Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say!
Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 08-06-2009 05:27 PM


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Is Dreamfields pasta really low-carb? Your questions answered today.

Have you tried the Dreamfields pasta promoted as a low-carb alternative yet? If so, then you have very likely been impressed by how delicious it is and might be wondering if it is truly low-carb or not. More than just about any other low-carb product out there except for maybe Atkins bars, doubts about the veracity of Dreamfields pasta's claim of being low-carb have been floating around out there in the low-carb community. To that end, I have been working hard to get someone from the company to appear on my podcast show to share more about this pasta and today we have the head honcho himself to explain what sets Dreamfields apart.

In Episode 277 of "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore," we hear from Dreamfields Pasta President Mike Crowley about the founding of his company, what is different about Dreamfields pasta compared with conventional pasta and even other low-carb pastas, the unique way Dreamfields products are created to make "protected carbohydrates," the fiber/protein blend used to make Dreamfields, the noticeable complexity of the Dreamfields pasta matrix compared with typical pasta, why you don't want to overcook the Dreamfields pasta, why Dreamfields doesn't make a spaghetti sauce, some of the new rice and other products that are in the works with Dreamfields, why you need to be careful about eating too much Dreamfields, where you can find the Dreamfields products, and so much more! If you have ANY questions about the Dreamfields low-carb pasta products then don't miss this interview with Dreamfields President Mike Crowley!

Click here to listen to my one-on-one interview with Mike Crowley about the Dreamfields pasta brand.

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RE: Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 08-07-2009 12:24 PM


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Thanks Jimmy. Somehow I have the feeling that we shouldn't make so much spaghetti that we have leftovers since that would eventually result in the product being over-cooked. Before hearing your podcast, I do want to let you know that I am leary of this product because it is so good and it is a normal wheat product. That being said, I have various types of this brand past in my cupboard.
RE: Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 08-18-2009 12:18 PM


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Interesting interview. Thanks for getting him on your show. It was good hear the details on Dreamfields. Dreamfields is easy on my blood sugar if I keep the portions small and only as an occasional treat. Eating platefuls of Dreamfields isn't going to help.

Sugar is the enemy; fat is my friend. The only bad fats are artificial fats.
Low Fat & Fat Free -- tastes bad, bad for you.
RE: Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 08-18-2009 05:25 PM


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I think the lesson here is enjoy in moderation, cook according to the label, eat all that you cooked (no reheating!), and make sure it doesn't impact YOUR blood sugar levels.

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RE: Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 08-18-2009 05:35 PM


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And he's back! :-)
RE: Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 08-18-2009 11:48 PM


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YEPPERS! You can't get rid of me that easy.

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RE: Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 08-20-2009 02:15 PM


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While BG's do tend to track with carb intake, I have been quite surprised that on my HC cheats my BG's do not rise nearly as much as I would have expected. I think the true test (I have a problem listening to your podcasts so I haven't heard the interview. Do you want to hire a transcriber? ) would be the impact on BG's as compared to regular pasta. IOW I think many assume a small serving of regular pasta will send the BG's through the roof but I think many would be as surprised as I was when it doesn't.

I'll do an exeriment on myself when I can -- break fast with a serving of DF (I'll have to add a little butter probably) and measure BG's for a 3 hr period (that still leaves 2 hrs to chow down ) and compare that to the response to regular pasta on my next planned HC day. I'll have to wait until the next time my hubby works late to do this!
RE: Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 08-20-2009 02:31 PM


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If I had the money, LCC, I'd have ALL my podcasts transcribed. Sponsor dollars don't even come close to covering what this service would cost--but I'd LOVE it!

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RE: Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 08-20-2009 06:02 PM


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Hey Jimmy (or anyone who's listened to the podcast) ...

My box of DF claims it's been clinically tested. Did he address what this test was?

Thanks in advance!
RE: Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 08-20-2009 07:17 PM


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I don't remember the exact test used, but it had to do with the matrix of the cooked noodles according to the instructions on the box. The complexity is what makes most of the carbs "protected" according to independent studies. You can read about it at http://www.dreamfieldsfoods.com/05-healthy-carbs.html.

Jimmy Moore, "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Discussion" forum owner
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RE: Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 08-20-2009 07:35 PM


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(Bad link Jimmy)

I would think that the validity of any claims could be verified by a simple radio-active label study to see how much of the "protected complex" is passed in the feces. Therefore unless this has been done I will remain skeptical of the claims. Incidentally this skepticism is not just towards the DF folks, I believe the whole low carb industry should be held to a higher standard of proof in terms of various fibers, fillers and the sugar alcohols used. Considering how 5 or 10g can make a huge difference for many of us, it is critical. Sadly I think the oversight doesn't take the "dieters" all that seriously therefore we don't need the protection?

I did a lot of radiolabel studies in my research days. It's as simple as quantify the radioactivity in and measure the radioactivity out. If there's significant uptake then they might want to deal with what happens to the absorbed stuff, but if there isn't ... case closed, sales sky rocket!!!!
RE: Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 09-10-2009 07:29 AM


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I have tried and love Dreamfield's, but am I the only one who has GI issues with it? Both Donnie and I had the runs after eating Mac and Cheese made with it. I guess I'll have to take the plunge and try it again, but every time I ate it, I got sick.

I'm not saying that I'm 100% certain it was the pasta and not the ultra-cheesy sauce I made for it, but I've made it with whole wheat pasta and not gotten sick.

I have a great stovetop mac and cheese recipe I got from Cook's Illustrated, it's definitely super creamy and cheesy


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RE: Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 09-10-2009 01:06 PM


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Take the period off the end of the link, LCC: http://www.dreamfieldsfoods.com/05-healthy-carbs.html

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RE: Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 09-10-2009 01:37 PM


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No, you're not the only one. It gives DH and me serious, serious, nasty gas. I'm told that the trick is to only eat it in small portions, as a side, and not as a main dish. So for us, it's not *really* a substitution for a pasta dish.

Have you tried shirataki noodles? Although the texture is a bit different, people are swearing by it. I intend to order some soon.
RE: Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 09-10-2009 01:43 PM


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I'm not saying that I'm 100% certain it was the pasta and not the ultra-cheesy sauce I made for it, but I've made it with whole wheat pasta and not gotten sick.
That's because Dreamfields pasta contains the sugar alcohol sorbitol, which is one of the worst ones. It's right up there with maltitol for causing misery.

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RE: Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 09-10-2009 02:58 PM


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I'm not saying that I'm 100% certain it was the pasta and not the ultra-cheesy sauce I made for it, but I've made it with whole wheat pasta and not gotten sick.
That's because Dreamfields pasta contains the sugar alcohol sorbitol, which is one of the worst ones. It's right up there with maltitol for causing misery.
Really? I must have missed that on the box. Wow, sorbitol and I definitely do NOT get along. Almost as bad as isomalt, where even the tiniest bit can wreak the revenge of Moctezuma down on my bottle-blonde head


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RE: Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 09-10-2009 03:24 PM


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I guess they've changed their ingredients since you last looked at a box. I have 3 types of Dreamfields here and none of them contain any kind of sweetener. I think the GI problems have to do with the inulin and how the body processes the modified starches.


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RE: Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 09-10-2009 04:43 PM


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I guess they've changed their ingredients since you last looked at a box. I have 3 types of Dreamfields here and none of them contain any kind of sweetener. I think the GI problems have to do with the inulin and how the body processes the modified starches.
You're right, they have changed the ingredients. I just checked their website. Here are the ones I copied from the box that I bought several years ago and below that are the current ingredients. Since there is no sorbitol in it now I can only guess that it's all the fiber that's causing the GI problems. Fiber can cause the same reaction as sugar alcohols for many people, including myself. I try to avoid eating anything with fiber as much as possible.

Old Ingredients: Enriched semolina, [semolina, iron (ferrous sulfate), and B vitamins (niacin, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid)], fiber blend (inulin, guar gum, xanthan gum, carrageenan, pectin), sorbitol, wheat gluten, potassium chloride.

New Ingredients: Enriched Semolina, [Semolina, Iron (Ferrous Sulfate), and B Vitamins (Niacin, Thiamine, Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid)], Inulin (Vegetable Fiber), Wheat Gluten (Plant Protein), Xanthan Gum (Food Fiber), Pectin (Fruit Fiber), Potassium Chloride.

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RE: Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 09-10-2009 04:46 PM


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You know what? I don't think I've tried Dreamfields since they changed their ingredients. I know it's been a really long time (I'm not a fan of smelly gas! TMI?). Maybe I need to check this out since it has obviously changed.
RE: Got Questions About Dreamfields Pasta? Hear What President Mike Crowley Has To Say! , 09-12-2009 03:33 PM


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I honestly cannot tell the difference between Dreamfields and regular pasta. It does cause GI issues, though. But some pasta is better than no pasta at all. Not that I want to eat it constantly, but it's nice a couple times a month.

I love love love mac and cheese and baked pastas. If I can ever figure out a way to make a good lc bechamel, I'm going to make my seafood lasagne.


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