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Types of Breads

Just browsing through and looking at peoples diets and I dont see many people eating bread (for obvious reasons I suppose). Ive read that 100% multi-grain or whole-wheat bread is ok to eat and even good for you as it keeps you feeling full longer.

My diet consists of a lot of whole grain turkey sandwiches/chicken sandwiches, etc. I mean i dont eat a sandwich 3 times a day or anything but being a student, its a great on-the-go type food for lunch or a snack. Is this hampering any kind of progress, or does it contribute to any kind of visceral/subcut(however you spell it) fat?

The bread I buy is Sara Lee 100% Multi-Grain bread. Seems pretty legit. Whole grain, no hfcs, 5g of protein per slice and tastes better than most multi-grain breads out there. Not to mention its 2 for 5 bucks sometimes.

Thanks!

I eat a lot of bread and other grains myself.

I do eat a lot of whole wheat and multi grains.

Pumpernickel is my favorite bread. I havn’t had any issues with eating carbohydrates, but i do a lot of cardio along with my weight training so that may be why.

if you are training hard enough, you will burn the calories you eat but complex carbohydrates are a smart choice.

I like to eat breads made from whole sprouted grains rather than flour. There are a few of these that you can get at Whole Foods. The one I like best (and that you can use to make sandwiches) is Food for Life’s 7 Sprouted Grain breads.

This is the only one of their breads that does not included sprouted soy (which we know to be the greatest evil :wink: Another type of sprouted bread is Ezekiel Bread which are good but tend to flake and so aren’t good for making sandwiches.

[quote]49ersFan81 wrote:
The bread I buy is Sara Lee 100% Multi-Grain bread. Seems pretty legit. Thanks![/quote]

I would investigate if that is really Whole Grain. What happens with many so-called commercial whole grain products is that they are made from, say, white flour and a little bran is added just to make them look darker.

It depends on your situation and goals. Are you carrying around an unnecceptable amount of fat? Are you cutting? If so, bread is probably not the best option.

However, if you are training hard and trying to put on muscle, whole grain bread is just fine.

Im not really trying to cut or anything. Trying to bulk and what not. Just wanted to make sure im doing it the clean way.

I looked at the ingredients of the Sara Lee bread and it seems ok. No “enriched” or “bleached” flour…it says, “whole grain oats,” “whole grain flour,” etc. Seems legit.

[quote]49ersFan81 wrote:
Im not really trying to cut or anything. Trying to bulk and what not. Just wanted to make sure im doing it the clean way.

I looked at the ingredients of the Sara Lee bread and it seems ok. No “enriched” or “bleached” flour…it says, “whole grain oats,” “whole grain flour,” etc. Seems legit. [/quote]

Whats the fiber count a true Whole grain bread will have 4+ grams

Phill

[quote]abominabelsnoman wrote:
It depends on your situation and goals. Are you carrying around an unnecceptable amount of fat? Are you cutting? If so, bread is probably not the best option.

However, if you are training hard and trying to put on muscle, whole grain bread is just fine.[/quote]

Agreed.