Change It Up: Skip The Bread
Sometimes getting healthy and fit is a daunting task. It just seems like there’s too much to change all at once and that the idea of a healthy lifestyle is way off. That’s exactly why I write these Change It Up tips – to give you simple suggestions that can make huge differences in your regimen if applied over time!
Today, I’m asking you to skip the bread!
Yep, I can already hear all of the responses to this tip! Many of you are going to tell me that you just can’t stop eating bread, that’s it’s impossible to have a meal without including it. To all of you I say – BULLCRAP!
I read a great quote on Twitter the other day. It said, ‘Don’t be upset with the results you didn’t get with the work you didn’t do!’ Essentially people complain they can’t get their weight down, or lose their love handles or the flab on their arms. And yet these same people won’t make the changes they need to make to lose the pounds!
Sure, proponents of bread will argue that it’s got some health benefits. To that I also say BULL! For the most part the only vitamins or minerals found in bread are ADDED in, just like they add them in to your favorite sugary breakfast cereal.
But surely the wholewheat variety is better right? Not by much I’m afraid. No matter how you slice it (pun intended), bread is a processed food that is the dietary culprit in many trainees diet failures. Forget the fact that it’s minimally nutritious, it also packs a ton of calories – just 2 slices of bread can be up to 300 calories and loaded with carbohydrates. And remember that’s before you put anything between the slices. We could talk (argue) all day about whether bread is a good food or not, but I’ll tell you this – people who drop bread from their diet have more stable energy levels and tend to lose weight quickly. I’ve seen it myself and I know it’s true.
I won’t leave you just dangling out there without any alternatives though. You can make any sandwich you want using various lettuce leaves as a wrap. It works great and is super crunchy. Another option I really like is slicing eggplant and using it as the bread. Just a few weeks ago I had a turkey burger, with onions, relish and a little tomato sauce between two eggplant slices. It was delicious!
Fancy a challenge? Try not eating bread for one week and let me know how you feel. I bet you’ll be surprised! Who’s up for it…?
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