Whether you only have full-fat Greek and natural yogurt on hand or maybe you just prefer the taste, all yogurts which are not fat free on the SW plan have to be synned for them to not affect your weight loss results.
For full-fat greek yoghurt this will use around 3 syns per 100g, while natural yoghurt due to its thinner consistency will have 2 syns per 100g for the full-fat version.
Within our short guide below we will go over which types of yoghurt is syn free on the slimming world plan as well some low syn alternatives for full-fat yogurt on the SW plan.
If you want to opt for syn free yogurt you have to make sure that it is plain flavoured and that it has 0% fat, if not it will count towards your syns which can become quite high if you have 200g of yoghurt which would nearly use half of your daily syn allowance.
It can be hard to make the switch to fat-free yoghurt if you are used to eating full-fat types due to the different textures and taste, one smart way to reduce the syns in your yoghurt and get used to this new taste is by choosing low fat or 2% yoghurts rather than full fat, this still gives a similar texture but less of the syns.
If you are choosing to buy full fat or no-fat Greek yoghurt and natural yoghurt we always suggest buying the unflavoured versions to reduce syns and adding your sweeteners and flavours to give you more control.
Greek yoghurt has a thicker consistency than natural yoghurt which is why it's higher in syns, it is however more nutritional than natural yoghurt, with a higher amount of protein and fewer carbohydrates and sugar, so might be worth the extra syns if you weigh up the nutritional benefits.
Full fat yoghurts can have a lot more benefits than fat-free as it contains natural sugars without fake flavourings which don't spike your blood sugar.
Overall, full-fat greek yoghurts will use around 3 syns per 100g while natural yoghurt 2 syns, if you are looking for syn free yoghurts then choose plain 0% fat versions which you can eat without tracking then add your sweeteners.
For people who are used to eating full-fat yogurt we would recommend switching to 2% fat to reduce syns slightly then transitioning from there. Full fat yogurts do however have a huge number of nutritional benefits when eaten in moderation, so you might consider if it's worth spending the extra syns for a healthy snack or dessert topping.