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Wasa Up ?!? aka Man can not live on bread alone

Friday, April 27, 2012

I love bread. Back in the good ol' days I could eat a whole loaf of french bread in one evening, enjoy a whole pizza myself, etc.
Well, years later that bread basket is still full ~ if you know what I mean.
About two months after starting SP, my weight hit a plateau. It seemed no matter how little I ate or how long I exercised, my body wouldn't budge. I happened on a copy of Women's World and their "weekly miracle diet". The basis of this week's diet; no bread or dairy for six weeks. I was desperate to make my scales move, so I tried eliminating both bread and dairy. In the month since, I have lost an additional five pounds and several more inches, most notably, two less inches around my middle! While that is remarkable, the best result for me has been increased energy and getting much closer to my daily goals for protein. I've slowly added some bread products back into my habits, however, I do not crave the bread as I always did before.

Before :
Toast for breakfast
1/2 Tuna Sandwich for lunch
3 saltine crackers for snack
Peanut butter on Celery sticks
Tuna Salad on Wasa Cracker
1/4 cup nuts

Stepping away from what I've always done was scary, but very rewarding. There is so much sugar and sodium in bread ~ both things my heart healthy diet does not need.
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  • BLUESKY_321
    I just did a one month dairy and gluten free experiment myself. Sadly, I did not achieve a 5 lb or 2 inch loss :(
    I did try some great new recipes though and will continue to incorporate them into the family meal plan. I'm thinking that I may continue on going wheat and dairy free through the day and then just plan a "restriction free" dinner. Too hard to come up with DF/GF dinners for teenage boys ... and too much work to make separate meals, but there are plenty of reasons other than weightloss to limit those items.
    Wishing you continued success!

    2088 days ago
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