I started a diet. A real diet. My VERY FIRST real diet and I’m on day 7. The great thing about this diet (You can learn all about it here!) is that I am eating a ton of food at regular intervals five times a day.
Thanks to this new-to-me diet, I’m learning rules to healthy eating (okay okay I K-N-O-W these rules but I’m actually starting to practice them). Many of these rules involve snacks. I am supposed to have 2 snacks a day and they must be approximately 150 calories, have at least 5 grams of fiber and under 5 grams of sugar. The thing that has been difficult for me with finding things to snack on is that I love bread. Especially toasted bread with something creamy spread on top like peanut butter or cream cheese or tapanade or something else that’s yummy.
Then I found the new line of Dempster’s THINS. Both the whole wheat and the white loaves have 2 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein and only 45 calories per slice. The whole wheat bread has 0 grams of sugar and the white bread only 1 gram of sugar per slice.
Clearly 2 slices of toast and a reasonable amount of topping are well within my snack allowance and I cannot tell you how happy that makes me.
I am dieting for so many reasons but mainly to re-set my eating habits and what my body expects from me when it comes to food (ie: cravings). But I am smart enough to know that I will never stick to anything that remotely denies me of BREAD!