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snolover
01-16-2012, 07:37 PM
Hi everyone. Another question. I know we are not allowed to use extracts or baking powder but lots of yummy recipes call for these. Has it made a huge difference in your losses if you used them and did you stop using them because the scale was stalling? I never used these before and I am afraid to, especially because the scale isn't too nice with me as it is. lol Thanks!


4kiddos
01-16-2012, 07:52 PM
I bought the vanilla without corn syrup and I do use baking powder, especially for the waffle recipes (YUMMY!) They are allowed and ok. I would suggest going to FinnSteven's post from Finland because he has tons of recipes and they are all okay for Phase 1! So go ahead and indulge in something different. Made my variety a lot better.

snolover
01-16-2012, 08:00 PM
I bought the vanilla without corn syrup and I do use baking powder, especially for the waffle recipes (YUMMY!) They are allowed and ok. I would suggest going to FinnSteven's post from Finland because he has tons of recipes and they are all okay for Phase 1! So go ahead and indulge in something different. Made my variety a lot better.

The thing is, NO, they are not allowed. They aren't on the sheet and I asked my coach and she says NO. I see all those yummy recipes and I feel like giving in. lol


Junetwin11
01-16-2012, 08:02 PM
I have used extracts with no alcohol. Vanilla,, rum, mint..etc. I have never used baking powder though. :)

purple sky
01-16-2012, 08:13 PM
I have used extracts with no alcohol. Vanilla,, rum, mint..etc. I have never used baking powder though. :)

Do you have suggestions on finding alcohol free extracts? I've never seen them before.

Lakewood
01-16-2012, 08:35 PM
I've used them the entire time I've been on the program and they haven't hindered my loss.

Junetwin11
01-16-2012, 08:47 PM
Do you have suggestions on finding alcohol free extracts? I've never seen them before.

I went to the local health/natural food store and found them there. I'm sure you could get them anywhere.

frazzledmom04
01-16-2012, 08:49 PM
I use baking powder everyday for my crispy cereal pancake and It hsn't hurt my losses any.

purple sky
01-16-2012, 08:59 PM
I went to the local health/natural food store and found them there. I'm sure you could get them anywhere.

Awesome...thanx!

pattyhues
01-16-2012, 09:40 PM
Hmm...

To substitute vanilla you could try:
Almond extract, rum, amaretto, Grand Marnier, framboise, or any of dozens of other extracts, essences, brandies, or liqueurs.

But since vanilla extract is a basic household item, and has a distinct taste, it's pretty hard to substitute it. (And cupcakes will taste better with it.)


And for the baking powder, just use baking soda - i'm 99.9% sure that it will turn out just fine.

wuv2bloved
01-16-2012, 10:07 PM
I would think that the amount of baking powder or soda that we use in the recipes wouldn't hurt the losses. Steven has done tons of research with the recipes and even in the cookbook put out by IP have these ingredients in them. SO with that being said, I would say they are OK to use. But again this is ONLY MY OPINION!

snolover
01-17-2012, 12:07 PM
Thanks everyone! I will take your comments into consideration. However, the scale isn't moving too fast these days so I'm still afraid. We'll see. Have a nice day!!

New Englander
01-17-2012, 01:03 PM
Hi everyone. Another question. I know we are not allowed to use extracts or baking powder but lots of yummy recipes call for these. Has it made a huge difference in your losses if you used them and did you stop using them because the scale was stalling? I never used these before and I am afraid to, especially because the scale isn't too nice with me as it is. lol Thanks!
I won't use them because I'm really sticking to the diet...but a friend ignored the fact that extracts have alcohol in them and chose to put them in her coffee and still loss. Had she not used the extracts she would have loss more quickly...but she still loss and was happier doing it...

New Englander
01-17-2012, 01:04 PM
Plus, you could use real vanilla bean (a little more costly)...but you'll get a better vanilla flavor...more natural than vanilla extract... just sayin'

Magicpinecone
01-17-2012, 03:00 PM
Baking powder is allowed as it's 0/0/0. 1/8 of a tsp of Clabber Girl double acting baking powder has 0 calories, 0 fat, 65 mg sodium, 0 carbs and 0 protein.

sandralosingweight
01-17-2012, 03:25 PM
Baking powder and baking soda is a kind of ''salt'' in a way, it did not affect my weight loss at all when I used it, I usually use 1/4 of a tsp so that is close to nothing.

As for vanilla, you have to make sure it is the kind that does not have alcohol or sugar and you'll be fine.