The True Advantages of Eating Bread on my Eat Bread 90 diet.

Week 13: The True Advantages of Eating Bread

90 days later, and round two of my bread diet experiment is over. I’ve documented the many advantages of eating bread and now I have the end result: 8 pounds lost on a bread diet.

Although I’d like to attribute my weight loss to bread alone, these are the contributing factors as well:

  • Reduced calorie intake
  • Reduced exercise, but still daily
  • Reduced variety in food choices

When I started this project, I wasn’t worried about my high-carb diet. But I knew to lose weight would take some extra planning. Here are a few of my biggest takeaways from 90 days of bread.

What are the advantages of eating bread?

Eating bread means:

  • Getting essential nutrients from whole grains, such as fiber, iron, magnesium, and folic acid
  • Giving your body needed energy in the form of carbohydrates
  • Eating a nutrient-dense food that satisfies cravings and is easy to incorporate in your diet.

Say what you will about diets that cut out carbs, like paleo or keto. The truth is, we need carbohydrates in our diets. And research is showing that U.S. adults are deficient in a number of important nutrients that are best made up via eating bread products.

Plus, it’s a relatively cheap, accessible food that carries real substance.

Is eating bread every day bad for you?

No, unless you have celiac disease. Eating bread every day not only gives you the benefits of whole grains, but provides the carbohydrates active people need to function.

  • Bread is healthy for you and has a place in any diet.
  • You won’t gain extra weight if you’re watching your overall calorie input/output.
  • You won’t develop a gluten intolerance.
  • You won’t feel bloated or sluggish.

Is bread the reason I lost weight?

It’s a big part of it. It helped fight cravings for one thing. Bread also helped limit the variety of my diet. Studies are revealing that too much variety in our diet can lead to weight gain.

To lose weight I also had to carefully watch my calorie intake, and exercised regularly. However, as I found out with exercise, less is more. By doing some physical activity for just 30 minutes a day, I found I burned the needed calories, but still had energy for staying active the rest of the day and didn’t feel the need to load up on food afterwards.

Can I make a bread diet work for me?

Absolutely! If this experiment has proved anything, it’s that you don’t need to cut carbs from your diet, especially to lose weight. Stay away from complicated fad diets that don’t work and give your body the food it needs.

The key is to do what works for you and your schedule. Eat healthy foods. Watch your calorie intake. Exercise. And enjoy bread!

If you’re looking for some delicious, healthy loaves to try, check out my bread gallery.

The final weigh in:

My weight at the start of the 90 days.

The first weigh-in: 147.4


Week 13 final weigh in for Eat Bread 90: 139.4 lbs. Brought to you be the advantages of eating bread.

Week 13 final weigh in: 139.4 lbs. Brought to you by the advantages of eating bread.

Is bread really the main reason behind my weight loss?

Week 12: You Might Not Like What I’m About to Say About Weight Loss

Is bread really the main reason for my weight  loss? No. I truly believe that by incorporating bread into my diet, it replaces a lot of the calories from the other foods I usually consume, leaving me with little room for anything else. Therefore, I’m restricting my variety of food intake drastically.

In this study, the potential downsides of diet diversity results in having too many choices and leads to higher consumption of food—and consequently, more calories.

In another review, The American Heart Association reported that overweight people who were offered a variety of foods for their snacks ate 25% more snack servings per week than people who were told they could eat any amount of one favorite snack. The same goes for meals—having more variety of dishes on the table can lead to overconsumption.

So, I believe my ability to lose weight on this diet is mainly because I cut off my variety of food from other sources—especially sources that are high in fat and sugar, which are unhealthy. I focused on only eating whole grain bread as my main source of calories, and with that, came the benefits of a diet that was high in nutrition.

But isn’t this an experiment to show that bread helps with weight loss?

My use of the Eat Bread 90 experiment this time around was to show that you can use bread as part of a weight loss diet plan that works with exercise. I have a problem with all the low-carb and keto diets these days because I know that our body need carbs to function. I believe I have personally been effective in losing weight by not following those diet trends, and by sticking to the a restrictive diet plan focused around bread consumption. This affirms again that bread alone doesn’t make you gain weight.

Can I try this?

Yes. I want you to try out this bread diet. Grab that bag of sliced whole grain bread and follow the diet plan laid out in the first few weeks of my blog. You will see that your appetite and cravings will decrease, and so will your caloric consumption. Don’t forget to visit my bread gallery to look at the different varieties of bread!

Lastly, remember, if you can eat it, you can run it off (or exercise). A diet plan without exercise is a half baked idea!

My weight at the start of the 90 days.

The first weigh-in: 147.4


Week 12 weigh in for Eat Bread 90: 140 lbs.

Week 12 weigh in: 140 lbs.

Different Diet, Same Idea: Calorie Deficiency.

Week 9: Different Diet, Same Idea: Calorie Deficiency

Did you know that approximately 127 million adults in the U.S. are overweight, 60 million are obese, and 9 million are severely obese? These numbers are astounding as obesity has become the second leading cause of preventable death behind smoking. It’s not about looking good or attractive, it’s about the diseases that arise as a result of obesity like type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, and certain cancers. Remember, these are preventable, as long as you exercise and maintain a healthy BMI.

What is BMI?

BMI stands for body mass index. It measures your body fat compared to your weight and hight. Your total body mass is divided by the square of your body hight, which results in your BMI. You can calculate it with online tools like this one. Based on the ratio, BMI gives you a good idea if you are in a healthy range or not for your weight based on body build.

Can I control my BMI with calorie deficiency?

Calorie deficiency is by far the most effective and easily implemented method of targeting a lower BMI. Do I believe that other diets work besides a high-carb diet? I do, but these are harsher and most of them work on the same principles: calorie deficiency and limitation of variety.

Some of these diets have been around for ages:

  • Atkin’s Diet
  • North Beach Diet
  • South Beach Diet
  • Protein Power diet
  • Zone Diet
  • Fat Flush Diet
  • Schwarzbein Principle
  • Neanderthin Diet
  • Pritikin Diet
  • Ornish Diet
  • Keto Diet

Although each of these diets have their own nuances, most focus around the idea of a high-protein and low-carb diet. They also mostly include portion control and calorie deficiency.

So if they all cut out carbs, how can a high-carb diet be healthy?

Because it all comes down to the amount you put in, and the amount you eliminate through exercise.

These diets are built around the idea that carbs will add too many calories. True, there are bad carbs that come from simple sugars and starches which quickly turn into glucose. However, this doesn’t mean all carbs are bad, or that bread isn’t healthy. Whole grains provide needed nutrients. And bread can be be high in protein and fiber, which helps replace digestible carbs and fats.


Plus, a high-carb diet doesn’t have as many negative effects.

Still not sure about a high-carb diet? Just take a look at these two photos:

My weight at the start of the 90 days.

The first weigh-in: 147.4


Week 9 weigh in for Eat Bread 90: 142.4 lbs.

Week 9 weigh in: 142.4 lbs.

Stay young and eat bread!

Week 7: Wanna Stay Young? Eat Bread!

All this nonsense talk about how grains are inflammatory is cow dung. Think you need to cut bread from your diet? Think again. A new study reveals that grain foods—such as bread— are key for providing essential nutrients for missing from adult diets.

Across the board, American adults struggle with eating ideal levels of nutrients such as fiber, folate, and iron for women. This shortfall becomes even greater with older generations. So, researchers looked into what food groups could help fill in these deficits, adding energy and nutrition.

Grains was one of the most versatile and impactful foods. Among the 15 main food groups, they ranked:

  • 1st for thiamin (33%) and niacin (23%)
  • 2nd for daily dietary fiber (23%), iron (38%), folate (40%), and magnesium (15%)
  • 3rd for daily calcium intake (13%)
  • 4th for energy contributor (278 kcal/day or 14% of all energy in the total diet)

But to eat bread isn’t the same as eating just grains.

That’s right, but breads with whole grains are a great vehicle for those benefits. The study compared 46 food categories. Here’s how bread, rolls and tortillas stacked up:

  • 1st for daily thiamin (16%) and niacin (10%) intake
  • 2nd for dietary fiber (12%), iron (12%), folate (13%), and magnesium (7%)
  • 2nd largest contributor of energy (50 kcal/day or 8% of all energy in the total diet)

The study concluded that grain foods and bread products provide the greatest percentage of the most under consumed nutrients than added calories—or the most “nutrient density” for a diet.


Not only that, but the report concludes REMOVING grains will lead to “unintended nutrient intake consequences”—creating a larger nutritional deficit.


Grains are packed full of key nutrients that our bodies need to function and be healthy. And as this study shows, bread is one of the most efficient and practical ways to give our bodies what they need. So think about that before you decide to go carb-free!

My weight at the start of the 90 days.

The first weigh-in: 147.4


Week 7 weigh in for Eat Bread 90: 143.4.

Week 7 weigh in: 143.4 lbs.

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Is Avoiding Carbs in Your Diet Smart?

In 1972 Atkins came out with a diet that would dramatically change our love affair with bread: low carbs! The low-carbohydrate diet promotes reducing carbohydrates and increasing protein-based calories. Bread was suddenly on the do not consume list.

Along with the diet came a marketing media fest. Diets focused on low carbs are still the first suggestion many of us hear when we want to shed belly fat and lose the spare tire. So there must be something to low-carb eating and weight loss, since the story is still going strong 40 some years later, right?

Sure, you might lose weight on a low-carb diet. If you are very diligent you will lose weight, initially.  But what happens over time? By 2004 it was clear that the Atkins diet was falling out of favor. Avoiding carbs on a daily basis takes a lot of work, and reading all those labels is time consuming.

While most people following the low-carb diets did have initial weight loss, many could not maintain the diet as a lifestyle.

The issue with low carbs

Did you know there are actually some risks associated with eliminating carbohydrates from your diet? According to the Mayo Clinic:

If you cut carbs suddenly from your diet, you may experience the following:

  • Headache
  • Bad breath
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation or diarrhea

The risks are side effects of a process called ketosis. Ketosis occurs when your body does not have enough carbs from food to burn for energy. In order to provide the energy needed for daily functions, your body begins to burn stored fat. The liver converts fatty acids to ketones and releases them into the bloodstream to use as energy. The body is burning its own stored fat — this is great!

Though you will see weight loss, ketosis can be very dangerous for people with type 1 diabetes. The body converts to ketosis when it does not have enough glucose to burn as energy. Glucose levels are of major importance to people with diabetes. A high level of ketones in the blood indicates that insulin levels are off, and the blood becomes acidic, leading to a condition known as ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis can lead to a diabetic coma or even death in those with type 1 diabetes.

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Can I still eat carbs and lose weight?

Foods rich in carbohydrates, such as bread, provide the body with vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. Studies have shown that long-term restriction of carbohydrates can result in vitamin and mineral deficiencies, bone loss, and gastrointestinal disturbances. Eating protein and fat for the long haul can also increase the risk of heart disease. In fact, the American Heart Association strongly recommends a diet with whole grains.

Going low-carb is the most popular fad diet to date. The initial weight reduction of 5 pounds many experience is due to water loss. After a few days on the diet, ketosis kicks in and the weight keeps melting off. Tricking the body into thinking it is starving in order to shed pounds, eating like an early hunter-gatherer, or even eating a pound of bread a day are not sustainable.

Most lifestyles that promote long-term health and optimal weight share a few things in common: realistic portions, balanced diets (including vegetables, grains, and proteins), and plenty of exercise.

Avoiding bread may help you shed a few pounds initially. But isn’t life more enjoyable when you don’t have to? Our own study here at EB90 has shown you can eat bread every day and not gain weight. Just take a look at Dr. Carson’s weekly weigh-in if you don’t think it is possible.

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An Old-World Flour Milling Tradition: Days 56 and 57

If there’s one thing I love more than bread, it’s a good bread origin story. Knowing the backstory and passion behind the loaves and baker really does make you appreciate the bread all the more.

Bob’s Red Mill traditional and dedicated take on flour has been a long time in the making. Back in the 1960s, Bob Moore read a book about an old stone-grinding flour mill. The book sparked an idea to use this old-time practice to create a healthy and nutritious product. His family was already focused on eating wholesome natural foods.

So why not share that with families everywhere?

So Bob and his wife Charlee started tracking down their own millstones and soon opened a mill in Redding, California. By the late ’70s, the couple were ready for retirement, so they left sunny Cal for Oregon City. But Bob couldn’t move on from milling just yet. He found an old mill for sale, and soon Bob’s Red Mill reopened in Oregon.

A few years later, tragedy struck. An arsonist started a fire that destroyed the mill. Still, Bob preserved and built his stone-grinding flour mill from the ground up once again. It is still grinding out flour today, stronger than ever!

Through the years, the company has stayed true to Bob’s original vision of using Old World technology to make a nutritional, healthy flour.

The quartz millstones are similar to early Roman mills. The speed and temperature help preserve the goodness inside whole grains, resulting in a flour that you can just taste the freshness!

Today, Bob’s Red Mill sells flours and meals, cereals, granola, mixes, oats, grains, beans, seeds and nutritional boosters at their Oregon location and their online store. The company is now employee owned. As Bob put it, “It was just the right thing to do. I have people that have worked with me for over 30 years and each and every one of them deserve this.”

I love stories like these. As I munch on their 10 grain bread, I feel honored to be in Oregon and eating bread from Bob’s Red Mill.

Hearty stoneground 10 grain bread.

Hearty stoneground 10 grain bread.

Here’s what I ate on Days 56 and 57 of EB90:

Food Portion   Calories 
 Day 56
Bob’s Red Mills Spelt Bread 4 slices (52g) 800
Bob’s Red Mills 10 Grain Bread 3 slices (47g) 330
Bob’s Red Mills ENglish Muffin Bread 3 Slices (42g) 300
Mozerella Cheese 3 oz 180
Tuna Salad 2 oz 108
Grilled Chicken 1 thigh 95
Grilled Salmon 4 oz 100
Fruit Cup 1 C 70
Coconut Water 2 C 100
Grapefruit Avacado Salad 1 oz 40
Clafouti 100g 131
Run -750
Total 1504
Day 57
Bob’s Red Mills Spelt Bread 4 slices (52g) 800
Bob’s Red Mills 10 Grain Bread 3 slices (47g) 330
Olive Ciabatta 200 g 420
Ham and Cheese on Onion Bun 1 320
Scrambled Egg 1 90
Dark Chocolate Penut Butter 2 Tbsp 170
Hot dogs 2 300
Grilled Salmon 4 oz 100
Grilled Zucchini 2 oz 30
Pineapple 4 slices 120
Cherry Soda 180
Bike -610
 Total 2250


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Are Carbs Good or Bad for Your Weight?

We all have heard that carbs are bad when it comes to weight loss. It is no secret that eliminating  ALL carbs from your diet will show weight loss in the short term. But, do you know how important carbohydrates are to keep your body functioning? Let’s take a look at this BAD molecule so you can see why it is really BAD ASS!

Can I eat a lot of carbs and still lose weight?

Carbohydrates are nutrients whose main role is to provide energy to the body. Carbohydrates are classified into various groups, the main ones being fibers, starches and sugars which are found in foods. Being one of the basic nutrients of the body, carbohydrates are important to your health. They are found in various foods such as bread, milk products, vegetable products, fruit and grains.

The nervous system and the muscles are involved in all of your daily activities. They require higher amounts of energy to function properly. This energy is obtained from carbohydrates.

Carbohydrates also prevent proteins from being used as alternative sources of energy and aid in metabolizing fat.

In general, carbohydrates provide energy to the body through oxidation, they supply the body with carbon which is essential in the synthesis of cell components, serves as a form of stored chemical energy, and they are  part of the structures of some cells and tissues. Carbohydrates are classified into simple and complex carbohydrates.

Simple vs. complex carbs

Simple carbohydrates are those that that have only one or two sugars such as galactose which is found in milk products and fructose which is found in fruits. Those with single sugars are called monosaccharides while those with two sugars are called disaccharides. Simple carbohydrates are digested and absorbed quickly and easily. They have a huge impact on your blood sugar levels.

Complex carbohydrates  are polysaccharides and have three or more sugars. They are commonly called starchy foods and they include cereals, whole grains, bread, corn, potatoes, and peas among others.

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Health benefits

Carbohydrates have various health benefits according to an article by the Poliquin Group.4 Some health benefits of consuming foods rich in carbohydrates include faster loss of fat from the body, easy maintenance of the body weight, faster muscle recovery, reduced risks of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, reduced risks of type 2 diabetes when consumed as whole grains, and improved  overall well being.

Bread, especially when it is made with 100% whole grains, are very important because they provide fiber to the body.

These fibers improve the movements in the gastrointestinal tract by softening and increasing the bulkiness of stool. Fiber also provides relief from irritable bowel syndrome.

As Lin’s “Eat Bread 90” continues you can see that eating bread has helped her stay fuller, maintain her weight, and hopefully have regular GI movements! For all these reasons we believe carbs are not BAD. We believe carbs are BAD ASS especially in the form of bread!


  1. Shea, Lisa.  Carb Charts: Low Carb Reference.Kindle ed., Minerva Webworks, 2015.
  2. Ruud, Jaime S. Nutrition and the Female Athlete. Boca Raton, CRC Press, 1996.
  3. Owusu-Apenten, Richard K. Introduction to Food Chemistry. Boca Raton, Fla: CRC Press, 2014.
  4. “Seven Reasons To Eat Carbohydrates.” Poliquin Group. 16 Jan. 2014. 2017. Accessed 11 May 2017.
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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


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So Many Grains, So Little Time: Day 39

I remembered asking Dave Dahl why he created 21 Whole Grains and Seeds. His answer was that he wanted to pack as much nutrition as he possibly could into one loaf of bread. Dave’s Killer Bread 21 Whole Grains and Seeds has 5g of protein, 5g of fiber and 22g of whole grains per slice! You can get a whole day’s nutrition just by eating this loaf of bread.

21 whole grains and seeds by Dave's Killer Bread.

21 whole grains and seeds by Dave’s Killer Bread.

The proteins are from a combination of grains and seeds, so its amino acid profile is undeniably superior than any other breads. It is just an incredible loaf of bread packed with all the grains and seeds you can possibly imagine. No wonder it’s rated America’s Favorite Organic Sliced Bread (Source: IRI 2016).

This is an excellent bread for an active lifestyle. Especially for me this week, as I take my training outdoors to enjoy the start of sunny spring weather in Portland. I want you to know that eating 14 slices is not an easy task. It’s not the bread (because it is a really moist, delicious bread) but the task of eating and reminding myself to not stop eating throughout the day that is rather challenging to do.

On top of that, I had a brunch meeting (of Croissant and Cranberry Sourdough) which sent me into a bread overload today.  Fortunately, I had the chance to ride my bicycle and run outside.

Here’s what I ate on Day 39 of EB90:

Food Portion Calories
DKB 21 Thins 14 slices (28g) 840
Croissant 40g 171
Cranberry Sourdough 50g 200
Butter 2 Tbsp 200
Nutella 1 Tbsp 100
Apricot Sugar-Free Jam 2 Tbsp 40
Ham 6 slices 120
Carrots 100g 35
Hummus 2 Tbsp 100
Milk Chocolate 230 230
Calcium Supp
Bike & Run -200
Total 1836


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Can I Eat Carbs and Lose Weight on this Diet?

Lose weight? Even if I’m eating carbs in the form of a pound of bread a day?

When I am running errands and people see me munching on my bag of bread, I get some strange looks. When I smile and tell them I am eating a loaf of bread a day for three months, they look at me like I am nuts and always make a comment about how fattening bread is and that I am going to gain so much weight. I invite them to subscribe to my blog to track my progress, and I seriously hope that I will prove them all wrong.

Maybe I will even lose weight! The calories in the food we eat are used to fuel our bodies at rest and in motion. What we eat is digested and converted into energy we can use. Catabolism involves the breaking down of molecules into smaller parts to be sent to our cells where they are converted into energy.

In contrast, anabolism uses energy to build simple molecules to create larger complex molecules, which allow the body to construct and maintain muscle cells and tissues.

Lose weight by understanding calories and digestion

To function properly, our bodies use more or less stable number of calories to run all their essential processes from keeping our heart beating and circulating blood to digestion. The rest of the calories are used to fuel our daily activities and physical exercise. If we consume more calories than what we burn each day, the excess is stored and eventually we gain weight.

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If overall calorie intake remains the same, but the types of foods we are eating changes, our digestion will be affected.

We all know that there are foods that make us feel bloated and drowsy, and others that keep us feeling energetic for hours. We have all experienced increased bloating and gas from eating certain foods, and know that there are some foods that are more easily digested than others.

Bread, like any food made up of several ingredients, contains protein, vitamins, fat and carbohydrates. When you take a bite of a sandwich, digestion of the bread begins in the mouth when food is mixed with saliva. As it’s swallowed and continues to the stomach, the components are further broken down.

Carbs in bread

Each nutrient has a unique process for being digested and converted into energy. For example, lipid catabolism breaks down fats using lipases in cells, which are enzymes that break the fats down into glycerol and fatty acids to release energy. The type of bread we eat and its fiber content impact digestion and overall metabolism.

What I can say for sure is that I am eating constantly in order to finish a delicious loaf of bread a day. I am also drinking more water than usual to help my body with digestion. I am never hungry and the constant eating is keeping my metabolism revved up all day long. I would not be surprised if I end up losing weight. After all, fat burns in a carbohydrate flame means that your body simply cannot burn fat on its own.