Here’s your grocery list:
- full fat cream cheese
- baking powder
Three inexpensive, common ingredients sold at all grocery stores. You probably already have 2 of them, so make a quick stop and pick up some cream cheese sometime tomorrow.
I know this seems simple and maybe even silly, but it’s a challenge that will be supported by visual evidence. (You have NO IDEA how many messages I get about these pancakes, which, by the way, aren’t MY recipe at all. They just happen to taste great and are SUPER easy!)
This Saturday, if you’re eating the diet recommended by the ADA for people with diabetes, please feed your child (or yourself) regular pancakes and syrup. Please document your starting blood sugar, and your 2 hour post-meal blood sugar.
Then, on Sunday, grab 4 eggs, 4 ounces of cream cheese, and half a teaspoon of baking powder. Throw it in a blender for 30 seconds and then let it sit for 5 minutes while you heat your griddle.
Please eat the same amount of pancakes. Feel free to add cinnamon to the batter and top with Walden Farms sugar free syrup or whipped cream – the real stuff. (Full disclosure, the WF syrup is a chemical poop storm, but you have to pick your battles.)
Again, note your starting blood sugar and your 2 hour follow-up sugar, or better yet, take a photo of your Dexcom graph.
Then, on Sunday, will you please share your results for the rest of us to see? (If you’re already low carb, will you please also share your graphs?) I’m BEGGING you to provide some visual evidence to help contrast the ADA pathway and a low carb pathway. Please use the hashtag #letmebe83in your comments.