Do MiM make you stall?

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  1. newfate

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    I have just discovered MiMs and love them. Do they slow your weight loss and how often do people on here have them?

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    They stall some people and not others. I guess it is trial and error. I was told never to have them more than twice a week but I ended up not having them at all. A lot of the people on here do use them though. :)
     
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    After having them almost every day I've cut back to one a week, but tbh I don't know if they stall me or not, just don't fancy them so often.
     
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    I used them when I started to subsitute a savoury mix of MIM for bread for the occassional sandwich or burger bun. I think the mix is good for that but then I'm not a sweettooth and didn't like the sweet mix. Now however I rarely use the mix as I just don't feel the need for it. Somepeople have them once a day, some once a week. I think if you struggle with your losses then it is worth looking at cutting them back, but until then just enjoy- but not too much as too much flax can give people tummy trouble
     
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    The thing about flaxseed is that it is composed almost totally of fibre, and contains good, healthy oils (omega 3 for example). In the American Atkins community the MIM is regarded as a 'carb wash' - virtually no carbs - because it mostly passes straight through the digestive system.

    I love MIMs and I tinker with the recipe to get a more pleasing result. I don't have a stalling problem with flax luckily enough but I do with cheese and dairy, and with sugar alcohols used to sweeten sugar free chocolate, bars, etc.

    Try a MIM a day and if it seems to be slowing you down try one every other day, or half a MIM a day. I love making toasted cheese sandwiches with MIM dough (see recipe section above). MIMs are so versatile. The rich chocolate MIM is just bliss with a bit of low sugar black cherry jam in the middle and topped with a bit of cream - Black Forest MIM!
     
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    Girly that sounds lush!

    If you've refined the recipe, would you mind posting it here? Always great to see peoples' variations :)
     
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    I posted my variations on the MIMs recipe thread ages back. Should still be there, or perhaps under the general recipes. Rich chocolate MIM or some such - and it really does taste like black forest gateau!
     
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    I use one egg per two MIMs, extra water (makes it much more cake-like in texture), and a tablespoonful of oil. NOT two tablespoonsful of butter as I have seen on some recipes - I don't think that much fat is necessary. I make four MIMs at a time. Don't be too mean with the cocoa as you want the flavour to be, well, rich! Add powdered or liquid sweetener to taste. A dash of vanilla flavouring added to the wet mix brings out the lovely choccy flavour even more!
     
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    Just made my first choccy one, was eating it thinking this reeeeally dry, then realised I'd forgotten the butter/oil. Oops. Indigestion now :rolleyes:
     
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    I did! :D :D
     
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    Was so glad you asked, because I was too :D

    I have started to have these this week...am having one a day for brekkie with a protein shake, am sticking so will see if it stalls me.


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    I stuck to half a mim a day - that way i got the benefits for my insides but didnt stall me
     
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    silly q, whats a mim?
     
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    muffin in a minute!
    1/4 cup flaxseed
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    1tsp butter/cocnut oil
    1tsp dble cream
    1 egg
    then whatever flavour you prefer....cocoa and splenda, ginger, garlic and herb, cinamon, etc etc etc, make it up!

    mix it all well with a fork and microwave for 1 min, then eit sliced with butter/cream cheese, or warm with dble cream, use it as a 'bread' whatever you fancy

    go on, it's yum!
     
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    Muffin in a Minute, on the flaxseed recipe section above. This is a wonderful substitute for bread, rolls, etc. Makes a yummy sweet or savoury burger bun or even a low carb 'cake' or muffin. Delicious! They've saved many an Atkinser from grabbing regular bread lol.
     
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