Bread diets kill cravings

Week 6: Bread Diets Kill Cravings

Bread diets are so great, because it takes away cravings. So, my day goes like this:

  • Morning – eat bread
  • Afternoon – eat more bread
  • Evening – eat bread with family

Don’t you crave for other things on a bread diet?

That’s the monotony of this journey. When your diet is so predictable and restrictive, you put very little thought into your meal plan. Someone asked me, “Don’t you have any cravings during the day?” I really don’t. I believe I don’t have any cravings because bread fills me up very efficiently. As you may have noticed, all the breads that I have eaten are mostly whole grain or whole wheat. When I eat a couple of slices of bread, I can feel full for a couple of hours. Not only that, but because bread is so high in fiber and complex carbohydrates, it satiates me and prevents me from feeling any cravings.

With most diets that I have tried, especially with low-carb and low-calorie diets, I would be craving the entire candy store by the end of the day.  I find it pleasantly surprising that I don’t yearn for that sweet treat at the end of the day. I could pass by my favorite bakery and not buy a cream puff! Overall, a bread diet, even with sugar in the bread, has reduced my total sugar intake in my diet. I wasn’t expecting that!


Eat bread, fill full, no cravings. Wow. What a deal!


Food Portion Calories
Sprouted bread* 4 slices 440
Fried egg sandwich 2 slices 400
Butter 2 Tbsp 200
Coconut water 8.5 oz 45
Strawberries 1 80
Soup 1C 200
Sauteed spinach 1C 56
Excercise -100
Total Calories 1321

* This week, I am finishing up the bread that BBU Brasil sent me.


My weight at the start of the 90 days.

The first weigh-in: 147.4


Week 6 weigh in: 143.6 lbs.

Week 6 weigh in: 143.6 lbs.

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Bread Recipe Roundup

If all this talk about bread is making you hungry, why not give a shot at making your own?

There’s no reason to be intimidated by baking your own bread. I know, it’s so easy to just go pick up delicious artisan loaves off the shelf. However, there are hundreds of easy, tasty recipes that will make it hard to ever go back to store-bought bread again. From sweet to savory to classic and everything in between, you could be baking (and enjoying) bread today. Here are just a few recipes I found:

10 Delicious Bread Recipes

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1. Easy Bread Recipe

An easy, simple bread recipe that’s a great place to start. Plus, there’s no kneading involved.


2. Simple Crusty Bread Recipe 

With just a few ingredients and few steps, you’ll have a bread with a crusty crust that’s bursting with flavor.


3. Sweet Bread

Sometimes you just need something sweet. In just five minutes, you can whip up this sweet bread, perfect for breakfast or dessert.


4. Simple Whole Wheat Bread

If you’re looking for a more healthy option, you’ll want to taste this whole wheat honey loaf.


5. Hearty Whole Grain 

Whole grain products are rising in popularity, so stay trendy with this recipe for a satisfying bread that allows you to experiment with different whole grains.


6. French Bread

A classic loaf, and staple for some meals, is french bread. If you own a food processor, this is the recipe for you!


7. Pumpkin Brioche

Who says you have to eat your bread in a loaf? These brioche rolls are as unique as they are tasty!


8. Rosemary Avocado Quick Recipe 

Vegan? No problem! Here’s a rosemary avocado bread everyone will enjoy!


9. Bacon and Cheese Bread

While we’re adding things to bread, why not go all out with with this savory loaf that has BACON!


10. Sourdough Bread

And last but not least: the classic but irresistible sourdough bread.


Do you have a favorite bread recipe? Let us know in the comments.

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Happy to Eat Whole Wheat: Day 11

100% Whole Wheat from Oroweat.

100% Whole Wheat from Oroweat®.

I was on the go again today, baking at the Wheat Marketing Center and making it to meetings. My pile of sandwiches was packed into the bread bag and went with me wherever I went.  It’s Day 11 now, people around me should be comfortable with me eating bread and talking at the same time.

Today’s bread of choice is Oroweat® 100% Whole Wheat. I love whole wheat bread because it is made from whole wheat flour. Yes, the whole wheat! Many have forgotten that the wheat grain is one of the world’s most nutritious grain. It is an excellent source of dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and highly bioactive phytochemicals, which are antioxidant compounds that fights cancer.

We all need more wheat

We are truly lucky to have wheat grow in abundance in America, yet it puzzles me why there are so many people who are anti-wheat these days. Besides providing excellent nutrition, whole wheat has many benefits like reducing the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

With so much research showing whole wheat flour as a super food, I want to bring awareness that this can be taken advantage of by consuming whole wheat products like this 100 % whole wheat bread.

Here’s what I ate on Day 11 of EB90:

Food Portion Calories
Oroweat® 100% whole wheat 12 Slices (38g) 1080
Justin’s® Nut Butter 2 Tbsp 190
Nature’s Hollow Sugar Free Strawberry Jam 4 Tbsp 80
Favorit Cherry Preserve 1Tbsp 50
Philadelphia strawberry cream cheese 1 Tbsp 35
Apple 1 95
Beef Noodles 1 C 200
Crackers 1 pkt 390
Total 2120



Shitting Rainbows: Day 3

My bread for today was Franz's Organic Honey Chia.

My bread for today was Franz’s Organic Honey Chia.

After my dry bread binge, I went shopping yesterday. I went down the jams and jellies aisle, just expecting plain ol’ jellies and preserves but HOLLY LOLLIPOPS! Chia blackberry spread! Almond butter vanilla espresso spread! Hot pepper peach jam! I couldn’t make up my mind. You mean there’s more to this than Nutella® and cookie butter?  Why didn’t anyone tell me? I was so happy, I was having a:


My favorite socks.

Before you get envious, I need your empathy. Just think, “Poor Lin, poor thing, she’s just been eating boring butter, cream cheese, Nutella and cookie butter. She needs something else”. You bet I DO! So I bought a whole bunch of spreads, and salad toppings, more than I could hold in an armful. I was so happy that I found all these, I made Ana take a picture of me.


My new collection of spreads and toppings.

My bread for the day

And to top this off, I dug into a loaf of Organic Honey and Chia from Franz Bakery. OMG! What heavenly texture! I have not experienced a textured bread like this before. The subtle crunch from these little chia seeds were delightful surprises with every bite. I love this bread! I could eat it the whole day…oh wait. I have to. Man, my work makes me shit rainbows.

Grilled pork with tomato pesto.

Grilled pork with tomato pesto.


Almond honey nut butter with glazed pecans.

Almond honey nut butter with glazed pecans.


Cream cheese topped with fried jalapeños.

Cream cheese topped with fried jalapeños.

Here’s what I ate on Day 3 of EB90:

Food Portion Calories
Franz Honey Chia 12 slices (480g) 1080
Tilamook Butter (Salted) 1Tbsp 100
Egg 1 78
Kroger Whipped Greek Cheese Spread 1 Tbsp 22.5
Tomato Pesto 1 Tbsp 130
Strawberries 1C 47
Almond breeze milk 1/2 C 30
Justin’s Honey Almond Nut Butter 2 Tbsp 190
Fresh Gourmet Crispy Jalapeno 1 tbsp 40
Glaced pecans 1 Tbsp 50
Grilled Pork 4oz 252.5
Calcium Supp 30
Run 5K -420
Total 1630