What if I told you to STOP eating one food?
What if I told you that food was bread?
Yes, you’d probably want to punch me. I love bread, or I used to. I practically never eat it anymore. If I do, it’s the sprouted wheat variety, I’ll have one slice early in the day so my body can process it. I don’t feel sluggish and tired and I don’t get an urge to eat an hour later.
Today many breads aren’t as healthy as they were years ago. Often they contain high fructose corn syrup. Yuck. This will play havoc with your blood sugar. Studies have shown that the brain doesn’t really recognize high fructose corn syrup and can’t push the ‘satiate’ button in it’s presence. Notice how you just never feel ‘full’ when you eat anything with high fructose corn syrup? This is why.
The key when you eliminate a food, is to make sure that you’re eating OTHER foods that will satisfy and fill you up.
Here are two recipes from Dani Woodrum’s Home Cooking for Fat Loss that I used yesterday. First….the main:
- 4 oz. Chopped Chicken Breast (use left overs or you can buy precooked, just be sure it’s all natural)
- 1⁄4 cup Celery, Chopped
- 1⁄4 cup Walnuts, Crushed
- 1⁄2 cup Red Grapes, Sliced
- 1⁄4 cup Green Onions, Chopped
- 1/3 cup Broccoli Slaw
- 1⁄2 Bell Peppers, Sliced (green, orange or red)
- 1⁄2 cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Add a scoop over a bed of spinach, serve as a side, or enjoy all by itself.
This was simple and yummy. Who’d a thunk how versatile Greek yogurt is? I used it in my chicken salad and then made dessert with it:
While most women my age are struggling with weight gain, I don’t seem to have any trouble with a ‘muffin top’.
Honestly, I’m not trying to brag or rub anything in. My fitness boot camp is filled with 40+ ladies asking my secrets. My email blows up from readers asking the same.
I’m constantly preaching the same sermon: solid nutrition along with hard training, also stop eating bread.
Keep it simple.
Simply ….pass on the bread basket. You just don’t need bread. Slowly replace it with other, more nutritionally dense choices.
‘Gluten free’ is the ‘new black’ when it comes to the dieting world. There’s no need for EVERYONE to go gluten free. There are those that gluten truly is a serious health issue, and then there are those that could just benefit from eating less calories from gluten products (like bread).
Whether you need to eliminate all gluten from your diet or whether you feel you could just benefit from eating less gluten, having some tasty recipes to help is a great option.
My pal Dani has 120 recipes for you here.
Like I said, I’m no whiz in the kitchen, but his recipes have helped me create some pretty tasty eats. I don’t even miss eating bread when I eat tasty food.
Take a look at Dani’s Home Cooking for Fat Loss and consider replacing bread in your diet. You’ll have less belly fat for it.