Iam having a terrible time giving up bread, pasta etc... HELP any suggestions.

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    Drmonroedvm  5 months ago by: Drmonroedvm

    Grew up in an Italian household, so I feel your pain. I started to like the alternatives, slowly but surely. Wraps- delicious! Hummus as a snack with fresh veggies- my new fave! Quinoa was my new fave grain. I felt fuller with the new meals- lean meats, veggies. I still have my weak days where I have to make a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. But...they're few and far between now. You'll get through it and try looking forward to exploring NEW foods. That's half the fun.

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    keelyshantae  5 months ago by: keelyshantae

    I like using quinoa as a substitute. I'm right with you, I looove my carbs!

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    TheodoraDailyBurn  5 months ago by: TheodoraDailyBurn

    It will get easier! Concentrate on adding in as many healthy veggies as you can and focus on what you're adding, not what you're subtracting.

    • westlingracing
      westlingracing 5 months ago

      I use spaghetti squash instead of noodles for my spaghetti and it is tasty. My son actually prefers mine over his with noodles.

    • ARBerry50986
      ARBerry50986 5 months ago

      What about gluten free pasta?

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    sekanary  5 months ago by: sekanary

    Gluten free pasta - rice noodles are cheap if you can find an asian market. Also if you have a spiralizer or something that can cut long very thin strips I hear certain veggies (zucchini, yellow squash etc...) taste remarkably similar. If you can handle cooking things you used to buy try looking up Paleo recipes - they will all be grain free.

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    moonsetlo  5 months ago by: moonsetlo

    Have you tried Shirataki noodles or Quest noodles? They are all fiber and very low calories all together. I love my pasta, too. And these noodles satisfy that 100% without the craving and the calories. Shirataki noodles nutrition facts (I have them in my fridge; eat them several times per week): Total servings per package: 2; Total Calories per serving: 20; Total Carbs: 3g; Protein: 1g. They are gluten free and are made out of glucomannan. I will warn you that the alkaline water they are packaged in does have a "fishy" order, but when you rinse the noodles, they are fine. Very easy to cook and I regularly top mine with veggies, homemade tomato sauce and turkey balls or ground turkey. I love them and don't miss regular pasta what-so-ever. I purchase mine Shirataki noodles at Kroger. The Quest noodles I have to purchase online because there is not a store near me that carries them.

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