I was always struggling with eating bread and sugar as they provoke cellulite!
- 1 I was always struggling with eating bread and sugar as they provoke cellulite!
- 2 What happens when you stop eating bread?
- 3 Why you crave sugar?
- 4 I used to eat 10 chocolate candies, Sneakers, and a baguette every day!
- 5 What I did to stop eating bread and sugar
- 6 Continue with your new way of eating, and, eventually, it will get only easier
- 7 Easy recipe for lunch or dinner with no sugar and gluten
- 8 My skin became clearer and to my big surprise the cellulite got vanished and I got 4 kg off!
Here you can see my pictures of 6 months difference where you can see before and after effect. On the picture with baguettes, I was eating gluten and yes, I love bread. There I started a challenge called “How to stop eating sugar and bread”.
For me, bread was number one on the lunch and dinner menu every single day. Honestly, I never thought gluten was that bad for health, right on the contrary I considered bread and pastry very important for the daily meal, as it is raw B vitamin complex.
What happens when you stop eating bread?
Loosing or ditching on that vitamin intake by substituting pharmacological pills and vitamins was unimaginable for me. It is indeed very hard to stop eating bread especially in winter when it’s so cold outside and your body is just trying to consume more than ever as it’s a natural process for a human to gain more fat before the cold season.
This was what I was telling to myself as an excuse not to stop eating bread and sugar.
Why you crave sugar?
Oh, sugar is even another story. If bread gives you a feeling of fulfillment, sugar gives you a feeling of happiness and hyperactivity. This is why kids are so hyperactive these days! Chocolate is the way to feeling relieved and just in an awkward situation you can just get your Snickers – a tasty bar of deliciousness with nuts and caramel – and your day is saved!
I used to eat 10 chocolate candies, Sneakers, and a baguette every day!
However, I noticed that my skin lost its tone, elasticity, and the most frightening word was – cellulite!
That was it! That day I started thinking ECO. That meant I had to change my diet completely.
It wasn’t an overnight result, of course, that took me around 4-6 months, but it worked.
What I did to stop eating bread and sugar
Gradually replaced sugar and bread with healthy substitutes. Replaced sugary breakfast cereals that were normally complemented with a sugary yogurt with oats or muesli just on water and choose fresh fruit instead of candy. I left myself the pleasure of eating papaya for sweetness.
I choose quinoa or beans as a side dish rather than bread or pasta and ditch sugary sodas for matcha tea or water with lemon.
Cutting bread and sugar out of your diet is a gradual process and may take some adjustment. Don’t beat yourself up if you fall off the wagon and indulge.
Continue with your new way of eating, and, eventually, it will get only easier
After just 7 days I had zero bloating and so much energy. I didn’t have that usual foggy-headed brain that happened after each meal, and my cravings surprisingly began to diminish. So I kept going.
Once two weeks ended, I committed to four weeks of continuing on my no-bread ways.
This included what I referred to as “trigger foods,” such as other refined carbs like complex carbs – beans, sweet potatoes, and regular potatoes, just not whole grains. And I ate tons of fruit!
Easy recipe for lunch or dinner with no sugar and gluten
- one large head of broccoli, florets chopped off from the stalk
- a large zucchini, chopped into half-moons
- one large yellow squash, chopped into half-moons
- a cup of cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 10 oz portobello mushrooms, sliced
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 2-3 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tsp ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
In a large bowl, toss all the vegetables together with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Divide the vegetables among two jelly roll pans.
Roast vegetables for 35-40 minutes, removing the vegetables from the oven every 15 minutes to stir around.
You can virtually roast any type of vegetable you want with this base recipe. Adjust the amount of olive oil and salt/pepper based on the number of veggies you’re roasting. I’ve done sweet potatoes, cauliflower, bell peppers, etc.
My skin became clearer and to my big surprise the cellulite got vanished and I got 4 kg off!
What you do after that is your own choice. If you want and crave for bread – go ahead! But just in case you are afraid to ruin your accomplishment – stick to a healthy gluten-free four-week diet. That will work for sure. But don’t blame me if you ruin it after =)
Thank you for your attention.