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#12261017 - 05/24/17 01:50 PM breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat?
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So I started cutting sugar out of my diet back in January with the elimination of deserts, candy, donuts and pretty much all things sweet. Then a few weeks ago, I started to cut bread. I'm not cutting potatoes, rice or corn.

The problem is figuring out what to eat for breakfast. Almost all cereals have a fair amount of sugar. Lunch and dinner aren't a problem, but figuring out what to have for breakfast is. Anyone have suggestions???

Here's a breakfast salad from this morning. Sauteed together in olive oil a cut jalapeno, a little diced ham, a quarter potato, some broccoli, tomato and spinach and top with 2 eggs over easy. It was damn good!


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#12261066 - 05/24/17 02:13 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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My wife eats the mess out of eggs and egg whites.....usually one egg with whites added. My coach eats only eggs for breakfast. On a gas burner he can make a thing of eggs as fast as I can pour my coffee.

Eggs are about the best thing...protein is really the most important aspect. It's our word of the day around our house...everyday.

Sugar is everywhere....Milk even turns to sugar.

Sugar is one of those things....you surely don't want to fuel your day on.
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#12261070 - 05/24/17 02:15 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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Water and lettuce have no sweets. By the time you finish eliminating food that's all you will have to eat.
Dietitians will tell you that portion control is more important.
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#12261075 - 05/24/17 02:17 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: grandpa75672]
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Originally Posted By: grandpa75672
Water and lettuce have no sweets. By the time you finish eliminating food that's all you will have to eat.
Dietitians will tell you that portion control is more important.


Oh Grandpa, you so silly. If you drank water and ate only lettuce you wouldn't live long....as lettuce is mostly water and has very little food value. smile

Get some spinach, greens, kale....now you are talking!

JP, I like spinach in my eggs...it wilts down so tasty.
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#12261104 - 05/24/17 02:30 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: grandpa75672]
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Originally Posted By: grandpa75672
Water and lettuce have no sweets. By the time you finish eliminating food that's all you will have to eat.
Dietitians will tell you that portion control is more important.

That's some old school thinking.

Ideally you want fresh meats, fish, fruits, nuts and vegetables with as few processed foods as possible. There is still plenty to eat, you just have to stay out of the central part of a grocery store and pick from the outside areas where the produce, fish and meats are located.
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#12261122 - 05/24/17 02:39 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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Grandpa, they didn't have the 5 food groups when you took health class in elementary?
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#12261124 - 05/24/17 02:41 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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JP, my wife count macros. It really helps here decide what to eat each day. It's almost like a puzzle. You plug in items, amounts and see if your daily totals meet the daily limits. I learn everything from listening to her.

All I knew before hand was 5 food groups and eat as many veggies as you can stand.
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#12261141 - 05/24/17 02:50 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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Counting calories and stuff like that is not for me. I'm just trying to slowly change my diet so I am eating healthier foods. We all eat way too much wheat and sugar.
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#12261221 - 05/24/17 03:40 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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Originally Posted By: J.P. Greeson
Counting calories and stuff like that is not for me. I'm just trying to slowly change my diet so I am eating healthier foods. We all eat way too much wheat and sugar.


Oh no, you got counting macros confused with counting calories.

You count carbs, protein and fat. The 3 most important things to track. Going without calories is horrible...body doesn't have energy.

Marcos is what body builders use to stay lean and muscular. It's a very healthy approach to dieting...since you can enjoy any food you wish. BUT you might shoot yourself in the foot for the rest of the day. smile
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#12261230 - 05/24/17 03:44 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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BTW you get your macro count based on your activity level, age, gender, ect...you pay someone to do that for you. Online calculators are an average. You can then adjust them up and down based on what you want to achieve. Trust me....we eat healthy.....no junk food around us.

I eat for FUEL.....without the proper fuel my bike ride or run will leave me "crashed" and dead on the side of the road. I have to eat correctly or face the horrible feeling 4 miles into the run.

I used to freak out on my wife when it was chicken breast night....ugg....but now it's all I crave! Having run, bike, swim for almost 2 years straight I found by trail and error what to eat and what fuel my body needs. I don't go putting cruddy gas in my truck....why do that to our body!! I can always buy a new truck....body.....no matter the money...it's the only one you got!
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#12261235 - 05/24/17 03:46 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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I'm hitting my mid life crisis head on. I won't go down the dark roads ahead.
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#12261251 - 05/24/17 03:52 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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https://www.iifym.com/

This is where my wife tells me to send people to find out more info on macros.
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#12262048 - 05/25/17 06:52 AM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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My wife said many people are skipping breakfast meals, and just cooking a regular meal at breakfast time. Few more options for food.

She also said lot of folks are cooking bacon, beef patty, salmon, ect for their meat at breakfast. If you can handle the fat, choose bacon!
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#12262235 - 05/25/17 08:50 AM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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Bottom line...

Cutting the "joys of life" from your life is really hard.

There is no real substitute for "pleasure."

Junk food, sugar/salt, is pure pleasure.

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#12262303 - 05/25/17 09:33 AM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: Indianation65]
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Originally Posted By: Indianation65
Bottom line...

Cutting the "joys of life" from your life is really hard.

There is no real substitute for "pleasure."

Junk food, sugar/salt, is pure pleasure.

...------


But the rewards of doing so outweigh it. Feel great, more energy, more sleep, more clear thinking, ect.

Junk Food Pleasure Last only 5 mins.....then your are done eating, bloated and regretting it.
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#12262636 - 05/25/17 12:39 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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Originally Posted By: J.P. Greeson
So I started cutting sugar out of my diet back in January with the elimination of deserts, candy, donuts and pretty much all things sweet. Then a few weeks ago, I started to cut bread. I'm not cutting potatoes, rice or corn.

The problem is figuring out what to eat for breakfast. Almost all cereals have a fair amount of sugar. Lunch and dinner aren't a problem, but figuring out what to have for breakfast is. Anyone have suggestions???

Here's a breakfast salad from this morning. Sauteed together in olive oil a cut jalapeno, a little diced ham, a quarter potato, some broccoli, tomato and spinach and top with 2 eggs over easy. It was damn good!



That looks wonderful. I do something similar but swap the meats around for venison sausage when I have it or Canadian bacon. Top it with Julios salsa.
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#12262758 - 05/25/17 02:02 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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In Mexico and other Latin countries they eat beans for breakfast. When in "Rome" I really enjoyed the beans.

I had a dose of beans for lunch!! smile
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#12264348 - 05/26/17 12:39 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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J.P. - Forgot to mention if you are needing another option for protein in the morning aside from a meat product try peanut butter if you like it. Read labels as there are several "organic" and "natural" on the market that have high sugar gram counts. I had 2 apples with peanut butter this morning.
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#12264700 - 05/26/17 04:06 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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http://www.laurascudderspeanutbutter.com/product/natural-peanut-butter/nutty

Never was a fan of the real PB until we found this brand.....I go through the big jar in about a week or less. Stir it up real good before use (store it upside down a day before stirring). We keep about 3 jars in the house minimum.
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#12281627 - 06/06/17 04:08 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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Oatmeal. Add raisins, nuts, a dash of cinnamon, and a pat of butter.

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#12281706 - 06/06/17 04:49 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: H2O Seeker]
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Originally Posted By: H2O Seeker
J.P. - Forgot to mention if you are needing another option for protein in the morning aside from a meat product try peanut butter if you like it. Read labels as there are several "organic" and "natural" on the market that have high sugar gram counts. I had 2 apples with peanut butter this morning.


You can try almond butter, too. Similar to peanut butter in calories, fat and protein but a higher percentage of those fats are "healthy fats" and it also has more vitamins and minerals. (I'm a bigger fan of cashew butter myself...)

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#12282803 - 06/07/17 10:45 AM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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What about a smoothie?
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#12364649 - 07/30/17 10:15 AM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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Whole30, will change your life. I still so it for the most part.
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#12370063 - 08/02/17 06:22 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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I saw this the other day and it made me think about changing my diet.

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#12388323 - 08/16/17 12:07 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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My wife has been doing a keto diet for a little over a month now. I won't tell you how much she's lost but I will tell you that I've lost nearly 10 pounds in 2 weeks.
It's not hard. It's basically managing your macros so that you cut carbs (easier than you think...and I love bread) and increase fat and protein and then get your body to burn Fat rather than carbs for energy.

I put my macros into an xls and then typical foods that are high in protein/fat, low in carbs.
I start with a base breakfast and lunch and whatever we are having for dinner. Then I use my xls to plug in the missing foods in order to meet my numbers. We also track through My Fitness Pal.

Eggs are a good breakfast source. If you want protein and good fat, you can add Avocados. If you're adventuresome, check for Olive Oils infused with other flavors. There is a shop in downtown Grapevine that sells them and you can taste samples.

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#12388356 - 08/16/17 12:27 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: Indianation65]
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Originally Posted By: Indianation65
Bottom line...

Cutting the "joys of life" from your life is really hard.

There is no real substitute for "pleasure."

Junk food, sugar/salt, is pure pleasure.

...------


I disagree

I thoroughly enjoy my diet and think it is pretty darn clean. Clean doesn't have to be bland. I like meat and spices more than I like bread and sweets

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#12425351 - 09/13/17 02:53 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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Originally Posted By: J.P. Greeson
Counting calories and stuff like that is not for me. I'm just trying to slowly change my diet so I am eating healthier foods. We all eat way too much wheat and sugar.


funny...I just sent my wife a text giving her the heads up...no sugar and no grains for me going forward until I can drop 25 pounds and then from there on I will treat myself occasionally - I know myself, there can be no cheating until I hit my weight or I will never get there - extreme is what I have to do and I am bound and determined to get rid of this damned tire around my belly!
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#12425383 - 09/13/17 03:23 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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Do it man. That's how I had to do it to get started, then it just got to be a lifestyle. I think you'll be surprised with a little daily physical activity how fast you can do it. Just know, it goes the other way just the same...

FWIW - I've been working at it since Jan 2016, I've lost about 60lbs. Never counted one carb, calorie, gram of whatever, or any of that. I sometimes look at it, but you know what's healthy and what isn't. In my opinion, portion size is probably the biggest factor of a diet.
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#12425762 - 09/13/17 08:39 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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So in october of last year i completely cut all sugar (reading labels, i mean no sugar) and went very low carb (less then 40 gr day). I also began walking 2.5 plus miles a day, vigorous walk, sweat and elevated heart rate, even run a small part of it. I have lost a whopping.....10 pounds. Yes, i went from a couch sloth sugar carb eating machine to a diet conscious quasi excernut with less then exciting results bang

Now i will admit that i feel a whole lot better then i did, a whole lot. But the lack of any real weight loss has been discouraging

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#12425937 - 09/13/17 10:27 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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I may be way off and anyone can correct me if I'm wrong. When I was really getting it, I stayed at x weight for about 4 weeks, finally decided keeping the same diet/work out routine had essentially caused me to plateau on my weight loss. So I really picked up the intensity of my "workouts" for a week or two and it started back up again.

I think there's a point somewhere, probably different for everyone, where the instant diet changes do their thing, but then your body catches up, same for workouts. That's when you have to crank it up to keep it going. Have to burn more cals than you consume, however you want to do that.
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#12426461 - 09/14/17 11:51 AM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: TexDawg]
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Originally Posted By: TexDawg
So in october of last year i completely cut all sugar (reading labels, i mean no sugar) and went very low carb (less then 40 gr day). I also began walking 2.5 plus miles a day, vigorous walk, sweat and elevated heart rate, even run a small part of it. I have lost a whopping.....10 pounds. Yes, i went from a couch sloth sugar carb eating machine to a diet conscious quasi excernut with less then exciting results bang

Now i will admit that i feel a whole lot better then i did, a whole lot. But the lack of any real weight loss has been discouraging


Typical Keto diet plateau. It's the new thang for the hipsters. smile

Why cut out all those good things in life? Why not just count calories? That is ultimately where you loose or win.

Next year what will the diet fad be? It has to be some cool sounding word for people to do it. smile

(I will add people who do Keto claim they feel so much better cutting out carbs, but is it really the carbs or the new lifestyle that fixed their problem?? My vote is its the lifestyle change...but don't tell them that....they get all bent out of shape....I understand their anger....life without carbs makes you angry. smile )
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#12427655 - 09/15/17 12:24 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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cutting simple sugar out of a diet is far from new - if you want long term success with any eating plan you must make it a lifestyle and not a diet for sure.
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#12429240 - 09/16/17 09:02 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
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Originally Posted By: Bass_Bustin_Texan
Originally Posted By: TexDawg
So in october of last year i completely cut all sugar (reading labels, i mean no sugar) and went very low carb (less then 40 gr day). I also began walking 2.5 plus miles a day, vigorous walk, sweat and elevated heart rate, even run a small part of it. I have lost a whopping.....10 pounds. Yes, i went from a couch sloth sugar carb eating machine to a diet conscious quasi excernut with less then exciting results bang

Now i will admit that i feel a whole lot better then i did, a whole lot. But the lack of any real weight loss has been discouraging


Typical Keto diet plateau. It's the new thang for the hipsters. smile

Why cut out all those good things in life? Why not just count calories? That is ultimately where you loose or win.

Next year what will the diet fad be? It has to be some cool sounding word for people to do it. smile

(I will add people who do Keto claim they feel so much better cutting out carbs, but is it really the carbs or the new lifestyle that fixed their problem?? My vote is its the lifestyle change...but don't tell them that....they get all bent out of shape....I understand their anger....life without carbs makes you angry. smile )


Not a fad for me, its diabetes, probably should have mentioned that. Anyway, its under control thanks to the diet

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#12429709 - 09/17/17 07:07 AM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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Watch out for fruit if you are diabetic. My dad was on Weight Watchers Diet and fruit was zero points....it runs off a point system. He was eating bananas and apples all day long to feel full. He doesn't eat sugary foods, but found out how sugary those fruits are when he was borderline diabetic last month.

I was just being funny about Keto diet....it's all the rave right now. Those folks love it and swear by the low carbs......but man life isn't as enjoyable then!!
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#12431686 - 09/18/17 02:36 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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I cant really eat fruit, most of it will spike blood glucose levels. Apples jack it up

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#12431704 - 09/18/17 02:56 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
chickenman Offline
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I'm ingesting Isopure no carb protein with 10oz of milk for breakfast. I like it a lot. I'm not hungry for 3 hours.
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#12431730 - 09/18/17 03:13 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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No diet in the world is going to help you lose weight without proper portion control. Rule of thumb for those starting out, imagine how much is good for you to eat and cut it in half. At a restaurant, plan on taking half of your meal home. At home, plan on saving half of your meal for tomorrow's lunch. Don't intentionally make extra. Just eat less of it.

I'm doing a combination, fasting/low-carb/portion control. I've lost 20 pounds in 3 weeks so far. I fast for 3-5 days depending on my work schedule, then small, low-carb meals for the rest of the week. When I hit my goal weight, I'll adjust. Probably start out fasting 1-2 days a week and small, low-carb meals for the rest of the week.

Hint on bread. There some very low carb tortillas and flatbreads out there; Xtreme Wellness Wraps, Flatout flatbreads. I buy both at Kroger but there are some others. These have 5-6 net grams of carbs. I even cut up a package now and then to stick in the oven and make tortilla chips. Not as good as corn tortilla chips, but a decent substitute.

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#12434373 - 09/20/17 02:11 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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I live on Mission low carb flour tortillas, hard to tell them apart from regular torts, 4 grms net carb

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#12434578 - 09/20/17 04:56 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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Anyone here read Vinnie Tortorich's Book - related to No Sugar No Grain life style and his exercise advice? Pretty good stuff and makes a lot of sense.
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#12443004 - 09/26/17 02:51 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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Dave's Killer Light bread isn't bad. It's only 60 calories and 9 net carbs. I've been eating one piece in the morning with my eggs and no other breads, pastas or potatoes the rest of the day. Couldn't go totally no carb because it was making me weak but I'm still losing with the Dave's bread just in the morning.

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#12443009 - 09/26/17 03:01 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: CrankAddict]
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Originally Posted By: CrankAddict
Dave's Killer Light bread isn't bad. It's only 60 calories and 9 net carbs. I've been eating one piece in the morning with my eggs and no other breads, pastas or potatoes the rest of the day. Couldn't go totally no carb because it was making me weak but I'm still losing with the Dave's bread just in the morning.


I have found out most people who do no carbs actually eat some carbs....but very low amounts. It was always misleading to me to hear no carbs. It's very difficult to consume no carbs....since even veggies have carbs.
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#12443054 - 09/26/17 03:26 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: TexDawg]
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Originally Posted By: TexDawg
So in october of last year i completely cut all sugar (reading labels, i mean no sugar) and went very low carb (less then 40 gr day). I also began walking 2.5 plus miles a day, vigorous walk, sweat and elevated heart rate, even run a small part of it. I have lost a whopping.....10 pounds. Yes, i went from a couch sloth sugar carb eating machine to a diet conscious quasi excernut with less then exciting results bang

Now i will admit that i feel a whole lot better then i did, a whole lot. But the lack of any real weight loss has been discouraging


10 pounds sounds about right for what you say you've done.

even if you ran those 2.5 miles you're only burning a couple hundred calories. walking/running is good for the body and heart, terrible for losing weight

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#12443057 - 09/26/17 03:31 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
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Originally Posted By: Bass_Bustin_Texan
Originally Posted By: CrankAddict
Dave's Killer Light bread isn't bad. It's only 60 calories and 9 net carbs. I've been eating one piece in the morning with my eggs and no other breads, pastas or potatoes the rest of the day. Couldn't go totally no carb because it was making me weak but I'm still losing with the Dave's bread just in the morning.


I have found out most people who do no carbs actually eat some carbs....but very low amounts. It was always misleading to me to hear no carbs. It's very difficult to consume no carbs....since even veggies have carbs.

You're right. I was trying to stay below 20 grams/day and only getting them from fruits/veggies. But I was getting sick and dizzy and couldn't focus at work. Just adding the one piece of bread in the morning made all the difference. I still don't eat any other bread, potatoes, or pasta and very limited fruit but I'll have a small sweet potato on days I lift. Calorie counting has been the biggest help.


Edited by CrankAddict (09/26/17 03:32 PM)

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#12444008 - 09/27/17 11:21 AM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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protein, protein, protein. If you want to get crazy, check a keto diet.

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#12444067 - 09/27/17 12:00 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: nitroslim]
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Originally Posted By: nitroslim
protein, protein, protein.


That word is said a half dozen times a day in my house.
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#12445411 - 09/28/17 11:19 AM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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There are lots of "carb-blocker" pills on the market, available at all drug stores and grocery stores.

I used them many times in the past, then I stop when I run out, then buy another bottle, and so on.

It's been several years since I've tried them.

I would rather eat my breads in all forms, and simply take carb-blockers.

* I have no idea whatsoever if they work at all!!!! *

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#12445593 - 09/28/17 02:03 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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Taco Bell has a new breakfast taco where the shell is made out of a fried egg. I've not tried it, but just listing it as an option.
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#12446968 - 09/29/17 01:34 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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Before I went on the low-carb kick, I'd estimate that I was eating 150-200g of carbs every day. When I was in high school and college, I was active enough to burn those off. Now I maintain my weight by eating 30-50g of carbs every day.

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#12457925 - 10/08/17 01:30 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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Just weighed in...12 pounds off of my belly!!! NSNG is a great way to get this done!
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#12458450 - 10/08/17 07:21 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: krawlin 47]
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Originally Posted By: krawlin 47
Just weighed in...12 pounds off of my belly!!! NSNG is a great way to get this done!


thats awesome
what is NSNG?

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#12458453 - 10/08/17 07:23 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
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Originally Posted By: Bass_Bustin_Texan
Originally Posted By: CrankAddict
Dave's Killer Light bread isn't bad. It's only 60 calories and 9 net carbs. I've been eating one piece in the morning with my eggs and no other breads, pastas or potatoes the rest of the day. Couldn't go totally no carb because it was making me weak but I'm still losing with the Dave's bread just in the morning.


I have found out most people who do no carbs actually eat some carbs....but very low amounts. It was always misleading to me to hear no carbs. It's very difficult to consume no carbs....since even veggies have carbs.


i have 1 slice of Daves at lunch with turkey
i have lost 33 lbs. since May of 2016

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#12458788 - 10/09/17 06:56 AM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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Good job ya'll! Keep it up!
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#12460597 - 10/10/17 11:07 AM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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No sugar no grain.

Google Vinnie Tortorich and or #NSNG ...basically eating meats, veggies, some fruits, full fat dairy - it took me 10 days to start losing and once I started I am losing about 3 pounds a week. No starch/No Bread etc. Lo Carb - full fat foods.

No question not an easy thing to do is go zero sugar because so many things turn to sugar when they hit your digestive system...getting quite creative with food and enjoying how I feel. No sugar rushes is nice.
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#12510622 - 11/20/17 02:56 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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Down 15 pounds in 8 weeks. Nothing crazy but it is working and I feel like a million bucks!
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#12510630 - 11/20/17 03:07 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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Good job!!
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#12510641 - 11/20/17 03:19 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
krawlin 47 Offline
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Thanks brotha! Got 20 to go!
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#12543220 - 12/19/17 07:30 AM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: krawlin 47]
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Originally Posted By: krawlin 47
Down 15 pounds in 8 weeks. Nothing crazy but it is working and I feel like a million bucks!


thats great
same thing happened to me
i lost 30 lbs
i have not been dilligent lately & put a little back on
back on track though

i really miss bean burritos
with lots of onions, cheese & tobassco

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#12565654 - 01/05/18 04:25 PM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
krawlin 47 Offline
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Down 28 - and just moved back into my 36" jeans baby! Damn I feel so much better not having sugar highs...its pretty wild really.

Lots of energy, sleeping awesome and definitely ready to hike and fly fish!
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#12566215 - 01/06/18 07:29 AM Re: breakfast cutting sugar and breads - what to eat? [Re: J.P. Greeson]
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