Has anyone heard about the “Yogurt Exception” in Low Carb diets?
The theory goes like this: If the Yogurt contains “Live Cultures” then those cultures (i.e. bacteria) will continue to convert some of the sugars in the Yogurt into lactic acid. So a typical cup of yogurt will have something like 4 grams of carbs, instead of the listed 12-13 grams.
The reason why so many carbs are listed in the label is because the Federal government requires you to measure “by difference”. So, you measure all of the Proteins and Fats and then subtract the them from the total, giving you the Carb count.
So, does anyone here count only 4 grams per cup of Yogurt?
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