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Eating bread and losing weight?


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I am wondering if anyone has had success losing weight/getting to thier goal weight while eating bread?  I found a healthy bread that is 90 calories per slice..  Since i'm in school and have no access to a microwave I was thinking two pieces with hummus filled with vegetables or two pieces with mustard, cooked chicken breast, lettuce, tomato and cucumber of course I would also have a salad on the side.  I eat oatmeal for breakfast and vegetables, protiene and usually a quarter cup of quinoa for supper... I am with in my daily calories if I have the bread for lunch.. I know bread is tabooed alot and I am wondering if it will hinder my weight loss at all.

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I thought going whole grain was the fine until I recently read the book Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis. The genetic engineering that wheat has undergone in the name of profit causes a serious problem for many people. It is a large contributing factor to the overweight epidemic and related health issues we have in the USA today. It's almost impossible to eat what your grandparents ate and maintain a slim figure because the wheat is not the same wheat.

thhq
Oct 19 2011 21:14
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You know envis, I have found that by increasing my activity and lowering my eating I got what is called a Calorie Deficit. My belly went away and I eat wheat.

So why don't you try that instead of doing book placements?
Original Post by envisionit:

It's almost impossible to eat what your grandparents ate and maintain a slim figure because the wheat is not the same wheat.

Are you saying it's almost impossible to eat today's bread and maintain a slim figure?

Cool - I can do the (almost) impossible!

I must be a special snowflake.

I always include bread in my diet and its a large part of my diet, but I stick to whole wheat or multi grain. Sometimes Ill buy light whole wheat which is 35 calories a slice. I eat bagel thins, english muffins, pita bread with hummus flatbread with hummus, I put peanut butter on whole wheat with bananas. I just include it in my calories and I havent gained any weight from it. Your supposed to have whole grains everyday and carbohydrates. I do think though you should go with whole grains, not white.

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Oct 19 2011 22:44
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Hmm amethyst, no responses....I'll try ringing once more....

envis I see you only have the one post.

Is wheat belly a big problem among book placement bots?

like most everyone else, I agree that bread will NOT sabotage your diet. As long as it's whole-grain (100% whole wheat) and free from sugar (including its aliases 'evaporated cane juice', honey, etc) and other additives, it has a rightful place in your diet.

 

however, I would suggest that you find an even lower calorie bread. 90 calories is kind of a lot, as breads go.

 

my favorite is Sara Lee's 45 calories and delightful. there are other brands that have 50-60 cals per slice.

Read the book and get educated! Empty calories from wheat that has been genetically engineered are harmful to your body. The insulin reaction is deleterious to you. Eat whole natural foods and avoid the processed foods that are causing the alarming increase in weight gain and disease. I provided the information to help inform you and others.

Original Post by envisionit:

Read the book and get educated! Empty calories from wheat that has been genetically engineered are harmful to your body. The insulin reaction is deleterious to you. Eat whole natural foods and avoid the processed foods that are causing the alarming increase in weight gain and disease. I provided the information to help inform you and others.

ANNNNNND weight watchers bread is the WORST, its apparently got bleach or something in and is just 'pumped up' to look like bread.

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Oct 21 2011 15:05
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Envis you're here pitching another book for us to buy. Unless you provide a link to the contents for free you've provided no useful information.

We're here to count calories. Stick around. Learn something useful for nothing. Otherwise spew your book placements somewhere else.

I would personally stay away from "lite" breads and other things like that (as many others here have said).  I find that the "lite" things usually leave me dissatisfied and that I'm more likely to binge.  If I can do product placement, I love the Michael Pollin's book "In Defense of Food," because of his emphasis on eating REAL food that you can enjoy.  I was falling into the "lite foods" trap and couldn't understand why I wasn't losing weight, then realized that it was because I was eating processed low-nutrient foods.  So, go ahead and eat the 90 calorie bread if it is satisfying, made out of real ingrediants and is not loaded up with HFCS, artificial everything, and thickeners galore.  I think you're on the right track making your own or buying the good stuff.

Original Post by libbymae6:

Actually, white bread is only one GI point more than wheat bread. 


....true, but whole grain bread is the real deal for your body...with fiber. White bread (even the type made from wheat flour) is made from wheat that is stripped of everything that is food for you, leaving you with just starch. A calorie is a calorie, but why put junk in your body when you can choose then healthier alternative. This is something I have learned.
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Original Post by libbymae6:

Actually, white bread is only one GI point more than wheat bread. 


....true, but whole grain bread is the real deal for your body...with fiber. White bread (even the type made from wheat flour) is made from wheat that is stripped of everything that is food for you, leaving you with just starch. A calorie is a calorie, but why put junk in your body when you can choose then healthier alternative. This is something I have learned.

white bread is usually fortified anyways.

 

And I mean, looking at this...

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/baked-pro ducts/4872/2

and

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/baked-pro ducts/4876/2

 

doesn't seem to make much of a difference

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I think the no carb gurus would have us believing that bread is toxic.  Then there are the experts who advise us against eating wheat in any form because today's wheat according to them is genetically inferior to what our ancestors ate.  Common sense alert---people are are living a lot longer today and are healthier and more youthful looking than any of our ancestors. Of course, the kooks will argue that advances in medical technology are the reason we are living longer while in the same breath they insist that "we are what we eat".

If you are hell bent on following the advice of all the experts out there, GOOD LUCK! Because they all contradict themselves.  If we look for any sort of common denominator among them, we'll be eating nothing but organic sprouts and purified water while we exhaust ourselves at the gym 3  or more days a week.

Unless you are celiac, enjoy your bread as long as it's a healthier whole grain variety and the calories are calculated into your daily allowance. Some breads such as rye and pumpernickel contain a much more resistant starch that is digested more slowly and keeps us satisfied longer. 

I have lost 138 pounds in one and half years and NEVER gave up my bread or any other carbs except the obvious refined sugars, starches, and junk food, processed foods, and fast food.  However, I do indulge occasionally in those items because I am at a point in my weight loss journey where I can enjoy an occasional treat without bingeing to the point of no return.

Weight loss is not just calories. You cannot just eat cake all day and stay under your caloric budget and lose weight. Different foods have different reactions and cause spikes of insulin that may cause you to hold on to other foods as fat when eaten after. Everyone's body reacts differently to grains and carbs, and even before I had a gluten problem I gained weight very easily on them. Other people don't have a problem at all. It all depends on how their body responds and it's level of insulin sensitivity.
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I eat 100%whole wheat bagels, English muffins, tortillas and a healthy bread option-pumpernickel. Yum!
Original Post by cassidylee123:

Weight loss is not just calories. You cannot just eat cake all day and stay under your caloric budget and lose weight. Different foods have different reactions and cause spikes of insulin that may cause you to hold on to other foods as fat when eaten after. Everyone's body reacts differently to grains and carbs, and even before I had a gluten problem I gained weight very easily on them. Other people don't have a problem at all. It all depends on how their body responds and it's level of insulin sensitivity.


this guy did

Edit: fixed link

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Aug 30 2013 18:23
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cassidylee, the concept of "holding on" to food doesn't have much to do with real weight loss. What happens over a period of a day is a water retention and bulking effect. If you bulked up on low calorie density or salty foods, or bingeing or feasting, the scale goes up, as much as 5 lbs in a day. If you're using calorie deficits to lose weight you know that results are measured in terms of weeks and months. Transient gains can be wiped out in a day or two no matter what food you ate, so long as you steadily stick with calorie deficits.

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Aug 30 2013 18:46
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Some threads don't deserve a bump, and while this one is boring, it's the first time I've read the twinkie guy's story, using amethyst's link. I didn't realize that he'd been unsuccessful losing weight eating a good diet, or that the junk food diet improved his blood tests so much, simply because he controlled his portions. I've personally seen the same thing.

Since cassidylee brought up the subject of cake-eating, my blood tests are better than they ever were when I was avoiding german chocolate cake. Calorie counting allows the full range. While cake might not be optimal it's not evil when my TG's are at 75, my HDL's are in the mid 80's, and my weight is in the normal range.

i have  had success  by.....eating my bread products ..early in the day before 12 noon. low dairy.......watching sugar........and fats. i put on weight when i started eating more red meat.......Not good.  There is no secret pill or method. common sense. read labels!!! I did eat a lot of things that most people would not do trying to lose... i ate baked potatoes, popcorn....and one sweet a day! but... i exercised!!

you can not deprive your self....or you will fail.  choose wisely..that's all

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