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Old 01-15-2013, 14:36   #1
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It really is true, I trust my meter, and ONLY my meter. Everyone else is highly suspect.

Even bloggers have profit motives. If they can sell you on a recipe or ingredient, they stand to gain something -- advertisers, or at minimum a reputation that will get them into the cookbook industry.

My latest is, in a group I am in, a woman telling us how toxic the chemicals used to extract coconut flour are. And yeah, she is probably RIGHT ... but she is also linking to a brownie recipe using Arrowroot starch as an alternative. I have a pretty good idea what that would do to me ....

SUSPECT EVERYTHING -- THEY ARE OUT TO GET US! (ducks falling rocks and runs away).

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If you are wondering about a particular blogger's motives, take a look at their site -- are there ads? In the case I encountered above, this one is selling an e-cookbook. She posts VEGAN recipes ... and uses arrowroot, chicory root (inulin), and yacon syrup ... and argued with me when I said I could not use those.

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if I have learned anything it is pick your battles lol

I just had a huge go round on a blog about Quinoa,folks are raving & raving how it is the best thing since the coming of time.

I mean hundreds of them. Saying it is the cure all to healthy eating.
So when I stuck my neck out & say NO it is NOT. well you can guess the flack I got. so I removed myself from that blog.

Then I also get the You can eat whatever you want only in small portion .

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Judy's my expert on this front. She does invest in cook books when they seem(note word) to be fairly safe. She got one recently that used almond flour and stressed that the recipes were good for blood glucose control.

Almost every recipe had agave nectar and/ or yacon syrup to sweeten it, arrowroot starch as a thickener and the book stressed that only a particular brand of almond flour would deliver good results.

To be fair, it gave Judy a few ideas (her almond cheese muffins are great) but the end product bears very little resemblance to the book!

The author had a vested interest in some of the products? Of course not!

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[SIZE=3]To be fair, it gave Judy a few ideas (her almond cheese muffins are great)
Recipe, pretty please?

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I hardly ever look at cookbooks anymore, but when I do, it's more for ideas, as Judy did, and even if there's a recipe I like, I seem to have a congenital twitch to tweak it anyhow. Taking bits/pieces from several recipes is my usual method, as far as cookbooks go.

I do better with the ones you all post . . . those I treat with a lot more respect, no tweaking!




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Judy will post her recipe for the muffins and her cheese crackers tomorrow.

Note: Neither recipe has any form of sweetener at all and I still think they're great but she won't let me have more than one since they do have some carbs!

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I started reading healthy eating / foodie blogs last year (before diagnosis) and find that many are just full of crap. The first diabetes blog I stumbled upon was a woman who was eating lots of bread and carbs which confused me so I went to her about me page and it said that since she switched to insulin she can eat whatever she wants. :| I did not find that particularly helpful. A lot of the blogs seem to feature girls with eating disorders who would rather shame you for doing something wrong than give you good ideas on how to do things better. I keep seeing "healthy" snacks with carb counts of 40-50 per serving... for a SNACK. One blogger even went so far as to say she felt she was eating too much sugar and it was giving her high blood sugar so she was going to do without it for a week (she actually stated she was not diabetic but listed symptoms of high blood sugar and pointed out the ones she thought she had). To be fair... she got a lot of crap for that and it wasn't just from diabetics.

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Then I also get the You can eat whatever you want only in small portion .
I think this one irritates me the most. Coming in second is "I eat anything I like and then take more insulin to cover it." As a non-insulin dependent T2 I don't have that option.

I don't cruise the blogs because almost all are out to sell something. If someone here posts a link I check it out to see if it will fit my menu,but that is about it. I'm with Shanny, I don't even bother with cookbooks any more. I trust the recipes here and (am I allowed to say) at lowcarbfriends more than any cookbook/blog anyway.

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You are so right on it's scary! I trust most people on this forum because most of us are fully aware that diabetes and bg-levels in relation to diet are so individialistic it's ridiculous. Person A might be able to eat 5 apples with no problem but 2 flakes of oatmeal causes a huge spike while person B can't eat a single blueberry while a couple of regular pancakes for breakfast is no problem whatsoever.
People outside of here theough? Nah... doesn't matter if they're advocating lchf, vegan, raw food or something else - the moment they telll me they know what's good for me is the moment I go into "zombie-mood"

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