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May 23, 2012 12:13 PM
Sounds boring to me...I love me some white carbs!
May 23, 2012 12:13 PM
It is no more or less successful than a no apple diet, a no chocolate diet, a no color red diet...
May 23, 2012 12:14 PM
I have no been eating starches sice March 14th...I have to be very careful with all flour. I have lost over 20 pounds since I started it
May 23, 2012 12:14 PM
I found that cutting out bread entirely is a bit hard, so I use Ezekiel 4:9 bread. It's 100% whole grain, but it's flourless and low glycemic. I don't eat a lot of pasta anyway, so I didn't see the point in cutting it out, but I switched to brown rice and quinoa instead of white. That part wasn't too hard. I do use the "Minute" 10 min brown rice a lot b/c regular brown rice takes a long time to cook.

Good luck whatever you decide to do!
May 23, 2012 12:15 PM
I LOVE RICE..... just want to say that....... giving it up was very hard.

I've cut out all white bread (and wheat), rice (all), pasta and potatoes. I've reduced sugar to about 80% or alittle more (splenda & stevia are lifesavers). I will eat some modified products - low carb and such, but they rely on different grains and such not.

I have had some minor things, a cupcake for my b-day, a few fries, and a red skin potatoe but I've dropped it all without too much issue.

I've lost about 20-21 lbs in a month & my stomach/gut is happier. I get carb cravings like heck still, but i try to keep something around the house when that hits.
Edited by sammniamii On May 23, 2012 12:16 PM
May 23, 2012 12:17 PM
I don't eat any of that stuff but that's because I can't do gluten (so adding it back in isn't going to be a problem either!) It will reduce your calories if you don't replace them with high calorie items. If you cut them and replace them with something of equal or higher calories you may have an issue. If you're sensitive to carbs it might help you a little if (again) you stick with replacements that are less likely to mess up your blood sugars.

My husband cut cookies and lost 30 pounds but he didn't add in any other stuff. Then he started eating other things in place of the cookies and gained back some weight. :(
May 23, 2012 12:21 PM
Even if I hadn't lost a bunch of weight on a low carb diet, I'd still do it just for the health benefits. No bloating, acid reflux, better sleep, better fun time and I don't fart. At all.

No grains, sugars or starches, it rules.
Edited by indigenousnudity On May 23, 2012 12:37 PM
May 23, 2012 12:34 PM
I've been doing it for the past 6 months...I have had some rice 2-3 times in the past 6 months and a few dough type things...I haven't found it hard at all - just figured out different things to sub for bread and pasta and like it so no reason or pull to eat...

to each their own...
May 23, 2012 4:30 PM
I haven't had any bread for the past two+ months, and it's been good, fine in fact. I feel like bread is really more of a filler food, and I really just want to eat the food that is inside the bread, bun, etc anyways.
I do sometimes use lettuce to make wraps instead of bread.
May 23, 2012 5:28 PM




Yup! I've never known anyone to keep the weight off after they start eating it again. My mom did the whole low carb Atkins thing, lost weight really quickly, but pretty much the minute you eat bread again, it comes back quick. Just try eating good carbs, or even just try cutting back on them.
May 23, 2012 6:17 PM
i gave up white flour products and moved over to whole grains like texamati brown/red rice, farro , couscous, qinoia if i spelled that right, sweet potatos , and if i want a sandwich i use bagel thins and sandwich thins or la tortilla factory whole grain wraps.. i try hard to stay away from the breads but i am a breadaholic so its all about the mind set . if i eat any white flour products now my stomach bloats up and i get gas like crazy.
May 23, 2012 7:25 PM
I'm planning to cut out most bad carbs in June. I'm planning to make it a life style change rather than a quick fix to lose weight. I'm leaning towards a paleo way of eating but I believe in moderation. If I want some bread, I will have some multigrain bread, sure. I like it better, it's way more healthy, and having a slice of multigrain bread ever few weeks is not going to make me gain back any weight I lost while giving up on those sorts of foods.

Basically, I think it's a good idea if you plan on making it a part of your life, not just a two week plan to shed a few pounds. It's like anything we are doing. We can't reach our goal weight then go back to eating and living the way we did when we were 20, 50, 75 or 100+ lbs overweight. It's all about lifestyle changes.
May 23, 2012 7:38 PM


I am thinking of trying not to eat any bread, white rice or pasta for a month. Has anyone tried this tactic before? How successful were you?

Sounds like a low-carb diet. If that's the case, to make it work you need to cut out starch and sugars as much as possible. If you are just trying to eliminate starch you still need to track your total calories. Full-sugar sodas will sabotage you.

You can get more than enough carbs from fruits and starchy vegetables.

If you want to eliminate it I say give it a try. Its really not that hard if you cook your own food
May 23, 2012 7:56 PM

I am thinking of trying not to eat any bread, white rice or pasta for a month. Has anyone tried this tactic before? How successful were you?

Try 100 g net carbs daily. Easier and will probably have the same effect.
May 23, 2012 7:59 PM
i did lost 16 lbs so far in 3 months
May 23, 2012 8:04 PM
I recently cut out all grains. I am not usually one for cutting out something completely but I decdied to see what would happen if I cut out all grain products. No cereal, no oatmeal, no grains anywhere.

the results so far are fantastic. It's different not having bread and toast and oatmeal, but I am really liking the results.
May 23, 2012 8:39 PM
A couple of years ago - I cut out all bread and wheat products and sugar. I still ate brown rice. Did it for 2 weeks and it made no difference.
May 24, 2012 6:25 AM
Have you tried Ezekial bread? It's a sprouted bread and is really hearty and very good. My kids even eat it. It's also a complete protein.
May 24, 2012 6:28 AM
didnt do much for me, all i did was miss PB and banana sandwichs.
May 24, 2012 6:46 AM
I tried this a couple of years ago and the results were amazing. Not only did I lose 20lbs, my stomach felt better, I had a lot more energy, acid reflux was GONE. I slept better, was more focused and I found that my sugar cravings weren't as bad. Unfortunately, I agree with other people that it's great until you go back to it UNLESS you can practice moderation. That is the most important thing. For me, personally, staying away from it completely is the way to go: if I have bread, rice, pasta etc even once, the cravings come right back and I can't stop.
June 24, 2012 10:51 AM

I am thinking of trying not to eat any bread, white rice or pasta for a month. Has anyone tried this tactic before? How successful were you?
June 24, 2012 12:51 PM
I am not on a low carb diet, I get most of daily carbs from fruit and vegetables but I have cut out white bread, pasta and rice.

I don't think I could cut bread out altogether so I switched to wholegrain instead and have a couple of slices toasted every morning for breakfast. On the odd occasion that I eat rice I have wholegrain brown basmati and I replace pasta with courgette/zucchini ribbons.

I'm basically keeping starches to a minimum.
June 24, 2012 12:54 PM
everything in moderation!
June 24, 2012 1:04 PM
July 24, 2012 11:08 AM
it easyer then you think i've been doing it for 36 years. yes it work i'm 36 years old and had 3 kids and i only weight 100lb.


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