By brunhilde - Hungary - Budapest
Today, it’s been two weeks since I’ve been in Hungary. I make the most of being away from home by dieting, eating for lunch every day a pot of really nice yoghurt with fresh fruit. I learned this morning that “Tejfol” doesn’t mean “yoghurt”, but “cream”. FML
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By  Bekkie68  |  2

As far as dieting goes you are probably better off. It's not fat that makes you fat but sugar. Most yoghurts have added sugar, while cream normally doesn't. Skip the fruit as well if you want to lose weight, just have the cream and you'll be better off.

  neuronerd  |  28

That's terrible advice. Assuming it's straight heavy cream (unlikely, because I'm not sure how OP could confuse a liquid for yogurt), it's densely caloric as is. Also, there's likely added sugar to make it palatable. Fruit, while high in sugar, has a lot of fiber, which attenuates blood sugar spikes and insulin production. Plain Greek yogurt and fresh fruit would be a decent choice, since it's high in protein and fiber, and low in added sugar.

  siggy_mcsigx  |  22

unfortunately Tejfol is actually sour cream. Not healthy to be eating that by the spoonful *shudders*. Also, getting the vitamins from fruits like berries is important and eating something beside plain cream leaves you feeling full longer, leading to fewer/smaller meals throughout the day.

  Dat_Class_Tho  |  26

Depending on whether OP has been eating the smaller single serving cups or the larger tubs, each "pot" of tejhol they consumed has 50-300% of the daily recommended cholesterol limit. So, no. They are definitely NOT better off just eating a batch of sour cream every day.

  Rohawk  |  4

It's only "great advice" if you turn it into a keto diet and still mind your intake somewhat. Eating 5000 kCal bacon daily will not help you lose weight unless you're an athlete, and neither will cream.

  ReineRien  |  5

Yeah, pretty much. I dropped 160 pounds with a keto diet, but my limit was 'up to 3000' ish with a few 'snake days' which once clocked up to 8000. I did walk a lot though and kept active.

  neuronerd  |  28

If you were 160 (or more) lbs overweight, your BMR would be much higher than the average person's, therefore you probably burned over 3000 cal/day with little activity. Keto or not, you were running a caloric deficit most days.

  kirasant  |  19

It's actually sour cream, so it's not entirely unbelievable. They're close enough to substitute in recipes at least and both have a tangy taste.


I never actually found sour cream to be tart whatsoever. Yogurt? Sure! Tangy and Tart. But sour cream to me has a smooth but bitter flavour profile (Well... That's as close as I can describe it with my limited vocabulary). Despite what the name suggests :p

By  siggy_mcsigx  |  22

Tejfol is sour cream, FYL. I'm actually forgetting the word for yogurt but my best guess is it's Kefir... look in the creams section for containers with fruit images on the front.

By  teg3481  |  5

Tejföl is sour cream, here it is completely different than in the US, I expect in the US it is full with flour to make it dense. I do not think you mess up your diet with it. You can buy it with different fat content and the blue one is generally lighter, it does not even contain sugar, so it can be even better than yoghurt.

  kirasant  |  19

Flour!? No! Our sour cream is just cultured cream, promise. If you get the low fat sour cream there's skim milk in with the cream, but never any flour. That would be disgusting.

By  Baron_Kaz  |  15

Sour cream = tejfol. It's not bad for you. It's natural and it has beneficial fatty acids especially omega 9 which is hard to find. Also as a woman you need calcium to replace that lost during periods. Maybe a few extra fat calories. But the primary culprit for weight gain are carbs. Avoid refined sugars and grains and you are fine.

  GhostFox  |  33

Counting calories doesn't mean a damn thing if there either ISN'T nutritional information or the person CAN'T READ IT. Also, for all you know, OP was using portion control for a serving of yoghurt. There's also the fact that OP wasn't just eating a plant "and call[ing] it a day"- they were eating what they believed to be a healthy meal, that included fruit as part of it.

PLUS counting calories ISN'T the safest OR best method because people wind up under eating, thus winding up with vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and if they didn't increase their exercise level, they risk winding up with muscle atrophy that leaves them in therapy and/or bedridden because their body eats their muscle trying to get what needs to survive. And if they DO increase their activity level, as any healthy, functional diet would do, they risk winding up with additional deficiencies like sodium deficiency which can kill them. Calorie counting also has an increased risk of triggering anorexic behavior, especially if the person has a prior history with eating disorders or body image disorders. And all this is excluding biological quirks that may require alterations to a person's diet.

So, yeah, calorie counting by itself is far and away from being the best method. Lifestyle changes in the form of portion control and increased activity, with check ins with a doctor that has a medical degree is not only better than counting calories from a medical standpoint, but is also healthier for the person's mental and emotional state because they have a higher sense of satisfaction from meals. Calorie counting alone also has an infamous temptation of leading people to believe that if cutting out some calories is good, cutting their intake down to a ridiculously low number will make them lose weight faster.

Of course, I've gone off topic from the point I originally meant to make, which is that you missed the entire point of the post, which is that OP thought they were eating something else. Because cultural and language mistranslations HAPPEN.