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Old 11-03-2015, 19:28   #1
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I love bread. It is the hardest thing for me to give up. Are there any breads that you all may be able to suggest?
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After wasting the first whole year of my diabetes trying to keep bread in my meals, I threw in the towel. Prob'ly at least half of us here were bread addicts, and the only solution is like with any addiction - just say no.

There are plenty of alternatives made with eggs, cream cheese, almond meal and/or flax meal, but the yeast bread connoisseur in me couldn't stand any of them for very long. My advice to you, Jim, is to just start getting over it now - save yourself a lot of disappointment.

That being said, this recipe came about as close as anything ever did, but it requires unique ingredients and you get to bake it yourself. http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...tml#post154784
Read the whole thread for a real education on making this bread. And here's what the finished product looked like:



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I like the low-carb bread substitutes. Of course they aren't like the real thing, but they serve the same purpose - a vehicle for a topping. And they soak up fat drippings beautifully.

Jim, check out our recipe section for some alternative bread recipes. There really aren't any commercial products that are grain-free, but the ones you make yourself (or talk someone else into baking for you) will serve well.

Of course, you need to test to see if you can handle them because they all have some carbs in them, just not very many. There is an "oopsie" recipe on our recipe board (and all over the internet) that uses cream cheese and egg (no nut flours) which many people like and is probably the least carby of them all.

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I found some Alvarado St. Bakery Diabetic Lifestyles bread at the store. Anyone have experience with It?

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Looks to me like the Alvarado product is as VeeJay says - not grain-free. Just because it's made with sprouted wheat and sweetened with organic fruit, doesn't mean it won't spike your blood sugar to the moon. Grains and fruit are two of the things that are rarely tolerated by our meters, and they're assuredly not part of the LCHF way-of-eating.

You'll just have to check it by eat-to-your-meter and find out. Keep in mind you want your blood sugar UNDER 140 at all times after you eat it.




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I found some Alvarado St. Bakery Diabetic Lifestyles bread at the store. Anyone have experience with It?
No personal experience, but most of the time those on the forum who have tried these commercial LC, diabetic products find they don't deliver the goods, and rarely taste very good.

Since everyone's carb tolerance is different, you'll just have to eat some and do the testing for yourself. Just because one person can eat them safely, doesn't mean another one can. YMMV

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It took me some time at the Alvarado St Bakery site to find the nutrition labels for their products. They are high carb and would send my blood sugar to sky rocketing levels.

Protein & Barley Breads for Kids, Sprouted Wheat Bagels, Rolls, Burger Buns

I have learned and accepted that I cannot eat any breads. Like others, I very much enjoyed breads and have settled that I enjoy only their aroma while shopping.

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I prefer having good kidney function, eyesight, and all of my toes on both feet, to eating bread.

If you want to control diabetes, you may have to change the habits of a lifetime, in order to prevent complications.

Medications will not overcome bad food choices in diabetics.

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I prefer having good kidney function, eyesight, and all of my toes on both feet, to eating bread.

If you want to control diabetes, you may have to change the habits of a lifetime, in order to prevent complications.

Medications will not overcome bad food choices in diabetics.
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After wasting the first whole year of my diabetes trying to keep bread in my meals, I threw in the towel. Prob'ly at least half of us here were bread addicts, and the only solution is like with any addiction - just say no.

There are plenty of alternatives made with eggs, cream cheese, almond meal and/or flax meal, but the yeast bread connoisseur in me couldn't stand any of them for very long. My advice to you, Jim, is to just start getting over it now - save yourself a lot of disappointment.

That being said, this recipe came about as close as anything ever did, but it requires unique ingredients and you get to bake it yourself. http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...tml#post154784
Read the whole thread for a real education on making this bread. And here's what the finished product looked like:
Shanny can you still eat this bread? or does it raise you too much now too? I haven't tried the eggy ones. I didn't particularly like the recipes I tried when we were eating gluten free a while back. Before I started LCHF. I just really didn't like the taste of the eggs in the bread but they were what held things together. I may try it when I have more strength/energy back.

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