Q: Can I have Probiotics after 2pm on the 17 Day Diet?
A: Yes! There is no restriction on what time of day you have your probiotics, whether it is yogurt, kefir or a supplement. Have it for breakfast or an evening snack (or even dessert).
However, if you choose to have fruit with your yogurt, then you should consume this before 2pm.
Remember, no fruit after 2pm on the diet.
Q. What if my yogurt or kefir is fruit flavored? Can I have this after 2pm?
A: While I have never seen this answer in the 17 Day Diet Book, I would venture to guess that it might be OK to have fruit flavored yogurt or kefir after 2pm.
When you think about it, the amount of fruit in a serving of yogurt or kefir is probably no where near a full serving of fruit.
Watch The Sugar in Yogurt (fruit flavored especially)
Rather than be concerned about eating yogurt after 2pm, what you really ought to be more concerned with the amount of sugar in yogurt for your fruit flavored probiotic of choice.
Remember to read your labels!
Many times fruit flavored yogurt or kefir has additional sugar added to the ingredient list. Opt for low-sugar varieties. And remember, most yogurt and kefir has naturally occurring sugar and this is just fine. It can’t be avoided.
Common Sense Wins Every Time
When it comes right down to it, remember to use common sense while on the 17 Day Diet.
If you find that your probiotic has 30 grams of sugar/carbohydrates, I’d definitely skip it and move onto something a bit more reasonable.
A good rule of thumb is to keep your carb/sugar at 9 grams or less for a serving of yogurt/kefir.
A Great Dessert Idea Using Yogurt
If you’re looking for a sweet yogurt-based dessert after dinner, consider making a faux chocolate pudding using greek or plain yogurt — you’ll get your sweet tooth satisfied and you’ll have a fun and interesting way to check off one of your daily probiotic requirements.
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