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If you cut out Bread and Dairy, you WILL lose weight

I challenge anyone to try this- and not lose weight. If you do this, you will lose weight.

I'm sure i'll hear someone say "I need x from my milk!"

No you don't.


Mon. Jan 29, 12:39pm

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are you trying to start a debate? the posting sounds a bit charged...i cut out dairy and bread and am still waiting to see results. i think it might be a more accurate statement to say that cutting out bread may not be enough, but cutting out wheat is helpful for some.

Monday, January 29, 2007, 12:50 PM

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If you cut out any staple item from your diet, you'll lose weight, provided you don't just replace those calories with more of something else-

If you cut out all meats, you'll lose weight.

If you cut out all vegetables, you'll lose weight.

If you stop eating alltogether, you'll lose weight.

Monday, January 29, 2007, 12:55 PM

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bread and dairy are calorie dense so yes, cut them out and you will be taking in less calories most likely so you will lose weight. i have lost 73 lbs by eating bread, dairy, meats, fruits, vegetables, chocolate, you NAME it! it's about portion control, moderation and exercise. it's not about one food group or another.

Monday, January 29, 2007, 1:03 PM

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Oh, lordy. If only it were that simple. I've been vegan (= no dairy, among other things) for years and haven't eaten bread in many, many months. Unfortunately I ate loads of (albeit whole wheat) pasta, sat around on my kiester, and blew up like a balloon. Perhaps you did mean wheat-free, but it wasn't until I got off my bum and cut down those portions that the weight has come off.

Monday, January 29, 2007, 1:06 PM

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broad, generalized staements just don't do it for me. i rarely take the advice of an in-your-face comment like the originally posted one. it's too vague.

Monday, January 29, 2007, 1:11 PM

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1:06 - I'm with you. I hate when people think that being vegetarian or vegan is an easy weight-loss method.

Monday, January 29, 2007, 2:24 PM

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I gained soooo much weight as a Vegetarian- replaced meats with cheeses and pasta. Whoops.

Monday, January 29, 2007, 2:35 PM

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I used to envy those people who sucked down huge plastic mugs of soda all day, because all they had to do to lose weight would be to drink water instead.


Then I looked for a similar pattern in my own diet, and realized that I could cut WAY back on milk and still get 2 1/2 cups a day. So I did.

I lost quite a bit of weight, and while milk wasn't my only strategy, it sure sped things up (I probably dropped about 350-500 calories in milk alone per day).

I wouldn't give up milk because I LOVE it and because it's the easiest way for me to get calcium, which I need because I have bones. :^ ) I wouldn't give up bread, either, because I love it. I don't give up chocolate, because I love it. Honestly, the worst thing I can do when I'm trying to lose weight or change my eating habits is to cut out something I really like. It backfires, for me.

So I make sure I'm not just eating out of habit or boredom, and that I really want what I'm reaching for, and that most of what I put in my mouth is good, wholesome, healthy food.

Different personalities work differently. I'm sure some people could cut out milk, or bread, or all sugar, and lose weight that way, and if they were informed and interested they could get plenty of calcium elsewhere. I'm not one of them, which is just fine.


Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 12:33 AM

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I agree that if you cut out any one food that you will lose weight -- but if it is not something you can stick with forever, the pounds will come back as soon as you start eating them again.

I have lost 20lbs so far on PeerTrainer and I eat dairy and bread EVERY day. So, I guess everyone has to find what works for them - I happen to love carbs and cheese so I could never give them up. Just wouldn't work for me.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 10:14 AM

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10:14 AM on Tuesday: My feelings exactly. So far, I have lost 32 pounds on PT and I eat cheese (or another dairy product) and various types of bread (rye, whole wheat, mixed grains) almost every day. And in addition to bread I often eat lots of other carbs (rice, brown rice, barley, pasta - whole wheat or not).

I love carbs + dairy products.

Everybody has to find the right path for themselves and the path is, ideally, something you'll be able to live with for the next 30 or 40 or 60 years.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 3:20 PM

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