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UGAKATE85
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12/4/12 11:08 A

I don't eat bread at every meal but I do include carbs of some sort. I try to make sure the bread I do eat is whole wheat and mix in lots of other grains (quinoa, rice, etc)



POPSECRET
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12/4/12 9:26 A

I don't eat a ton of bread, but I could never give it up completely! Mostly eat it in sandwich form.



MANDIETERRIER1
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12/3/12 8:29 P

I eat bread in moderation. It fills me up and keeps me fuller longer.



MEG-NATALIA07
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12/3/12 6:40 P

Depends on if I'm craving it. Most days I do better without. I eat plenty of carbs and starches (sweet potatoes, fruit and veggies). But if I do want bread I'll make sure it's a good brand with real ingredients (and gluten free for me). Most times I make my own and freeze it.

Edited by: MEG-NATALIA07 at: 12/3/2012 (18:42)


SONICB
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12/3/12 5:08 P

Same as OP: Eating a little bread tends to fill me up longer. I always get the whole wheat (or whole grain) variety for fiber and protein.



MARITIMER3
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12/3/12 2:10 P

I eat a minimum of 2 slices whole wheat or multigrain bread every day.



CHEETARA79
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12/3/12 2:04 P

I eat bread many times per week. I find that complex carbs from wholegrain bread keep me full for longer when I eat them with protein.



ANA3400
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12/3/12 1:41 P

I eat about a slice or two of bread a day. NO white bread for me though, and I make sure to try to buy bread with seeds and high fiber content.

Edited by: ANA3400 at: 12/3/2012 (13:42)


GANEC5104
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12/3/12 1:02 P

I eat bread (18grain), usually 1slice at breakfast and maybe 1slice at lunch.... and I still loose weight



YOJULEZ
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12/3/12 12:09 P

In moderation I guess, but I don't actually eat it too often. I'll have a sandwich once every week or two or three, so, not very often. It can take me a couple months to get through one loaf of bread if I'm the only one eating it. On weekends I like to toast whole grain english muffins and put peanut butter and jelly on them for breakfast, and occasionally I make french toast or hamburgers/hot dogs with buns, but that's about the extent of my bread intake. It's not that I don't like it or think it's bad for me, I just prefer to eat other things. I like potato bread. I do eat a lot of pasta though.

Edited by: YOJULEZ at: 12/3/2012 (12:10)


VICKY5231
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12/3/12 12:06 P

I eat bread, usually 1-2 slices of whole wheat bread a day.



KRISTEN_SAYS
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12/3/12 11:47 A

Ugh I love bread. If I have a loaf of bread in the house, I'm likely to eat 4+ slices a day. I stopped buying loafs of bread and have whole wheat bagel thins with a little bit of natural PB for breakfast. I'm not tempted to have 4 bagel thins in one day like I am with a loaf of bread.



CORTNEY-LEE
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12/3/12 11:41 A

I don't eat a lot of bread. I never really have.

I don't like whole wheat bread and white bread doesn't sit well with my stomach.





JHUNDLEY21
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12/3/12 9:49 A

I do eat bread wheat or wheat honey 7 grain. When I first started the SparkPeople program the end of August I tried not eating bread didn't want to waste my calories on it, then started feeling weak, dizzy etc. due to sugar levels, so I started eating bread and do not have those dizzy feelings anymore, if I had not got those feelings I probably would have continued to not eat bread as often...



LOVE4KITTIES
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12/3/12 8:20 A

Yes, I eat bread. Usually whole wheat.



JENNILACEY
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12/3/12 7:24 A

I eat 1-2 slices a day. I always have a sandwich or wrap for lunch. It isn't that I crave the bread, I just need it for my fancy sandwiches. ;)

I make peanut butter/waldorphs, egg and shrimp, tuna, egg and apples, fruity chicken and Coach Nicole's Grown up grilled cheese.

I choose whole grain; quinoa and flaxseed or sunflower. I also get a thin sliced marble wheat/rye.



FITNESS_ELLE
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12/3/12 6:57 A

no bread for me! I was diagnosed with celiac along with a general grain intolerance about 8 years ago.

sometimes I still miss it though!



PIPERJ4A
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12/3/12 6:49 A

I eat bread in moderation. I usually choose whole grain and nut



DIETCOLALOLA
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12/3/12 5:56 A

I try not to eat too much bread but I do eat it every day. I live in Germany and the bread here is just incredible (unfortunately for my waistline).




NAUSIKAA
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12/3/12 5:38 A

I bake bread about once/month or every few months... it's just too much trouble and too many calories to eat more often that that. Storebought bread I think is so awful, not worth wasting precious calories on it. I grind my own wheat when I make bread so it burns a few calories between that and the kneading!



SUNSHINE6442
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12/3/12 5:13 A

The wheat bread we have today in America contains a Super Starch known as amylopectin A , which is a dwarf wheat that is super fattening and also a super Gluten that is super-inflammatory.

I learned that being fat is being inflammed.

I only eat Rye Bread which digests slowly and helps keep me full...and usually only 2 -4 slices per week. Even pimpernickle is better and absolutely no white for me



BUBBLEJ1
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12/3/12 2:21 A

I eat bread most days. I like sandwich thins, but that's just me. If I want a piece of toast for a snack or something then I will have it. I also like Subway, and it is my lunch of choice if I am eating out.



SLIMMERKIWI
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12/2/12 11:36 P

I eat bread every day, but it is really good quality bread and very high in fibre, plus a good source of protein and low sodium and fairly low fat. I sometimes have 2 pieces with cottage cheese and tomato, or with Banana mashed on it for breakfast, but don't find it as filling as Rolled Oats for breakfast. I find it more filling than a lot of other alternatives for lunch, but usually only have 2 slices with salads or whatever on it.

Kris



STEPHEN_NANNY
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12/2/12 10:44 P

I eat 1-2 slices of bread probably 4 days/week. However, I'm pretty picky about the type...only flax/multigrain/cracked-wheat type stuff or rye bread. Usually, it is bread we make here at home. No white bread at all. Anything with a lower glycemic index number.

Also, I really only put certain spreads on...home-made applesauce, honey, or natural peanut butter.

Some people find that just a bit of bread in their regime will make them crave more carbs...for others, it takes the edge off. I have some in order to not go nuts some day and then have waaaay too much (I love bread alot).



CARLYROSE101
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12/2/12 10:23 P

Do you eat bread in moderation? or do you refrain from it all together?personally i find that if i eat a little here and there i feel full longer.....what do you think?



 
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