I am new to the program, went to the grocery store and the only yogurt I found without some form or other of sugar was plain greek yogurt. Is this common? The FAA plan says low-fat, but even the healthy 'organic' stuff like stoney field have 'organic' sugar. I do not like milk, or any of the other dairy foods allowed, any suggestions? I have a friend who has been with FAA for years, and she is the only person I know who has lost weight, become healthy, and not 'relapsed'. Ever diet I have done I have failed. So I truly pray for success with FAA, many people have different reasons for changing their lifestyles, but my career literally hinges on my success at losing weight and keeping it off. I am in the Army, and we are downsizing. Thanks for any help or support you can give, day 1 down!
Congratulations on day one...Day one is a glorious day! Welcome to Food Addicts Anonymous,We are glad you are here. May I suggest you attend 90 meetings in 90 days collect phone numbers to those whom you can relate to listen with an open mind and keep coming back do not quit no matter what! Find yourself a sponsor to help you!
Yogurt as for an abstinent brand I have been told La Yogurt is a clean abstinent brand, I personally use my store brand it is clean and abstinent I live in Pennsylvania and there are 3 major chains here that carry an abstinent store brand of plain lo fat & no fat yogurt, You will have to read labels when... doing so use the 99 names of sugar pamphlet you can order it from the world service office or down load it on-line I personally have a copy of it every where in the kitchen, in the car, in the purse, at work--you gotta check everything all the time because they are always trying to hide it everywhere!!
If you do not like dairy products you may substitute 2 oz protein or 1 egg or 1/2 cup beans its that simple it is written in our guide to abstinence, you should also get yourself a copy of it and review it daily, I have been around since Jan 3 2009 and I still review it at least once a week...I have to keep it fresh in my mind! I surely do not want to forget.
Please feel free to contact me anytime, just send me a message and I will try to help you the best I can!
Alice abstinent food addict recovering in -PA
Welcome to FAA! I eat the plain, non-fat Greek yogurt - the Fage brand and it's quite good. Dannon, plain, low fat or nonfat yogurt is clean also and if there is a Trader Joe's close to you, their brand of low fat yogurt is also clean of those added sugars or starches. And sometimes I've found a "gum" substance added to dairy products and I leave them at the grocery store - don't want to take a chance that that gum might be too processed for this food addict and set off the cravings again. This food plan is well balanced and includes all the food groups. It takes a while for the taste buds to get used to the plain foods. It took me about a month before I began to taste just how good natural foods really are. I hope you will check out the menu ideas on this forum and the recipes. It's important to not get stuck in a rut and keep eating the same thing day in and day out. Variety will help in staying on the food plan and provide those important nutrients.
Keep coming back, it really does work.
Hi Casey, I did not know even the military is laying people off. Been through this (not military) and it was so demoting to my spirit, energy, and ability to know that I would make it no matter what. Hope is alive and well. You too will make it and have recovery. Recovery starts at anytime of day. I personally thank you for your service to this country that I love. Please keep posting, your info on yogurt is very helpful to me. Hug, Mary
This might have already been mentioned, but Dannon yogurt (plain) is "clean" (no sugar/flour/wheat substances). We would have the plain no-fat or low-fat ones, not anything with flavorings. Also, Greek yogurt is good, the 0% is the one to get for that. Dannon has a brand of plain Greek yogurt, I think it's called Oikos yogurt. Be careful, because the plain Oikos container looks almost the same as the Dannon's Vanilla Oikos. There are a couple of other brands available too. Greek yogurt is more expensive than "regular" yogurt. It's creamier, and as one person said, it's very high in protein.
Best wishes, ArmyGuy. Keep coming back.
I thought plain yougert was sugar free?
Maybe not all of them. It's important to check the labels on everything we bring into the house. In something like yogurt, there could be whey, which acts as sugar in a food addict's body, and is on the Sugar List. If you haven't seen the list of all the forms of sugar, flour, wheat that food addicts need to abstain from in order to be free of cravings, it's listed with the suggested FAA food plan and Guide to Abstinence:
Originally Posted by kathyb