Can You Eat Fat Free Frozen Yogurt on the Dukan Diet?

This is one of those questions that I get asked from time to time and I actually answered an email on this matter last weekend.  I then checked out the Google stats and found that “frozen yogurt Dukan Diet” is a common search term which brings readers to my site so I made a note for myself to put up a post answering the question as to whether you can eat frozen yogurt on the Dukan Diet.

A lot of people may think that as it is OK to have fat free or low fat yogurt, that it must be OK to have frozen fat free or low fat yogurt. Unfortunately it is not quite that simple as manufactured frozen yogurts are like diet yogurts and often contain a lot of other ingredients other than yogurt.  Many of them are also marketed using the term sugar free but from those that I’ve checked the ingredients for, this just means than they contain another type of sugar such as corn syrup.  I have yet to find a brand of frozen yogurt that does not have added sugar in one form or another and this shows in the carbs they contain.

The question of whether you can eat fat free frozen yogurt was also covered recently by a Forum Q & A on the US Dukan Diet site. On Saturday February 11 2012, Rickimd56 asked the question “I am new to the forum. I started the Dukan diet on Jan. 31st. Does anyone know if fat free frozen yogurt soft serve is allowed.”  Rodrigo one of the  moderators answered this question saying “Welcome to the forum! Unfortunately, this is not allowed. It still has too much sugar.”

However the fact that you can’t buy fat free frozen yogurt to eat on the Dukan Diet until your celebration meals in Consolidation doesn’t mean that you can’t make a Dukan Diet friendly frozen yogurt at home.

Here is a link to a forum post which gives you a couple of recipes to make your own frozen yogurt by adding sugar free jelly (jello) http://www.dukaners.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2787.  Based on the comments in the thread I’d reduce the amount of sugar free jelly used as the original poster suggested.

I also remember reading that some people were making frozen yogurt sticks last summer by putting sweetened, flavored yogurt into ice cream molds.

Let’s hope we get a nice summer to enjoy these sorts of recipes!

6 Responses to “Can You Eat Fat Free Frozen Yogurt on the Dukan Diet?”

  • k on June 7, 2013

    amber- i found fat free sugar free ice cream, its ingredients are only the following:
    cream, water, malitol, maltodextrin, xylitol, egg yolks, vanilla extract, salt, stevia extracts, monk fruit.

    is this still not permissible?

    • Amber on June 10, 2013

      Hi K

      Maltodextrin, malitol and monk fruit are not allowed so this ice cream is not suitable to use on the Dukan Diet.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

      • Georgia on June 24, 2014

        Hello,
        I have a question regarding maltodextrin. How can you say that it is not allowed, as it is one of Aspartam ingredients and Aspartam is allowed.
        Thanks

        • Amber on June 24, 2014

          Hi Georgia

          Aspartame and maltodextrin are not the same thing. Aspartame is a methyl ester of the aspartic acid/phenylalanine dipeptide. Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide made from starch. Maltodextrin is added to many sweeteners to bulk them out, the calories contained in the maltodextrin are hidden as the FDA allows the product to be labelled as a no calorie sweeteners, because they provide less than five calories per serving.

          Kind regards

          Amber:)

  • David Traut on May 5, 2012

    Hey, I just needed to say thanks for taking the time to create something worth my time to read. I am all over the World-wide-web and I see so much pointless content about diets, that people just made for the reason of putting anything new on their site.

    • Amber on May 6, 2012

      Hi David

      Thanks for the thumbs up!

      Amber:)

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