Dukan Diet News: A Fruit Yogurt with No Added Sugars!

I’ve finally found a make of yogurt in my supermarket which meets Dr Dukan’s rules of no added sugar which isn’t just plain yogurt.



These yogurts are fruit yogurts rather than flavoured so they do need to be limited to a maximum of two per day depending on what other tolerated items you may chose to eat but the ones I’ve tasted so far are great.

These yogurts are traditionally made in the churn in West Cork by Irish Yogurts.  They are fat  free, GM free, gluten free with probiotic cultures and are sweetened with only aspartame and the added fruit.

As you would expect these yogurts are available in retail outlets in Ireland but they are also available in the UK at Sainsburys and Tescos.  However, more unexpectedly these yogurts are also available in Dubai, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

I found a pack of 4 Diet Yogurts in Strawberry, Apricot and Nectarine, Pear and Mango and Fruits of the Forest flavours.  The ingredients and nutritional values are very similar for each of the flavours the information for the Strawberry yogurt is

Ingredients: skimmed milk, non fat milk solids, live yogurt cultures, strawberry (strawberries, natural flavouring, artificial sweetener – aspartame, permitted preservative – potassium sorbate E202)

Nutritional Values per 100g

Calories  –  54

Protein  –  4.6 g

Carbs  –  9.0g

Fat  –  0.1g

They also do a plain fat free yogurt and a Blackberry and Blackcurrant flavour in this range and there are two other fat free ranges but I don’t know exactly what ingredients these ranges have to know if they are 100% Dukan friendly as well.

  • Healthier Symbiotic 0% Fat Yogurts which come in Peach and Raspberry,  Pear and Plum, Strawberry and Red Cherry and Summer Fruits flavours
  • Daily Surprise 8 pack 0% Fat Probiotic Yogurt which comes in Strawberry, Pineapple, Pear and Raspberry flavours

25 Responses to “Dukan Diet News: A Fruit Yogurt with No Added Sugars!”

  • Cleo on May 14, 2015

    Heyyy , i started the diet 4 days ago and i lost only 1kg is that normal ? I eat only protein

    • Amber on May 17, 2015

      Hi Cleo

      Everyone loses a different amount and 1 kg in 4 days is fine.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Linda on November 4, 2014

    How about these for attack phase?
    http://www.danone.ca/en/products/silhouette

    Thanks!

    • Amber on November 13, 2014

      Hi Linda

      I’ve checked the Vanilla and it is fine it is under 7% total carbs.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Linda on November 4, 2014

    Hello,
    is this yogurt fine to use?
    I do not understand what can be 7%(or grams???) ? Sugar? Carbohydrate?
    Hot to calculate?

    Carbohydrate 8.6 g
    Sugar 6.2 g

    • Amber on November 13, 2014

      Hi Linda

      Fruit yogurts are allowed in CRuise as tolerated items rather than as an unlimited dairy protein. & 7% is for the totsl carbs not just the sugar.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Rahma on June 2, 2014

    Hello Amber

    I found a type of ruit jelly that contains extract of stevia sweetener instead of sugar.

    the jelly fruit contains per 100g
    8kcal
    proteins 1.7g
    carbohydrates 0,1g of which sugars 0.1g
    fat:0.0g
    natrium 0.04g
    dietary fibre 0.2g

    It also contain fiber and gelatin
    Thats all it says

    Thank you for your time it is much appreciated

    Rahma

    • Amber on June 2, 2014

      Hi Rahma

      This one looks fine:)

      Amber:)

  • Rahma on May 31, 2014

    Hello Amber

    I was thinking of buying a fruit jelly to make. It has every 100 grams 72 kcal, 0.0g of fat, 16g of carbohydrates and 18.1g of protein… do you think it is suitable for the diet?

    Thank you so much

    Rahma

    • Amber on May 31, 2014

      Hi Rahma

      What ingredients does the jelly contain?

      Thanks

      Amber:)

  • Tony on July 11, 2012

    Not sure the fruit yoghurts are a good idea, fruit is not allowed as high in carbs – and an extra 18 carbs a day actually DOES make a difference. I have flavoured yoghurts that have only 1.5carb and zero fat. Now thats what the man allows 🙂

    • Amber on July 11, 2012

      Hi Tony

      Fruit yogurts are a tolerated food that is only allowed from the Cruise Phase and they are limited to a maximum of two per day. The Dukan coaches do recommend cutting out any tolerated foods if weight loss stagnates.

      What brand of yogurt do you use? 1.5g of carbs is exceptionally low.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

  • Lou898 on May 10, 2012

    Hi Amber,

    Love your site and keep checking your most recent posts. I came across this one and decided to try them out for a change. They are quite sweet but a welcome change from the natural I buy and then add my own flavourings.

    I have now lost 4st 6lb since 1st Jan and am really enjoying the complements but still have another 3st to go but am so motivated.

    Keep up the good work it’s helping on my way to my goal!
    Louise

    • Amber on May 11, 2012

      Hi Louise

      Congratulations on your great achievement to date.

      I’m pleased that my site is helping you on your journey.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Swanna on April 19, 2012

    Hi Amber
    I’ve been told that you have to eat the oat bran allowance at one sitting. Is this true as I have never done this the whole time I have been on the diet (17weeks)? I make it up into muffins as a rule & eat them throughout the day. I have lost weight steadily but slowly the whole time.
    Also I’ve just read about the sweetener allowance – does this also include the amount used in cooking or as extra? some days I would eat more than that just using the 2 Tbs allowed in the muffins, then egg custard etc. I’m a bit confused about that one.

    • Amber on April 19, 2012

      Hi Swanna

      Dr Dukan does now advise to eat the oat bran in one sitting as he says that eating oat bran throughout the day slows down the effects of the diet. If you are happy with your weight loss and with the way you are eating your daily serving of oat bran I would not change. As with most things it is a question of balance if you enjoy eating muffins through the day and it helps you stick to the diet a slightly slower weight loss may be a price worth paying.

      The sweetener limit was introduced by Dr Dukan to reduce the taste for sweet things but I don’t see how this now fits with the fact that natural sweeteners are unlimited. The sweeteners have minimal calories so I wouldn’t worry too much about this limit.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Slimmermee on April 17, 2012

    Read your post and your linked article on natural sweeteners. Great job. Very informative and well researched. I’ll be purchasing some stevia tomorrow. The fact that it’s plant based and more natural appeals to me.

    Thank you also for the link to check out nutritional information, it’s fab.

    Your site really is fantastic. Its amazing how much information you’ve compiled and questions you’ve answered. You should consider starting a mailing list to submit links to your new posts. I would definitely be interested in this but in the mean time, I will make a point of checking for your new posts rather than just checking in when i’m in need.

    Keep up the great work.

    With thanks,

    Suzy

  • Slimmermee on April 17, 2012

    Hi Amber,

    52 days and going, getting a little fed up as weight going up a little (expected but all the same annoying!) and cravings are kicking in due to that time of the month! I’m thrilled to learn about these yogurts but are you sure they are allowed as they have some real fruit content and not the disgusting artificial flavourings? Starting to get annoyed following diet and stagnating or weight increase. I’ve got 8lbs left to lose and chocolates, almonds, kettle chips, my old feel good treats, are all screaming my name. Im at a stage where im wanting to eat everything not on the list and these yogurts may be just the lifeline to get me through as the total 0% is just too plain and adding sweetener and flavouring is just not the same! :0(

    Your site is such a huge support and help. Thank you for all your hard work.

    P.S. Loving the Shirataki noodles. Found 3 forms in Wing Yip store. Theres the standard thin noodles in water bag, small bundle noodle type in water pack and a block you can slice and make ho fun shaped noodles with or cubes. Most expensive was £1.09 and the Irish yogurt is on offer in tesco for £1 for the 4 pack until the 1st May. :0)

    • Amber on April 17, 2012

      Hi Slimmermee

      The fruit yogurts are tolerated items so you are only allowed a maximum of two per day depending on whether you use any other tolerated items. However a lapse of eating a couple of extra fruit yogurts is much better than eating chocolates, nuts or crisps!! Dr Dukan describes fruit yogurts “with little bits of fruit or a fruit puree base”. I’ve been paying £1.49 for my yogurts in Sainsburys so that is a good saving.

      I’m glad you found the Shirataki noodles and are enjoying them. Some people find them to be an acquired taste that they don’t acquire!

      In a couple of days you’ll be past your time of the month so it will become a little easier again.

      Take care

      Amber:)

      • Slimmermee on April 17, 2012

        Thanks Amber,

        That’s great news about the yogurts. I’m sure they are just the alternatives that will see me through the next few days, last month it was your tesco cocoa that saved me. :0)

        As the yogurts are a tolerated item I just have to check if sweeteners fall into this category? I use Splenda tablets and have a couple in my green tea daily. On average I have 4 a day. Can I still have the sweeteners and the yogurt? I’m confused about the sweetener allowance rule.

        On another note, as I googled to seek alternatives to my cravings, I did come across the link below that may be of interest to those who have not acquired a taste for Shirataki noodles. It’s called kelp noodles. I’m happy with the noodles you recommended but this may be of interest to your research.

        http://www.kelpnoodles.com/products_seatangle_noodles.html

        I also found that frozen Okra (Ladies finger) although has 8g carbohydrate per 100g, none of this is sugar. Could we add it as a veg?

        Thank you again for all your hard work. Its appreciated and really does makes a huge difference to me.

        Kind regards,

        Suzy
        (Slimmermee)

        • Amber on April 17, 2012

          Hi Suzy

          The kelp noodles would be fine for PV days and I noticed that they even do a version with added green tea!

          The official view on sweeteners has changed as you are now allowed the equivalent of 12 teaspoons of sugar which is a 50% increase on the previous limit. I put some information on this in one of my recent posts http://thedukandietsite.com/3218/dukan-diet-news-update-on-sweeteners-for-the-dukan-diet/. These changes mean that after deducting your 4 Splenda tablets you still have quite a bit to use in your yogurts.

          As carrots are allowed but limited I usually use them as a guideline when comparing other vegetables. This time I used http://nutritiondata.self.com. 100 g of boiled carrots has 35 calories with 8g of carbs, 3g of which are sugar whilst 100 g of boiled okra has 22 calories with 5g of carbs, 2g of which are from sugar. I also looked up the data for cabbage which is an unlimited vegetable and 100g has 23 calories with 6g of carbs, 3g of which are from sugar. Based on this information I’d say okra is fine to use but of course Dr Dukan might not agree!

          I’m just pleased that I’m able to help.

          Kind regards

          Amber:)

          • Ambrosia on April 30, 2013

            Hi Amber,

            As you may probably already know 🙂 (given I posted somewhere else in here about it 🙂 ) — I am doing my Day 1 Cruise today — so it is my first PV. I see you mention okra — do you have any update about it from Dr Dukan or the coaches regarding whether okra (both frozen and fresh) can be used without limits on PV days? Reason I ask is because the post regarding okra (above) dates a year ago — hence wondering if there’s any update and if it is fine to eat liberally on PV days. Thanks

          • Amber on April 30, 2013

            Hi Ambrosia

            Good news you can eat okra. It is one of the allowed vegetables on the US version of the Dukan Diet.

            Best wishes

            Amber:)

  • Filcha on April 16, 2012

    Hi Amber,

    Yes, I in Australia have not been able to find any flavoured non-fat yoghurts with no added sugar. There are a couple that have ‘low sugar’ and there stats aren’t too bad so I have been using one of those http://www.nestlediet.com.au/range.html.

    However, I find your thoughts on why fruit yoghurts are tolerated interesting… I know we are supposed to have ‘no added sugar’ and always thought that the reason fruit yoghrts were tolerated was becasue of the fruit content, as Dukan is no no fruit during the first two phases.

    • Amber on April 16, 2012

      Hi Filcha

      I’ve checked out the ingredients in the yogurts and some of the yogurts don’t have added sugars but they all have added starches in the form of thickeners. The Vanilla and Fruit Salad flavours have no added sugar as sweeteners are used instead.

      Some diet yogurts are given fewer calories by adding water and starch so you aren’t eating pure yogurt. This is why these have slightly less protein content.

      Fruit yogurts are tolerated because they slow down your weight loss. In the UK version of his Dukan Diet book Dr Dukan advises “…if you want a lightning fast start to your Attack phase diet you are better off avoiding them altogether and even more so if you are going through a period when your weight is stagnating.”

      It is important to remember that Dr Dukan is talking about pure yogurts with added fruit rather than added starch, diet yogurts with added fruit. Adding fruit to a pure yogurt increases the sugar (carb) content but this doesn’t necessarily happen with an added starch, diet yogurt as the manufacturer can adjust the other ingredients. To give an example on the page you linked to the vanilla flavour yogurt has 40 cals per 100g and 4.9g carbs while the peach and mango with 7% fruit also has 40 cals per 100g yet it only has 4.7g of carbs.

      Fruit is limited in the weight loss phases to rhubarb on PV days and goji berries as a tolerated item or the added fruit in the yogurts.

      Kind regards

      Amber:)

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