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Tuesday, 24 April 2007

No Flour Pancakes and Pills

This strange looking contraption is called a Kambrook Pancake Factory and it is my favourite appliance. I bought it at K-Mart on impulse and it cost under $50. It is perfect for making breakfast pancakes without flour because you don't have to flip them.

Although I am not a recipe queen, this is what I have for breakfast every morning

2 eggs
1 tablespoon of cottage cheese or cream cheese
sprinkle of cinnamon
artificial sweetner [I use 8 drops of liquid saccharin]

mix all together
add enough psyllium husk to make a runny batter like consistency
pour into the pancake machine and close

Serve with a knob of butter and low carb/cal maple syrup. They come out perfectly cooked and perfectly round every time. You can also throw in some protein powder to up the protein count but it makes them a little dryer.

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I have just finished eating the said pancakes and am now working through taking all my vitamins. I have turned into a pill junkie.

This is the list
~ multivitamin

~ 2 x Omega 3 fish oil
Fatty acids found in fish, known to slow the impact of ageing on human brain, can also help in weight loss when consumed along with moderate exercise, an Australian study has found. The University of South Australia study found that daily doses of fish oil containing Omega-3 fatty acids helped obese people burn off excess weight. "The Omega-3 found in fish oil increases fat-burning ability by improving the flow of blood to muscles during exercise"
~ chromium picolinate
Limited research suggests that moderate increases in chromium, in the form of chromium picolinate, may cause weight loss, reduce fat and increase muscle mass.
Because of these reports, chromium picolinate supplements have become very popular. Researchers involved in a 1997 study assessed the effects of chromium yeast and chromium picolinate on lean body mass in 36 obese patients during and after weight reduction with a very low calorie diet. During the 26-week treatment period,subjects received either placebo or 200 mcg chromium yeast or 200 mcg chromium picolinate in a double-blind manner. After 26 weeks, chromium picolinate-supplemented patients showed increased lean body mass whereas the other treatment groups still had reduced lean body mass.
~ magnesium and postassium
Potassium and magnesium deficiency are both associated with recurrent cramping; for best results, use these two minerals in combination.
~ kelp
Kelp is useful for stimulating weight loss. The iodine content of kelp helps to increase the body’s basal metabolic rate by stimulating the production of thyroid hormones.

If I have missed anything that will preserve muscle mass while reducing fat mass please let me know.

7 comments:

  1. I like your pancake machine! :0)

    I haven't forgotten about you... just been super busy. I'll send you an e-mail soon.

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  2. Hey Katie, those pancakes sound delicious!!
    I have a regime of pills too at the moment... I take vitex for my hormones, aloe vera juice for my digestion and skin, zinc for my skin and a berrocca for good measure - and because I love the taste!
    Sue xxxxx

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  3. Hey Katie, those pancakes sound delicious!!
    I have a regime of pills too at the moment... I take vitex for my hormones, aloe vera juice for my digestion and skin, zinc for my skin and a berrocca for good measure - and because I love the taste!
    Sue xxxxx

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  5. Sorry Katie, my computer is playing funny buggers and it has just posted that comment to you 3 times !!! Grrrr!!!! That is why i deleted one of the comments!
    Sue xxxx

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  6. Tony F3:13 pm

    I must try these pancakes Katie. Re the fish oil capsules - I would up the dosage to 2 pills three times a day. High dosage fish oil (ie. omega 3) has amazing effects on health, well-being, insulin & weight control, hair, skin etc. You can't overdose on the "good oil" - I have been taking 12 capsules per day for several years and have achieved great results. Best wishes.

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  7. Looking good Katie - very close to the 50's now....
    Lisa

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