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Bread test - The Plan

Monday, March 04, 2013

Yesterday was the scheduled bread test - this is one I have been dreading as I know wheat is not friendly to me but hey, I have followed The Plan and it hasn't let me down so far, so there it was...

Now, we normally don't have bread in the house but DH picked up a box of croissants the day before, so that was my option for bread. If you're going to have bread, you might as well go for something good, right? Multigrain breads are not preferred as you won't know what grain you have reacted to, so plain is best.

I filled the croissant with goat cheese, avocado and red leaf lettuce and had a salad with pear and sunflower seeds with it.

It looked great, it tasted ok and I felt fine the rest of the afternoon. The funny thing was that while I was eating it I felt like I shouldn't, almost like I was eating "poison" - oh the tricks our mind plays on us! So even though it tasted ok, I didn't really enjoy it as much as any of the other meals on the plan.

This morning was the final verdict... I gingerly stepped on the scale and there it was: up half a pound to confirm my funny feelings "wheat is not my friend"! All my meals were on plan yesterday and no way can a 200 cal croissant cause a gain like that unless it caused inflammation. I have now doubly confirmed that wheat is something I need to severely limit or even eliminate. It also explains why I gained weight over the last 18 months and couldn't lose it - those crackers and healthy sandwiches were working against me!

Good to know!!
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    Never thought to try a croissant instead of a slice of plain white bread. Excellent idea! Alas, I believe that I too react to wheat. My bread test was a failure as well but plan to retest in a few months. Next time, I will try a croissant!

    Your comment also made me realize that all those sub sandwiches from Subway and the Burgers with buns at fastfood places must have played a big role in my steady weight gain over the past few years.

    Now I understand!

    It also explains why I have always preferred to eat my burger without a bun when we cooked burgers or hotdogs at home.

    But oh, I love garlic bread, croissants, etc.

    Certainly hope my course of MSM and eating noninflammatory foods helps me heal enough to eat those again in the future!

    Thanks for the insight,
    2415 days ago
  • CELLO23
    This is great stuff and you've inspired me to go get The Plan! Am slightly at odds with my OH, who is not convinced by the idea of inflammation with normal foods, even though I've shown dairy and wheat intolerance in a test. But you've had pretty inarguable results, so I'd like to give it a try! At the very least it'll have me eating more veggies. emoticon emoticon Keep up the inspiring posts!
    2415 days ago
    Good job on finding what does and doesn't work for your body.
    2415 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Wheat causes problems for me also. The dish you created looks yummy.
    2415 days ago
    So interesting to see that reaction and I wonder if you will have the same reaction to the corn tortilla's?
    I am trying to talk my DH into buying me the book! :-)
    2415 days ago
  • D-ABBY
    emoticon emoticon
    2415 days ago
    knowledge is power
    2415 days ago
  • MELINDA382
    Mmmm crossaints! I went through an extensive elimination diet myself last year and felt better, but resisted the results in the long run. This is my first month on SparkPeople and I've eliminated wheat thoroughly and am avoiding corn (dairy, too, very soon). And once again feel like a million bucks. Once you quiet the din within via an elimination diet, you really can hear your body telling you what works---or doesn't work---for you. Best wishes!
    2416 days ago
    awesome to have this you say you can enjoy other things more. One can live without the bread.
    You have done such a great job with this and figuring out your body's needs.
    Have a terrific week
    2416 days ago
    I am so happy for you, that you know your enemy. It will make your weight loss quest so much easier.
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    2416 days ago
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