South Beach Diet - Bread!!!




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biankita
02-17-2010, 10:49 PM
I have been on SBD 3 wks now -- well today I caved and ate bread - I just love it so much and I miss it :( (that's just looks bad as I type it) - I am not beating myself up about it -- but this is one craving I can't seem to kick.. Do any of you have any suggestions.


jenne1017
02-17-2010, 10:58 PM
What kind of bread are you "craving?" You are allowed sourdough and whole wheat breads on Phase 2. Is it a matter of portion control for you or does it trigger you?

biankita
02-17-2010, 11:07 PM
it just triggers it - i have a portion - but I just want more - I'm thinking of going back into P1 until it can be under control.


tomandkara
02-18-2010, 01:42 AM
I have trigger issues with wheat, too. That's the great thing about this way of eating - you know what your triggers are and can address them.

I find that if I have a significant amount of protein with some wheat, I can get away with it without too much trouble. So if you want some bread, have some cottage cheese with it. Take out one slice and put the rest of the loaf away. WAY away, in the back of the fridge. Really eat it slowly and enjoy it.

rdw1
02-18-2010, 04:52 AM
Maybe try other sources of bread that aren't mostly wheat- maybe brown rice? or sprouted grains have a lower glycemic index....

Lexxiss
02-18-2010, 05:56 AM
Maybe try other sources of bread that aren't mostly wheat- maybe brown rice? or sprouted grains have a lower glycemic index....

I stick with the sprouted grain products almost all the time. Ezekial makes breads, english muffins, hamburger/hot dog buns , tortillas and ?maybe even pitas.

They have a slightly different texture, which I have grown to really like and because they are a little bit heavier and chewier I tend not to overeat.

cottagebythesea
02-18-2010, 07:04 AM
The sprouted grain breads are a good idea for helping control the cravings that eating wheat will sometimes trigger. I always use the Ezekiel products, too, and I keep them in the freezer. It's easy to grab just one piece of bread and it thaws quickly.

biankita
02-18-2010, 08:38 AM
I always use the Ezekiel products, too, and I keep them in the freezer. It's easy to grab just one piece of bread and it thaws quickly.

I have never thought about putting the bread in the freezer - that's a really good idea.:)

Thank you ladies - I am going to try the Ezekiel bread.

WaistingTime
02-18-2010, 09:30 AM
Having just reread the book:) I would agree with everyone, but especially want to remind us all that Dr. A always suggests we eat bread (grains, crackers, etc.) with protein and or healthy fat. He explains the science behind this.

I find that I crave bread so I just don't eat it. When I do, I want more. For me it is easier right now to go with out. At some point when I feel well under control on the WOE I will try the breads suggested, if I miss them. Or not. I think I could happily live thin and breadless:)

P.S. I know I have a different approach than many. If I really love or want something, I tend to avoid it for a while rather than add it in. I don't know if this is the best approach or not but it is working for me. 7+ weeks now and no cheats. And I feel a sense of control that I didn't feel dieting many times in the past.

Kslosingit
02-18-2010, 11:27 AM
I keep my bread in the freezer and only take out 1 slice at a time so I can't overeat it. It's not a trigger for me though...I might look for another grain like oatmeal, brown rice if it was.

sarcruze
02-19-2010, 05:46 AM
I love BREADS and PASTAS!!! I only allow myself 2 slices a day. I've been eating Orowheat's 100% whole wheat Light bread. The Serving size is 2 slices and only 80 calories. The Slices are small and just enough to feel satisfied.

jyoyo78
02-19-2010, 12:00 PM
Sar...I eat that bread sometimes too. I like the small slices. I really enjoy the sandwich thins....I love how THIN they are..they're perfect!

Waist...I'm the same as you. I know what I like, I know if I have it I will go overboard with it...so I just don't have it! lol I figure once I get to goal weight, those will be the things I allow myself to have. Especially since by then, if I gain a little back...I'll know how to get it off!

Hello Nurse
02-20-2010, 11:55 AM
Here's something weird I have discovered...bread triggers me (even OP bread and the sandwich thins), but for some reason whole wheat tortillas do not. Makes me think that most of my cravings are mental, not physiological. I am still being very careful with the processed grain products. I think I am better off getting my carbs from veggies, fruits, sweet potatoes, etc.

artic123
02-20-2010, 12:24 PM
Can't wait until I am on Phase II of SBD. I am going to try a multigrain slice of bread with olive oil. I think multigrains are more satisfying and stay in the stomach longer.

Sharon

CyndiM
02-20-2010, 01:14 PM
Can't wait until I am on Phase II of SBD. I am going to try a multigrain slice of bread with olive oil. I think multigrains are more satisfying and stay in the stomach longer.

Sharon

Welcome Sharon! It's a good time to start label reading if you don't already. So far most of the so called whole grain breads I've seen are mostly wheat flour. That's label speak for white, processed flour and not SBD friendly. It annoys me no end that the USDA (or is it the FDA?) allows companies to use the label whole grain for such a small percentage of actual whole grain. Many also contain multiple sugars including HFCS. Companies often use many sweeteners to avoid listing sugar as a primary ingredient. I've been on a kick about this for awhile. I make all our bread but my Mom tries to buy healthier foods for them and doesn't get to the ingredients often enough. I'm sure she loves me visiting and reading through all the breads pointing out problems with them ;)

texaslove
02-20-2010, 10:49 PM
I'm going through the same thing right now...I had been so good and followed the SBD religiously, but I broke down and ate rice noodles (which isn't as bad as it could be considering they are okay on Phase II but I couldn't stand to throw away all the treats that I had in my pantry before SBD and now have them in the freezer...tempting me...).

But it seems that eating rice noodles has broken open the flood gates and now all I can think about is stuffing my face right now. I've read all the posts about emotional eating but it's almost like the compulsion to eat is stronger than I am. As this has happened just about on any diet plan I've gone on, I have to ask the inevitable question....is this me...will that overpowering impulse to overeat ever stop cursing me?

litar
02-21-2010, 07:26 AM
Texaslove- do you think the rice noodles were a trigger for your cravings? Were you craving before the noodles?

I haven't had bread yet. I have been using other whole grains since I've started Phase 2. This board has been so informative- especially posts like Cyndi's previous post. I have started reading label and have not been able to find a good whole grain bread at the regular grocery store. Is there a list of SB friendly breads?

cottagebythesea
02-21-2010, 08:20 AM
Is there a list of SB friendly breads?

Lisa, here's a sticky from our FAQ's that may help -

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/sbd-frequently-asked-questions/59303-phase-2-how-choose-breads.html

CyndiM
02-21-2010, 08:32 AM
I broke down and ate rice noodles (which isn't as bad as it could be considering they are okay on Phase II but I couldn't stand to throw away all the treats that I had in my pantry before SBD and now have them in the freezer...tempting me...).

But it seems that eating rice noodles has broken open the flood gates and now all I can think about is stuffing my face right now. I've read all the posts about emotional eating but it's almost like the compulsion to eat is stronger than I am. As this has happened just about on any diet plan I've gone on, I have to ask the inevitable question....is this me...will that overpowering impulse to overeat ever stop cursing me?

Sounds more like a cravings issue and you have stumbled on something that's going to be a trigger for you. What was on the rice noodles? Is it possible the sauce had sugar in it?

Your post really hits home with me. I have such a struggle with food. I swear it talks to me sometimes, especially salty, crunchy and baked things. I think it's obvious you need to do a really clean Phase 1 to help you get control of this. If something is on the Phase II list save it for Phase II. How many days of Phase I did you have completed? I'd almost suggest you restart but don't want to totally discourage you. It will get easier if you can get through the two weeks.

Judith Beck talks about strengthening your resistance muscle. Since I now love muscles I like that analogy. The more you walk away from that urge the more you can. Tell yourself you can do this for 2 weeks. Heck, you can do almost anything for two weeks. If you can get rid of the foods you have trouble with, get rid of them. Donate the unopened containers, share them at work (I've discovered anything I leave in the kitchen with a "help yourself" sign disappears in a few hours), throw it out if you have to but get rid of it. You are not a human garbage disposal. Your body deserves better from you. You can do this but you have to really commit to it.

Thanks for that chance to remind myself. I need it too :)

CyndiM
02-21-2010, 08:34 AM
and a slightly off post question for the Dr. A experts - what is the thinking behind rice noodles? I would never, ever touch a noodle made from processed white rice and most of them are. I live with a diabetic and I've seen how whole white rice spikes her blood sugar. I can't imagine eating it processed. What am I missing?

ETA - they have a GL of 23, GI of 61. I just don't understand.

WaistingTime
02-21-2010, 08:44 AM
Judith Beck talks about strengthening your resistance muscle. Since I now love muscles I like that analogy. The more you walk away from that urge the more you can. Tell yourself you can do this for 2 weeks. Heck, you can do almost anything for two weeks.

I love that analogy! Thanks for sharing it; I had not heard it before.

I always say the same thing... we can do anything for two weeks. But if that sounds too long... just think about it one day at a time and the two weeks will be over before you know it. It really does get easier. Must be that muscle developing:)

jenne1017
02-21-2010, 11:19 AM
Cyndi - I buy brown rice noodles and the ingredients are only brown rice and water! They sell them in all shapes and sizes -- spaghetti, fettucini, penne -- so I would never buy rice noodles that were't, well, Brown ;) I concur