Sick From Yogurt!

Coach2012
on 7/11/12 2:15 pm, edited 7/11/12 2:27 pm
Is anyone else not able to tolerate yogurt? I don't believe I'm lactose intolerant because I'm able to drink milk, and eat cheese, but for some reason I always feel sick after eating yogurt. I've been experimenting with different kinds (Chobani, Yoplait, Fage, Dannon, Light & FIt) because my NUT really wants me to incoprorate it into my diet but the only kind I find I am able to tolerate without feeling sick is the Yoplait Kids kind, w/ only 5 grams of protein. I just had half of a Chobani Champion Kids yogurt and feel sick!  The other weird thing is how filling it is..I feel like it's wet cement in my stomach right now. Bleghh. I'm ready to just write yogurt off as a loss and stop trying it all together because it's one bad experience after the next. 
        
hedrider
on 7/11/12 2:18 pm - Midlothian, TX
 How much sugar is in the yogurt you are eating?  If it's the flavored kind you are taking in added table sugar - perhaps that is making you feel ill.
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Coach2012
on 7/11/12 2:26 pm
 The Light n' Fit kind had 5 grams, Chobani Kids has 13 grams (6.5 actually consumed), and the Yoplait Kids kind which I'm able to eat has 9 grams. The Fage & normal-sized Chobani have nearly double that, so when trying those I only ate about half as well. I really don't know what would be causing it...the consistency of the Yoplait Kids yogurt is really different from the other yogurts (which may be because it's not as nutritious!) so I'm wondering if that is the problem. 
        
seanseosamh
on 7/11/12 2:46 pm
Nutritionist advised to NEVER eat the flavored Greek yogurts.
I get the fat-free flavored yogurts and mix it with half plain yogurt.
I'm only 9 days post surgery and right now, yogurt is a real treat but I've alwas liked it.
Next time around I may get some of the plain Greek yogurt to mix with the flavored .

The first spoon of anything sometimes feels like it hits bottom with a thud.
For yogurt, I've not been taking a full spooful.  I put the spoon in the yogurt just to coat it.
Pause, lick and repeat.  This way I think it takes 15+ minutes to eat.
garnetgal
on 7/11/12 2:50 pm - Redwood City, CA
RNY on 04/02/12
 I can't eat it either. The side effects aren't worth it. I can eat cheese and drink milk,  but yogurt no go. Makes me nauseous at best, or I just can't keep it down. So, I've given that up as a food source.
     
Coach2012
on 7/11/12 2:55 pm
 Glad to hear I'm not the only one! I feel like I have a very "tough" pouch and am able to eat many of the things some people have trouble with, with no issues at all. I've never even thrown up since surgery, so it just kind of boggles my mind that something like yogurt which so many people are able to eat gives me this much trouble and makes me feel this nauseous. I think I'm going to do what you did and just accept defeat :)
        
H.a.l.a. B.
on 7/11/12 3:23 pm
RNY on 05/14/08 with
The yogurt you eat is flavored - you get small dumps on it... lol... Sorry - most of us eat plain (low fat, full or Fat Free) Greek yogurt.
Even plain Fat Free (FF) plain yogurt - has too many sugars for me, as compared with proteins. I dump on that also.

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H.a.l.a. B.
on 7/11/12 3:21 pm
RNY on 05/14/08 with
Flavored yogurt has sugar or fruit added . You most likely dump on it, I knwo I do.
I can tolerate plain Greek yogurt - then I add some SF sweetener to it. Only when I knwo I can tolerate that - I may add some fruits (but not too much)

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artroxy blue
on 7/11/12 4:16 pm - MA
RNY on 08/14/12 with
 Have you tried other yogurts, like soy or goat's milk? They're a little harder to find, but might be viable options for you. Also, can you add in cut up fruit or berries to your yogurt, if it's plain? That might be a way of getting around the sugary yogurts. 

Yogurt is going to have *some* natural sugars in it from the lactose, so check out the ingredients list for added sugars, like evaporated cane juice, fructose, etc. 

Good luck!
soozieq
on 7/11/12 4:45 pm
Before you think you might not be able to tolerate any kind of yogurt, I suggest getting plain greek yogurt and adding in some sugar free jam.  I use 4 oz plain greek yogurt, add in 1 Tbsp Polaner sugar free jam, 1 packet of Truvia, and I add 1/2 oz fiber one cereal.  I also add in some diced fruit if I feel  like it.  A strawberry, peach, raspberries,.... whatever. 

I hope you're able to figure it out.  Greek yogurt is such a great way to get that protein in.
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Lady Lithia
on 7/11/12 4:54 pm
So are you trying PLAIN yoghurt or Yoghurt with additives?

This is what I consume:



I add stuff to it No issues. I dump, but this doesn't make me dump. The sugar in it is from the milk, it's not added. Anything with added sugar eliminates your ability to select what is added and the sugar (or high fructose corn syrup) additives.

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Char143
on 7/11/12 5:44 pm - CT
 I eat yoplay. I find Greek yogurt to thick and heavy...however, I can not eat yogurt in the morning or I will die!!!
Lady Lithia
on 7/11/12 8:31 pm

Yoplait Light (French Vanilla Flavor) yoghurt nutrition for six ounces:
100 calories
5 g of protein
21 g of carbs
0 g of fat

2nd ingredient on the list is SUGAR, third is CORN STARCH (empty carbs) (I couldn't cut and paste)

FAGE - 5.3 oz (0% fat for comparison, I do full fat)
120 calories
13 g of protein
18 g of carbs
0 g of fat

Ingredients: STRAINED YOGURT: Grade A Pasteurized Skimmed Milk, Live Active Yogurt Cultures (L. Bulgaricus, S. Thermophilus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidus, L. Casei).


I add things to my yoghurt so it won't be too thick and heavy. Also I can't have ANY yoghurt that doesn't have full fat. Low fat and zero percent fat always have a lot of carbs to make up for the missing fat, and my blood sugar invariably crashes. The worst blood sugar crash i ever had was 90 minutes after a yoplait. I woke in the middle of the night drenched in sweat, my heart racing at 240 beats per minute, thinking I was going to die. (It is awful to be bathed in sweat and have the temperature in the 50's)

The yoghurt I generally consume is full fat: 

FAGE - 7 oz full fat
190 calories
11 g of protein
8 g of carbs
10 g of fat


I never have yoghurt in the morning... it's always my late afternoon or evening meal.

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garnetgal
on 7/11/12 7:36 pm - Redwood City, CA
RNY on 04/02/12
 I've tried every plain yogurt at the store it's a no go, I don't add anything it doesn't matter, on bite 2 or 3 it's nausea I don't know why, I don't understand it, if I try to eat more it comes back up. I can eat beef, pork chicken, turkey, beef jerky, hamburger, nuts with no problem. The only 2 foods that I've eaten that gives me problems are yogurt and scrambled eggs.
     
Lady Lithia
on 7/11/12 8:33 pm
that's how I am with fi****ry it now and again to see if it's changed, and it hasn't.

Same with water. 1 oz is fine, 2 oz is iffy, and 3 oz and I'll be wondering "Why do I feel sick?" then I'll notice the fact that I had more water than I liked, and Oooooh, that's why

Today I had 20 oz of a sugared lemonade because I was excessively thirsty. It was 20 oz lemonade or 2 oz of water. Even though I don't deal well with sugar, it was better to have the sugar and drink the lemonade than to go thirsty. (it was a particularly mild lemonade too, I think it was one where the ice had melted and it was mostly water which was great!)

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garnetgal
on 7/11/12 10:00 pm - Redwood City, CA
RNY on 04/02/12
 I'm with you on the water, too! No more than 2 oz or I'm nauseous. I've tried it all temperatures, nope not happening. I can use it with protein powder or nector, but not plain. My surgeon's office said that is common. I'll have to take their word for it.
     
Char143
on 7/12/12 4:41 am - CT
You know what..this is a trial and error surgery....we need protein, vitamins and water, how we get them is up to us and our little pouches.....