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Old 02-25-2011, 07:57 AM   #91
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I've used the product in smoothies, making it thick and ice cream-like. I have the capsules. I vaguely remember I had some intestinal issues; not so uncommon for me though.

I have read that used daily - like maybe 1 tsp 3x a day - that's a lot! - will reduce blood sugar readings dramatically from like 155 on average to 110. Interesting! This person had to reduce their diabetes medication by 1/2 and looked like he would soon be off of it.
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I've used the product in smoothies, making it thick and ice cream-like. I have the capsules. I vaguely remember I had some intestinal issues; not so uncommon for me though.

I have read that used daily - like maybe 1 tsp 3x a day - that's a lot! - will reduce blood sugar readings dramatically from like 155 on average to 110. Interesting! This person had to reduce their diabetes medication by 1/2 and looked like he would soon be off of it.

I had some soreness in my intestines the first few days, but seem to be fine now. I noticed I am hardly hungry thoughout the day if I have a cup of pudding for breakfast. I think I'm gonna work on upping the fat in them too since they fill me up so much I know my fat intake is wayyy down.

Tonight I'm going to experiment with using it in sauce or gravy. I have some carbquick left and some bacon grease from last night, so I am thinking of biscuits and gravy!
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:51 AM   #93
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Question: guar is also a fiber. What is the difference, taste and texture-wise, between the 2? Guar is cheaper, for sure, but it changes the taste of things a bit as it expands.
I am thinking about trying glucomannan but it is expensive and I can only find it in capsules, so I want to make sure it's something that I will use before I buy it.
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The gums are, well, gummy and slimy.

I would highly recommend the investment in the capsules found locally and try the glucomannan. It does not change the flavor at all. When you find out that you like it, you can go on line and get it in bulk. A bottle of 100 caps is about 20 t. of powder. This will give you plenty of powder for experiments.
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I tried another experiment w/ the gluc and some Protein Powder. I mixed it just like for a shake but then put it in the pan, whisked and "cooked" it until it bubbled, then poured it into bowls. It took on a thicker, almost oatmeal like consistency. I rather liked it. Hubby did too.
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I tried another experiment w/ the gluc and some Protein Powder. I mixed it just like for a shake but then put it in the pan, whisked and "cooked" it until it bubbled, then poured it into bowls. It took on a thicker, almost oatmeal like consistency. I rather liked it. Hubby did too.
I will try this, Linda. I'm still looking for an acceptable oatmeal substitute that isn't carby or full of heavy whipping cream. In other words, high protein, low cal.

Did you put cinnamon or almond milk in it or water?

I need to try your lemon. My lemon experiment hasn't worked to my satisfaction yet. I want it to taste like lemon icebox pie! Or key lime pie, LOL. I might be tweaking a while with those expectations.

I can get the taste with media crema, powdered eggs, and sweetener, but that's pretty calorie dense with (lemon/lime juice)
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I mix 2 Tbs ff cream cheese, 2 Tbs ff sour cream, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, almond milk, water and flavourings (eg alpine sf apple cider and caramel sf davinci's)--blend with tsp glu powder--creamy and delicious and low calorie--about 150 cals for the whole thing, and I only eat a couple of tbs at a time.
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Hi Janie. I just mixed a shake w/ 2 C. almond milk, 1 scoop Protein Powder and a couple caps of gluc. or 1/2 t. When mixed in a blender, I then just poured it in a pan on the stove, med heat and whisked it until it bubbled. Then poured it into bowls to cool. I ate it warm and it was oatmeal like, I ate it cool and it was still good. Hubby liked it also. I'm sure any flavorings/spices you'd want to add like cinammon would be tasty too.

Your recipe sounds good too, Oizoid. I'm sure I could eat it all at one time.

Janie maybe you should think about something like the Dr'd lemon dessert? Would that help you get what you're looking for?
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hey Linda--I made this for my dinner--topped with some of Kevin's faux brown sugar--I thought it was yummy! I wanted to think it was like cream of wheat, and maybe if next time I added a couple of TBS of flaxmeal, it would be--but it was more like, more like--damn. . . like a warm, thick glushake, lol. I loved it though and it sure as heck is filling
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Thanks Oizoid, like a warm, thick glushake, huh? I also thought it was very filling. I also thought of cream of wheat while eating, but mine had a few clumps, reminiscent of oatmeal. Either way, it was like a warm cereal, but more filling.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:55 AM   #101
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Thanks Dr. J. I am gonna go get some caps today and give a few of these recipes a try. I hope it helps with appetite control, which I currently have none of!

Someone asked about oatmeal. There used to be some protein powder that was oatmeal
cinnamon flavored. It seems to all have been discontinued since I looked at every brand
that Netrition carries and checked internet and cannot find it anymore. If anyone happens to run across some, plz let me know!
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Hey y'all,

I ordered my Gluc powder and I cannot wait for it to get here! I have not been able to even fund the caps locally.

I'm looking for low-cal, low-carb, gluten-free and dairy-free ideas.

I can add some to my existing protein shake which I make with egg white protein powder, coconut milk, unsweetened cocoa powder and stevia to make it thicker.

I'll also try a pudding, these sound amazing!!

Thanks for all the posts, I'm excited to join you!
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We really do need to convince Netrition to carry the bulk powder. I bought a bottle
of the capsules to experiment with. They are such a pain. Anyway, I tried adding them
to my SF drink to thicken it. I used a wand blender but the stuff didn't stay suspended.
This morning I found it on the bottom and some floating in globs on top of the liquid.
What did I do wrong?
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i am not sure what you did wrong! It can be temperamental stuff to be sure--I usually mix the powder with other dry powder (crystal lite, oat fiber, the like), and then add liquid and blend--usually everything thickens up and stays thickened up.
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I'm at a loss. Usually I just fix what I'm getting ready to have then. I don't keep things overnight. Not sure what to tell you.
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So Linda--I made a GREAT version of your hot cereal today! I added 10 Grams of fiber sprinkles (netrition sells them--made by gg scandinavian brancrisps) and cinnamon. wisked into the hot glu/protein powder/almond milk mixture. Served warm with some faux brown sugar on top! Yummy yummy! Im sure FiberOne would do the same thing, but this only added 2 net carbs--so with the almond milk, the whole big bowl of "glu oatmeal" was only 3 net carbs and 150 calories and so so filling!

I think this idea has alllll sorts of potential!
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Choco mint pudding= my new friend

1 1/2 c. Unsweetened Almond Breeze, 1-2T cocoa, sweetener to taste, 3 drops mint flav, 3 caps glucom

drj, that sounds divine! How much would you say is in 3 caps of gluc?

Also, wanted to let everyone know I wrote Netrition about carrying the gluc powder a few weeks back but they never responded...which was odd because they always returned my emails within a few days when I contacted them before.
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Ouizoid, that's a great idea. I'd thought of adding some oat fiber, but haven't yet. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.

Wanda, maybe they haven't answered yet because they are still looking into it? Wouldn't that be wonderful?
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Choco mint pudding= my new friend

1 1/2 c. Unsweetened Almond Breeze, 1-2T cocoa, sweetener to taste, 3 drops mint flav, 3 caps glucom
Hi DrJ,

How much powder is in 3 caps?

Thanks!
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Choco mint pudding= my new friend

1 1/2 c. Unsweetened Almond Breeze, 1-2T cocoa, sweetener to taste, 3 drops mint flav, 3 caps glucom

Just made this and so far it hasn't thickened - drank about a third as a milk shake and have the rest sitting to see if it thickens - delicious as a shake though
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I let it sit over night. The first time I made it, I kept adding Gluc til it was thick. The next day it was almost solid. If you want to eat it right away, and all of it, you can add 1/8t of a gum and it will thicken right up.

I am too cheap to use too much.
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Just checked the bowl and it has set up so it can be eaten with a spoon but still quite loose - have put it in the fridge for a half hour and will check it again - sure is tasty.
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Hi Janie. I just mixed a shake w/ 2 C. almond milk, 1 scoop Protein Powder and a couple caps of gluc. or 1/2 t. When mixed in a blender, I then just poured it in a pan on the stove, med heat and whisked it until it bubbled. Then poured it into bowls to cool. I ate it warm and it was oatmeal like, I ate it cool and it was still good. Hubby liked it also. I'm sure any flavorings/spices you'd want to add like cinammon would be tasty too.

Your recipe sounds good too, Oizoid. I'm sure I could eat it all at one time.

Janie maybe you should think about something like the Dr'd lemon dessert? Would that help you get what you're looking for?
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...o-dessert.html
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Wanda,
I think I read somewhere that 4 caps = 1 tsp. therefore each cap is 1/4 tsp.
If that is not correct, then someone plz correct me!

So far in my experiments I have found that it does need time to thicken, not right away like some of the other gums (fibers) do.

Question: Is there only 1 place to order the powder? I did a search and only came up
with 1 site that sold it. It's kind of fun to mess with and I'd like to try more recipes. I haven't really decided though if I like it any better than the other fibers.
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The caps come in different sizes. The two netrition carries are 665mg and 575mg, so the # of caps are different amounts.
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Can someone explain how you get this stuff to not glop up?
I made a slurry (about 1/2tsp powder into 2T water) and it thickened immediately, before I could add it to the sauce to thicken the sauce lol.
So I added it anyway and ended up with gluco-blobs!
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I did that ONCE too. It takes more liquid to make a slurry. I have not used it in hot apps yet, but it thickens fast in hot. You may have to sprinkle and whisk like the other gums.

Maybe someone who uses it in hot will chime in.
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I've used it in hot, in the almond milk puddings. What I do is start off cold, blend it in the blender w/ the almond milk, cocoa and touch of stevia first and then put it on the stove. I continually whisk until it starts to bubble and then take it off. I just never stop whisking. It has to be added to cold liquid, adding it to hot will make it clump, and if you add it to cold liquid, it still has to be whisked hard until it's mixed good. It takes a considerable amount of cold water to make a slurry. HTH
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I got mine (glu powder) in the mail along with some miracle noodles! I've read this entire thread and I...JUST...CAN'T...DECIDE!!! LOL!!

Unfortunately I'm sick with a head cold and I'm afraid to try anything new for fear it will forever be banned if it tastes weird. I think I'm just going to try the noodles first in a miso soup (25 cals). I'm really glad to have found this thread. It seems like this would be a miracle food for DD's especially!
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Thanks Linda I'll have to try using more cold liquid for the slurry next time and see if that helps.
On the other hand, the gluco-blobs were almost like dumplings lol, might be an experiment.. well more like a spatzel I think would be a better description.
I'm wondering if mixing the powder with some egg yolks and chicken stock then dropping into simmering broth would make a dumpling/spatzel type dish now.
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