The whole wheat breads aren't bad. They take some getting used to. The sugar free bread is not bad, but I would store it in the refridgerator. Since it doesn't have the extra sugars to help preserve it, it tends to grow mold fast.
You can buy either white or brown Basmati rice - the white is lower glycemic than other white rices.
"According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Basmati rice has a Medium Glycemic Index (GI) of between 56 and 69, thus making it more suitable for diabetics as compared to certain other grains and products made from white flour".
So, if you don't like brown rice, Basmati is a better choice than other white rices. It is a bit spendy, but truly worth every penny!
Gee, thanks. I really admire you. Ypu know a lot of stuff, which I am very grteful. You really sound like a dietician. Anyway, is whole wheat bread good? I've seen like tons and some of them are sugar free.
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For me nothing is strictly off limits on this weight loss journey. I look for higher fiber less processed options when they are available. We eat brown rice instead of white rice - not instant or quick cook varieties since they are too processed. We have whole grain breads and whole wheat pasta. For the most part we found out we like the ones we eat now better than we did the other stuff.
I have never been successful with any weight loss efforts or making lasting lifestyle changes if I completely cut a food out of my diet that I love. I really like rice and bread and I can include them in my diet without compromising my weight loss effort if I choose whole grain varieties. Whole grains are very filling on their own. I eat lean protein first, then veggies, and by then all I have room for is a couple bites of rice or bread. I get to enjoy them without the guilt.
When I do eat bread, which is not very often anymore, I use a low calorie, high fiber whole wheat bread.
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You should try barley! Barley has a little different flavor, and a slightly stickier texture than rice, but it can be substituted for rice in every dish I've found. It has a much lower GI than rice. Rice is a BIG NO NO! If you do decide to try it, don't get the quick barley, get pearl barley. I get it at my local health foods store, but many supermarkets carry it, too.
Note: I find that rice, when cooked usually doubles in size. Barley triples or quadruples in size, so it takes awhile to get it right. I always end up with about 5 times more than I need!
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