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Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 09-23-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,749
Posted By ravenrose
if you are talking about "by volume" I think it...

if you are talking about "by volume" I think it might be sweeter, and this is why. say you combine granulated sugar with cinnamon. up to a point it will be the same volume as the original sugar only,...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 09-16-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,762
Posted By ravenrose
I will venture none of those things will do what...

I will venture none of those things will do what you want. sometimes we need to be grateful we have something wonderful (the fudge) and let go of the unobtainable. good luck though!
Forum: Diabetes 09-11-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,090
Posted By ravenrose
I didn't read every post here, so sorry if I...

I didn't read every post here, so sorry if I missed this... what is your metformin dose? is it the lowest possible? If you used the non-ER tablets, you could cut them to make the dose smaller than...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 09-10-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,914
Posted By ravenrose
On the other hand, I think it's pretty clear that...

On the other hand, I think it's pretty clear that at least SOME of us respond to losing weight with our metabolisms trying to compensate so this doesn't continue. It is an evolutionary protection in...
Forum: Diabetes 09-08-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,484
Posted By ravenrose
the thing is, if you are eating low carb and have...

the thing is, if you are eating low carb and have this high an A1c, then you almost certainly DO have trouble with your insulin metabolism. If you were eating the standard American diet, think how...
Forum: Diabetes 09-08-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,316
Posted By ravenrose
any natural supplement that has that strong an...

any natural supplement that has that strong an effect on something can have other strong effects (known as side effects) too. the only difference between these and prescription meds in this regard is...
Forum: Vitamins and Supplements 09-02-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By ravenrose
I think there are probably carbs in the fillers...

I think there are probably carbs in the fillers in most pills, but I have no idea how you would go about figuring out how much!

As far as something like garlic goes, if it is a big pill it...
Forum: Vitamins and Supplements 09-02-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By ravenrose
They are one of many products touted by Dr. Oz...

They are one of many products touted by Dr. Oz with absolutely no research behind them or even a hint they might be helpful. Please save your money.

Since Dr. Oz has an important role in an...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 08-30-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,601
Posted By ravenrose
some recipes recommend spreading it out on a...

some recipes recommend spreading it out on a towel and rolling it up, then squeezing out as much liquid as you can. it is messy as it stick to the towel, but it helps!
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 08-30-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,311
Posted By ravenrose
I seriously doubt it has to do with raising your...

I seriously doubt it has to do with raising your insulin or blood sugar... you would have to eat a LOT for that to happen. we can have addictive behaviors around certain foods for other reasons too...
Forum: Women's Health 08-29-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,605
Posted By ravenrose
hormone replacement therapy, just in case you...

hormone replacement therapy, just in case you aren't thinking of that
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 08-26-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By ravenrose
you would need to try it, of course. but cut it...

you would need to try it, of course. but cut it down in size for your experiments. it would be awful to ruin that much stuff!

generally black soybeans are much less creamy than your starchy beans....
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 08-26-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,662
Posted By ravenrose
using any of these requires finesse. just like...

using any of these requires finesse. just like thickening with flour and cornstarch vary in both technique and result... really, you need to get one and work with it till you know how to use it and...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-21-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,431
Posted By ravenrose
as I recall, you can safely eat about 6 times as...

as I recall, you can safely eat about 6 times as much chunk LIGHT tuna as chunk WHITE tuna. the white tuna flesh has a much higher concentration of heavy metals. so if you are concerned, stick with...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-17-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,961
Posted By ravenrose
some people just think they are miraculous and...

some people just think they are miraculous and wonderful. some of us think they are horrifying and inedible. I don't think you are really ever going to get over that. you can make them less bad, but...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 08-17-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,909
Posted By ravenrose
when I write WPI in a recipe, it's Whey Protein...

when I write WPI in a recipe, it's Whey Protein Isolate, but unfortunately it is also the abbreviation for Wheat Protein Isolate. I think Kevin used a lot of the latter and not the former... BUT then...
Forum: Recipes for Any Diet Plan 08-17-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,112
Posted By ravenrose
Doug, have you tried sugar free sweet pickle...

Doug, have you tried sugar free sweet pickle relish? it tends to be VERY SWEET so use it sparingly at first. Personally, I like the one Netrition sells a lot (Mt Olive) but not the Vlasik one that is...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 08-17-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,563
Posted By ravenrose
my 2 cents worth: people who have a metabolism...

my 2 cents worth: people who have a metabolism that can get 60-70 lb overweight should not use the kinds of sugar alcohols that sweeten Russell Stover chocolates. that type of sugar is digested like...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-15-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By ravenrose
ok, but you don't really KNOW your blood sugar...

ok, but you don't really KNOW your blood sugar was low. you didn't test it, right? we are very bad at sensing that in general, which is why diabetics have glucose monitors. sugar makes most of us...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-10-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,008
Posted By ravenrose
the USDA number is 1.8 grams of net carb per...

the USDA number is 1.8 grams of net carb per tablespoon. if you use something like that, I see no reason you shouldn't enjoy the tahini. don't punish the poor sesame seeds for bad labeling! LOL

if...
Forum: Diabetes 08-10-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 835
Posted By ravenrose
sure. endocrinologists have all sorts of useful...

sure. endocrinologists have all sorts of useful stuff to do, you might be surprised.

at the least you probably want to get a prescription for Metformin, which is useful in helping insulin...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-10-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,313
Posted By ravenrose
In the Bay Area we have Smart & Final and Cash &...

In the Bay Area we have Smart & Final and Cash & Carry chains. Their prices vary between excellent and not so great. I agree about the sugar free syrups, though they are carrying a smaller selection...
Forum: Diabetes 08-07-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By ravenrose
personally I would just type it all into a text...

personally I would just type it all into a text file. easy to search and you have whatever room you want for notes. unless you plan to use graphing functions or something, consider what you really...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 08-07-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,546
Posted By ravenrose
that's the trouble with this stuff... if everyone...

that's the trouble with this stuff... if everyone hated the same flavors they just wouldn't make them and there wouldn't be a problem, but of course every flavor is someone's favorite too...

I...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 08-06-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,629
Posted By ravenrose
there is no amount of low carbing something this...

there is no amount of low carbing something this over the top that will make it a good "diet" food. why not just make a simple low carb sugar free chocolate cake and have it with a little whipped...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 08-03-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,974
Posted By ravenrose
two things. didn't you always find Philadelphia's...

two things. didn't you always find Philadelphia's carb count suspicious? why was it less than other cream cheese? did they really make it differently or was it a testing glitch they took advantage of...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 07-31-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,041
Posted By ravenrose
is it correlated to something besides eating fat...

is it correlated to something besides eating fat too? do you get the extra energy when you are actually losing weight? I find that, many times.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-30-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,108
Posted By ravenrose
yeah, it's cute how we all think we can be fat...

yeah, it's cute how we all think we can be fat for ages, lose weight, and look like someone who was always thin. I suppose we have to have a dream. just make the most of the positives and don't worry...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-28-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,283
Posted By ravenrose
Actually, the only way I can lose weight is to...

Actually, the only way I can lose weight is to put every bit of attention and energy I have into it. Can't live at all besides the diet. Calculating when I will be a size smaller, what I can eat...
Forum: Atkins Nutritional Approach 07-22-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,684
Posted By ravenrose
it's that list of adding foods back in slowly. if...

it's that list of adding foods back in slowly. if I recall right, it starts with nuts and ends with grains. along the way you have starchier vegetables, fruits, etc. It's in the books, it might not...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 07-20-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,409
Posted By ravenrose
I rather doubt you would be successful with this....

I rather doubt you would be successful with this.

guessing your underlying question is about making a good flour mix, I suggest you look at the recipe threads for that popular blend Ouizoid came...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 07-19-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,193
Posted By ravenrose
six months is the classic "window" for weight...

six months is the classic "window" for weight loss. by then your body has gotten pretty scared about the whole thing, thinking you are experiencing a famine. so it does what it can to conserve your...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 07-17-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,013
Posted By ravenrose
funny to be looking for a recipe and find mine...

funny to be looking for a recipe and find mine from 5 years ago. if it were anyone else I would have thought it was not tested enough, but I knew it had worked then, and sure enough, patience was...
Forum: Diabetes 07-06-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By ravenrose
very good blood sugar response, your insulin is...

very good blood sugar response, your insulin is working well!
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 07-05-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,382
Posted By ravenrose
I like the TJ's fine. I have also used...

I like the TJ's fine. I have also used Scharfenberger and Ghirardelli, which are "higher end" I guess. I have read that trick is to get the ones with more calories per tablespoon from more fat. They...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-03-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,318
Posted By ravenrose
I was with you till you said "fruit." with as...

I was with you till you said "fruit." with as much to lose as you have, I can say I have no doubt that fruit would be a mistake for you at this point. maybe the occasional almond if you want...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-03-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,386
Posted By ravenrose
an btw, you can make low carb cheesecake with...

an btw, you can make low carb cheesecake with sugar substitutes, you are right. but the stuff "out there" is full of sugar.
Forum: Cholesterol and Heart Health 07-03-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,316
Posted By ravenrose
if all you wanted to do was lower your total and...

if all you wanted to do was lower your total and LDL cholesterol numbers, low carb doesn't help much. but the fact is, those are not very accurate measures of your heart risk.

low carb changes...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 07-03-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,763
Posted By ravenrose
this reminds me that Nature's Flavors corn flavor...

this reminds me that Nature's Flavors corn flavor isn't bad in this sort of thing. the company is very flakey though, you need patience.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-01-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,703
Posted By ravenrose
well, actually, it's worse LOL when "sugar"...

well, actually, it's worse LOL

when "sugar" is sucrose or high fructose corn syrup, about half of it is fructose which doesn't effect your blood sugar as much as glucose does. your salad carbs are...
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