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How bad is it to eat two slices of bread on week days?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 23, 2011 at 8:47 AM

Breakfast is offered for free at my working place. Although I'm taking breakfast at home, this is a great moment to socialize with colleagues and share experiences. The down side is they only offer bread with butter and cheese.

I've always had a huge addiction on bread and am completely cutting elsewhere, except when taking this breakfast. Do you think that I will feel significant energy improvements if I ditch these couple of bread slices daily? I can always enjoy the social part of the breakfast by just taking tea, but man, it makes it so hard to see everybody eating bread...

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on March 19, 2011
at 04:28 PM

really good point on making sure to eat good before being tempted by all the sweets. Thanks!

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on February 28, 2011
at 02:54 PM

This guy ^ ....

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on February 28, 2011
at 04:24 AM

@Alan : my intention was to cause the STD connection, gluten is vile stuff.

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on February 28, 2011
at 04:00 AM

Gee @sherpamelissa, your mind works in funny ways. I never made the STD connection until you mentioned it. I agree with Stephen tho, because of the long term ramification of gluten it's one of the few things NEVER to cheat with/on. It just sets your progress so far back it's better to just not contemplate it ever again and resign yourself to that fact. Personally I never liked bread much so not a biggie for me.

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on February 24, 2011
at 02:29 AM

Stephen, could you explain the 'emptying of your liver'? I'm kinda curious how to know more. Thanks!

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on February 23, 2011
at 11:55 PM

How bad is it? How bad is it if your an alcoholic or drug addict to just have a shot or a sniff of a line once in a while? Drugs alcohol and carbs all work in the same reward area of our brain and are acted upon by our CART enzyme system the same as well. I say what part of NO did we not get here? Just saying.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on February 23, 2011
at 04:53 PM

Hahahaha, LOVE gluten as the mistress with a STD, fabulous analogy Stephen.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on February 23, 2011
at 04:44 PM

OMG I love that! I'm so gonna post that to my fb :D

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on February 23, 2011
at 04:35 PM

it varies based on activity and liver depletion. if you have completely emptied your liver, you can take more than someone sedentary who converts immediately. My Understanding is some of the long term cumulative nasties like AGE production, happen regardless of quantity, if thats accurate.......

Efc949694a31043bfce9ec86e8235cd7

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on February 23, 2011
at 04:06 PM

Aaahhh....simplicity, FTW! :)

Efc949694a31043bfce9ec86e8235cd7

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on February 23, 2011
at 04:06 PM

Tell your roommate you'll have this same conversation when you're both 85, and perform a medication count. Long-term wheat consumption, along with SAD, will most likely net your roomie tons more meds than you at the same age! :-P

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on February 23, 2011
at 03:55 PM

Bread, butter and cheese = breakfast?!? Hmm... on second thought that sounds a lot like bagels and cream cheese. Better than doughnuts, I guess.

Cf5c9ba3c06cf300ae23c52778dfd317

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on February 23, 2011
at 03:53 PM

Bring in some hard boiled eggs, and have some cheese and tea.

1acc4ee9381d9a8d998b59915b3f997e

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on February 23, 2011
at 03:23 PM

I love meat with butter on it, but I never thought about *cheese* with butter on it...I'm going to have to give it a try, though.

76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

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on February 23, 2011
at 03:16 PM

I just ate this. My roommate insisted on calling 911 for the heart attack I was "surely to have".

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on February 23, 2011
at 02:27 PM

i'm still trying to figure out what excess fructose is. can someone give me an idea what is considered in excess of? everyone seems so vague and don't want to put a number out there. if it is a dose-determined hepitoxin, shouldn't we know in what range the dose gets toxic?

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06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

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on February 23, 2011
at 09:12 AM

This lifted from Dr Davis Heartscanblog: http://www.heartscanblog.org/2011/02/perfect-frankengrain.html

The perfect Frankengrain. Pretend I'm a mad food scientist. I'd like to create a food that: 1) Wreaks gastrointestinal havoc and cause intractable diarrhea, cramps, and anemia. 2) Kills some people who consume it after a long, painful course of illness. 3) Damages the brain and nervous system such that some people wet their pants, lose balance, and lose the ability to feel their feet and legs. 4) Brings out the mania of bipolar illness. 5) Amplifies auditory hallucinations in people with paranoid schizophrenia. 6) Makes people diabetic by increasing blood sugars. 7) Worsens arthritis, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. 8) Triggers addictive eating behavior. 9) Punishes you with a withdrawal process if you try to remove it from your diet. I will develop a strain that is exceptionally hardy and tolerates diverse conditions so that it can grow in just about any climate. It should also be an exceptionally high yield crop, so that I can sell it cheaply to the masses. Now, if my evil scheme goes as planned, I will then persuade the USDA that not only is my food harmless, but it is good for health. If they really take the bait, they might even endorse it, create a diet program around it. Dag nabit! Such a plan has already been implemented. Another evil food scientist already beat me to the punch. The food is called **wheat**.

If you want more...this a search on his blog for the term "wheat." http://www.heartscanblog.org/search/label/Wheat Be sure to read the comments sections to each posting from readers and their experience with wheat.

You can't find a more health damaging food than wheat.

Edit: And if all that is not enough, take a look at this Leaky Gut Syndrome post and the role wheat plays in auto immune diseases.
http://fitfemaleforty.com/2010/11/10/got-leaky-gut/

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on February 23, 2011
at 04:44 PM

OMG I love that! I'm so gonna post that to my fb :D

Cf5c9ba3c06cf300ae23c52778dfd317

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on February 23, 2011
at 03:53 PM

Bring in some hard boiled eggs, and have some cheese and tea.

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on February 23, 2011
at 11:59 AM

Just eat the cheese.

When it comes to what is and is not paleo, some are stricter than others. But when it comes to caring for your health, the very least you must do is avoid what Harris (http://paleonu.com) calls the "three neolithic agents of disease": gluten, fructose and excess linoleic acid. I believe this is the foundation of the paleo diet. We can argue about legumes, 'lean' cuts of meat, dairy, nightshades, carb counts and maybe even Rice Krispies. But when it comes down to gluten, fructose and vegetable oils - these are non-negotiable.

Ea776df66c8277321b167e2ee3f22574

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on February 24, 2011
at 02:29 AM

Stephen, could you explain the 'emptying of your liver'? I'm kinda curious how to know more. Thanks!

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on February 23, 2011
at 02:27 PM

i'm still trying to figure out what excess fructose is. can someone give me an idea what is considered in excess of? everyone seems so vague and don't want to put a number out there. if it is a dose-determined hepitoxin, shouldn't we know in what range the dose gets toxic?

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on February 23, 2011
at 04:35 PM

it varies based on activity and liver depletion. if you have completely emptied your liver, you can take more than someone sedentary who converts immediately. My Understanding is some of the long term cumulative nasties like AGE production, happen regardless of quantity, if thats accurate.......

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4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

on February 23, 2011
at 04:40 PM

define cheese? frankencheese is no better than frankengrains. Grainfedbutter isnt optimal either... Id avoid the company meal unless its Pastured Cheese and Butter(in which case are you hiring?), and just hang out and chat with people.

Im fairly certain you can get away with being there without shoveling toxins in your pie hole. If your company mandates that you shovel toxins... look for another job.

Gluten is absolutely NOT worth it. The potential leaky gut issues, damaged villae, reduced nutrient absorption of quality food... and it can take 2 weeks to 6 months to recover depending on the individual..

Never cheat with Gluten. Shes got some nasty contagious mess.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on February 23, 2011
at 04:53 PM

Hahahaha, LOVE gluten as the mistress with a STD, fabulous analogy Stephen.

5de2fffda92c0bf2be7ede10cad55546

(1781)

on February 28, 2011
at 04:00 AM

Gee @sherpamelissa, your mind works in funny ways. I never made the STD connection until you mentioned it. I agree with Stephen tho, because of the long term ramification of gluten it's one of the few things NEVER to cheat with/on. It just sets your progress so far back it's better to just not contemplate it ever again and resign yourself to that fact. Personally I never liked bread much so not a biggie for me.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on February 28, 2011
at 04:24 AM

@Alan : my intention was to cause the STD connection, gluten is vile stuff.

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C61399790c6531a0af344ab0c40048f1

on February 23, 2011
at 03:12 PM

My favourite snack - cheese slathered in real butter. People do look at me as though I'm weird though.

Efc949694a31043bfce9ec86e8235cd7

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on February 23, 2011
at 04:06 PM

Tell your roommate you'll have this same conversation when you're both 85, and perform a medication count. Long-term wheat consumption, along with SAD, will most likely net your roomie tons more meds than you at the same age! :-P

76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

(4620)

on February 23, 2011
at 03:16 PM

I just ate this. My roommate insisted on calling 911 for the heart attack I was "surely to have".

1acc4ee9381d9a8d998b59915b3f997e

(2099)

on February 23, 2011
at 03:23 PM

I love meat with butter on it, but I never thought about *cheese* with butter on it...I'm going to have to give it a try, though.

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on February 23, 2011
at 10:25 AM

Just eat the breakfast without the bread?

Efc949694a31043bfce9ec86e8235cd7

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on February 23, 2011
at 04:06 PM

Aaahhh....simplicity, FTW! :)

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on February 23, 2011
at 09:40 AM

Since it takes about 2 weeks for gluten to leave the body...I'd say it's totally not worth it. Maybe you should just bring your breakfast into work and eat it. Either way...it's not worth the havoc gluten does to the body.

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on March 12, 2011
at 03:16 AM

My department has "fritter Friday" and the standard for birthdays is donuts. I told them to bring the donuts for my birthday so everyone else would have what they wanted. My co-workers know I don't eat the stuff, and there's nothing awkward about visiting and sipping coffee. I do make certain I eat before I go so I don't get tempted by the sweet garbage.

288dbe9ee25e8dc72bc3b7d563d125a4

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on March 19, 2011
at 04:28 PM

really good point on making sure to eat good before being tempted by all the sweets. Thanks!

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9b1da5c61c41bb93afb668f9ab3bc76a

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on February 27, 2011
at 06:36 AM

Bring your own breakfast. I like to keep some leftover sausage and hardboiled eggs handy as they make a great fast breakfast.

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1acc4ee9381d9a8d998b59915b3f997e

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on February 23, 2011
at 03:27 PM

Skip the bread...you will thank yourself down the line.

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on February 23, 2011
at 02:17 PM

If you have to exclude anything from your paleo diet, it should most definitely be toxic grains and oils. That would be anything with gluten and any commercial veg oil. Why can't you just enjoy a cup of coffee and talk with colleagues? I do this all the time. It really is not that big of a deal to not eat the food. Or, just eat the cheese. Cheese is especially good with REAL butter slathered on it. I'd guess that the butter they are putting on that bread is not real butter, but margarine.

You do have to live in the real world, yes. However, you also have to realize that to have good health, there are choices to be made that will either support or not support good health.

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on February 23, 2011
at 11:57 AM

No, you should not eat the bread. I tried to kid myself by allowing some carbs in my diet, but then I realised I was getting too much and they were gradually creeping back in so now I only eat certain foods if I really have to or its a treat.

What I think you should do is to eat a big breakfast in the morning so you're not craving any food for a while.

Maybe try a couple of eggs and some meat as you'll need lots of protein because it suppresses hunger pangs for longer.

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