Eat Bread 90 (EB90) is a 90-day bread-eating challenge and experiment created by founder BAKERpedia founder, Dr Lin Carson. As someone who loves bread, Dr Carson aims to dispel the myth that bread alone is responsible for weight gain and bloating and how, with healthier options, bread provides numerous health benefits and prevents cravings.
According to Dr Carson, it reflects a lack of basic nutritional knowledge on healthy bread choices that are a great source of fiber, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals – all necessary for a healthier heart, mind and body.
“There is no scientific evidence showing that bread alone makes you fat but there is a lot of ‘fake news’ out there making bread the all-round bad guy for any kind of weight gain and sugar crash,” says Dr Carson. “I intend to prove them wrong by not gaining a single pound through this challenge.”
How does it work?
Dr. Carson will consume one whole loaf of bread a day for breakfast, lunch and dinner for 90 days straight from Monday, April 3 to Monday, July 3, just before America’s Independence Day!
Why 90 days? According to nutritionists, it’s better to stay on a new diet for 90 days to fully experience its effects. Furthermore, Dr. Carson doesn’t intend to give skeptics any reason to think it might be a half-baked effort. So she’s committing to the full 90 days.
She will continue with her daily routine of running her business, taking care of her home and family that include three sons and maintain her fitness regime of running, cycling and swimming three times a week.
To ensure she meets her daily nutrition needs, Connie Evers, MSc, a Registered and Licensed Dietician will guide and help track Dr. Carson’s calorie-intake and BMI.
Will Dr. Carson consume bread alone without any fillings? What about snacks?
Dr. Carson will be eating a loaf of bread with various spreads and fillings throughout the day. This includes anything from chocolate spreads to cookie butter to cheese to ham, etc. Snacks could include more bread or fruits and nuts.
Dr. Carson’s daily menu will be posted on this website daily, together with all fitness activities, so you can see what she eats and easily track her progress.
What types of bread will be eaten?
Anything from plain white to whole grain to bread that includes ingredients like pumpkin, chocolate chip, cinnamon etc.
This is a fantastic challenge! I run a bakery and would like to provide some bread. Where do I send them to?
Dr. Carson supports the baking industry and is passionate about all things bakery. If you believe in this ground-breaking initiative and would like to sponsor some bread, please send them to:
707 SW Washington St., #1100, Portland, OR 97205
Attn: Ms Ana Rinck, Operations Manager, BAKERpedia
If you have any questions, please email Ana at [email protected]. In return for the kind sponsorship, your bread will be featured in Dr. Carson’s daily post.
Follow Dr. Carson on her journey and track her progress to see if bread really deserves the bad rep it’s been getting worldwide.