Is it really that bad for you?
Oh God I miss bread..... real bread, sticky, yeasty, healthy bread.... but I don't miss gluten.
I have 6-8 slices of wholemeal a day
hasn't done me any harm i think
RK - ditto what others have said about the 50/50 loaves - think Warburtons and Hovis do them?
Other nice white bread which you can get from a bakery and are very nice include a tiger loaf and milk loaf - nice when you fancy a change from every day bread.
Have you tried alternatives like muffins, crumpets and scones for the weekend? Nice every now and then. Muffins go well with eggs too
I don't eat much bread but bake my own sourdough and that easily lasts up to a week with no crap in it. I agree that it's not ideal for a chip butty though.
Bread doesn't "go off" until it's got lumps of mould growning on it, who cares if it's stale? The best bread to buy is in supermarkets at the end of the day, you can get an 800g loaf for 14p, enough cals for a whole day, apart from scrumping I can't think of a cheaper way to live. 98p for a whole weeks food.
If salt was removed from processed bread, we would save 4000 strokes a year.
It would taste shite. That's why I avoid bread completely!
I love bread in particular, but also pasta, rice and noodles, but after happening across the book summarised in the link below I had a bash at the eating plan. It's counter-intuitive to everything we get told about carbing up, but having tried it I now don't carb-load before running and don't have breakfast - was amazed at the results - no 'wall hittiing' or bonking etc.
Just an alternative view..........the book is well worth a read. You can train your body to burn fat (plentiful in may case) in endurance activities instead of glycogen, making carb intake less necessary. The effects of processed carbs on the body outlined in the book are fascinating too (insulin spikes, water retention, fat stroes etc). I also lost 10kg in a couple of months without once feeling hungry and without changing my training regime
.....I still love fresh bread though, and use a long runa s an excuse to replenish with a bloody big bacon sarnie....
I eat the cheapest food possible, I don't care if it's carbs or whatever, but carbs tend to be cheaper. Besides the paleo diet is nonsense, if anyone truly followed it they would only eat seasonal, local food, or what they could gather and store naturally.
You'd lose a lot of weight.
Exactly - which is why the book referenced above is modified paleo (you'd need a form of OCD to follow a pure paleo plan, and no life).
It's not carbs that are the problem. it's the type of carbs (modified vs unmodified). As an overweight runner, the weight loss is a good thing given an approx 10 min gain over marathon distance for every half a stone lost. Still, we're all 'an experiment of one', so if cheap mouldy bread works for you, go for it.
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