Originally Posted by laura425
Well my biggest fall down is l love to eat bread and dessert. I think that is where my down fall is. I try to eat veggie and and that kind of stuff but it seems very hard for me.
You might try eating something like one serving of oatmeal for breakfast. Include one serving of fruit and sprinkle in some chopped nuts (one or two teaspoons). I cook mine with water but add unsweetened soymilk to keep it moist (then reheat before eating). If you sprinkle in some Cinnamon that will help to keep your blood sugar level.
Lunch: Try eating some vegetables first while you're still hungry. Then eat some protein; and then have one slice of bread and a piece of fruit. If the bread comes near the end of the meal, you'll be less likely to overdo it. Think of the fruit as your dessert. If after all of that you still don't feel satisfied, have a cup of coffee or tea.
Dinner: Use the same strategy as for lunch. Or you might try making soup with a serving of pasta or rice. Include vegetables in the soup too. Then you won't need any bread. Just finish with a medium size piece of fruit instead of a processed dessert.
If you have vegetables separately, drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on them along with your favorite vinegar.
Hope that helps.
Note: Whole wheat is definitely better than white bread, as was mentioned by tUrRrRa, but you shouldn't eat more bread just because whole wheat is a healthier choice. When it comes to weight control, bread needs to be limited.
Usually, a 1/2 slice is about one serving. Although, I'm sure it might say otherwise on the bread-wrapper.
If anyone has a different opinion as to how much a serving is, I'd like to hear about it. I could be wrong although I don't think I am.