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11 Jan 2005

substitute for bread
I am finding that I eat a large amount of bread, being a batchelor, as well as run a hectic life style with meetings over the meal hour, invariably I will hit the bread bin. I do not exercise, other than walks two or three times per week. I am putting the weight on very fast around my stomach. I am almost certain that the problem lies with my bread consumption, WHAT can I use in place of bread and if I eat too much it is not going to add on extra weight round my middle.

Many thanks.
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DietDoc
DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear D
It is probably not the bread itself that is causing the weight gain but what you eat with the bread (spreads, fatty fillings, etc) and a lack of exercise. To lose weight you need to basically change your lifestyle. Reduce your energy intake by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss' , ‘The right approach' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). You will see that you can still eat bread but that the foods you combine with it need to be low in fat.
Best regards
DietDoc
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