This brings up fond memories of my grandparents. They never had a meal without bread on the table. It was Grandma's own homemade white bread, stacked on little plate, eaten with butter or margerine. They didn't eat a lot of meat because it was expensive, and they lived mainly on fruit and vegetables and legumes from their own garden, which they dried or canned or froze for winter use. They ate oatmeal every morning. (Every. Single. Morning. You'd kill for a piece of bacon.)
They both lived to age 99. However, they didn't sit at a desk all day and somehow I think I've already eaten more junk food than they ate in their entire lifetimes, so I'm not sure that confers a long life on me.
If a piece of whole grain bread at every meal makes you happy, then you should have it, but if you're eating bread then you probably don't need to be eating pasta or rice or potatoes too. Bread can totally be part of your eating plan, but not in unlimited amounts.
If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out. ~~Jean Kerr
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The others have provided some great info on how to include bread in your diet, watch the portion size and having the bread fit within a balanced meal plan.
I took a look at your nutrition tracker to see if I could provide greater insight. I see only 1 recent day of tracking. That day did not contain any bread. It only contained 19 grams of protein and no vegetables.
Was this just an "out of the ordinary day" or would you like some ideas on ways to increase your protein intake??
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I am Serbian, and I grew up eating bread with every single meal. I didn't really realize the effects it has on my weight until maybe about a couple of years ago. I started eating healthier choices, but I still have to have it with every meal because the meal just does not feel complete without it. Is this terrible? Should I try to cut down on my bread intake gradually?
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