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Old 11-10-2011, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to stop eating bread. Not rice or pasta, just bread. I just get so bloated everytime I eat whole wheat or rye bread, ww rolls or wraps. I am not sure if this will make a difference. Has anyone done this? If so, what have been your results. Thanks.
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am going to stop eating bread. Not rice or pasta, just bread. I just get so bloated everytime I eat whole wheat or rye bread, ww rolls or wraps. I am not sure if this will make a difference. Has anyone done this? If so, what have been your results. Thanks.
I've read that whole wheat bread is actually not as great as you'd think. Have you tried a multigrain bread? Arnold makes a 15 multigrain bread and it's not only healthy, it's quite good.

A really healthy choice is low carb, high fiber tortilla shells from Ole. At 12 grams of fiber per wrap you're really missing out if you don't eat these.

But no, I have not given up bread nor do I intend to. I just eat it in moderation.
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I eat some form of bread every day. Usually low cal WW or a 100 cal WW wrap. Sometimes, though, I'll have the real thing covered with real butter. Perhaps even some hot garlic bread. As Vito points out, moderation is the key. I no longer eat half a loaf (or more) of bread at one setting as I was know to do in days of yore.

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If you want to try, just drop all bread products (bread, cereal, pasta, tortillas) for 2-4 weeks. It won't kill you, and if it works for the better then more power to you.

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I am going to stop eating bread. Not rice or pasta, just bread. I just get so bloated everytime I eat whole wheat or rye bread, ww rolls or wraps. I am not sure if this will make a difference. Has anyone done this? If so, what have been your results. Thanks.
I have issues with wheat too, but not with potatoes or rice. I do eat wheat, but it's usually limited and I can always tell when I've had too much. For example a foot long bun at Subway is waaaayyyy too much. I also try and avoid eating it early in the day because it gives me a carb crash mid afternoon and I will eat the house down.
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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A really healthy choice is low carb, high fiber tortilla shells from Ole. At 12 grams of fiber per wrap you're really missing out if you don't eat these.
I like those, too. Giving up bread (for health reasons) has not been nearly as hard as giving up tortillas.

I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia in 1979. I chose to control it with diet and processed carbs (wheat or otherwise)--along with other high carb foods like potatoes and rice--were pretty much eliminated from my diet at that time. I followed Atkins Maintenance most of the time and went to OWL if I was careless and needed to lose a few pounds.

I got careless once in a while and they crept back in, but I really don't miss them (except for French fries) very much. It won't hurt you to eliminate bread from your diet--it will help you lose.

I had some severe colon problems last February and went back on strict Atkins--no bread. I lost 40 pounds between February 13th and May 30th. I was recently diagnosed with diabetes--which is a little depressing. I just remind myself that I was told, in 1979, that I'd have about 10 years before becoming diabetic. Thank God for Atkins--I put off that turnover into diabetes for 22 years longer than the doctors predicted.

You need carbs, but they need to come from vegetables first--processed foods rarely.
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I have bad Crohn's disease so as an experiment I gave up wheat and dairy..it was a success to my symptoms and my weight and my mood. My gut is no longer crampy/ bloated/gassy nor am I symptomatic of depression. I slip in 1/3 cup Grape Nuts cereal somedays with 1/3 cup of milk and seem fine for it, perhaps that is my max? If I eat bread or anything processed above that, I am in trouble. Meanwhile with sharper mental acuity I am exercising an hour per day and have lost 8 lbs in 5 weeks...hahaha ask me if I am happy!!
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Hey MeggieTye, I'm a fellow Crohnie, and absolutely you must limit wheat and milk. I tolerate processed dairy products like yogurt and cheese much better than milk. I must limit coffee as well, but one cup a day is fine. Add in OTC meds as needed and forget the doctors! I spent a lot of $ on them and they never helped me in 40 years. You know what works for you! I'm in a hurry to lose and I'm currently on 700 calories per day. I feel great and I'm losing 3 pounds a week average. Good Luck to you!
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