Do you have diabetes and long for worry-free food? Tired of all the carb-counting, or just want to lose weight more easily? Here are three surprises:
We’ve gotten rid of flour, the major source of carbohydrates in food. For flour recipes we substitute white, fluffy protein powder, which has no carbs, and keeps you feeling full and stabilized hours longer than any carb; also makes it easier to stick to a diet if weight loss is your goal. We also use super healthy milled flaxseed which has more fiber than whole grains, no absorbable carbs, and can substitute for unhealthy butter and margarine in baking. Milled flaxseed also benefits heart health, insulin regulation, and insulin resistance.
We don’t use sugar in any of its sneaky, unsuspected forms, which means no honey, dried fruit, molasses, brown sugar, sugar alcohols, or agave. “Natural” or “organic” sugar is still sugar. Your body doesn’t know the difference.
Flour and sugar gone? Kicked out completely? Yes, it’s possible. And suddenly weight loss, avoiding prediabetes, and controlling both type 1 & type 2 diabetes become a lot easier.
3. Best surprise: a feature of the New Diabetes Diet is its snacks and baked goodies, all containing such large amounts of fiber, vitamins, calcium, and antioxidants that they can serve as any grab ‘n run meal replacement. And they’re just as luscious as those made with unhealthy, old-way ingredients! Say ‘bye to cravings for brownies, muffins, blondies, cookies, pies, cakes, tortillas, pancakes, snack bars, and more. The protein powder substitutes beautifully for flour!
- *Once you’ve gotten your blood glucose to where you want it, keep snacking on these all-protein baked goods. Protein’s slo-mo energy release will give you better days and a better night’s sleep too.
PARTIAL LIST, ALL FLOURLESS & SUPER HEALTHY
Pancakes: each 98 calories, 15 g protein, 3 g carbs, 0 g saturated fat, and 2 g monounsaturated fat
Cake Brownies: each 74 calories, 12 g protein, less than 1 g carb, 2 g fiber, 1.5 g monounsaturated fat, 0 g saturated fat, & 4,666 antioxidants
Fudge Brownies: each 109 calories, 20 g protein, 4 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 1 g monounsaturated fat, 0 g saturated fat, and 1,866 antioxidants.
Blondies: each 122 calories, 16 g protein, less than 3 grams carbs, 2 g fiber, 2 g monounsaturated fat, 0 g saturated fat, & 2,674 antioxidants
Tortillas, each 61 calories, 11 grams protein, 0 g carbs, 3 g monounsaturated fat, and 36,000 lignan antioxidants
Quesadillas, each 59 calories, 10 grams protein, 2 grams carbs, 1 g monounsaturated fat, 0 g saturated fat, and 12,000 lignan antioxidants
Banana nut bread, each slice 110 calories, 11 g protein, 7 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 2 g monounsaturated fat, 0 g saturated fat, 2,250 lignan antioxidants, and 975 Omega-3 acids
Pizza, each slice (1/6th of a pizza) 161 calories, 23 g protein, 3 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 1.5 g monounsaturated fat, 0 g saturated fat, & 1,000 lignan antioxidants
Homemade Protein Bread: Each slice contains 92 calories, 19 g protein, 0 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 2 g monounsaturated fat, 0 g saturated fat, & 1,500 lignan antioxidants
Burger rolls, each 177 calories, 36 g protein, 0 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 2 g monounsaturated fat, 0 g saturated fat, & 11,502 antioxidants
Fudge Sauce too!, each 2 tbsp serving contains 20 calories, 2 g protein, 2 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 1 g total fat (no saturated or trans fat , & 16,000 epicatechin antioxidants