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May 3, 2012 5:41 AM
lucky you- but it depends on the person... some peoples bodies are much more tolerant to carbs than others in regards to weight loss.
May 3, 2012 5:41 AM

I EAT IT ALL. Except fast food because it makes me feel icky and sick.

^^^ this ^^^ (:
May 3, 2012 5:42 AM
Some forms of bread, pasta or rice every day.

Grilled ham & cheese sammich for lunch yesterday, garlic bread and rice with dinner last night. The day before I had leftover mac & cheese with lunch, and ravioli and garlic bread for dinner. Love potatoes, too. Great big baked potatoes.
May 3, 2012 5:42 AM
I think it depends on your body everyone is different. For me if I look at carbs I gain weight. So I have to limit them but I do not omit them completly. I went to weight watchers and did their points program for 6 months and did not lose one ounce I gained. That was with excersise. They had me to the point of tears saying if you bit it write it and I was. It wasn't until the end six months later that after I left and was crying that one of the ladies followed me out and told me in some cases it doesn't work for people that I should get my thyroid checked and sure enough I had a thyroid problem once fixed I figured I could go back to the points system but it still did not work for me. Only when I did some reserch and found out with some people when they have a thyroid issue the only thing that works is to do low carbs. Not extreme but low. I do around 100-125 grams per day of carbs and excercise at least 2-3 x a week at an 1 hour each time. If not I don't lose a anything.

I am glad that alot of you can eat all the carbs and lose weight, just some of us don't have that luxury.
Edited by eascolady On May 3, 2012 5:43 AM
May 3, 2012 5:43 AM
I lost nearly 40lbs without ever paying attention to carbs. Only thing I cared about was a calorie deficit and exercise.

I'm looking at carbs a little more now because I'm trying to maximize my fat burn, and your body will use up the glycogen in carbs first. But that doesn't mean cutting carbs, rather just balancing them.
Edited by amuhlou On May 3, 2012 5:50 AM
May 3, 2012 5:44 AM
Well i guess most of you are lucky not to be carb sensitive.
Some people really don't get on well with carbs, despite being, in a deficit.
Edited by sniperzzzz On May 3, 2012 5:44 AM
May 3, 2012 5:44 AM
I eat carbs everyday, granted I've switched from white breads to whole grains, white rice to brown rice and so on and so forth, but i still get as full as i was before, but in a much healthier way. I absolutely need that energy considering how much I want to be working out, otherwise I wouldn't have the energy to do anything.

I've only lost weight--not gained over the past month to month and a half, even while eating some carbs.
May 3, 2012 5:44 AM
Yup, same here. Bread, pasta, rice, even the occasional donut or pop-tart. If it fits my daily calorie allowance and macros, any kind of carb is fair game drinker
May 3, 2012 5:44 AM
The only reason I would cut traditional breads entirely would be if you are like one of my friends that has Celiac disease, or if you had other allergic responses. She actually does have carbs but they have to be 100% gluten free. As a teenager, before the doctors figured out what was wrong, she nearly died from the ravages of gluten on her body. Carbs come in many forms, although we generally think of wheat products. I should rephrase my response, because food allergies just redefine the types of carbs, grains and vegetables, in the diet, and we always need some!........I still eat breads, but not tons of them. I think it is fun to experiment with a large variety of breads.......Happy eating everyone!!!!!
May 3, 2012 5:45 AM

Dr.Oz says that eating wheat bread is just as "bad" as eating white bread. It's still bread. I assume the benefit of eating wheat or whole grain bread is the diff grains/fiber in it. I don't think you can get a shredded stomach overloading on bread. It's about portion control. I still eat bread. I still lose weight as well. Portion control people!

What exactly did Dr. Oz mean? Was he talking about 100% whole wheat bread or bread labeled "wheat" that is not whole grain. Most white bread is wheat bread, after all.
May 3, 2012 5:46 AM
Portion control and exercise, baby! There is nothing I 'can't' have. I just can't have EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME!
May 3, 2012 5:46 AM
Everyone is different so each person has to find out what they can eat and how their bodies react to it. I eat low carb but I do still eat bread. I usually eat 100% whole wheat bread and buns and I don't eat it for every meal or everyday. It just depends on what I want to eat. I don't like to eat the same thing over and over so each day is a new day for me. Portion size is key for me.
May 3, 2012 5:47 AM
Actually, I have had a ton of sucess cutting out grains and my stomach loves that I have cut them out! I think everyone needs to go throught trial and error to see what works best for them. Plus you should do your own reasearch. I still eat fruit and veggie carbs including some potatos. I hardly miss bread and pasta at all. I'm not bashing your choice don't bash mine, I have put a lot of thought into it!!!
May 3, 2012 5:48 AM
I love my Bread , i wont give it up with out a fight.tongue wink
May 3, 2012 5:49 AM


seen a lot of posts lately regarding "whole grain/wheat" bread/brown rice.. and such.. I am not understand why alot of people choose to cut them out COMPLETELY... I have lost weight with still eating bread, at a deficit.. eating healthy and working out...

please tell me I am not the only one? share YOUR success so we can put the "bad carbs" posts to rest!

I think this type of debate will continue until the next food item is demonized. Trying to pin obesity on any food item or macronutrient is just plain sillyness, IMO.

I eat bread and I drop weight on 200-250g CHO/day. I also pay absolutely zero regard to digestive rate of CHO. I hit my macros and stay near my calorie goal and I use "some common sense" with food choices and that's about it.

Why complicate it.

I think I'm in heart !! Why complicate it indeed?!?! Work out, Eat, enjoy life, --it doesn't have to be so ridiculously overthought all the time. drinker
May 3, 2012 5:51 AM
I eat carbs. I manually reduced my carbs allowance on MFP because I wanted to. I eat plain white bread or plain wholemeal because the "fancy" types usually have a lot more sodium, much bigger slices, etc.

I also tend to eat plain potato more than bread, since potato has less sodium and no additives. I try and eat my carbs earlier in the day, altho that plan doesn't always work out. I eat rice, pasta etc but I do try and control the portions.

I am losing weight, because I am not starving myself as I have done on a previous weight loss attempt.

The joy of MFP is you can log your planned meals and see how different things will affect your total intake, and then change and make better choices.
May 3, 2012 5:52 AM
carbs AND protein AND fat are ALL important! Everyone finds their own balance, but all 3 play a role, the carb is the fuel.

I don't get people who deny themselves totally, if i did that I know one day I would rebel in a big way and wake up in a krispy kreme in a pile of sugar with a weapon in one hand and donut boxes in the other.

Now i rarely eat donuts, but i make healthy treats so i don't fall off the wagon big time.
May 3, 2012 5:55 AM
I eat things (or TRY to eat things.. not entirely successful on some days) in moderation. And bread? Pfffft That's one of my many guilty pleasures, so it's not going TOO far. Since starting my journey, I'd never have considered cutting out grains.. that is until another member at the gym explained the whole 'low-carb' thing to me and suggested that I give it a try.... which I did for about a week or two until I found myself about to strangle others around me. That's when I just decided to go back to the drawing board and change the amount of bread and indulge only when I had calories/macros to spare.

With the exception of Olive Garden breadsticks... those are a anytime food (kidding, kidding).
May 3, 2012 5:55 AM
carbs are like the devils food lol, but seriously i have lost 70+ lbs eating carbs nearly everyday, either bread, pasta, rice , or potatoes, everything in moderation. on the other hand it was probably portion control of the same carbs that helped me gain my weight to start off with.
May 3, 2012 6:01 AM
I don't eliminate carbs from my diet but bread isn't really a staple in my diet any more. Neither is pasta. No reason really. Actually with the pasta I found that I got very bloated after I ate it. I switched from spaghetti to spaghetti squash. Way more filling and a lot more nutritious than spaghetti.
May 3, 2012 6:02 AM
every one is different, when i eat bread of any sort i pay for it i..... get constipated and my belly ballons out like a football.
May 3, 2012 6:03 AM

19.5 pounds so far AND 24.25 inches. I don't even track carbs. I just eat and exercise.

i like and exercise!! lolsmile
May 3, 2012 6:08 AM

I ate white bread yesterday. Also had some m&ms and an ice cream sandwich. Yeah.

I weighed .2 lbs less today than I did yesterday. :) uh huh.

lol this made me laugh. love it.
May 3, 2012 6:08 AM
I have a piece of toast every morning before I leave for work, then when I get to work I eat breakfast which is usually oatmeal. I just cant give up my bread & butter totally!!! But it used to be like 3 pieces of bread a day, just cut back and I am fine.
May 3, 2012 6:11 AM
2 Things Ill NEVER give up....Cheese and Bread!! I have lost 11 pounds and still eat both.

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