Dumping Sandwiches

  • DCEric

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    Feb 09, 2013 10:17 PM GMT
    So for years decades I've eaten a sandwich for lunch. They are healthy, lean meat, veggies, no mayo, on whole or multi-grain bread. I'm considering changing that.

    I'd like to lean out more, and my sacred sandwiches may be the biggest collection of carbs I eat at one go, except dinner. So, all you nutrition knowledgeable folks, my question is, "Should I be trying to dump these two slices of bread? and if so, what would be a good alternative that is easy to bring to work?"

    Edit: Yes, I am well aware that 2 slices of bread/day isn't wrecking my diet and that I need the energy that carbs provide. I'm looking at a lot of things, but after so long of eating sandwiches for lunch, I wanted to solicit ideas from folks who might have given me some radical different perspective. Thanks.
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    Feb 09, 2013 10:25 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidCarbs! Carbs! Carbs! I hate 'em!! icon_evil.gif

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    omg hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!

    *now in agony from snorting soup into sinuses while laughing*
  • DCEric

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    Feb 09, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidCarbs! Carbs! Carbs! I hate 'em!! icon_evil.gif


    That was hilarious. Didn't think that would be the first post. Still chuckling over here.
  • Timbales

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    Feb 09, 2013 10:49 PM GMT
    you could use large lettuce leaves as a wrap
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    Feb 09, 2013 11:25 PM GMT
    Just add more meat to balance things out. icon_biggrin.gif

    But Timbales's suggestion might be better. Even In-N-Out offers that as an option on their burgers.

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    Feb 09, 2013 11:45 PM GMT
    Try eating the protein on top of kimchee.

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    Feb 09, 2013 11:56 PM GMT
    Timbales saidyou could use large lettuce leaves as a wrap


    ^^^ This
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    Feb 09, 2013 11:57 PM GMT
    xrichx said

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    The fries make the whole thing an oxymoron...unless they have a gluten allergy I guess...
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    Feb 10, 2013 12:01 AM GMT
    DC -

    I will often make a big pot of soup on the weekend - protein, veggies, low carbs... then buy those inexpensive - GLAD - plastic containers. I believe they have some now that are microwavable but bph free (or whatever that acronym).

    These are easy to pop in the fridge or freeze for later days. Also easy to take to work for lunch.

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    Feb 10, 2013 12:02 AM GMT
    You could use a low carb wrap.
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    Feb 10, 2013 12:44 AM GMT
    Well, I'm surprised to find out this thread is cleaner than I inferred from the title.
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    Feb 10, 2013 12:52 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidTry eating the protein on top of kimchee.

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    I love kimchee ( very much,) but you can't exactly bring it to work...

    What about a rice wrap?
  • Timbales

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    Feb 10, 2013 12:54 AM GMT
    Nabisco said
    xrichx said

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    The fries make the whole thing an oxymoron...unless they have a gluten allergy I guess...


    the fatty ground beef is fine?
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    Feb 10, 2013 12:56 AM GMT
    nicodegallo saidWell, I'm surprised to find out this thread is cleaner than I inferred from the title.


    Haha, yeah, I was expecting him to say that he was shitting sandwiches.
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    Feb 10, 2013 12:58 AM GMT
    Timbales said
    Nabisco said
    xrichx said

    [lettuce wrapped burger and fries]


    The fries make the whole thing an oxymoron...unless they have a gluten allergy I guess...


    the fatty ground beef is fine?


    Diet wise I think a white burger bun is more damaging than a meat patty.
  • Timbales

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    Feb 10, 2013 12:59 AM GMT
    Nabisco said
    Diet wise I think a white burger bun is more damaging than a meat patty.


    but I like fries sometimes icon_cry.gif
  • Medjai

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    Feb 10, 2013 1:00 AM GMT
    Carbs are energy. Cutting out energy is not the answer. Reducing or varying carbs, or increasing energy output, is better.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Feb 10, 2013 1:00 AM GMT
    lol dude, two slices of bread is not going to keep you from getting lean. if you are exercising and eating fairly healthy you can get pretty lean from that
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    Feb 10, 2013 1:02 AM GMT
    Timbales said
    Nabisco said
    Diet wise I think a white burger bun is more damaging than a meat patty.


    but I like fries sometimes icon_cry.gif


    Fries are delicious! icon_biggrin.gif And I eat them too. I think I'm pretty good at knowing the theory of a near perfect and balanced diet...that doesn't mean I live it icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 10, 2013 1:04 AM GMT
    Not all breads are the same.

    The first time I tried Milton's 9-grain whole-wheat bread toasted, my sister and I consumed the entire loaf and two sticks of butter the night before Thanksgiving. I didn't normally indulge but she insisted while staying with me.http://www.miltonsbaking.com/ But, despite "97% fat free" or whatever, it still has a carb content that requires extra cardio.

    Switched to "Squirrely bread" that I can only find at Costco.
    http://www.silverhillsbakery.ca/products/sprouted-bread/squirrelly

    Seems easier on the waistline. Flavorful. The Pita bread that Subway labels "flat bread" seems to be easier on the waistline for reasons I'm not understanding...

    Rice crackers work too. In the end, I eat bread on cardio days or I'll be face down unconscious without that energy.
  • LJay

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    Feb 10, 2013 1:23 AM GMT
    The soup is a good idea if you have a microwave at work or use a thermos. . You could also add a bit more in the way of veggies to your sandwich ingredients and take it as a salad.

    Whole grain bread does provide some fiber, though. You probably can have a couple of slices of good bread without doing great harm. The stuff can get pricey, though. Reading the nutrition labels on bread is interesting. There are lots of variables in carb and fiber content.
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    Feb 10, 2013 3:06 AM GMT
    Nabisco said
    Timbales said
    Nabisco said
    Diet wise I think a white burger bun is more damaging than a meat patty.


    but I like fries sometimes icon_cry.gif


    Fries are delicious! icon_biggrin.gif And I eat them too. I think I'm pretty good at knowing the theory of a near perfect and balanced diet...that doesn't mean I live it icon_wink.gif


    I've heard that Belgian Fries are bomb. I've got to seek out a place that fries them in duck fat.
  • Timbales

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    Feb 10, 2013 3:37 AM GMT
    GAMRican said

    I've heard that Belgian Fries are bomb. I've got to seek out a place that fries them in duck fat.


    do they have mayo? I hate mayo.
  • Kwokpot

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    Feb 10, 2013 3:50 AM GMT
    Hmmm what is your alcohol intake? Drink beer? Limiting Alcohol will make a much bigger impact than the bread in your afternoon sandwich.
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    Feb 10, 2013 4:35 AM GMT
    Timbales said
    GAMRican said

    I've heard that Belgian Fries are bomb. I've got to seek out a place that fries them in duck fat.


    do they have mayo? I hate mayo.


    If fried in duck fat, I would need no sauce of any kind. Why ruin simple perfection?