brown bread

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  1. twinkletoes

    twinkletoes Well-Known Member

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    i know that brown wholemeal (or whatever its called) bread is better for u than white bread. but im wondering if brown bread is the best option to choose if your on a diet ect....
     
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    Definatly, its more filling and it a slow release carb, as oposed to the white bread with is refined like suger and crap for dieting. You can get diet bread but tbh this is a complete con as its only lower in calories cause the bread weighs less and is in smaller slices. So I say opt for brown bread and even better, opt for one with sunflower seeds on top as this is great for your digestive system too.
     
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    I'm going to diet after Christmas so thats good to know! :D
     
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    If anyone does want any diet and nutrition advice feel free to ask BTW. I studied it for a year with the OU, and still have the books, so I can put to gether diet plans for people and stuff. I have just done one for someone on another forum.
     
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    oh ok thanks guys

    ive just had a tuna sandwich on brown wholemeal. so is that a healthy choice??
     
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    twinkletoes Well-Known Member

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    i tried that weight watchers bread once......i needed 8 slices to make me feel full lmao
     
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    It is was tinned tuna, what was it in? Opt for spring water or brine, and aviod ones in sun flower oil. Also mayonaise is not a good idea, if you want to moisten it a little without the calories try it will a low fat salad cream instead.
    If however your tuna was in oil and you had a big dollop of mayo in it, and butter on your bread then the change in bread wont be making a huge difference and you will still have eaten a farily calorific lunch!
     
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    I like my food :lol:

    I don't eat much chocs & stuff but I still have a big belly :? I use to be size 12 god damn it when I came back to England! :o

    Mayo I would m iss as I loveeeee my pasta salad :|
     
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    Whats your pasta salad reciepe, I can always tell you ways of slightly adapting it to make it lower fat/calories
     
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    Cooked pasta
    Mushrooms
    Grated cheese
    Sliced & diced cucumber
    Sliced ham
    Sliced & dice red pepper
    Mayo

    :p
     
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    well for an imediately lower fat version without really changing anything, opt for low cal mayo and use a strong cheddar instead of normal mild, that way you can use far less cheese but still have the cheese taste.

    For a far lower fat version go for turky ham, and also wholemeal pasta, and instead of making the sauce using mayo and cheese, make a cheese sauce if eating hot, using semi skimmed of skimmed milk with corn flour, use parmasan to taste and a little mustard brings the flavour out in cheese even more. If eating cold, substitute the mayo for a low cal dressing like a vinegrette some of these are less than 1% fat.

    These changes will make the meal more filling by using wholemeal pasta (tastes no different) and will actually make the whole dish a rather nutritious low fat meal that you dont need to feel bad about eating.
     
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    Thanks Cat - Its more a cold pasta thing than a cheese thing if you know what I mean but put that together it sounds yummy :lol:
     
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    brown food liek pasta bread is much more than white as whit is startchy
     
  14. twinkletoes

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    no i didnt have mayo lol. i dont like it ! i always mix tuna with a tiny bit of low fat salad cream and lemmon pepper. its lovely, so dont knock it till you've tried it lol.

    and i always get tuna in spring water. i hate the one in oil. its far too greasey for my liking
     
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    You did well then hun!
     

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