(Closed) has anyone tried dreamfields pasta?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have.

I have diabetes, so low carb is better for me. I thought Dreamfields tasted pretty much like regular pasta. I was so excited…but honestly, my blood sugar till went up (blood sugar is raised during the digestion of carbs…has to do with the way your body processes them), so I’m thinking that their clamis of “digestible” are kind of b.s.

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Me, too, unfortunately. And the wheat pastas taste funny to me.

This was my experience with Dreamfields, but it might be still worth trying.

 

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If you are also working out to lose weight, you don’t want to cut TOO many carbs.  Your muscles need the carbs for energy, and for replenishing muscle tissue after workouts! 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Why don’t you just eat whole wheat pasta?

I agree with Ella, don’t cut your carbs too much, your body needs them!

I’ve been consistantly losing 1-2lbs a week following basic calorie counting and going to the gym 4-5 days a week.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

it really depends on the person – i’m a low-carber and on a low-carb forum…my bs does not shoot up with it and I use it every once in a while – but i know some people on my low-carb forum it DOES shoot their BS up. I am not diabetic but I do have insulin resistance.

i love the stuff! πŸ™‚

and – not to start a fight or anything – but lowcarb is VERY healthy for your body. I’ve been low-carb, high-fat (yes, i said HIGH FAT) for over a year now and lost 35 pounds, kept it off – and all my cholesterol and HDL and LDL are GREAT!

now, just to say though, low-carb is NOT “no-carb”…now that i’m in the maintenenance phase of atkins (yup, she said the A word…) I eat nuts, seeds, FRUIT, BEANS, and even once in a while I eat potatoes and bread (but not every day – only once in a huge while)…

and just to inform everyone – atkins goes like this:

induction (the strictist phase) – 2 weeks only – this is where it’s mainly meats, eggs, cheese and VEGETABLES (i swear i never ate so many vegees as I do on atkins!) this is when it’s only 20 g carbs per day

phase 2 – OWL (ongoing weight loss) – add 5 g carbs from each rung til you know what your body can handle while still losing weight
rung 1 – more vegees (just no corn, potatoes, carrots or peas)
rung 2 – dairy (but be very careful with milk as milk has sugar – this means more full fat cottage cheese, full fat ricotta cheese, full fat-low sugar yogurt such as fage) – and coconut milk is AWESOME as is almond milk
rung 3 – nuts and seeds (my favorite as I make bread out of almond flour and flaxseeds!) including very dark chocolate
rung 4 – berries – oooooh do i LOVE my berries – strawberries, blackberries, cranberries, you name it!
rung 5 – low carb alcohol – i LOVE my mich ultras – but you can also have rum, vodka and other low-carb spirits
rung 6 – beans and legumes
rung 7 – higher sugar fruits such as apples, pears and peaches
rung 8 – starchy vegees – potatoes, corn, peas – but this will be pretty rare…
rung 9 – whole grains – yup even bread! and the dreamfields would come in here.

then you’re in maintenance – which is where i am – and i pretty much eat mainly from the bottom 5 with fruit from 7 thrown in occasionally and 6,8 and 9 i eat from on a rare occasion. πŸ™‚ and depending on what your carb intake for your body can handle – you can be eating anywhere from 20 – 60 g carbs per day!

just a little education for those who don’t fully understand “low-carb” and it’s NOT “no-carb” πŸ™‚

basically, low-carb is a very whole-foods based diet where you learn not to eat anything processed and NO junk food. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

love to help! I’m a huge supporter of low-carb diets – and after 20 years of low-fat dieting (and roller-coaster dieting), I just want to educate others that low-carb/high-fat is EXTREMELY healthy!!

won’t give the website, not sure if i’m allowed – but have you ever posted on the lowcarbfriends forum? I’m fairly active over there- and it’s a very supportive community. πŸ™‚

also – one thing i’ve heard rumors about of the dreamfields – it loses its “low-carb-ability” when it becomes left-overs. not sure exactly how it works, if it’s some sort of powder or something on the pasta – but i’ve “heard” that if you don’t eat it the day you make it, the next day it WILL raise your BS like regular pasta…but again – for me, I eat it and have never had any issues with gaining weight on it – but I also only eat it once a month or so.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

YEAH – just google “lowcarbfriends”dot com – it’s a forum off of netrition’s site (AWESOME site for low carb foods)…my name on that site is IndyChick829

also – an INCREDIBLE site for recipes:
http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/

and – i haven’t posted in AGES – but my own blog is: http://keriannmb.blogspot.com/

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