How To Select a Weight Loss Surgery Friendly Yogurt

Yoghurt is a fabulous fridge staple and makes not only a perfect snack, but can be a great addition to breakfast, a protein boost to smoothies, a great base for dips and dressings and a sour cream alternative.

After weight loss surgery we encourage you to choose a higher protein option that tastes great. There is no need to stick to the ultra low fat or ‘diet’ varieties.

A well stocked fridge should contain both plain, Greek yoghurt, due to its versatility, as well as some ‘grab and go’ flavoured options for a nutrient rich snack.

When selecting a yoghurt, take a look at the nutrition information panel and try to select one that fits the following criteria:

  • Protein: greater than 5g per 100g
  • Sugar: less than 10g per 100g
  • Total fat: less than 2g per 100g.

Examples of yoghurts in Australian supermarkets that fit these criteria are as follows:

  • Aldi Dairy Dream Hi-Protein Natural Yoghurt
  • Aldi Yoguri High Protein Greek Style Yoghurt Flavours
  • Aldi Yoguri High Protein Yoghurt Flavours
  • Jalna Pot Set Fat Free Natural Yoghurt
  • Chobani Plain, Flavoured and Fit yoghurt ranges (the Chobani Flip range is higher in sugar than our selection criteria)
  • Danone YoPro range
  • Farmers Union, Greek Style, Less than 0.5% fat yoghurt
  • Siggi’s Yoghurts 0.5% Milkfat
  • Tamar Valley 99.85% Fat Free Natural Yoghurt
  • Tamar Valley Yoghurt No Added Sugar Greek Style Yoghurt Blueberry
  • Tamar Valley Yoghurt No Added Sugar Greek Style Yoghurt Mango
  • Tamar Valley Yoghurt No Added Sugar Greek Style Yoghurt Strawberry
  • Tamar Valley Yoghurt No Added Sugar Greek Style Yoghurt Passionfruit
  • Two Good Yoghurt Range
  • Woolworths High Protein Plain Yoghurt
  • Yo Pro Plant Based High Protein Yoghurt Range.

This is not an exhaustive list, so check your favourite against the criteria we have listed above and see if it fits.

The above criteria is taken from our Weight Loss Surgery Shopping Companion. This comprehensive guide steps you through over 30 food categories and explains EXACTLY what to look for on the nutrition information panel in each category. And if you don’t have time to read the food labels, we list our TOP PICKS in each of the categories, highlighting over 180 specific products. Find out all about it here.