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Old 01-10-2014, 07:50 AM   #1
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Low carb Syrups

hey guys, I am trying to stick to my low carb diet this year. I have found Carbquick which makes a good pancake and waffle. The problem is the syrup. Most of which is on the shelf as no sugar has lots of carbs. In researching I found the following brands that have low carbs: Howards, Walden Farms and Davinci. Anyone tried these? I would like to hear your comments or suggestions of others not mentioned.

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Old 01-10-2014, 02:29 PM   #2
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Agave Nectar is low carb
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:35 PM   #3
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Why not go in a different direction altogether? Top waffles and pancakes with fruit compote or lightly sweetened mascarpone cheese.
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:51 PM   #4
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Was looking more with something with a halfway maple flavor.
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:03 PM   #5
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Unless you want to use artificial flavoring, I don't think it's possible. It seems to me that eating real foods like maple syrup and honey would be preferable.
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:12 PM   #6
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too many carbs. I am trying to limit myself to less than 25 now and 40 after the first month.
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:54 PM   #7
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Well, then, just don't eat those things for a month Be creative and eat something that is inherently low carb. Sorry, but it seems to me that you're just sabotaging your effort rather than embracing it.

The standard Turkish breakfast is delicious, healthy and, if you leave out the bread, low carb: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_cuisine#Breakfast
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Amoretti Maple Syrup has less than half the calories (35 calories as opposed to 80) and carbs (8g as opposed to 19) per serving as DaVinci Maple Syrup and is made with 100% natural ingredients.
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Agave Nectar is low carb
Agave nectar is not low carb. It has the same amount of calories and carbs as sugar, honey, and any other natural sweetener. It does, however, have a lower glycemic index number than other sweeteners, so it won't spike blood sugar levels.
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Unless you want to use artificial flavoring, I don't think it's possible. It seems to me that eating real foods like maple syrup and honey would be preferable.
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Agave syrup is more refined than corn syrup and worse for you ~ I'd nix that idea.

Make date syrup: bring dates and water to a boil and then simmer until they break down (mash w/ a spoon to help facilitate if necessary).

It's great in smoothies, oatmeal, etc.

Also, check out organic coconut (palm) sugar - I think has a GI of 35 meaning it's less than half of real sugar.
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Well, then, just don't eat those things for a month Be creative and eat something that is inherently low carb. Sorry, but it seems to me that you're just sabotaging your effort rather than embracing it.

The standard Turkish breakfast is delicious, healthy and, if you leave out the bread, low carb: Turkish cuisine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I agree. I did Atkins for about two years, and it's easy to get used to eating real food that is low carb, even though I did miss bread and brown rice. When you are on the "maintenance" level, you can have that stuff, occasionally, in small quantities.
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Have you tried this?

Pancake Syrup - 12 oz,(Walden's Farm): Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food

I have no experience with this product, but it contains pretty much no anything including calories, carbs, etc...
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I agree. I did Atkins for about two years, and it's easy to get used to eating real food that is low carb, even though I did miss bread and brown rice. When you are on the "maintenance" level, you can have that stuff, occasionally, in small quantities.
+1--same here--eat real food and adjust to life /out the syrup.
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Have you tried this?

Pancake Syrup - 12 oz,(Walden's Farm): Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food

I have no experience with this product, but it contains pretty much no anything including calories, carbs, etc...
Yikes!

I am disturbed that someone would actually eat that, absent some serious medical condition.
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+1--same here--eat real food and adjust to life /out the syrup.
+2 Giving up sweets can only benefit you. Including syrup. And what are pancakes doing in a low carb diet? Go for French toast instead. Using a whole wheat bread. Use with a fresh fruit compote.

Do you have a gun? You may as well shoot yourself in the foot for starters on your present diet.
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I think we should give the guy a break!

I was in the same place years ago and I tried various sugar free and lo carb items looking for a magic way to have my cake and eat it too. Over time I have gradually "let go" of various hi carb foods and concentrated sweets. Now I eat a traditional lumberjack style pancake and sausage breakfast, with real maple syrup, about once a year and my sugar shoots into the low 300's, not good! The rest of the time I have a bowl of oatmeal with a teaspoon of real maple syrup and a little skim milk. This gives me the enjoyment of the real maple syrup and does not cause my blood sugar to whack out.

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"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

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How about fruit? Or a small amount of real maple syrup thinned a bit with water ?
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Yikes!

I am disturbed that someone would actually eat that, absent some serious medical condition.
Strangely enough, the reviews aren't bad on Amazon.

I guess everyone has their own idea of healthy.
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Thanks Aunt Bea for the support. For those of you who don't struggle with your weight and Blood sugar, I am happy for you. For those, like me, who do, its a stinking battle. Is trying to cut out all the good breads and pastas fun, no. Low carb works for me. Sorry if that doesn't fit your life style, but I really have no choice. My will power is awful when I am trying to cut down on portions so I can do low carb and actully loose weight. For the comments about pancakes not being low carb, there are several flour replacements out there that are acceptable on low carb. Carbquick is the one I use. Not as good as the Chief pancakes, but pretty good when its all you can have. Thanks for the suggestion Bakechef.
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How about fruit? Or a small amount of real maple syrup thinned a bit with water ?
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