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I miss bread.

But i refuse to eat it. I have a loaf of the wonder bread that's lite and i hardly ever allow it. I crave bread, though! What should i do? I know it's ok to eat it, but I can't bring myself to give in to thee damn craving. Any idea on pretzels? Ill allow that. Low cal?

Tue. Jul 3, 4:44am

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I crave it too. Get rid of the wonderbread! do it now! You knw how aweful it is, and that sticky bread clogs up your intestines and never comes out! Don't even have any at your house. Oh, and prezels are bad for you too. Even if they are low fat. So much salt!
Buy some whole-wheat crackers instead.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 7:05 AM

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Are you just trying to avoid the calories or is it more about the whole bad carb addiction thing? If it's calories, there are lots of 35-40 calorie wheat breads out there. If it's the carb thing - pretzels, bread, wheat crackers, bagels, pitas, etc. ..they're all the same, unfortunately. For your sake, I'm hoping it's a calorie thing ;)

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 8:12 AM

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I don't know if this will help you or not but this is what I do,
I buy rolls instead of bread because I like the textrue of the crust for a sandwich. It gives you something to chew. Then I scoop out as much of the inside as possible without leaving a hole. Depending on the type of roll you can cut the calories in half and still have a filling and tasty sandwich.
I do use bread but limit myself.
Also I do this to hamburger buns and if I were to have a hot dog I would do it to them too. Even big french bread loaves.
My family laughs at me and thinks it is a little overboard but I have lost 60 pounds so far.

On the other side of it, if eating bread will trigger an episode of overeating it may be smart to stay away from it altogether.

Pretzels, I think it is totally a personal choice.
I have chex mix or pretzels almost every night. I know that is when I will want somthing and so I plan for it. Chex has 60% less fat than chips and is satisfying to me. The stick pretzels are about 2 calories a piece. I am not overly concerned about salt. If you are I would be suprised if you couldn't find some with lower salt.
Good luck

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 1:27 PM

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I bought a loaf of light whole grain bread, and a slice of it is only 40 cals! I don't feel bad about eating it at all. But, I don't just go into the bag for a piece of bread. I have it when I'm making a healthy sandwich, or eggs, or something like that. Bread has never been a "snack food" for me, so maybe I have it easy!

Not sure why you're so anti bread, especially if you buy a whole grain type.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 2:53 PM

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I don't get it? Are people still into that low carb craze? I can see if you want to eliminate the simple carbs (aka white bread, pasta, sugar), but whole grain products are so nutritious for you and keep you full with all the fiber.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 6:11 PM

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I agree with 6:11, carbs aren't bad for you-it just depends on what kind of carbs. Trust me, if you stop eating carbs all together, after you stop you will gain all that weight back. I've seen my father, mother, step mother and two sisters fall victim to low/no carb fad diets. I would try incorporating some whole grains-protein pasta, quinoa, or couscous, whole wheat multigrain bread or rolls to get your fix. Whatever you do, stop eating Wonder bread-it's nothing but chemicals and bad stuff, why do you think it's so inexpensive? I'd go with a whole food attempt at carbs and see what happens with your cravings.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 7:15 PM

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007, 11:18 PM

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