Bread for Life
Do you like to overload in the carb department? Wait 'til you get a load of this...
Remember how those low- and no-carb diets left you pining for a generous helping of bread, pasta and other starchy favorites? The Bread For Life plan says that women should be eating a dozen servings of bread each day (16 for men) to nix those pesky cravings that cause us to overeat, according to author Olga Raz. Just make sure you're eating whole-grains.
The Bread for Life diet is centered around the theory that when you raise serotonin (accomplished by all that bread) you are able to decrease hunger pangs and avoid cravings. It doesn't hurt that serotonin is the hormone responsible for good moods and high energy. Raz even suggests that Bread for Life will help you shed up to 20 pounds in just eight weeks.
- Carb lovers can rejoice.
- Servings of bread is extreme
- Not practical for those with an intolerance to gluten
Bread for Life really is good news for carb lovers. They can even enjoy all of that bread with often-restricted cream cheese and butter. The diet also encourages you to have a piece of fruit daily, 3-4 eggs in a week, up to three tablespoons each day of olive oil and drink plenty of water. You can enjoy fish or lean meat three times a week - just skip a couple pieces of bread for those meals.EXERCISE
No guidance provided.CONCLUSION
It's not altogether unexpected. When something trends hard in one direction, there's sure to be someone to pull it back. This diet appears to play on people's frustration with low-carb dieting. And the pro-argument seems to center around the idea that eating carb foods increase serotonin levels, when in fact there are other foods you can ingest that do the same. Any diet that recommends up to 16 servings of bread a day seems a little crazy.Common Misspellings
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