Dukan Diet Update to What Yogurts Can You Eat
Dr Dukan appears to have moved the goal posts again as far as yogurts and other dairy foods are concerned. Below are three questions and answers from the online chat of 16 January 2013 provided to me by Linda.
jandan999 : Can I drink 1 Actimel 0% Fat per day during the Attack Phase. Jan
sevie : Hi jandan999 and welcome to our live chat! Since it has up to 2% of fat and up to 7% of sugar, you can have it. Remember that you can have up to 1kg or 1l of dairy products per day. I hope you have a good day.
couvedm : How much fat-free yoghurt can we have in attack phase? I think I may be eating too much yoghurt. I’m finding I am really tired and hungry so I am snacking on a lot of allowed foods like yoghurt.
sevie : Welcome to our live chat Couvedm! You are allowed to have up to 1kg or 1l of dairy products per day; make sure they have
up to 2% of fat and up to 7% of sugar. I hope you have a great day!
Albadouglas : I would like to know if is OK to eat OIKOS Yougurt fat free but it has fruit on the bottom 120 calories, 20 mg of sugar, 19 carbs, 12 protein. Also can I have sugar free chocolate pudding or vanella pudding?, It is extremely difficult to communicate with you all because I work during the day and can not sign on the site, and to send an email whenever I can is impossible because the site is not accepting emails.?
sevie : Hello Albadouglas! You are not allowed to have OIKOS Yougurt because of the fact that they contain too much sugar. You are allowed to have up to 7g of sugar per 100g. Please send me the ingredients for the pudding you would like to have.
From the answers given to these questions by Sevie you can see that the no added sugar rule appears to have be changed for an up to 7g of sugar per 100g rule.
This has just made finding suitable yogurts even more difficult as it rules out a lot of products that don’t have added sugar. For example Yeo Valley Fat Free Yoghurt with no added sugar has 8.5g (59 cals)of sugar per 100g, while Sainsbury’s BGTY Fat Free Yoghurt has 8g (55 cals) per 100g but their Basic 2% fat yoghurt has 7g (61 cals). Greek Yoghurts appear to be OK as Fage 0% Greek Yoghurt has 4.1 g (58 cals) of sugar and Fage 2% has 4g (75 cals) of sugar.
This new rule does suit some of the products that are not really yogurts due to the list of additional ingredients they contain. For example Weight Watcher Vanilla Yogurt contains Yogurt, Water, Fructose Syrup, Modified Maize Starch, Gelatine, Stabilisers: Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum, Flavourings, Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid, Sweeteners: Aspartame, Acesulfame K, Colours: Lutein, Plain Caramel, Carotenes yet it only has 5.7 g of sugar (45 cals) per 100g.
Update 19 February 2013 – Another yogurt which meets these new guidelines is the toffee yogurt from Marks & Spencer Count on Us range. It has just 5.4g carbs per 100g and only 0.2g of fat. Thank you for this useful information Tania.
It does however still keep out quite a few “diet yogurts” as both Activia Vanilla with 7.8g of sugar and Muller Light Vanilla with 7.1g are the wrong side of the new line.