Go Back   FitDay Discussion Boards > WEIGHT LOSS > Weight Loss Tips
Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-17-2013, 03:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 17
Thumbs down no matter what i do, i can't seem to get rid of carbs....bad carbs

guys,

i'm struggling with my diet. carbs (bread-y carbs) seem to be the only thing that can really fill me up. I am on a low cal diet, so it's really hard for me to stay full. by eating bread, pita, etc. i feel fuller than otherwise. i feel myself craving carbs. can anyone try to give me some advice on what the best bread carbs are? or replacement for carbs that will keep me satisfied....
seriously, meat and bread are about all that fill me up!!! i don't think i am going about this right....remember i am low calorie so i guess what i need is to eat MORE food at fewer cals so i feel full and dont need to live off of carbs!!

thanks!
__________________
Start date: Jan. 23, 2013 - 194 lbs.
Goal date 1: May 1, 2013 - 160 lbs.
Goal date 2: July 8, 2013 - 150 lbs.
Height: 5 feet 6.5 inches

Current weight: 171.5 lbs. (down 22.5 lbs.)
(Weigh in on Day 67)

mtr12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 04:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
cjohnson728's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,083
Default

When you say low calorie, how low are you talking about? Obviously, if your calories are too low, you are not going to feel satisfied no matter what the calories come from. Also, having calories too low can lead to cravings, and can also, in some people, cause your metabolism to slow down to the extent that, paradoxically, it is even harder to lose because you don't burn as many calories.

Studies have shown, actually, that carbs are the least satiating of all the macros. Healthy fats and protein keep you feeling fuller longer. That being said, I am an advocate of healthy carbs and do better when I have them in my diet as well as protein and fats; low carb works like a charm for some people but I'm not one of them.

That being said, for your carbs, choose whole grain foods and ditch the white stuff. Whole wheat bread is better than white, brown rice is better than white rice, sweet potatoes are better than white potatoes, etc. Anything whole and natural (fruits and veggies) is better than anything processed...the natural nutrients haven't been stripped away.

One thing I know is true...the more bad carbs you eat, the more you will crave them.
__________________
Cassie

And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
-John Steinbeck
cjohnson728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 03:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
Kathy13118's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,110
Default

Carbs are not the least satiating when they contain fiber. So, look to really boost the fiber in your diet. I imagine that if you try to boost fiber, keep carbs down, up protein and manage fat (which is 9 calories per gram, as opposed to 4 calories per gram for both protein AND carbs), you have your work cut out for you! Drink a lot of water, too - that helps, no matter what diet you are on.
Kathy13118 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 03:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kathy13118 View Post
Carbs are not the least satiating when they contain fiber. So, look to really boost the fiber in your diet. I imagine that if you try to boost fiber, keep carbs down, up protein and manage fat (which is 9 calories per gram, as opposed to 4 calories per gram for both protein AND carbs), you have your work cut out for you! Drink a lot of water, too - that helps, no matter what diet you are on.
thanks Kathy, today I will start up-ing the fiber and protein!
__________________
Start date: Jan. 23, 2013 - 194 lbs.
Goal date 1: May 1, 2013 - 160 lbs.
Goal date 2: July 8, 2013 - 150 lbs.
Height: 5 feet 6.5 inches

Current weight: 171.5 lbs. (down 22.5 lbs.)
(Weigh in on Day 67)

mtr12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 12:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
Default food planer

I think carbs are addictive like everything can be. When I am not working out and in a funk I want all the bad stuff. I can smell a bakery a mile away. But I love the food planer here. Go there and make a meal with everything you like to eat and look at what is there. That should help you see where you are going wrong and the direction you need to go. Just a thought.
sk1951 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 05:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 15
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtr12345 View Post
guys,

i'm struggling with my diet. carbs (bread-y carbs) seem to be the only thing that can really fill me up. I am on a low cal diet, so it's really hard for me to stay full. by eating bread, pita, etc. i feel fuller than otherwise. i feel myself craving carbs. can anyone try to give me some advice on what the best bread carbs are? or replacement for carbs that will keep me satisfied....
seriously, meat and bread are about all that fill me up!!! i don't think i am going about this right....remember i am low calorie so i guess what i need is to eat MORE food at fewer cals so i feel full and dont need to live off of carbs!!

thanks!
see if want replacement then i will suggest you Egg Whites , its a best low calories -high protein food !!
1 Egg white contain 30-40 cals , so eat till you want fuller and satisfied !
its a best replacement for breakfast or meal !
antoniopablo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2