Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Diabetic Muffin Man Chronicles

Hello all you fab DOC peops!!!  I have been thinking. No seriously, I have.  About what you ask?  Well about adding a different weekly element to "Three 2 Treat"

Something we all love!

YES, it's................Sex(y) food.

Okay all silliness aside, food is a pretty important part of our lives! So I would like to share a weekly carb friendly recipe.  I'd eventually like to do a vlog of me cooking, if I can hire a cinematographer in my house full of little people.

I have gone "Baker" crazy in the past month. Like, flour, flax, food processing, mad scientist looking nut bar crazy!! Daily, in the cooking zen mode crazy! Okay I think you get the point.

Why you ask? 

Well, my wife and I have reduced our carb intake(Gasp-I know, fad diets don't work). And trust me I am monitoring my labs every 3 months, and promise to quit if my lousy (LDL) cholesterol sky-rockets. As is one of the potential side effects according to some research studies.

The first one done by Yancy Jr and company concluded the following: 
Compared with a low fat diet, a low-carbohydrate diet program had better participant retention and greater weight loss. During active weight loss, serum triglyceride levels decreased more and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level increased more with the low-carbohydrate diet than with the low-fat diet.

According to this one, I should be good. I mean my cholesterol that is. I underlined the cool thing, that is, my good cholesterol or HDL should go up and my sticky evil Triglycerides should drop. But no mention of LDL.

A second study by Nordmann and crew finds this:

Low-carbohydrate, non–energy-restricted diets appear to be at least as effective as low-fat, energy restricted diets in inducing weight loss for up to 1 year.However, potential favorable changes in triglyceride and high density lipoprotein cholesterol values should be weighed against potential unfavorable changes in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol values when low-carbohydrate diets to induce weight loss are considered.

So I shall monitor those Lipids and proceed with caution.

Now that the boring stuff is covered. Let's bring on the new muffin recipe.

Now I did not invent this. Click the embedded link below to find source.

Low Carb Flax Muffins

6 TBS Melted Butter
1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
3 Large Eggs
1/2 Cup Splenda(Granulated)
1 Tbs Maple flavouring
1 Tbs Vanilla Extract
2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Ground Nutmeg
3/4 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 tsp Baking Powder
1 cup flax seed meal 
1/4 cup soya flour, I substitute Coconut Flour - Find it makes for a fluffier muffin 
4 ounces chopped walnuts

Preheat Oven to 375F
Mix the wet stuff, then add spenda, mix. Then add all the rest.
Bake for 18-20 minutes.

Makes 18-20 good size muffin, moist, and yummy.
Total Carb = 4 minus 3 grams Fibre so the TOTAL = 1.  Crazy!!! 

Try em and let me know what ya think!!!


PS:  Don't tell anyone a really like to bake muffins.  ; )

William S. Yancy Jr., MD, MHS; Maren K. Olsen, PhD; John R. Guyton, MD; Ronna P. Bakst, RD; and Eric C. Westman, MD, MHS. A Low-Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet versus a Low-Fat Diet To Treat Obesity and Hyperlipidemia.A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Ann Intern Med. 2004;140:769-777.

Alain J. Nordmann, MD, MSc; Abigail Nordmann, BS; Matthias Briel, MD; Ulrich Keller, MD;  Effects of Low-Carbohydrate vs Low-Fat Diets on Weight Loss and Cardiovascular Risk Factors Arch Intern Med. 2006;166:285-293


Amy said...

I love the idea! I don't so much love the photo OR the idea of the flax muffin. So not sexy. Very geriatric, in fact. Will the future recipes and foods be . . . . younger and hipper?! ;)

Ah, I love to be snarky. Seriously, though, great idea.

Oh, maybe you could make a pump-cam! You know, like a web-cam but for your pump's point of view as you bake. Silly?

Roselady said...

Wow, really looking forward to the vlog cooking show, esp filmed by toddlers -- should be exciting. Can't wait!

Valerie said...

Can't believe that is only ONE carb--crazy! Looks good, though. Can't wait to try it!

Reyna said...

"Do you know the muffin man...the muffin man...the muffin you know the muffin man...who writes at Three2Treat?!"

Sorry, could not help myself with the song Trev. Those muffins look interesting. I am currently going low cal, low fat...while sidelined from exercising. That seems to be all that really works for me.

Now, onto the fiber...and perhaps I will repost today and link to you...but, I find it soooo interesting that different endos recommend different things. We were told NOT to subtract fiber.

Our pump settings most likely reflect that...Strange though.

Have a great day!