Suggestions for letting go of bread??

Answered on April 27, 2014
Created April 24, 2014 at 2:22 AM

I'm a newcomer to Paleo. I've been reading as much as I can about it since a friend who is a gluten-free coach suggested I check it out. I've been cutting back on grains but haven't been able to totally give up bread yet. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get beyond this block??

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on April 27, 2014
at 05:46 AM

Find alternatives to bread, like chard or collard greens wraps, sliced sweet potato "hamburger buns", cucumbers sliced in half lengthwise "baguettes" or bacon strips with a filling in the middle for "sandwiches." Make sure you're getting the right amounts of healthy fats and good carbs, and you'll eventually recondition your palate off of bread, and you won't even miss it that much after a while


on April 25, 2014
at 10:54 PM

I was the world's biggest bread eater pre-paleo and I have been able to live without it, so you can too. Here are my tips:

You can make a very simple bread using coconut flour and egg whites and maybe one or two other simple ingredients. Likewise with almond flour. There are recipes on pinterest. I also make my own banana bread, gingerbread and pumpkin bread that I put peanut butter on it for breakfast. So good!

You can try some of the paleo breads out there on the market too. They are okay, but expensive. I recommend making your own or replacing bread. Paleo is difficult at first, but once you master your favorite "go to" items you don't even miss the old crap because you get excited to eat your new stuff.



on April 25, 2014
at 01:11 AM

There are two ways to go:

1. Cold turkey. STOP EATING IT. Yes, it's hard. VERY hard. So is whatever you want to fix by going gluten free. Choose your hard.

2. Meal by meal. Stop eating bread and other grain products at one meal a day. To ensure success, plan out a menu for a week or more of that meal, do the shopping and the prep, so that there's NO excuse to eat bread or other grain products because you're short on time or energy. Don't worry about the other meals, except to start thinking about what you will eat when you cut grain out for those meals, too. Plan delicious, favorite foods so that it's fun, not torture.

For the next week, continue planning, cooking and shopping for that first grain free meal, and add another. And so on until you've covered every meal and snack. Once you've gotten fully grain free, make a commitment to yourself to do it all day every day for at least 30 days as perfectly as possible. At the end of those 30 days, you can evaluate if this is something you want to continue because it makes you feel great, or quit if you don't notice any difference.

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on April 24, 2014
at 08:46 PM

In my case I looked in the mirror and saw lots of unwanted pounds, simple to decide - bread or die of being a fat #($)#. If you don't have a weight issue, then make it about health vs. little gluten men inside your body eating away at your intestines.


on April 24, 2014
at 06:32 PM

That's one of the hard ones to give up I found, especially when you walk through the bread section in the supermarket and you can smell all the fresh baking! I just had to go cold turkey on it.

Always carry some fruit in your bag - a banana for example, is quite filling, so when you get the urge for bread, eat your banana.

Somehow it's just not the same, but it helps. And thinking of the damage the bread is doing to your body helps too. Look upon it as a poison, and it changes your perspective a bit.

Good luck.


on April 24, 2014
at 06:25 PM


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