The Wonder LESS Food: Bread

wheatThis wonderful fluffy food has been around for over 30,000 years. We love to eat it with peanut butter and jelly, grill it with cheese slices in between, and during the summer roast it over the fire with pie filling in the middle. Many love bread, except not your body. There are a few things you need to know about bread, or lets generalize to “wheat”, before you continue to consume:

• Consumption of wheat can slow down your digestive system. There is one tube that goes from your mouth to your waste hole (you know what I mean) and when you add fluffy carbohydrates to the tube. The slower your food digests, the faster it will expand and add inches to your waistline.

• Eating bread can spike your blood sugar levels. This is bad because you blood sugar spikes up high and then decreases quickly which causes you to become hungry faster. This is why you want more food even after you just ate

• You won’t be able to go to a field and pick out your favorite bread. That is because your delicious, fluffy goodness goes through many processes making it a “processed food” and we all know how bad for us processed foods are.

So if you still plan to consume bread, because let’s be real, it is very hard to stay away from it, then you need to consider you’re the ingredients of the bread you do choose. The biggest tip I keep in mind when I am shopping is that “Enriched Wheat Flour” is NOT in the ingredients list. Whole grains are a great healthy addition to your every day diet, but make sure that the product you are eating states “100 Percent Whole-Grain” otherwise the product probably only includes a small amount of real whole grains.

After learning this few facts and tips on why we should steer clear of bread, here is my mission for you: Don’t eat bread for 7 days. Don’t laugh, because I am serious. This isn’t a “diet” that I want you to try, it is a change in eating habits that will make you feel better and ultimately look slimmer. Once you see how the bread-less life feels, you may not ever want to go back. If you are up for the challenge, tweet or post to @Warhawkfitness with #NoBreadWeekChallenge and we will give you tips and recipes on how to keep going!

“Always remember that it doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you keep on going”

~Kenzi Weidman

Sources: Why is Bread Bad For You? The Shocking Truth, Knowing the Difference Between Whole Wheat Flour and Enriched Wheat Flour, No Bread Challenge, A Simple View of Your Digestive System

 

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