I know that just a few days ago I mentioned having glutenmares and my withdrawals from carbs. However, I have come to realize that a “No Bread Diet” is THE TRUTH.
Don’t get me wrong, there is a perfectly good loaf of potato bread still sitting in my refrigerator and some pumpkin bread that my mom mailed to me a couple of weeks ago resting comfortably on the second shelf that I would LOVE to devour. Still, a no-bread intake has quickly shown some wonderful physical results. I never knew that it could have been the answer to all of my slimming-and-trimming woes, and it only took a week to show noticeable signs.
Being natured as a Kentucky girl, bread is a part of life. It is involved in every type of meal, and we’re serious about it. I have no idea what I’m going to do when it comes to Thanksgiving and I’ll be around my mom’s homemade rolls (granted, if she doesn’t have me kneading them and rolling them myself). Their buttery goodness is hard to neglect, and I’ll have no idea how to contain myself, but I MUST maintain self control.
All in all, a no-bread diet may be a life change habit for me…or maybe an intake of at least once a week. Your ab workouts will not be in vain if you do cut bread out of your daily diet; that six-pack will chisel in much easier. Also, thigh slimming and toning is much easier. They’re able to be tighter and at a much faster pace.
I used to be notorious for extremely rigorous workouts and not always seeing the results, and it would sometimes discourage me. You’ll look and feel better and you’ll want to keep progressing when you listen to your body’s needs for adjustments. You’ll get used to the physical change and so will your body. After such a short amount of time, I can’t even imagine eating certain foods or a certain amount anymore. I get full just from eating an apple and nutella now for lunch. Life lesson, know your body type and fix accordingly. (However, once this pageant is over, I’m celebrating with the biggest buttered roll EVER and pork ribs. Yep. Done and done! 😀 )
2 Replies to “No Bread Counts”
I understand when you talked about being a girl from Kentucky. I’m first generation born here with a family from Haiti. There are certain foods that became a must especially at the dinner table. I theory, it’s easy for one to say cut out this or that;however, how do you cut out things that are part of your culture. When I described by ethnicity to someone I say that I’m Haitian since that’s how I was raised. Some people would have a tough time parting with things foods that have become such a big part of their life style because they are so marinated in their culture. My point is that I wish I wasn’t pre exposed to foods that are embedded into my way of life
Collin, I definitely agree. I listen to stories of my mother talking about the days when they would cook everything in lard (the heaviest of heavy grease that can possibly be used), and I’m used to all of our breads being made from scratch and really valued during mealtime. So, you’re definitely right. How can we embrace a healthy bread-diet along with our cultures? That could be something to look into in the future. Maybe find a way for them to be gluten-free? It would certainly help considering so many of our people have such health issues and concerns. Granted, people are not as active as they once were (always walking to the store, work, school, church, etc). Instead, we’re fairly lazy now. So, we continue to eat the way our ancestors did but did not adapt to the physical changes in the way that we should. However, that still doesn’t solve our “less carb intake” diet, but there are definitely gluten-free flours. Issue is that we’ll just have to get everyone in our families to transition over 🙂