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“If I stop eating bread will I lose weight?” is a question on many a person’s lips.

 

This is my take on this:

I believe there is more than a possibility you will lose weight if you knock bread out of your diet… but my question to you is… how long will it be before you just ‘have to’ have another slice of bread, and another, and another?

This is the thing, you can’t knock something out and not replace it with something else, and the ‘something else’ has to be as good, or better, than what you are going without.Two slices

For example, let’s say you stop eating bread, but in your meals you make sure you add more rice, pasta, potatoes etc.  Do you think your weight will go down?  Probably not.

When I talk about replacing the bread, I don’t mean by other high carbohydrate foods, but by foods that are equally as satisfying but without all those carbs.

Many times we can read all the information about how something is not doing us good, but because it’s so much a part of our life, we don’t do anything about it.  Unfortunately, that’s what I did, and of-course I paid the price.

Stop Eating Bread Lose Weight!
Everything in the bakery store seems to be made using wheat!

 

Stop Eating Bread and Lose Weight!

You see, I was learning from various sources that to be truly healthy, part of what you need to do is stop eating wheat in particular.  To me this was too big an ask.  No wheat!  Too much of our eating is based around wheat… and therein lies the problem. 

Somewhere inside of me I thought that I could just cut down and I was happy to do that… but it wasn’t until one day I decided to “just do it” that I began to notice a difference.

While ever I was eating wheat bread I found I was suffering with acid reflux, but when I stopped, it went away.  This was big!  Do you know how happy that made me?  Then I’d be out somewhere and for lack of something else to eat I’d eat bread again… back would come the reflux.  Not nice.  And you know what else happened when I cut wheat bread out of my menu?  I began losing weight!  Oh happy days!

It was then I decided it was time to get serious!

As I began to deny myself of wheat products, and replace them with healthy ingredients, I found I could still eat breads, cakes and biscuits.  It was exciting to me because I was now eating something that was building my health instead of causing it to crumble.

 

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Are you wondering what’s wrong with wheat?

Glue made from flour

The wheat they produce today is not like grandma and grandpa used to eat.  It’s been fiddled with so that it’s now very high in gluten, which of-course the bakers love.  It causes their bread to rise light and fluffy, just the way most people like it.  It’s good for business.  But… it’s not doing your body any good.  In fact, it acts like glue when it gets on the inside of you.

Do you remember… or did you ever… make home-made glue when you were a kid?  Mix a bit of flour and water together made a really sticky substance which was fine for gluing different things.  There are different ways to make glue but the basics of it is flour and water.

Your body struggles with all that glue.  Yikes, why do we do it to ourselves?

I don’t know if you know or not, but even eating breads that are gluten free is not necessarily the answer to the problem, due to the fact they have high glycemic values and in most cases, have been stripped of their fibre.

For me, the time had come when I didn’t want to put up with it anymore.  I thank God for the help that I’ve received and I hope I can help you find an answer too.

Time to make some changes

Do you want to lose weight?   Is your mind full of all the things you can no longer have?  Do you think, sure… I can do that for awhile but only until I’ve reached my desired weight?  It won’t work… at least it may work, but what about when you go back to your old ways… and you will for sure.

All this is wrong thinking! To reduce your weight you need to make lifestyle changes… that means, your habits have to change… for life! But it’s more than that… it’s taking your mind off losing weight and concentrating more on what builds your health.  Once you do this, losing weight will not be an issue anymore.

As I said before, in most cases you must replace the old with the new.  I know there will be some people who can make a decision and stick to it through thick and thin… but the reality is that most of us are just not that strong.

As I am now a certified Nutritional Counsellor & Dietary Consultant also dealing in weight loss, I have written up two courses… ‘Wellness Solutions’ and ‘Common Sense Weight Management’.  These are being constantly updated and you are able to communicate with me as you are going through them.

Don’t be led round by the nose any longer… find out the truth as to why you are overweight… you may be surprised!  Do you need to stop eating bread and lose weight?  

Warm regards,

Marilyn Williams of Mouthful Matters

 

 


Marilyn Williams
Certified Nutritional Counsellor & Dietary Consultant

6 Thoughts to “Stop Eating Bread and Lose Weight!”

  1. Simertoq

    Again this is all palaver. Proteins are used by ALL cells to rueibld the cell, in the event there isnt enough then the body will break down muscle. Muscle only shrinks (atrophy) from lack of exercise. You need 1-1.5 grams of protein per lean weight per day, thats 100 grams at most for all of you per day. Anything less and your muscles will simply shrink, and your metabolism will decrease. You do not NEED carbohydrates AT ALL, your brain can use ketones just fine.

    1. What about all the carbs in fruits and vegetables? I can’t see how we could live a healthy lifestyle by deleting those out of our diet. You do make some valid points though.

  2. Mary

    Hi Marilyn,
    I would love to know more about your eating other breads than wheat.. and recipes. I love that idea to also stop my acid reflux! Good point about flour and water being like glue!

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Hi Mary,
      Yes I really do find that normal bread can and does bring on acid reflux for me.
      Another time I gave you some great ideas for reducing acid reflux such as
      1. Drink a couple of teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water before going to bed.
      2. 20ml Aloe Vera is also wonderful before bedtime.
      3. I don’t know if I mentioned it before, but eating a slice of apple can do the same thing… just before bedtime.
      Maybe different people find one better than another so it’s worth trying each one out to see which helps the most.
      BUT… if it’s bread that’s causing it in the first place, obviously it’s better to get rid of the bread! Only testing on yourself will tell you one way or another.
      When I do eat bread, I try to make sure I eat Sourdough… it is SO much better than normal bread.
      Ofourse, it’s not just bread… it’s processed wheat flour, so that includes cakes and biscuits.
      You need to listen carefully to what your body is telling you. Eat a biscuit and see if it affects you that evening.
      If you do get acid reflex, cast your mind back through what you ate that day taking careful note. Maybe it might be something rich you ate, like sauces made out of tomatoes for example.
      One idea I sometimes do is to make a quick flatbread out of eggs. I beat an egg or two and add some Almond Flour, a little Himalayan Salt and pepper. Make it to the consistency of pancake mixture. Cook in smaller or one large and than cut into four pieces. Toppings of any kind can be added. You can also add different herbs and spices too according to your mood. 🙂
      There are many ideas online about how to cook alternative breads using alternative flours. Some good, some not too good in my opinion. Many turn out very ‘cakey’. It’s a matter of playing around with different recipes until your find one that works for you.
      And don’t forget, listen to your body after eating them and later when lying down.
      Just because a flour is not wheat doesn’t mean it’s necessarily good for you. Many are just as highly processed.
      Almond flour is good, as is coconut. I guess Brown Rice Flour is also good, preferably organic. I think I do mention various flours in the program.
      I would love to hear back of your experiences… what works for you and what doesn’t.

  3. Bill KLausman

    I weigh about 225# am 6’2″ and 82 years old. I am Type II diabetic and want to lose about 15 pounds. For 10 days I stopped eating bread of all kinds, cereals and potatoes, replacing my evening snacks from bread and Adams peanut butter and Smuckers Fruit-only jam.
    Result in 10 days was a 2 pound gain.
    Since 1958, I do circuit weight training 3 times a week and have been in good condition all my life. I am also on blood thinner and blood pressure meds.
    So far, this low starch eating style is not working. Help.

    1. Marilyn Williams

      That’s not fun Bill! It could be for a couple of reasons:
      1- Sometimes, when changing your diet, your body takes some time to adapt. Doing it for 10 days could easily have been within the time your body was adapting to the new style of eating. Maybe keep on going and watch the results.
      2- Maybe, because you have cut out the calories you were receiving from the bred, cereals, potatoes etc, you were replacing them with other high caloric foods. Maybe it was leaving you hungry and you ate a whole lot more nuts for example thinking you were doing a good thing. Nuts of-course are good, but as with everything you shouldn’t overdo it. This was just an example.
      What I believe in mostly is to eat everything in balance… not going overboard with anything. People eating bread often eat lots of it. A limit of bread may do better than no bread at all. Same with potatoes which are a nutritious food, but less is better.
      Maybe you are eating too much overall. As we age our bodies need less food, but the food we eat should be of a high nutritious quality. We can’t eat ‘junk’ foods, or nutritionally deficient foods and get away with it like when we were young.
      Maybe try the trick of using a smaller plate so it still looks satisfying to you.
      Eat slower… enjoy every mouthful. Never rush your meals. Stop before you feel full.
      Make sure every meal contains protein and fat… both of which keep you feeling fuller for longer.
      I trust as you follow some of these ideas you meet your desired result.

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