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Rolando Garcia 08-24-2015 08:04 PM

Bread question.
 
Looking for a bread or alternative "paleo bread" so if I feel like a sandwich I might grab that instead of my ❤️ Whitebread. Any suggestions?

Richard Colon 08-24-2015 09:18 PM

Re: Bread question.
 
1) Eat really well and/or Paleo 90+% of the time and when you really feel like a sandwich,
2) Just eat a sandwich.

If you find that you are doing it too often, then you aren't paying enough attention to 1). You don't have to restrict and/or compromise 2).

Alex Burden 08-25-2015 12:49 AM

Re: Bread question.
 
Quite simple, eat any bread but white bread... find something you like and go with that.

There are loads of bread types that are not white that are really tasty :)

Luke Sirakos 08-25-2015 07:16 AM

Re: Bread question.
 
Another vote for just eat bread when you want it.

I have moved towards wraps myself but that is more because I think they just taste better.

Price Goosby 08-25-2015 10:42 AM

Re: Bread question.
 
I like Monks bread which tends to have moderately less carbs that your average bread. Then again I ritualistically eat half a pizza once a month.

Shawn M Wilson 08-25-2015 04:30 PM

Re: Bread question.
 
I'm with the crowd eat whatever but I prefer wheat or a rye/sourdough myself.

If ones diet is great a sandwich shouldn't destroy it

Miles Roberts 08-26-2015 05:38 AM

Re: Bread question.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Shawn M Wilson (Post 1256301)
I'm with the crowd eat whatever but I prefer wheat or a rye/sourdough myself.

If ones diet is great a sandwich shouldn't destroy it

Exactly what I was gonna say. I have read a couple things lately about rye and sourdough being "better" or "less bad" than most others. Rye because its a different grain. Sourdough because its a fermented grain.

A sourdough English muffin with a few slices of turkey, some cheese, and a fried egg... gets me all misty eyed.

Luke Sirakos 08-26-2015 07:55 AM

Re: Bread question.
 
Now I need to go to the store and get some fresh baked sourdough, thanks guys. Sourdough, smoked turkey, bacon, avocado, tomato, lettuce, and some mayo....

Hard to beat that.

Jose Soriano 08-26-2015 09:30 AM

Re: Bread question.
 
I'm a little curious about this; is there really a point to whole grain bread?

After some quick "research" I found a bunch of articles that essentially say there's no difference between whole "wheat" bread and white, since most times it's just food coloring or some such nonsense....

(all links WFS)
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=126763
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/white-br...eads-clothing/
http://www.webmd.com/diet/truth-about-bread-and-diet
http://www.livestrong.com/article/34...-good-for-you/
http://authoritynutrition.com/why-is-bread-bad-for-you/


But the big thing is that whole "grain" bread is like 50% more better for reasons (glycemic index, fiber count, etc) but my question is - does this really matter?

http://www.trimdownclub.com/is-whole...n-white-bread/

We're talking about a couple of slices of bread, and a difference of like 40 points on the index, and white bread has about the same as a sweet potato which is touted as a miracle food. Plus, does that difference between a whole grain bread vs white bread actually mean anything on a practical level, or is it like taking a daily multi-vitamin - most gets flushed unless you're actually deficient in some nutrient?

I'd imagine that if you're cutting for competition or something, even a 1% difference counts since you're tailoring every single nutrient in and out for a specific outcome, but for a daily intake, is this really a significant difference?

Most looks claim "significant differences" between white and grain diets, but they don't really talk about the rest of the diet, and I wonder if it's the grain's specific impact on the glycemic index, or if it's that people who eat grain are the people who are examining their diets under a microscope and thus have better habits, generally.

David Alexander 08-27-2015 07:08 AM

Re: Bread question.
 
Since nobody actually answered your question, I would say go with a lettuce wrap. There are gluten free breads (close as you can get to paleo), but to me they taste like cardboard.

Jayme Gruber 08-27-2015 07:51 AM

Re: Bread question.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by David Alexander (Post 1256366)
Since nobody actually answered your question, I would say go with a lettuce wrap. There are gluten free breads (close as you can get to paleo), but to me they taste like cardboard.

Glad someone noticed :rofl:

I've heard Ezekiel Bread is alright. If you go to a Whole Foods or any similar store you should have a few options to choose from.

Chris Mason 09-02-2015 03:17 PM

Re: Bread question.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rolando Garcia (Post 1256272)
Looking for a bread or alternative "paleo bread" so if I feel like a sandwich I might grab that instead of my ❤️ Whitebread. Any suggestions?

Why an alternative? What will eating white bread do to you?

CFers, you bust your *** in the gym multiple days per week burning a LOT of glycogen. A few simple carbs are not going to do anything but help you out.

Trust me. Don't listen to the fadsters. That is what is kind of interesting about CrossFit. In terms of training it is all about the basics and what really works setting aside all of the industry b.s., but when it comes to diet it is almost the reverse for many, i.e. they follow whatever the current fad being embraced by the community in general is.

Christian Crochet 09-03-2015 07:47 AM

Re: Bread question.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by David Alexander (Post 1256366)
Since nobody actually answered your question, I would say go with a lettuce wrap. There are gluten free breads (close as you can get to paleo), but to me they taste like cardboard.

This is not a sandwich, if you're complaining about gluten free bread tasting like cardboard, but you like lettuce wraps you've drank too much Kool-Aid.

I love Ezekiel bread, the cinnamon raisin is amazing!!!

David Alexander 09-03-2015 05:32 PM

Re: Bread question.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Christian Crochet (Post 1256552)
This is not a sandwich, if you're complaining about gluten free bread tasting like cardboard, but you like lettuce wraps you've drank too much Kool-Aid.

I love Ezekiel bread, the cinnamon raisin is amazing!!!

Oh jeez. Wraps and sandwiches are the same thing, get over yourself. I also never said I like lettuce wraps, just a suggestion to the OP who asked for paleo options.

Price Goosby 09-04-2015 01:18 PM

Re: Bread question.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jayme Gruber (Post 1256367)
Glad someone noticed :rofl:

I've heard Ezekiel Bread is alright. If you go to a Whole Foods or any similar store you should have a few options to choose from.

Ezekiel is good, but whenever I buy it, it just doesn't keep well. If you're one to use bread regularly then I'd say go for it though.

Ben Kissam 02-24-2016 07:14 AM

Re: Bread question.
 
I've become partial to the "SaWheattt" break from Eureka! Baking Company.

They have it in every King Soopers and Whole Foods where I'm at. It's amazing.

When I'm not eating grains, which is every once in a while, I choose to replace any sandwich or pasta/rice dish with greens- throw the protein over the greens, put some oil on, and good to go.

David Meverden 03-04-2016 03:10 PM

Re: Bread question.
 
I've used this recipe for a low carb bread substitute. Also has lots of spinachy goodness.

http://thisprimallife.com/2010/08/a-...wich-solution/ (WFS)

It's mostly spinach and eggs. You blend it up and cook it like pancakes. If you put pickles, mayo, meat, and cheese in between two pieces it's a fairly satisfying sandwich.


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