Is eating bread fattening?

Discussion in 'General Weight Loss Discussion' started by Steve Armstrong, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. shortz

    shortz Beard of Knowledge VIP

    May 6, 2013
    I was eating bread every day a one point, probably up to 3 -4 slices of it too. Beef hot dogs and chili, with cheese, on bread. Mmmmm, bitch!!

    and don't anyone say "It's your metabolism" or "well, that works for YOU..." or i will e-smack ya upside the head!
  2. C T J

    C T J Crossfit VIP

    Jan 24, 2013
    Two guys, both the exact same age and weight should have the same metabolism, right or..?
  3. Stinky Tofu

    Stinky Tofu Member

    Aug 3, 2013
    I can't believe America is still in those whole fad of gluten-phobia. It's the gheyest thing ever. Unless you are diagnosed by a doctor and have celiac disease(no mistaking it.)
  4. SJA

    SJA MuscleHead

    Feb 24, 2011

    I'm only glutton free until I go on vacation.....then I put the "buff" in BUFFET :)

    The gluten allergies are a funny thing. I know that some people bloat and have issues like with lactose. But I also notice that if it is pure gluten (not processed in some way that we have no clue what it end up as) that the same people can tolerate it.

    With that said.....I am not an anti gluten fanatic......but I do have to watch my bread intake if I want to be shredded. I bake my own if I have people over for dinner, but for convenience I use the carb curber. It is soft and tasty.....has 7 grams of protein and 7 grams of carbs (4 of which are fiber) em up!!
  5. nousername

    nousername Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    I don't hate your bread IronInsanity.....U sexy muther trucker
  6. dr jim

    dr jim MuscleHead

    Apr 7, 2014
    "Is eating bread fattening"? Compared to not eating yes, otherwise the answer depends upon a variety of factors.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2014
  7. Jasthace

    Jasthace MuscleHead

    May 29, 2011
    I think if you eat the right type and amount of bread , then its not going to be fattening. Portion size is always important.

    I Like to eat Dark Rye bread as its higher in fibre and lower GI. A good portion of protein with it and some lettuce and tomato with pepper and its got to be good for you.

    Pure rye bread contains only rye flour, without any wheat. German-style pumpernickel, a dark, dense, and close-textured loaf, is made from crushed or ground whole rye grains, usually without wheat flour, baked for long periods at low temperature in a covered tin. Rye and wheat flours are often used to produce a rye bread with a lighter texture, color and flavor than pumpernickel. 'Light' or 'dark' rye flour can be used to make rye bread; the flour is classified according to the amount of bran left in the flour after milling.

    Below are examples of foods based on their GI.
    [h=3]Low GI Foods (55 or less)[/h]
    • 100% stone-ground whole wheat or pumpernickel bread
    • Oatmeal (rolled or steel-cut), oat bran, muesli
    • Pasta, converted rice, barley, bulgar
    • Sweet potato, corn, yam, lima/butter beans, peas, legumes and lentils
    • Most fruits, non-starchy vegetables and carrots
    [h=3]Medium GI (56-69)[/h]
    • Whole wheat, rye and pita bread
    • Quick oats
    • Brown, wild or basmati rice, couscous
    [h=3]High GI (70 or more)[/h]
    • White bread or bagel
    • Corn flakes, puffed rice, bran flakes, instant oatmeal
    • Shortgrain white rice, rice pasta, macaroni and cheese from mix
    • Russet potato, pumpkin
    • Pretzels, rice cakes, popcorn, saltine crackers
    • melons and pineapple
    - See more at:
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2014
  8. ketsugo

    ketsugo VIP Member

    Sep 10, 2011
    NO eating bread is not fattening- but many times its how much or nutrient timing- immediatly after workouts you can use shorter chain sugars to replenish glycogen store in muscle. Eating before bed then YES- have a protien shake before bed or some tuna
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  9. shortz

    shortz Beard of Knowledge VIP

    May 6, 2013
    This thread is still going? Still spreading myths here I see. I'll just stay out of this thread from here on out. No one listens...
  10. dr jim

    dr jim MuscleHead

    Apr 7, 2014
    Your suggestions are fundamentally sound and more importantly, are often directly supported by the scientific literature (whether your aware of that or not). Moreover your vast experience deserves a certain degree of credibility in and of itself Shorty.

    So yea people are listening (or they damn sure should) because your advice is GTG fella.

    Last edited: May 1, 2014
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  11. dr jim

    dr jim MuscleHead

    Apr 7, 2014
    Your absolutely correct and I've no doubt many "Gluten sensitive" people "need" to have a "condition" which mandates special attention.

    Contrary to popular belief Celiac disease is NOT an allergic condition but rather a GENETIC metabolic defect involving the GI tract which results in malabsorption.

    C. Sprue can ONLY be confirmed with a "several point" colonic biopsy.

    Last edited: May 1, 2014
  12. DannyP

    DannyP New Member

    Apr 30, 2014
    The bread you're eating has been refined and if you don't know what that is I'll tell you.

    1. They are excessively starchy.
    2. They are practically devoid of natural fiber.
    3. There can be up to approximately 25 different chemicals that are added to refined grains and breads products.
    4. Grains are fumigated..
    5. They are "enriched" with synthetic vitamins.
    5. Bleaching chemicals are used.
    6. Artificial colorings and flavorings are used.
    7. They are nutritionally imbalanced.

    Read this. Stay away from bread. The whiter the bread the sooner you're dead.

    Makes me want to make my own lol

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