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    Fat-free Greek yogurt is an oxymoron. There's no such thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graycat View Post
    Fat-free Greek yogurt is an oxymoron. There's no such thing.
    This.

    FF Greek yogurt is a sad Americanized bastardization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spuggygirl View Post
    As far as I'm aware, the fat free version will have more carb and less protein...not to mention less taste
    Wrong. Fage nonfat has same sugar/carb and more protein, same with Chobani. Can't tell the difference in taste.
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    Fage is one of the few brands that doesn't add carbs to the 0 fat product (or maybe it's one gram of carb more per serving). Since the main reason to avoid fat free is the weird crap they usually put in to compensate for the missing fat, Fage is one of the few brands where the zero fat is okay imo. But if you have access to both, might as well eat the full fat one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Seekins View Post
    I'v always had the full fat version every day. I don't see the point in low fat versions of anything
    That is why I add coconut oil. Gives me much more flexibility in how much and what type of fat I eat. Since I am on a VLC diet, probably average less than 30g/day with some days closer to zero, I need a lot of fat and I want most of it to come from evoo and coconut oil. I get more than enough dairy fat from cheese and butter.

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    I usually get the 0% or 2% Fage greek yogurt--not because I'm concerned about the fat, but because the taste of the full fat variety is too rich for me.

    I don't understand the comment above about the use of artificial sweetener (particularly in plain yogurt). I don't believe that's the case, at least as far as Fage's products go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UTfootball747 View Post
    I usually get the 0% or 2% Fage greek yogurt--not because I'm concerned about the fat, but because the taste of the full fat variety is too rich for me.

    I don't understand the comment above about the use of artificial sweetener (particularly in plain yogurt). I don't believe that's the case, at least as far as Fage's products go...
    You're talking about one brand: Fage. They may be doing things right, but the vast majority don't.

    Grab some of the Yoplait, Dannon, or other popular brands and do a side-by-side. Low-fat/light/fat-free/etc. = increased sugar or artificial sweeteners in most cases. The big NYT article that was linked to all over the forums about General Mills, Coke, and other big food names specifically call out that the fat-free Yoplait yogurts have more sugar in it per serving than Lucky Charms cereal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artbuc View Post
    Wrong. Fage nonfat has same sugar/carb and more protein, same with Chobani. Can't tell the difference in taste.
    Note the "as far as I'm aware". It is certainly the case for the brands available in the UK.

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    If you want fat free yogurt go with Icelandic Skyr. They really have the taste and texture down. It's a lot thicker than the nonfat greek yogurt and was designed to be made from skim milk originally anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Seekins View Post
    ...I don't see the point in low fat versions of anything
    Quoted for truthiness.

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