary and Greek yogurt as a permitted dairy protein  but you can’t eat any ordinary or Greek yogurt as they all don’t meet the guidelines provided by Dr Dukan.


The yogurts should fat free whenever possible but if you are unable to get fat free you can use products with up to 2% fat. To show why the fat content matters I’ve provided the nutritional information for all three types of Fage Greek yogurt in the table below:

Fage Greek Yogurts

Per Serving: 1 Cup (227g)

Calories

Calories from fat

Saturated fat (Total fat)

Cholesterol

Sodium

Carbs (Sugar)

Protein

0%

130

0

0 (0)

0

85mg

9g

23g

2%

170

40

3g (4.5g)

15mg

75mg

9g

23g

Classic

310

210

18g (23g)

35mg

60mg

7g

18g

If the Dukan Diet was just a high protein, low carb diet you would be able to eat the Classic Greek yogurt but  as you can see the calorie content of the Classic is much higher and it provides less protein.  The Dukan Diet is a high protein, low fat, low carb diet but it is also a low sugar diet so not only should your yogurt have 2% or less fat they should also have no added sugar, fruit puree, fruit pieces or fruit juice.  If you can’t find fat free yogurts try to adjust for this by eating a little less.

It is quite difficult to find any flavored yogurt which meets these rules as most contain a small amount of added sugar but it isn’t always easy to see the sugar in the ingredients.  The added ingredient you are looking to avoid in yogurts and other foods are

  • Syrup
  • Sucrose
  • Raw sugar
  • Molasses
  • Malt syrup
  • Maltose
  • Invert sugar
  • Honey
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Glucose
  • Fructose
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Dextrose
  • Crystalline fructose
  • Corn syrup
  • Corn sweetener
  • Cane sugar
  • Cane crystals
  • Brown sugar
  • Agave nectar

To get around the problem of not being able to find I buy plain yogurts and then sweeten and flavor them myself.

Tolerated Yogurts

In Cruise Phase you can add up to two tolerated items each day to your diet and one of these tolerated items is a fruit yogurt which has added fruit.  You could if you wish have fruit yogurt for both your tolerated items.  The yogurts still need to be 2% fat or less with no added sugar.

I’ve never found any yogurts which meet these criteria so again I make my own but this isn’t a Dukan approved adaptation .  I will finely chop a few soft fruits and either sprinkle them on top of my yogurt or mix them in.  I have a rule of thumb to add around 2 g of carbs – which is about

  • 10 blueberries
  • 9 raspberries
  • 4 small strawberries

158 Responses to “What Yogurts Can You Eat on the Dukan Diet”

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  • Sue on April 16, 2014

    Hmm well it is 170g total yogurt with 0 fat, 22g carb listed as 7% and also listed as 21 sugars. Does this really mean I’m not going to eat any fruit for the next two months? No summer watermelon or berries? Wishing I started this in the winter when it was just apples and pears :(

    • Amber on April 17, 2014

      Hi Sue

      I think the 7% is probably referring to 7% of your RDA (Recommended Daily Amount) of carbs in an average diet and yes you are going to be limited to goji berries and rhubarb with no other fruit allowed.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Sue on April 13, 2014

    Do we need to- and how would we calculate the amount of dairy weare investing when we eat things like a dukan galette (yogurt) or an oat bran muffin (yogurt again) etc?
    Not sure if anyone else has tried this but I get very hungry at night after taking my medications- makes me ravenous. I made hot milk with cinnamon and vanilla and it was decadent and filling. Probably didn’t hurt my sleep either :)

    • Amber on April 14, 2014

      Hi Sue

      1 ml equals 1 g and you just add it all up. A milky drink at bedtime is very satisfying and as you say it does feel very decadent.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Sue on April 13, 2014

    Hi, I am I attack phase and found a blueberry yogurt with 0% fat and 7% carbs (whole foods 365 organic fat free brand). I’m a little scared to eat it because it has 22grams of carbs and 21grams sugar, it also has actual chunks of blueberries in it. I ate a few bites and decided to let my 3 year old “share” (devour) the other half.
    This is day two of a recommended three days of attack and it appears that I lost four pounds in one day- I am In the midst of my monthly cycle so no doubt I was carrying tons of water weight. I also wondered if he that was a mistake- starting the diet while menstrating (I can’t believe I just typed that- I better change my name :) Since it is bound to slow up my weight loss then will I just drop the pounds post monthly cycle during cruise instead? Though as I said for a first day I did A-OK. I also cheated and had an extra teaspoon of gogi berries-I had to confess to someone and it kept me from giving up.

    • Amber on April 14, 2014

      Hi Sue

      For this yogurt to have 7% carbs it would need to be 300 grams, that is 7 g of carbs per 100 g. Have you read the figures correctly?

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • tracey mawby on April 10, 2014

    Hi,

    Am I able to have the weightwatcher vanilla & toffee yogurt on the attack stage.? Yogurt is fat free with less then 7g carb per 100ml.

    Kind regards,

    Tracey

    • Amber on April 10, 2014

      Hi Tracey

      If you are happy using the 2%/7% rule this will be fine to have in the Attack Phase.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Andrea on April 2, 2014

    Hi. I am on my second day of the attack phase and I had two small pots of fat free strawberry yoghurt. It was the new Tesco brand the eat well/live well range. It Had 90 cals per pot and 6.4 grams of sugar per 100mg. Is my attack phase compromised? Should I start again.

    • Amber on April 2, 2014

      Hi Andrea

      How many carbs per 100 g does the yogurt have?

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Kat on March 17, 2014

    Another yoghurt related question! I’ve started Attack today. I usually make my own Greek Style yoghurt in a Lakeland yoghurt maker using 10ml of Rachel’s 0% Fat Free Greek Yoghurt as a starter with a litre of Sainsbury’s 0.1% fat UHT skimmed milk.

    I’m hoping that the homemade yoghurt is okay to use? I don’t add anything else.

    • Amber on March 17, 2014

      Hi Kat

      This will be fine.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • NZ on March 8, 2014

    Hi Amber,

    Are we not allowed blueberry fat free yogurt on the attack phase?
    And what happens if I have to take a small tspn of honey first thing in the morning to be able to go to the bathroom? I can’t do without that and the cup of coffee with skimmed milk and stevia..

    Thanks :)

    • Amber on March 9, 2014

      Hi NZ

      It will depend on what set of rules you are using. There are two sets of rules for yogurts. You can go for pure yogurts that have no added sugars/starches etc or you can use the 2%/7% rule which means you don’t worry about the ingredients, you are just looking for yogurts that have less than 2% fat content and less than 7% carbs. This gives you much more flexibility in the number of suitable yogurts you can find so if you can find a blueberry yogurt with under 2% fat and 7% carbs you would be able to eat it in Attack Phase.

      The honey may slow down your weight loss but it appears to be a necessity for you.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

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