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Lunch and breakfast ideas....

I am trying to cut back on my bread intake just a little...typically I will have one or two slices with breakfast than 2 or 3 with lunch. What ideas can you give for filling breakfasts and lunches...all ideas appreciated.

I like for lunch bringing cut up veggies which I have everyday..usually red peppers, cherry tomatoes, etc. but obviously need more than that as I hate feeling unsatisfied and hungry.

Often I bring a multigrain bun and a half of a bun with some peanut butter on it (essentially three pieces of bread) but decided today to just bring one bun only and brought some soup instead to make up for the other half a bun I like to eat as well.

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Replace the carbs with good fats and low or no carb proteins (ie meat) - that will fill you up. My go-to breakfast right now is these things

Bacon and Egg Cups | Real Meal Revolution

made with sugar and chemical free bacon, and I use parchment paper muffin cups.. One of them eaten around 8:30 takes me right to 1 pm. Carbs = 2 g

Avocados added to your salad will help. So will salad shrimp, walnuts, cheese, pine nuts, chicken, that kind of thing. I have these salad keepers that are awesome to keep stuff separate till I am ready to eat it



You need to eat enough fat or your body will feel hungry still. You have to make sure it's the right kind of fat though or you do your body more harm than good. Get rid of the seed oils and use olive, coconut, avocado oil etc. Animal fats are good if they come from good animals and aren't refined. I do my own lard and get duck fat from the farmers market. They're perfect for doing stir fries, pan fried steaks etc. As your body gets used to this, you'll find you can go longer between means without feeling the need to snack too.
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I am trying to cut back on my bread intake just a little...typically I will have one or two slices with breakfast than 2 or 3 with lunch. What ideas can you give for filling breakfasts and lunches...all ideas appreciated.

I like for lunch bringing cut up veggies which I have everyday..usually red peppers, cherry tomatoes, etc. but obviously need more than that as I hate feeling unsatisfied and hungry.

Often I bring a multigrain bun and a half of a bun with some peanut butter on it (essentially three pieces of bread) but decided today to just bring one bun only and brought some soup instead to make up for the other half a bun I like to eat as well.
If you are eating high quality wheat bread, then I don't think 4 - 5 slices per day are too much. If you decrease high quality carbs too much, you'll start to feel more lethargic.
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If you are eating high quality wheat bread, then I don't think 4 - 5 slices per day are too much. If you decrease high quality carbs too much, you'll start to feel more lethargic.
I didn't think eating wheat bread mattered that much. I never eat it because I think it tastes like $hit. Maybe I'll give it another try.

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I haven't eaten bread for a month and a half, and I am on a very strict low carb diet. I eat between 30 and 70 grams of carbs a day, and I am not lethargic at all because I eat lots of fat. You're only going to feel bad eating low carb if you also eat low fat.
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I didn't think eating wheat bread mattered that much. I never eat it because I think it tastes like $hit. Maybe I'll give it another try.
There are many kinds of wheat bread, so be sure to give others a shot. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, an article published on April 2, 2003, "switching from white to whole wheat bread can lower heart disease risk by 20 percent". The reason is because wheat bread has 8X more fiber than white (enriched) bread. Fiber is also know to help lose or maintain weight because eating fiber-dense wheat bread helps people feel full.

I do want to add that I am not up to date regarding whether white bread has been improved nutritionally during the past few years.
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I love bread and pasta and potatoes....but when I finally cut down on them to see how it would affect me, I finally saw the light. I can now eat so much of other foods because I've cut out the breads and pastas and potatoes. Thankfully, I also love eggs and meats and nuts....so for me, getting to eat more of those makes up for the lack of breads and pastas. I can see my body composition changing (less fat, more muscle) and I have not changed anything in my fitness routine. It took about a year of consistently refusing to fill up on bread and pasta (I will eat some now and then, but only a very small portion and only once every few days) before I noticed that where I used to be jiggly, I'm not anymore.

Now if I feel like eating 5 strips of bacon and 4 eggs and a giant bowl of fresh fruit, I feel amazing, full, satisfied, but not bleah and over stuffed. I have energy where I would have been lethargic before after a breakfast like french toast and hashbrowns.

Sorry I guess that doesn't really give you suggestions for lunch and breakfast, other than "more eggs and meat and nuts!"

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My metabolism isn't that fast anymore so I try to avoid most processed carbs during the week. For breakfast I have two eggs and two pieces of low fat turkey bacon. I eat a lot of protein for lunch like cheese, greek yogurt, hard boiled egg, etc. with some veggies and fruit. Usually protein is more filling than carbs and anything with fiber is good too.
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Steel cut oatmeal with a fruit and veggie smoothie for breakfast. Rice cake with peanut butter for snack. Greek salad for lunch.
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Now if I feel like eating 5 strips of bacon and 4 eggs and a giant bowl of fresh fruit, I feel amazing, full, satisfied, but not bleah and over stuffed. I have energy where I would have been lethargic before after a breakfast like french toast and hashbrowns.
That reminds me - when I used to eat a lunch full of carbs, an hour or two later I'd have a carb crash and be yawning like crazy. Not now

I actually don't miss the carbs as much as I thought I would. I miss beer far more than bread

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I often have Greek yogurt (plain) with a bit of granola or European style muesli, raisins, chopped dates, and a touch of honey. It keeps me full. I'll add fresh fruit if it's not hideously expensive.

Oatmeal/porridge with fresh cut bananas and raisins when I need something hot.

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Fat seems to fill me up...I still have to get out ofmy head that fat is bad...I gravitate toward bread because essentially it is low fat and filling.

Funny how once something gets in your mind hard to change that...
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Fat seems to fill me up...I still have to get out ofmy head that fat is bad...I gravitate toward bread because essentially it is low fat and filling.

Funny how once something gets in your mind hard to change that...
It's not funny at all, it's a direct result of the fact that it's been pounded into our heads (and still is to a large degree) that FAT IS THE DEVIL AND YOU HAVE TO EAT LOW FAT TO BE HEALTHY. Just look at all the labels in the grocery store and read any government website on healthy eating. No distinction is made about the KIND of fat in products - animal vs seed vs refined vs free range etc. We have to figure all this stuff out for ourselves.

One of the most helpful pieces of advice I have ever been given on choosing foods that are actually good for you was to never buy anything that has any kind of health claim on the label. Second best thing was to educate myself on what all those unpronounceable things in ingredient lists are and to stop buying them too.

There is a lot of evidence piling up that sugar, NOT fat, is the huge culprit in our diets.
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cold meat or fish with the salad will fill you up.
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I am trying to cut back on my bread intake just a little...typically I will have one or two slices with breakfast than 2 or 3 with lunch. What ideas can you give for filling breakfasts and lunches...all ideas appreciated.

I like for lunch bringing cut up veggies which I have everyday..usually red peppers, cherry tomatoes, etc. but obviously need more than that as I hate feeling unsatisfied and hungry.

Often I bring a multigrain bun and a half of a bun with some peanut butter on it (essentially three pieces of bread) but decided today to just bring one bun only and brought some soup instead to make up for the other half a bun I like to eat as well.
To feel satisfied, try a plain baked potato. The Potato and the Satiety Index

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