I don't know if this helps, but I read something years ago that really helped me lose 40 pounds between 2005 and 2007. I read Melina Jampolis' No Time to Lose Diet. In that book she had a carb estimation guide, and my results showed that I would be best at 3 servings a day. As long as I stayed at 3 I lost, if I went above I saw my weight loss stall (or reverse). I have no idea what is right for anyone else's body, but maybe you could play with your number of carb servings, and whatever works well, you could plan all of those carb servings to be bread. If you love it you need to plan it into your day in a health-supporting way.
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I also keep the bread in the freezer with the ice cream, and like the ice cream, I consider bread to be a once in a while treat. I just find that eating bread makes it harder to meet my nutritional goals for the day. So I do splurge every now and then on the really good crusty bread, but I can't do that every day and meet my goals.
I love whole wheat bread but it is my easy snack. No prep--just get a couple of slices out of the bag. To keep me from over-indulging I keep the bread in the freezer since I live alone and a loaf will last me a while. But I enjoy the taste so much that I eat it plain with water or coffee. I just take it out and let it defrost, or put it in the microwave for 30 seconds to warm and thaw. I'm pleased that it is a no fat food.
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I love bread. My compromise is that I bake most of our bread - so I know exactly what is in it. Also, there are lots of days when I don't feel like baking or have time - so it's a sort of self-limiting mechanism.
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I find it's a slippery slope with *junk* food, but avoiding processed food and sticking with whole foods helps me. However, I find my love affair with bread is my biggest downfall. If I can remember to choose whole grains and water to fill me up, coupled with protein and fruit/vegetables, with choices of water over juice and exercise over computer time (oops!), my days go much more smoothly and in line with my goals! :-)
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