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Smell of Fresh Baked Bread...

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 22, 2013 at 6:09 PM

I understand people do not have cravings anymore for carbs, processed foods and the like. But what about when you walk past a bakery or something that smells like fresh baked bread? Does that not smell good anymore? Or does it just not induce cravings?

I personally still love bread, etc but I avoid it to be healthy. When I smell that, I think "Damn, if only I could go back to not caring".

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on January 23, 2013
at 08:06 AM

it smells so bad to me now..never thought it would happend, but it did!

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on January 23, 2013
at 05:26 AM

Ditto...I smell it and for a split second, my brain yearns for it. Then my stomach reminds me of the pain I will experience.

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on January 23, 2013
at 02:14 AM

my grandma is from germany and every time i went to her house, we'd always eat bread smeared with butter. she'd leave the butter on the counter so it was soft and spreadable. uhhh so delicious.

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on January 22, 2013
at 10:54 PM

I believe that WAPF also publishes an annual grocery buying guide that lists some trustworthy brands for traditionally prepared grain products.

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on January 22, 2013
at 10:49 PM

Great question. I'm only familiar with sourdough bread, which I purchase from a local WAPF-inspired New England bakery. They also deliver if you're interested: berkshiremountainbakery.com There are a lot of fake sourdough breads at WF/Trader Joe's/etc. If it's got more than a few ingredients know that it's processed junk. Lactic acid and/or yeast indicate that it isn't true, traditionally fermented sourodugh.

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on January 22, 2013
at 09:06 PM

Awesome idea, thanks. Are there certain labels to look out for when buying these types of grains? For instance, I know "organic" beef does NOT mean "grass-fed"...and "Cage-free" eggs do not mean "pastured"

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on January 22, 2013
at 07:38 PM

Hell yea, bread tastes like cardboard to me too.

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on January 22, 2013
at 07:23 PM

I smell it and go, "Mmmm.." for a second. Then I remember the last time I had bread and it tasted like glue.

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32d059a467e99a4fc83201407a4a238d

on January 22, 2013
at 08:25 PM

At the risk of being flamed...

Why not try a more WAPF style Paleo? Properly prepared grains (fermented/soaked/sprouted) are a perfectly harmless addition to the diet for some people. Just don't let it displace your healthy meats, veggies, and fats :) A slice of traditionally prepared sourdough bread is a great vehicle for a nice thick pat of pastured butter. I like to say, "I like a little bread with my butter." Ha.

32d059a467e99a4fc83201407a4a238d

on January 22, 2013
at 10:54 PM

I believe that WAPF also publishes an annual grocery buying guide that lists some trustworthy brands for traditionally prepared grain products.

86c97b2779feab3c330f5e1c5fea7e25

(2312)

on January 22, 2013
at 09:06 PM

Awesome idea, thanks. Are there certain labels to look out for when buying these types of grains? For instance, I know "organic" beef does NOT mean "grass-fed"...and "Cage-free" eggs do not mean "pastured"

32d059a467e99a4fc83201407a4a238d

on January 22, 2013
at 10:49 PM

Great question. I'm only familiar with sourdough bread, which I purchase from a local WAPF-inspired New England bakery. They also deliver if you're interested: berkshiremountainbakery.com There are a lot of fake sourdough breads at WF/Trader Joe's/etc. If it's got more than a few ingredients know that it's processed junk. Lactic acid and/or yeast indicate that it isn't true, traditionally fermented sourodugh.

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on January 22, 2013
at 07:10 PM

i don't crave bread, and haven't had any in two years. baked bread still smells amazing though, and i don't expect that to change!

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on January 22, 2013
at 07:23 PM

I smell it and go, "Mmmm.." for a second. Then I remember the last time I had bread and it tasted like glue.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on January 22, 2013
at 07:38 PM

Hell yea, bread tastes like cardboard to me too.

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on January 23, 2013
at 01:53 AM

There's only so many times I can relapse... flour wreaks such total havoc on my guts. I do love the smell, but it's not tempting anymore.

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on January 23, 2013
at 05:26 AM

Ditto...I smell it and for a split second, my brain yearns for it. Then my stomach reminds me of the pain I will experience.

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on January 23, 2013
at 11:10 PM

I LOVE baking bread. Even when I ate grains, I wasn't a big bread eater, but I love working with the dough and creating beautiful and tasty breads. There's something about the warm, alive, responsive dough in my hands that I find highly pleasurable.

I still do bake bread at least monthly, sometimes more often. I make Sabbath Challahs for our family and as gifts to people having celbrations like Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Sometimes when our menu includes a hearty stew or soup I'll make a crusty bread for the family to enjoy with the meal. The interesting thing is that bread is not the least tempting for me. I don't like the smell of baking bread any more (it's slightly nauseating). I have my token taste of the challah on the Sabbath after we've said the blessing and I'm done.

People ask me if the baking bothers me and tempts me, but surprisingly it doesn't.

The only thing that bothers me is that I sometimes worry that I'm making poison for my family and friends. But at least I know that if my family is going to be eating bread, it's better than 99% of the commercial stuff out there.

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on January 23, 2013
at 09:19 PM

The smell of fresh bread apparently makes you kinder. For me, I'd just get irritable because I just want to eat it all... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/02/the-smell-of-fresh-baked-_n_2058480.html

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on January 23, 2013
at 02:10 AM

I have given up these items for my health, but...

Mmm, honestly I love the smell of fresh bread and baked goods. Maybe it has something to do with my Italian background. I have fond memories of being at my Nana's house on on holidays after she had been baking all day. Ahh, I miss her fresh Cannoli's and fresh baked bread. RIP Nana.

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on January 23, 2013
at 01:45 AM

Honestly, after about 8 months on paleo, the smell and taste of bread turns me off. The smell is kind of yeasty, doughy, and reminds me of how it tastes... Which is chewey, granular, and I just can't help to think of the uninjestability of it while I am eating it, it is like eating a sponge.

I used to love bread, especially freshly baked crusty loaves with lots of butter or sauce from a stew. But now it just tastes weird to me, too "poofy", and now I know I will have digestive problems for 3-4 days afrer just a few bites, it just isn't worth it.

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on January 22, 2013
at 08:47 PM

Well, as you say the craving goes away, but in my personal experience the appreciation does not. I can still very much appreciate how good a fresh baguette smells but without the tummy rumblings and saliva. The Pavlovian response is gone but I'd be a fool to not admit, "Yeah. That smells like heaven in an oven.".

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on January 22, 2013
at 08:30 PM

for me, I dont really care about it after it's baked but if I am walking around the streets early in the morning when the stuff is being prepared I have a strong craving for it.

I think looking at all the baked goods in display cases like goods and how long they last without being covered and eating real food triggered the paleo thing in my brain and I just think "that doesnt even look real"

Now, Im getting to the point where even if I have a slip-up from "poor decision making" it doesnt even taste real anymore.

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on January 22, 2013
at 06:28 PM

I crave bread. Everything with oats is my favorite food. I still can't think of anything better than freshly baked bread with a lot of butter, and a slice of brown cheese that melts slowly on top. That's how we do it in Norway, and it's a shame that it destroys my gut.

I also craved bacon when I was vegan, even though I didn't admit it. I guess cravings like that has something to do with good memories, childhood, etc. When it comes to bacon I hope it's because our genetic heritage, perhaps some part of our brain knows that it's good for us, but when it comes to bread and buns and cupcakes and stuff like that, I don't know. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe our brain is a little bit stupid, after all?

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on January 23, 2013
at 02:14 AM

my grandma is from germany and every time i went to her house, we'd always eat bread smeared with butter. she'd leave the butter on the counter so it was soft and spreadable. uhhh so delicious.

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