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!!