Bread is a big part of our lives. It may not be something that ever really crosses a person’s mind until they begin a low carb diet. Then, suddenly, it becomes very apparent how often bread is included in meals. For some, bread accompanies every large dinner as a side. For others, rolls or biscuits are included. There are sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, and many other meals that feature bread of some sort as a big part of the meal. That’s why, when you first begin low carb dieting, you may really miss it. Read on for a few simple tips that can help you adjust to your new bread-less world.
Substitutions may taste different that traditional bread, but are often better than no bread at all. Any time you make a change in your diet, such as eliminating carbs, there will be some different flavors involved that will take some adjustment. There are a wide variety of low carb breads available on the market, both online and in your local physical grocery store, that can replace traditional bread. While these low carb versions will taste slightly different than your regular bread, there are so many varieties that you are sure to find one you like. Over time, you will adjust to the new flavor. In many cases, after eating low carb bread regularly, if you ever have traditional bread you won’t enjoy it as much as the bread you have become accustomed to.
Compensation for missing bread with other foods is often a great way to keep yourself from craving the bread you are missing from your diet. There are a variety of ways this can be done, but if you compensate for the missing bread with another food, it is important to be sure it is of a low carb variety. There are many recipes available that use a different food item in the place of bread for sandwiches or items that would otherwise use a crust or tortilla. You can also come up with your own ideas and test them out to find a great way to compensate for the missing bread in your low carb diet. This is also true for other versions of bread, such as croutons, in which you can substitute a variety of different types of low carb foods.
Elimination of bread from your entire diet may be extremely difficult at first, but it will get easier over time. For some people this is the best option, as having other low carb versions of bread don’t taste the same to them or are more costly than traditional bread. It can also be a good idea to eliminate bread completely in the beginning, while compensating for the lack of bread with other foods, and later introducing low carb varieties of breads.
If you decide to purchase low carb breads, buns or rolls to keep on hand as a substitution for traditional bread, be sure to visit our store at Linda’s Diet Delites to find great-tasting options!