Grains are not for Human Consumption: Day 43 and 44

I usually don’t engage with negative criticism on social media. However, I’m on this journey to prove that bread and grains are safe to eat and should not be avoided. Therefore I have to address each and every negative comment that comes to me about them.

A self-proclaimed nutritionist attacked my post saying that he/she has studied nutrition for many years and found there are serious dangers in eating grains. Grains are not good for the body as we don’t digest them properly, especially in bread products due to the gluten. He/she ended with saying that Nutella (my favorite) has corn syrup which can cause cancer. This grain myth is so far from the truth.

Before you place judgement on this person’s non-scientific based opinions, I caution you to not shoot the messenger.

There is so much bad information on nutrition out there and many consumers are not getting the right information from the internet. What I truly believe is that this ‘nutrition’ information is contorted by companies/ professionals selling their new age diets and services. Google ‘grains are bad’ and you will find a holistic community that is fueled by the paleo and the dangerous keto diet.* The Paleo community is so banked on selling their books and diet plans that they will do whatever it takes. Including making grains and bread look bad, even though they are as benign as water.

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Getting honest about grains

I feel it is more important now than ever that my journey not be sponsored or endorsed by any associations, so I can provide an honest opinion on bread and grains. Hey look, I’m not going to ask the paleo, keto and low carb diet community to stop.

However, while you preach eating a diet that is torturous and not scientifically sound,* do not condemn safe-to-eat foods like bread and grains, which has been a safe sustenance for billions of people since the beginning of civilization.

So in response to this, I dug into bread that has a ton of grains and seeds – Franz® Great Seeds and 24 Grains and Seeds. #IdontWannaEatLikeACaveman

*The keto diet places extreme stress on the body. It must be medically supervised. The fact that your body burn proteins for fuel, it is not selective on which proteins it burns. Therefore, ketosis happens in your vital muscles, like your heart, kidneys, liver and intestines. While many holistic communities don’t talk about this danger, it should be known that the #1 advocate of the keto diet himself, Dr. Atkins, had cardiomyopathy and a suspected history of congestive heart failures.

Here’s what I ate on Days 43 and 44 of EB90:

Food Portion Calories
Day 43
Franz Twenty Four Grains and seeds 7 slices (45g) 770
Franz Great Seed 5 (28g) 400
Ricotta Cheese 1/4 C 100
Coconut water 1 L 180
Smoked Ham 4 Slices 60
Strawberry Jam 2 Tbsp 100
Apple 1 95
Dark Chocolate Penut Butter 2 Tbsp 170
Apricot Sugar-Free Jam 2 Tbsp 40
Sauteed Spinach 1 C 48
Chicken wing 1 50
Orange 1 orange 45
Papaya 1C 67
Bike -100
Calcium Supp
Total 2025
Day 44
Franz Twenty Four Grains and se 7 slices (45g) 770
Franz Great Seed 5 (28g) 400
Ricotta Cheese 1/4 C 100
Donut 1 150
Apricot Sugar-Free Jam 2 Tbsp 40
Ricotta Cheese 1/4 C 100
Steak, caramelized onions and sauteed mushroom sandwich 1 300
Butter 2 Tbsp 200
Orange 1 orange 45
Berries 1C 90
Bike -200
Calcium Supp
Total 1995