Carb problems......Breads

  • JDuderrr

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    Nov 17, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    Try a sweet potato and see if that curbs the bread craving. A sweet potato is a great source of fiber (especially if you eat the skin) and it's way down the glycemic index (not to be confused with a regular white potato). One sweet potato in the microwave takes about the same amout of time as it would take to make toast. http://www.mealsforyou.com/cgi-bin/recipe?id.10180

    Split open and top with butter spray (adds zero calories) and about 1/2 tsp. brown sugar (or use real maple syrup, pecans, salt/pepper, etc.). Depending on what you add, this can resolve a lot of sweet cravings as well.

    Best bet for any craving, including sex: "Do it. . .Do it. . .Do it 'till you're satisfied. . ." Arnolds (U.S., East Coast) makes great-tasting breads that are chock full of grains and fiber. If you can get Arnolds, try a loaf of Ancient Grains, Health Nut, or Oat Nut. Instead of a cinnamon bun, toast up a slice or two, top with butter spray and sprinkle on some cinnamon sugar. Believe me, this works and it's not going to turn you into the Pillsbury Doughboi either. On the other hand, best to stay away from them white-bread dinner rolls. . .

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    Jay
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    Nov 17, 2010 11:26 PM GMT
    i like this post ^^ haha imagine if you had a gluten intolerance. wouldn't that be hard? trust me, it is... icon_cry.gif
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    Nov 19, 2010 3:41 AM GMT
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    mybud saidI'll start out by saying...I edited my diet.....Sweets were dropped which were a huge weaknesses in the past now.... mehhhh take them or leave them....I have been off diet soda..for 4 weeks...(my choice I felt addicted to the stuff)...My weakness now ...carbs....specifically bread products...When I partake I time them before my lifting or running....later in the day...get the carbs through fruits and veggies....But damn....I slide and when I do.... I hit dinner and cinnamon rolls....At times I'll turn to oatmeal or cream of wheat....but that's bland and getting old fast....Dudes.... you got suggestions for a bread replacement...Oh I don't do soy.....PLEASE.....Sincere thanks in advance...BUD


    If you're craving carbs it's because you're not getting enough of them, are eating too many simple carbs and bouncing your insulin, or have to few calories.

    Eat.

    Eat small meals, often, and your blood sugar will be more stable and you'll feel a bunch better, and actually eat less bad stuff.

    Eat. Smalls meal. Often.


    Thanks I eat on a average of 6 small meals a day...plus one or two protein shakes 1 during lifting and a casein shake before bedtime....if I'm out of casein ...I eat cottage cheese...I just want those abs...A friend told me if a goal isn't extremely hard it's not worth it...my mantra now...In high school i played football and wrestling ...I was 240+...now I'm tryin like fuck to melt the fat away from my tum tum...BUD
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    Nov 19, 2010 3:48 AM GMT
    I like the other guys eat natural carbs, vegetables, and fruits to replace breads and pasta's, I also have steamed whole grain rice.
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    Nov 19, 2010 3:49 AM GMT
    That's why you eat whole wheat bread
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    Nov 19, 2010 3:53 AM GMT
    I eat multi grain......Like I said all my cravings center around bread....i do the raw veggies...oatmeal....I still dream of bread....I just need to man up and deny....
  • kew1

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    Nov 19, 2010 7:37 PM GMT
    FredPDX saidI like whole grain, organic craft breads. A loaf of real, one serving sized slices (maybe 5"x"5"x1/4") lasts for a couple weeks. A slice or two a day as part of your total carb intake won't ruin a balanced diet.


    Surely it's a bit mouldy by then?
    I make my own wholewheat or mixed whole grain & it goes stale in 2-3 days, are you freezing it?
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    Nov 19, 2010 8:08 PM GMT
    asnextdoor saidOh god you guys are making me feel so bad about my diet. I eat almost 6-8 slices of bread everyday lol. But even then am not gaining weight : (. As for bread if you choose Whole wheat or whole grain breads, they are good for you.


    Hmm. I've gained more weight cutting out flours and crap than with it. And lost fat. Paleo is good for me.
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    Nov 19, 2010 8:32 PM GMT
    ItalianGuyDen saidI like the other guys eat natural carbs, vegetables, and fruits to replace breads and pasta's, I also have steamed whole grain rice.


    Dude is whole grain rice and brown rice the same....??? Bud
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    Feb 10, 2011 7:35 PM GMT
    Its Longer but Essentially the same I think. Its a bitch to cook takes about an hour but worth it.
  • xKorix

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    Feb 10, 2011 7:50 PM GMT
    If you're cravings are really strong for stuff you may not need, I'd suggest increasing your fat and protein intake, they're much more satiating. I don't eat any grains myself but if I'm craving carbs and something starchy, potatoes and rice do it for me.
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    Feb 10, 2011 11:07 PM GMT
    OMG i ate bread today, it's gonna go straight to my hips! Where's my copy of Nina Sayers' guide to successful bulimia?I
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    Feb 10, 2011 11:11 PM GMT
    well.. i was recently diagnosed with celiacs.. so yeah i cant eat bread. Im used to it now and feel a hell of a lot better, and lost a bunch of weight too. Couldnt figure out why i was always feeling like crap after i ate. icon_redface.gif
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    Feb 10, 2011 11:24 PM GMT
    give up gluten, best thing i ever did for myself! I feel 20 years younger and not as hard as u think.
  • somedaytoo

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    Feb 10, 2011 11:25 PM GMT
    Make your own cinnamon rolls. Replace the flour with 1/2 whole wheat & 1/2 almond flour. Replace the sugar with a substitute like stevia. This way you can have your cake and eat it too.... or rolls.
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    Feb 10, 2011 11:55 PM GMT
    Multigrain bread. LaBrea Bakery brand makes a great one with whole grains and flaxseeds in it. One toasted slice with my 2 scrambled eggs and then I drizzle olive oil on it.

    Try to steer away from foods that make you crave cinnamon rolls. Is it habit you're eating them or really craving sweets? Instead, have an apple or a piece of fruit to curb your sweet tooth.
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    Feb 10, 2011 11:55 PM GMT

    Wild rice (not really rice at all) has been a pretty good substitute for me.

    But speaking of diet changes and blandness, my latest major adjustment to diet has been a huge reduction in sodium. I had no idea I consumed that much salt in a day until I started tracking it, and realizing how much it was affecting me physically. It's been TOUGH... things taste so bland and unsatisfying. It's been almost a month and I think I'm adjusting finally. My blood pressure thanks me, I'm sure, but my taste buds were in hell.

  • LJay

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    Feb 11, 2011 12:43 AM GMT
    FurMur has some good thoughts above. Lower the carbs and fat and move to lose weight. Those of you with low body fat and higher metabolisms encouraged by muscularity can eat more bread and not suffer. Fiber is the magic, though. Whole grains supply fiber and help the higher glycemic carbs to move right on through your system without being absorbed. An old doctor of mine simplified it with "If you have to eat bread, eat whole wheat."

    Read those labels, guys. Just for a few days, try 60 grams of carb per meal. It is very possible and could help you think differently about what you are eating.
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    Feb 23, 2011 1:28 PM GMT
    The physical health, it's a balance of physical health and personal mental well-being. You might feel good about yourself with a perfect diet, but you can enjoy food in a balance.


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    Feb 23, 2011 1:49 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidJust focus on eating non processed carbs. Use celery ,carrots, and zucchini sticks for hummas dip, almond or peanut butter. Eat trail
    Mix and dried fruits of all kind. Try sunflower,sesame and pumpkin seeds. Make smoothies out of frozen fruit ,whey powder and almond milk. When you get your fill of these you won't crave bread.


    Awesome advice! Alpha13.......you nailed it!!
    Your body may be 'over responding' to starch which causes peaks and valleys in energy level and trigger the starch/glucose cravings. Even yourself out with fruits and veggies as the main carb source.
    Detour (famous for their high sugar protien bars) makes oatmeal based bars with 30g protein 9 sugars and 58 carbs!! and NO maltodextrin.
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    Feb 23, 2011 2:12 PM GMT
    LanceVolleyball saidgive up gluten, best thing i ever did for myself! I feel 20 years younger and not as hard as u think.



    January 5th I went gluten free, potato free, white rice free.
    For a couple weeks I did every now and then have some pretzels or jasmine rice. Of course it was hard... but I have a goal in mind.

    Well, it's been 7 weeks, and I see and feel the change already.
    The craving of bread has almost gone away....and knowing that I kept up with the regimine has mentality really boosted my gym workouts.

    I'm already seeing striation in my muscles..( which usually doesn't happen for me till closer to Memorial Day )
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    Feb 23, 2011 2:15 PM GMT
    Man I'm loving this thread! I have an addiction to bread and need to give it the beat down!

    lol

    thx 4 all the tips & 4 bringing it up bud

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  • victor8

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    Jan 19, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    brown rice wraps, hummus veggies sauté and poached chicken...honey mustard dressing