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Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 08-01-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,018
Posted By PianoAl
Truly Low Carb? My Test: Mama Lupe's Tortillas

If you haven't seen my other threads, I am checking that some products that say they are low carb are indeed low carb. I'm doing it by measuring my blood sugar at intervals after eating them.
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Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-31-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,018
Posted By PianoAl
Truly Low? My Test: Almond Bread Breakfast

I'll get back to commercial products soon, but today I tested the standard breakfast that I eat every other day (alternate with bacon and eggs).

This breakfast consists a slice of homemade almond...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-29-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,018
Posted By PianoAl
Truly Low Carb? My Test Results on various foods

I've found some great products which, according to the nutrition labels, are low carb. However, after the Dreamfields debacle, I wanted to confirm that the products are truly low-carb for me.

One...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-17-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 823
Posted By PianoAl
Low Carb Bread Company

I like the Low Carb Bread Company products, but the breads taste too good to be true. I'm worried that this may be another Dreamfields thing. Are they really as low carb as claimed.

I saw that...
Forum: Diabetes 07-17-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By PianoAl
P.S. I have a Freestyle Lite monitor that I...

P.S. I have a Freestyle Lite monitor that I purchased about two years ago, so I'm wondering whether newer monitors are better.

Also, I figure that for testing like this, I need something with...
Forum: Diabetes 07-17-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,753
Posted By PianoAl
Suggested Blood Glucose Testing Protocol?

I like the Great Low Carb Bread Company's products, but I want to make sure that, for me, they don't spike blood sugar.

I'd like to get some advice on how to do the testing. For example, in the...
Forum: Diabetes 07-17-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By PianoAl
Best Glucose Monitor for Food Effect Testing

Hi,

Haven't been around here recently. I'm back because I'm impressed with the Great Low Carb Bread Company's products, and I want to test them to make sure they are as low carb (for me) as they...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-28-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,231
Posted By PianoAl
They have it at netrition.com. Hunt's...

They have it at netrition.com.

Hunt's Premium Pasta Sauce, No Added Sugar (http://www.netrition.com/hunts_no_sugar_added_pasta_sauce.html)
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 07-30-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,330
Posted By PianoAl
This Recipe is Wrong, Right?

Here's a recipe from Volek & Phinney's The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living.

I think they left out something, because without about a cup of water, this doesn't make a smoothie, it just...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-29-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By PianoAl
Google: Bone Broth Mark's Daily Apple

Google: Bone Broth Mark's Daily Apple
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-29-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,647
Posted By PianoAl
Simple Chocolate Bar Put one 4 oz Ghiradelli...

Simple Chocolate Bar

Put one 4 oz Ghiradelli premium baking bar (100% cacao) on a plate.
Put ˝ cup of granulated erythritol on top of it

Microwave for 3-4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds or...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-28-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,243
Posted By PianoAl
Note that Quest bars only have good sugar...

Note that Quest bars only have good sugar alcohols. There's no reason to avoid them.

Erythritol and xylitol are good, Maltitol and Sorbitol are bad.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-28-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By PianoAl
These are great, and I take three on a 60 mile...

These are great, and I take three on a 60 mile bike ride.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-28-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,048
Posted By PianoAl
Note that "bone broth" is different from just...

Note that "bone broth" is different from just broth. The main difference is that you simmer the bones for at least 20 hours for chicken bones, and several days for beef, etc. There are apparently...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-12-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,371
Posted By PianoAl
My Costco has the Mauna Loa's only around...

My Costco has the Mauna Loa's only around Christmas. Other times it has these:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QAJpD3eZL._SY300_.jpg

They are not as good as Mauna Loa, but not bad. ...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-17-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,362
Posted By PianoAl
The fat phobes strike again.

The fat phobes strike again.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-15-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,102
Posted By PianoAl
Coffee (decaf or regular) with plenty of HWC.

Coffee (decaf or regular) with plenty of HWC.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-06-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,033
Posted By PianoAl
My solutions would be... Choc. Chip...

My solutions would be...



Choc. Chip Ice Cream

2 c Heavy whipping Cream
24 drops liquid splenda
.5 tsp Vanilla
1 square unsweetened chocolate, chopped
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-23-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,574
Posted By PianoAl
This is my current favorite. I use Kraft...

This is my current favorite. I use Kraft American Deluxe cheese. Note that it is cheese and not cheese-food.

Put it on a plate, and nuke for 70 seconds. Pry it off and let it cool.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-15-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,161
Posted By PianoAl
Some sugar alcohols are good, some are bad. The...

Some sugar alcohols are good, some are bad. The good ones are very good. Please don't lump them all together!

I lost my weight and have been at my goal for years and I eat plenty of...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-13-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,474
Posted By PianoAl
Are you comparing 128 on the doctor's scale with...

Are you comparing 128 on the doctor's scale with 122 on your scale? Were you wearing the same amount of clothing?
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-13-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,576
Posted By PianoAl
I like Michelob Ultra. Others: Domestic...

I like Michelob Ultra.

Others:

Domestic Beer Calories, Beer Alcohol, and Beer Carbs

Brand Brewery Alcohol (ABV) Calories 12 oz Carbohydrates (grams)

Anchor Porter Anchor ...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-13-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,273
Posted By PianoAl
I use psyliium husks from netrition. You can...

I use psyliium husks from netrition. You can choose what to add to it. DW just puts it in water. Each day, I put 1 TBS psyllium husks, 1 TBS flax seed meal, and 1 TBS protein powder in 1 cup of...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-28-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,852
Posted By PianoAl
I'd like to figure out your secret -- can you...

I'd like to figure out your secret -- can you tell me exactly what you put in (for example, we just put in 1.5 cups of ultra-pasteurized classic heavy whipping cream)?

How often have you used it...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-28-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,321
Posted By PianoAl
We get this one: ...

We get this one:

http://www.grocerycouponnetwork.com/community/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Greek-Gods-Yogurt.jpg
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-27-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,738
Posted By PianoAl
How many of you just had some nuts because of...

How many of you just had some nuts because of reading this thread?
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-27-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,852
Posted By PianoAl
You're right, but there's something that happens...

You're right, but there's something that happens in the whipper related to the extra surface area of the whipped cream. We use ultra-pasteurized, but the stuff in the whipper goes bad in less than a...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-25-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,850
Posted By PianoAl
I just called the closest Pizza King, but...

I just called the closest Pizza King, but apparently it is not a national chain, and the guy who answered had no idea what low carb was. Oh well.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-25-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,850
Posted By PianoAl
You've sold me! There's a pizza king about 60...

You've sold me! There's a pizza king about 60 miles away, and I'm going to try it.

Otherwise, here's my recipe....
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 04-25-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,310
Posted By PianoAl
Yes, I've seen that, but have decided that, on...

Yes, I've seen that, but have decided that, on balance, flax seed is beneficial. Those studies have very mixed results. Flax seems to have helped me get my blood pressure down to normal values.
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 04-23-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,310
Posted By PianoAl
Disguising the Flax Seed Meal Bread Taste

I eat lots of flax seed bread, but I only like it when the actual flax flavor is masked by something else. For example, I eat it for breakfast with SF maple syrup, lots of butter, and whipped cream....
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 04-23-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,392
Posted By PianoAl
I don't like the kelp noodles because they are...

I don't like the kelp noodles because they are too crunchy, even if boiled for a long time. OTOH, my wife likes that.

My preference: Spaghetti squash.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-22-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,852
Posted By PianoAl
Right. Get an ISI whipper like this, and you can...

Right. Get an ISI whipper like this, and you can have whipped cream that's nothing but whipped heavy whipping cream. We used to put sweetener in, but find we don't need it, since the thing we are...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-10-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,776
Posted By PianoAl
The most irritating thing about the news reports...

The most irritating thing about the news reports like this is that they are usually presented like this:

"Everyone knows that eating red meat causes heart disease, but it may not be just the...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-04-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,569
Posted By PianoAl
One variation is to use half Carbquik and half...

One variation is to use half Carbquik and half flax seed, but I prefer 100% flax.

The flax taste can be too much, and I need to cover it with SF maple syrup, low carb jelly, or lots of butter,...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-31-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,569
Posted By PianoAl
I eat a lot with no negative consequences. ...

I eat a lot with no negative consequences.

Breakfast is often flax seed meal bread with butter, SF maple syrup, low carb nature's hollow jelly, and unsweetened whipped cream. Or I might have it...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-31-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,867
Posted By PianoAl
I have the answer: I do this all the time. ...

I have the answer:

I do this all the time. I soak them in about a quart of water (in the fridge) for a day or two. I change the water once. You'll notice the water is pink from the sodium...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-21-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,768
Posted By PianoAl
I tried it as well, just the fish. For my...

I tried it as well, just the fish.

For my taste, two words: Two Peppery!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-21-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,462
Posted By PianoAl
I use the cytosport 100% whey from Costco. ...

I use the cytosport 100% whey from Costco.

Every morning I have a rounded tbs of that plus a rounded tbs of NOW psyllium husk blended in 12 oz of water.

Plus, after every workout, I have this...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-05-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,961
Posted By PianoAl
Is it the Mauna Loa's in the blue canisters? For...

Is it the Mauna Loa's in the blue canisters? For a while, our Costco had a different brand, that was not as good.
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