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White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« on: April 08, 2008, 09:51:58 PM »
Well I've managed to successfully fix most of my diet however I'm having trouble with sandwiches. For some odd reason I'm repulsed by the taste of wheat bread, most likely as I grew up on overly-processed white bread as many people do... Is there any trick to learning to like it? Should I seek an alternative? Or should I just stick with white bread?

Obviously the last one is a horrid idea, especially considering how much I love sandwiches and it would be a shame for them to be so much less healthy... any help is appreciated. :)

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Re: White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 09:58:48 PM »
how about this...

stop eating bread

i sure don't unless I have to

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Re: White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 10:06:43 PM »
Sandwiches are one of the few things I have found that I can have prepared for the minuscule half hour lunch period we get. Normally turkey, a slice of cheese, and some lettuce. Do you then have any suggestions for possible instant meals I could get during lunch? I have access during lunch to safeway, rays, walmart, all the fast food places, etc. And yeah I understand I had no reason to mention walmart or fast food. :)

I've been on these forums for quite a while just didn't have a reason to post until recently so I know there's quite a bit of topics on this, however, I'm just looking for what would be a good/healthy quick meal I could just buy at safeway or rays at lunch. Any help is appreciated again!

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Re: White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008, 10:13:44 PM »
keep the sand sandwhich

use no bread

eat with hands

substitute veggies for bread -- like carrots or celery

or some fruit, like and apple or banana.

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Re: White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008, 10:18:26 PM »
So just eat the deli meat minus the bread, adding in an apple and some carrots? I guess that's reasonable... I don't even really like bread, irony. Thanks man, if you or anyone else has any other lunch ideas, feel free to post them :)

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Re: White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2008, 10:26:22 PM »
in my opinion, this is the order of carb sources from good to bad

1) Fresh Veggies
2) Fresh Fruits
3) Beans/Legumes
3) Fruit Juices (100% Juice)
4) Cooked Veggies
5) Cooked Fruits
6) Dried Fruits
7) Starchy vegetables (Potatoes, etc)
8) Grains (Breads, Pastas, etc)
9) Rice
10) Natural unrefined sugars
11) Refined sugars

I am sure I forgot some things, but this gives u a general idea.  I put grains and rice down there at the bottom with refined sugars.  Keep that in mind.  Stick to #s 1 2 and 3 and i estimate that u will be eating better than 90% of americans imho.

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Re: White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2008, 10:32:05 PM »
Well other than the grains I suppose I'm already up in numbers one and two. ;)

This topic seems to get farther away from the main subject each post but I guess it doesn't matter since I had that question answered... what should I change/add to my normal breakfast?

Two hard boiled eggs, a slice of cheese, two pieces of toast with fresh organic jam, some carrots, and a random piece of fruit.

Maybe a substitute for the toast since we were talking about assassinating bread... kind of.

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Re: White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2008, 10:41:18 PM »
cut out the bread from that breakfast

one more hard boiled egg, no yolk -- and then you should be ok

if you're still hungry, try a glass of milk

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Re: White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2008, 10:48:34 PM »
I make a large number of open sandwiches, which in my opinion works real well. It's normally real hard on my stomach after a while of straight up deli meat.

There are other types of bread to try too: http://www.everydiet.org/articles/bread.htm

just found that article...didnt know about that sweet "Men's bread"
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Re: White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2008, 11:03:04 PM »
meat hard on your stomach without bread?

That sounds more mental than physical to me

i never said to not eat carbs -- i just suggested better carbs....bread is not a good carb

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Re: White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2008, 11:07:26 PM »
Alright, I'll try this out, thanks for your help :)

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Re: White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2008, 11:53:14 AM »
I don't really notice much of a difference in taste between wheat and white breads.. the texture is slightly different, and maybe the wheat bread smells a little bit sweeter, but I couldn't imagine being repulsed by such insignificant differences. Maybe if you try toasting it, that will help.

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Re: White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2008, 12:25:13 PM »
Muhammad,

some people are repulsed by the "taste" of water...

its just how it is....

what is insignificant to some is grossly significant to others and that is very important to remember in diet coaching..

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Re: White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2008, 03:35:09 PM »
well most people buy the wheat bread that looks exactly like white bread but a tad darker.  This is garbage, i wont eat it either.  They try to make it taste like white bread,  buy the sura lee kind,  thats my favourite, any WHOLE wheat bread acctualy tastes better, well it acctualy has taste.  The cheap wheat bread tastes worst than white bread IMO (and i hate white bread)

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Re: White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2008, 03:45:46 PM »
i stand by my arguement that bread shouldn't be a staple of any diet...so far no one has rebuked that just said that there are tasty wheat breads :P

this is a diet/nutrition forum, not a culinary forum  ;D

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Re: White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2008, 03:46:47 PM »
If you still want to eat bread, which I guess is alright once in a while, I would do this:

Go from white to that "honey wheat" or "light wheat." It is not as white as white bread, but a little 'darker.' Then go from that to plain wheat bread. From that, go to 100% whole grain bread. From that, you can start eating the bread that has other grains in it, like this: http://www.naturesownbread.com/NAT_Varieties/Variety.cfm?CategoryID=101&ProductID=288

Of course, I would suggest, like others, to just get rid of bread. Once in a while is good, but other carbs are healthier.

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Re: White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2008, 03:56:17 PM »
Those light wheat breads are disgusting IMO  i dont see how anyone eats them.  I guess your best bet would just to try different kinds. (i am a bread connaisseur and a part time baker when im not training)
But i think the best and healthiest kind of bread is bread you make yourself, that way you can only put the best ingredients in it yourself and not worry about preservatives or anything.

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Re: White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2008, 08:42:10 PM »
I usually eat honey oat sandwhiches from Subway. They 10g of fiber per footlong swich.
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Re: White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2008, 03:18:26 AM »
hey phreaknite, not against you anything but why is bread/wheat bad?

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Re: White / Wheat Bread Dilemma
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2008, 05:36:42 AM »
I usually eat honey oat sandwhiches from Subway. They 10g of fiber per footlong swich.

Fiber is hardly what this discussion is about.

Gsomej, I suggest you go back and reread so as to not make phreak explain it again.