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I’m Puffed Up about This Bread! Days 69 and 70

It was nice to have my appetite back, so I started my day with a large stack of french toast with whole wheat bread. Do you know why this popular dish is called french toast?

It actually has nothing to do with location. This breakfast dish can trace its early forms all the way back to the Roman empire! During the 15th century in England and France, it was called “pain perdu” or “lost bread”—due to the fact the recipe called for stale bread. Many believe French toast got its name from a 17th century U.S. innkeeper, Joseph French.

french toast

A wholesome stack of French toast made with whole wheat bread, topped with fresh strawberries and maple syrup.


I also challenged myself to three quarters of a pizza from a store-bought, ready-made pizza crust.

Yes, I believe pizza is a bread, and it belongs to my bread diet (even though it took me almost 70 days to realize this).

I layered the pizza generously with vegetables and gave it a light topping of mozzarella and pepperoni. It was delicious, but my goodness, I wouldn’t recommend eating this much pizza in a sitting!

homemade pizza

My homemade pizza with onions, mushrooms, broccoli, mozzarella, pepperoni and my homemade pizza sauce.

On another note, here’s an interesting concept. Instead of soaking your grains and then baking them, how about skipping the soaking step and just use puffed grains instead? Ancient Brands Grain sent me three delicious loafs of bread filled with puffed wheat and the texture was great.

There was no ‘unsoaked’ hard kernels that stuck in-between my teeth, and the product visually looks like whole grain.

Ancient Brands Grain specializes in organic and conventional ancient grains, such as quinoa, amaranth or millet. After carefully sourcing grains, they use patented puffing equipment. The end result is a grain with consistent texture, a good flavor profile and high in nutrients.

One of the breads I ate was a partially puffed emmer—an ancient grain also known as farro. I’ll tell you what, I’d be puffed up to eat this bread any day!

partially puffed emmer

Nutritious slices of whole grain bread made with partially puffed emmer.


partially puffed durum wheat

A densely textured whole grain bread with partially puffed durum wheat.

Here’s what I ate on Days 69 and 70 of EB90:

Food Portion   Calories
Day 69
Bagel 1(100g) 210
Butter 2 Tbsp 200
Pizza 300g 900
French Toast with Whole Wheat Bread 4 slices (40g) 600
Berry Cream Cake 1 slice 150
Total 2060
Day 70
Raisin Bread 2 slice (40g) 180
Whole Grain Emmer Bread 3 Slices (60g) 210
Whole Grain Bread 4 Slices (50g) 440
Butter 2 Tbsp 200
Lemon Curd 2 Tbsp 120
Cherries 1C 74
Waffles 3 400
Steak with caramelized onions 100g 209
Asparagus 1 C 27
Pineapple 3 oz 41
Berry Cream Cake 1 slice 150
Strawberries 1C 50
Calcium Supp
Total 2101


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