Dreamfields Pasta

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llbmeme

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Posted: 30 Mar 2011, 09:41
What are your opinions on Dreamfield Low Carb Pasta ??
Is it truly Atkins friendly ?? Those of you who have tried it, does it taste like regular pasta ??
gkcfm95

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Posted: 30 Mar 2011, 10:05
I've only tried the rotini pasta. I think it tastes like the real thing. I mixed it with alfredo sauce, chicken and veggies. I don't think it affected my weight loss, but, I got really sleepy about 2 hours after I ate. And I cooked it exactly as the box states. I do eat it occasionally, but I wonder if their carb count is incorrect.
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dolphspeg

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Posted: 01 Apr 2011, 14:31
I had the spaghetti and it was great tasted wonderful. I made a homemade sauce and it came out at 11 carbs per serving including sauce. super yum. I am going to try a mac n cheese this weekend with the rontini.
kmartin

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Posted: 01 Apr 2011, 14:42
I have used it. It's wonderful even with just shrimp sauteed in butter and garlic on top without any sauce. And that'll help reduce the carbs as well. Yummy.
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llbmeme

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Posted: 02 Apr 2011, 17:38
What started me thinking about pasta was I made my Husband a bowl of Macaroni salad which really looked good. I told him I am allowed to eat everything in it except the macaroni. Thanks all, glad to hear it doesn't taste like cardboard. I can't imagine how it only has 5 net carbs per serving. I haven't read the package as yet as to what a serving size is. Hopefully 1/2 cup or so, anything under that would hardly be worth boiling the water.
Karen823

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Posted: 11 Jun 2011, 20:06
I have been buying Dreamfield pasta for a long time, my family can't tell the difference. Now that I started on Atkins, I'm happy to see my pasta is low in carbs. I'm sure I'll have to cut back on my portions when I get back to eating pasta again.
Wazzy

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Posted: 12 Jun 2011, 09:54
I've used Dreamfield pasta for years and love the taste. I wouldn't use it though during Induction and only when you get to one of the higher rungs in OWL. Towards the end of your weight loss journey. jmho.
Good luck to you and making this a way of life, not just a "diet".
ShyGuy

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Posted: 16 Aug 2011, 16:45
I like Dreamfield's Pasta, and like many of you have used it for years. Because, as most people have indicated, it probably should only be used while on OWL, I've figured out a way to use it while on Induction. I make a pan of macaroni and cheese using 1/2 to 2/3s cauliflower, and the rest Dreamfield's elbow macaroni; that way the net carb count, per serving is lowered, because of the fiber in the cauliflower; making it more Induction friendly. At least that's my theory, which thanks to the tools on this site will be proven when I post my recipes.
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suzyq70

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Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 09:31
also have been using for years..my family hasn't noticed... I keep wondering if the net carbs could really be possible!!!...back on owl but still a bit afraid to use...like the cauliflower idea...will try soon
F8thful1

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Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 10:01
There is a great website that validates Dreamfield's Pasta (in terms of not raising blood sugar) www.mendoza.com. The bog is about Diabetes, but David Mendoza has done many personal studies on products and then he writes about them.

I have tried Dreamfields; our family cannot tell the difference. It is a wonderful product. But I agree that it should really only be used when you get to the grains rung. It is important to move through the food groups to see what pushes your 'sugar button' and there is good science behind the progression of foods. Love the cauliflower idea! I use cauliflower as a potatoe substitute often....works great!
bcd

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Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 10:13
Dreamfields is the only low-carb pasta product I've ever tried that is truly like the real thing. I agree it is hard to believe it's low carb!
hkaruga

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Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 17:24
They taste like regular pasta, but the problem is that it is NOT low carb. They have as many carbs as regular pasta 40+ with a few (like 5) being fiber depending on the type of pasta you use, but they claim that the majority of the carbs are 'protected carbs' whatever that means. They claim to have done clinical research but I am not convinced, as it was a very small study done on young non-diabetic subjects and never published officially nor was it an outside unbiased study. According to the only other study I have seen on the gylcemic effect of Dreamfield pasta was done by the VA showed virtually no difference between dreamfield and traditional pasta. I have read that some idividuals find that it works for them and of coarse everything effects individuals differently.

The real verdict (according clinical trials): Yes dreamfield tastes good, but it is NOT low carb!

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/34/2/e17.full
fredmugs

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Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 07:00
Never heard of this product until now. Think I'll pass.

http://www.dietdoctor.com/the-dreamfields-pasta-fraud

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