No grains? I CAN'T LIVE WITH NO GRAINS!!! What other options are there?

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    Jun 17, 2011 6:12 AM GMT
    Okay, so I love sandwhichessss! The old days I'd have white bread smothered in butter and vegimite all over that motherfucker! However, nowadays I'm healthy. So i've switched to wholemeal bread with no butter and just whatever is healthy on it... Like toasted with springwater salmon or tuna or eggs. However, I was reading a post that said to get rid of all grains out of your diet... I CAN'T DO THAT! I love them! Seriously... bread is what makes up for half my meals a day. Anyways, why is this? I read something like the gluten doesn't burn off and you won't lose weight... If this is the case and I should cease eating grains such as breads, rice and so on... What other alternitives do I have? Like, sandwhich wise... I just want something I can lay my salon or eggs on...?
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    Jun 17, 2011 6:53 AM GMT
    Kristoff saidOkay, so I love sandwhichessss! The old days I'd have white bread smothered in butter and vegimite all over that motherfucker! However, nowadays I'm healthy. So i've switched to wholemeal bread with no butter and just whatever is healthy on it... Like toasted with springwater salmon or tuna or eggs. However, I was reading a post that said to get rid of all grains out of your diet... I CAN'T DO THAT! I love them! Seriously... bread is what makes up for half my meals a day. Anyways, why is this? I read something like the gluten doesn't burn off and you won't lose weight... If this is the case and I should cease eating grains such as breads, rice and so on... What other alternitives do I have? Like, sandwhich wise... I just want something I can lay my salon or eggs on...?


    Lettuce wraps.
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    Jun 17, 2011 6:56 AM GMT
    I eat bread...

    bread, wine and fish was mentioned repeatedly in the bible. Thou shall not do without...

    Kristoff saidOkay, so I love sandwhichessss! The old days I'd have white bread smothered in butter and vegimite all over that motherfucker! However, nowadays I'm healthy.


    It wasn't the bread that made you unhealthy. It was the butter and veggie mites, whatever the hell that is.

    Also, if you don't eat grains you'll end up fiber-deficient making it harder to shit...

    Remember what General Mills said? 95% of Americans don't get enough whole grain...

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    Jun 17, 2011 6:56 AM GMT
    Kristoff saidWhat other alternitives do I have?
    A relaxing day at the beach.
    87_20fat_20guy_20in_20a_20little_20beach
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    Jun 17, 2011 7:22 AM GMT
    Keep your grains. Just because someone wrote it in a thread on realjock, it doesn't mean you have to incorporate it. There's a lot of garbage out there about health and fitness which typically will work as short term solutions but that's about all. Do what works for your body. The key to maintaining weight loss is coming up with a healthy, balanced, diet and exercise plan that you can live with and maybe even enjoy. Not total deprivation, or hours upon hours of misery engaged in activity that you despise.
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    Jun 17, 2011 2:39 PM GMT
    It doesn't help with the sandwich problem but there are healthier ways to injest grains than by eating even whole wheat bread - brown rice and quinoa, for example (though the latter qualifies more as a seed it's protein packed with the taste and texture of cous cous or bulgur wheat).
  • Bunjamon

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    Jun 17, 2011 2:42 PM GMT
    Eat your grains, just don't make them the focal point of your diet, and stick to whole grains. Carbohydrates are actually essential to building muscle, if that's your goal. Check out this article: http://www.muscleandstrength.com/articles/carbohydrates-and-bodybuilding.html
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    Jun 17, 2011 3:54 PM GMT
    You'll hear people telling you to cut out grain products for two main reasons:

    1. To help reduce dietary carbohydrate intake as a means for weight loss. Ingestion of carbohydrate raises blood sugar, and subsequently raises levels of circulating insulin. It's insulin that tells your muscle cells to take in blood sugar and store it, but insulin also tells your fat cells to take in blood sugar and store it as fat. Furthermore, insulin also prevents your fat cells from utilizing its stored fat as energy.

    2. As a means for avoiding gluten and/or other anti-nutrients found in grain products. It goes without saying that someone who is a celiac (allergic to gluten) should avoid grains, but some people say that gluten is harmful to the body regardless if we are allergic to it or not. There's also talk of whole grain products containing an anti-nutrient called phytic acid. Studies show that phytic acid can have negative effects on vitamin D's action on the body. More on whole grain toxicity in the link below...

    http://www.naturalnews.com/030512_whole_grains_phytic_acid.html

    Whether or not you should cut out grains depends on what your goals are. If you are strictly trying to lose weight, you'll benefit by greatly reducing the amount of grains in your diet, as you'll have less circulating insulin and your body will utilize stored fat for energy. On the other hand, if you're trying to build muscle, you'll need lots of carbohydrate and protein because of insulin's action on muscle cells. In that case, it would be foolhardy to cut out a rich source of carbohydrate to fuel your muscle growth.

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    Jun 17, 2011 4:02 PM GMT
    I had a dramatic weight loss when I simply changed the times that I ate my carbs and switched to whole grain products. When I wanted to tone up (i.e. loose fat and increase muscle weight), I ate the overwhelming majority of my carbs during breakfast and lunch. I also made sure that my dinner (mainly meats and veggies) was done before 7pm (7:30 latest). This really did work for me. Try it and see!
  • victor8

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    Jun 17, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    eziekieb bread...made from sprouted grains...flour free...they make wraps too
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    Jun 17, 2011 4:28 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Kristoff saidWhat other alternitives do I have?
    A relaxing day at the beach.
    87_20fat_20guy_20in_20a_20little_20beach



    Paul, we can't "un-see" that, you know... (Runs for the eye-bleach)
  • Timbales

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    Jun 17, 2011 5:38 PM GMT
    look for breads made with rice and oats as an alternative
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    Jun 17, 2011 7:27 PM GMT
    Gradually... good dieting is not about cutting everything to nothing at once. Do the 80/20 rule.
    Make sure the bread you eat does not contain HFCS (high fructose corn syrup)
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    Jun 17, 2011 8:49 PM GMT
    rye bread