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Best Bread for someone with Type 2

Loobyloo

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Type 2
I like a couple of others have mentioned use Warburtons small wholemeal loaf, Nimble wholemeal or WW Malted Danish mostly around 9g a slice.
 

Pattidevans

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Type 1
Beware Nimble. OH was making sandwiches for our lunch yesterday and noticed that some slices were much thicker than others. So he weighed them and discovered a significant difference in carb values between the two.
 

AndBreathe

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Type 2
To be honest, I gave up bread pretty much when diagnosed. This was partly due to spending the immediate few months, post-diagnosis in the Tropic, where most of the breads available were based on US recipes and tend to be very sweet, never mind looking at the carb values.

After a very short while it becomes second nature just to not bother. I've since had to go gluten-free which is a pain, but at least I didn't have bread subs to consider.

I'm not saying finding a decent bread you can tolerate and tastes OK to you in a bad thing. I'm just saying sometimes its just as easy to not bother. I very, very rarely miss it, and it's been almost 8 years now, although just on Saturday, I was on shift at our local vaccine hub, when a young man passed me with a carrier bag full of what smelled like the freshest bread in the world.
 

Pine Marten

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Type 2
Unlike @AndBreathe I don't think I could give bread up. I am sorry Burgen has disappeared as I liked it a lot, it was thick and satisfying, but I've been buying Hovis Low Carb seeded when I can find it now. My daughter has a huge Asda she shops at and has promised to get me some Burgen if it's still stocked there :)
 

rebrascora

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Type 1
I'm the same as @AndBreathe. Once you learn to eat without bread, you don't miss it. Even when my partner buys a big crusty Tiger loaf, it doesn't bother me anymore and there is no temptation, much as I used to love it. It amazes me how I just don't crave it anymore. The very odd occasion when I have some to be polite, when a guest in someone's house, it is a bit of a disappointment and not worth the insulin I need to inject for it.
 

grovesy

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Type 2
Unlike @AndBreathe I don't think I could give bread up. I am sorry Burgen has disappeared as I liked it a lot, it was thick and satisfying, but I've been buying Hovis Low Carb seeded when I can find it now. My daughter has a huge Asda she shops at and has promised to get me some Burgen if it's still stocked there :)
My other half got the original Burgeon in Asda here in Essex at the weekend. Where as the Sainsbury's a couple of miles away has been selling the new version.
 

Eddy Edson

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Type 2
Hello - just sent another email to Allied Bakeries about the Burgen bread changes, telling them it's a point of discussion, and this time got an almost immediate response. I pointed out that the lower carb factor made the old loaf much more attractive to diabetics. It would seem we have been thrown onto the grass verge in the name of 'progress'. Hmm...
This is what they said:

Thanks for getting in touch about our Burgen Soya and linseed Sprouted grain.

As a brand we are growing and evolving, therefore we’ve made the decision to retire our much loved Burgen Soya & Linseed 800g from the market. This loaf can still be found in Asda stores for a limited time.


We are sorry the carb content on the new loaf does not meet you expectations, we will pass you feedback onto our technical team, making them aware of the negative comments on the internet.

Thanks again for getting in touch.
Translation: Sprouted grains are hot & we need them to keep our shelf space.
 

Sharron1

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Type 2
As per the title I am looking for a recommendation for the best, lowest carb bread. I have seen recommendations for Burgen but I noticed one called HiLo on Sainsbury's website that has far lower carbs per slice. However a little research has indicated that it isn't just the number of carbs in a particular food, but how they are stored e.t.c.

What do people recommend?

Edit: If I'm asking one of those annoying forum questions that get answered multiple times per day, is there a list of recommended brands anywhere?
We have Livlife at 3 carbs per slice. Can only find it in Waitrose
 

adrian1der

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Type 2
I occasionally crave cheese on toast. It is the only "bready" thing I miss. When I do I bake a loaf of Almond Soda Bread from Tom Kerridge's Dopamine Diet book and have a couple of slices :)
 

AndBreathe

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Type 2
I'm the same as @AndBreathe. Once you learn to eat without bread, you don't miss it. Even when my partner buys a big crusty Tiger loaf, it doesn't bother me anymore and there is no temptation, much as I used to love it. It amazes me how I just don't crave it anymore. The very odd occasion when I have some to be polite, when a guest in someone's house, it is a bit of a disappointment and not worth the insulin I need to inject for it.

My partner has bread every day. These days, if I handle it too much my skin gets cracked, but of course, that's more to do with my challenges with gluten that dietary preferences. It does make avoidance very simple though
 

AndBreathe

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Type 2
Unlike @AndBreathe I don't think I could give bread up. I am sorry Burgen has disappeared as I liked it a lot, it was thick and satisfying, but I've been buying Hovis Low Carb seeded when I can find it now. My daughter has a huge Asda she shops at and has promised to get me some Burgen if it's still stocked there :)

I don't know if you are familiar with Dr Jen Unwin. She is a clinical psychologist, with an interest in healthy, wellbeing and addiction issues. She often mentions that those who ".... I could never give up x, y or z......." could well be addicted to the food/drink.

In reality, my Endo would be very happy if I would give up dairy, but thus far, I haven't been able to get there. Doubtless he'll ask again in November when I next "see" him. Am I addicted? Maybe, maybe not.

I'm not suggesting you have food addiction issues, Pine Martin, just mentioning it.

This YouTube video is entertaining, as well as informative, in my view.

 

Browser

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Type 2
Hello - just sent another email to Allied Bakeries about the Burgen bread changes, telling them it's a point of discussion, and this time got an almost immediate response. I pointed out that the lower carb factor made the old loaf much more attractive to diabetics. It would seem we have been thrown onto the grass verge in the name of 'progress'. Hmm...
This is what they said:

Thanks for getting in touch about our Burgen Soya and linseed Sprouted grain.

As a brand we are growing and evolving, therefore we’ve made the decision to retire our much loved Burgen Soya & Linseed 800g from the market. This loaf can still be found in Asda stores for a limited time.


We are sorry the carb content on the new loaf does not meet you expectations, we will pass you feedback onto our technical team, making them aware of the negative comments on the internet.

Thanks again for getting in touch.
What a pathetic attitude from Allied Bakeries. Judging by the comments on this forum over the past few years, this bread is definitely a good seller. I can’t believe that sales of this bread have dropped to the extent they are taking it off the market. They are obviously ignorant of the benefits their product offers diabetics and the potential for continuing healthy sales. I certainly won’t be buying their ‘improved’ product especially if it has a higher carbs. content.
 

Maca44

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Type 2
The answer is to make your own Keto bread I have about 5 thick slices a day and it has no affect on my BG's once you get the hang of it. I have a baking day and freeze it for the week.
 

EmmaL76

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Type 1
Can you share the recipe Maca ? Do you use a bread maker
 

ChrissieMM

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Type 2
My usual suggestion, which is only of use to those living in that part of the world with Booths supermarkets*, is the Booths own brand Low GI bread, which I believe is baked by Bells of Lazonby. Tasty, excellent for sandwiches, toasts well, 9g carb per slice.

* Gods own country, the North West of England.
Hooray. Someone else who eats this bread. I prefer the uncut loaf, which has a better texture and slice it on a bread slicer so I can have two very thin slices every day for breakfast with minimal effect on blood sugars.
Brilliant bread!
 

Maca44

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Type 2
Can you share the recipe Maca ? Do you use a bread maker
Yes I only now use the bread maker to mix and rise the dough then it goes in bread tin with grated cheese ontop.

for some reason the video on YouTube wont load so I will attach the recipe

I just do the mixing adding Pumpkin seeds and abit of cheese ontop
 

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EmmaL76

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Type 1
Yes I only now use the bread maker to mix and rise the dough then it goes in bread tin with grated cheese ontop.

for some reason the video on YouTube wont load so I will attach the recipe

I just do the mixing adding Pumpkin seeds and abit of cheese ontop
Thankyou so much! If I make it successfully I will post a pic !
 

Maca44

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Type 2
Thankyou so much! If I make it successfully I will post a pic !
Good Luck I'm sure it will come out fine just be exact with weights
 

Pine Marten

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Type 2
I don't know if you are familiar with Dr Jen Unwin. She is a clinical psychologist, with an interest in healthy, wellbeing and addiction issues. She often mentions that those who ".... I could never give up x, y or z......." could well be addicted to the food/drink.

In reality, my Endo would be very happy if I would give up dairy, but thus far, I haven't been able to get there. Doubtless he'll ask again in November when I next "see" him. Am I addicted? Maybe, maybe not.

I'm not suggesting you have food addiction issues, Pine Martin, just mentioning it.

This YouTube video is entertaining, as well as informative, in my view.

Unfortunately the video is unavailable. I don't think I'm addicted, I just like the taste of bread.

Anyhow, last Friday I met my daughter, who had very kindly got me three loaves of Burgen from her local Asda, which had stock in store even though online it said 'out of stock' not just for Burgen, but also for certain other things she was looking for, like baby wipes... :confused:
 

chaoticcar

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Type 2
My usual suggestion, which is only of use to those living in that part of the world with Booths supermarkets*, is the Booths own brand Low GI bread, which I believe is baked by Bells of Lazonby. Tasty, excellent for sandwiches, toasts well, 9g carb per slice.

* Gods own country, the North West of England.
Bought some in Clitheroe yesterday ,I now will not have to just have my cheese and marmite on a plate !!
Agree with you The North West is Best
Carol
 
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