View Full Version : Cutting bread, missing out on nutrients?

11-10-2009, 08:21 PM
I'm cutting bread completely out of my diet to keep carbs down. Will I be missing out on any important nutrients? Since I won't be eating any grain-type food?


11-10-2009, 09:53 PM
What does the rest of your diet look like?

11-10-2009, 09:58 PM
Doubt you'll be missing much. Hopefully you get adequate fiber from other sources. There's lots of vitamins and minerals in grains but you should be fine there as well if you eat any greens.

11-10-2009, 10:10 PM
you can also take some metamucil for extra fiber.

11-10-2009, 10:22 PM
So is it mainly just fiber I'd be missing out on? What other nutrients are there?

Current diet without bread is:

7.30am: 2 eggs, 4 scoop protein shake with glass of milk (plus a multi vitamin)
10am: 1/4 cup almonds
12pm: 2 slices chicken breast with lettuce
3pm: 1/4 cup almonds
6.15pm: Post-workout 4 scoop protein shake
6.30pm : 170g chicken, roughly 2 cups of mixed vegetables
10pm: 1 tablespoon of cottage cheese

11-10-2009, 10:28 PM
I'd suggest eating even more veggies if you plan on following that diet. Are you aiming for very low carbs? You could be close to ketosis with that diet depending on the types of veggies you eat. Throw in a multi-vitamin as well if you don't already take one.

11-11-2009, 03:47 PM
1 tablespoon of cottage cheese?

Add more veggies and I would add some variety. Mix in lean pork/beef for chicken on some days. Mix your veggies up. I would have 2 cups of mixed veggies 3x a day if you can.

11-11-2009, 03:57 PM
1 tablespoon of cottage cheese?

Lol, didn't notice that. What is that like 10 calories?

11-11-2009, 07:43 PM
What's wrong with 1 table spoon cottage cheese? It's about 70 grams (2 desert spoons) that I have

I will try eat more veggies

Edit: The cottage cheese is hardly any calories but get about 10g protein from it, plus it's slow releasing so good before bed I read. I'm cutting by the way so less calories is good for me

11-12-2009, 10:52 AM
That makes more sense I guess. 70 grams is way more than a tablespoon. Pretty close to 1/3 cup.

bass slayer
11-12-2009, 11:14 AM
Id supplement your diet with some vitamens. Mannatech makes great vitamens that are 100% natural and have the nutrients you cant get from store bought fruits and veggies these days. I guarantee you will get the nutrients from them.

11-15-2009, 02:38 PM
Thanks guys

Think I'll find a happy medium and have a slice of bread on saturdays & sundays, as my carb count is lower on those days as I get up later so eat a bit less