If you struggle with craving bread, you will want to read this story.
How To Not Eat Bread and Stop Bread Cravings
Last night my other half, Brian and I took his mother out to Red Lobster for her 80th birthday. And I decided before I went that since I have have done such a great job with hitting my weight loss goal I would allow myself a Red Lobster biscuit as a treat.
These chedder cheese biscuits were always something I could never pass up in the past. They are really great.
But, when the waiter brought the bread to the table, I found that I honestly didn’t want one.
I had a wonderful dinner. I ate baked flounder with broccoli and salad. And of course, I smothered the flounder with lots of butter knowing that the extra fat is great for my new way of eating.
But, my point is, I realized that my carb addiction is really under control. 🙂 It was easy for me to say no to the bread dish.
Eating a low-carb, high-fat diet is the best way to eat if you crave bread.
Many people are addicted to bread. It is really difficult to NOT eat bread products, cakes, and cookies. And worse, once you take a bite it is nearly impossible to stop eating.
And then the cravings are even more difficult to control. And you can’t control them. It really is a vicious cycle.
I know, because for many years I went through this cycle of trying to convince myself that I didn’t need another piece of cake. But The cravings would make me nuts. I felt like I had no control over what I ate.
Are you addicted to Bread? Here are some signs of bread addiction:
- Cravings for any sort of bread products like cakes, cookies, donuts, and other foods.
- Inability to stop eating bread products when full.
- A need to have bread products rather than other sorts of foods.
- The inability to NOT eat bread or other sweets if it is easily available.
If you can relate to most of the points then you may have an addiction to bread. But you are not alone. Most people have an addiction to bread, Including me.
Have you ever wondered Why are so many people fat?
I used to get frustrated. I would eat wheat bread or grainy bread thinking that I was being healthy.
But here is the thing. Grains are carbs. And even though they appear to be healthy, our bodies treat them as if they are sugar. So when we eat bread our bodies release insulin. This stimulates our appetites which make us want more.
It is an addictive cycle. Many people who are addicted to bread are also addicted to sugar. In reality, they are the same thing.
If you find that you can’t say no to bread, then you are probably a sugar addict.
Read my story here…. I am addicted to sugar
The good news is you can overcome this addiction to bread by changing how you eat.
The bad news is you will have to give up bread and all the carbs that are high in sugar. And yes you need to give up sugar. The best solution is a high fat, low carb diet.
Not only will you get your cravings under control, but you will lose weight.
When I started my high fat, low carb diet 4 months ago, I weighed 186 pounds. As of today, I am at 152.
Once you have learned how not to eat bread, you will end up feeling wonderful.
And believe it or not, you won’t miss it and those terrible bread cravings will go away. I was really surprised how easily I said no to that Red Lobster biscuit.
Update 2/19/19: Now that I’ve been doing Keto (low carb) for over 4 years and have kept off 60 lbs, I have learned that once in a while I can have some carbs. This is very rare, however.
But when I am in the mood for pizza, I simply make my own using an almond crust. There are lots of recipes online but I simply use Simple Mills Almond Crust. It is super easy to make and it tastes wonderful. Simple Mills also has other low carb snacks.
I really just want you to know that with this lifestyle, you don’t have to feel deprived. And yes, you will need to eliminate a good part of carbs from your diet. But there are healthy substitutions out there.
Here are some other articles about bread and the carb addiction that you may find helpful:
And I highly recommend the book Grain Brain which goes into detail about how grains affect us both physically and mentally.