[center]Eat Bread. This Bread. [/center]
If I’m approached by someone asking for fat loss advice, and I know they’re not ready for the <a href="http://velocity.tmuscle.com/free_online_program/sports_body_training_diet_velocity/velocity_diet_30#velocity-diet-3-0"target=“new”>V-Diet yet, I always give them one simple challenge:
“Stop eating bread. And that means sandwich bread, pita bread, tortillas, flat bread, whole grain bread, muffins, and dinner rolls.”
I can always tell how addicted and dependent they are on bread by the looks on their faces. The more shocked the looks, the more breadophile they are. Some people just don’t seem to know how to eat if there’s not a bread product involved.
As we discussed on the <a href="http://velocity.tmuscle.com/indexVelocity.jsp"target=“new”>LiveSpill last week, living the Velocity Life – lean, muscular, athletic, and healthy – involves eventually ditching the bad carbs. With bread, the transition can either be “cold turkey” or look something like this:
Bad: White bread and flour products
Better: Whole-grain bread
Good: Ezekiel bread or low-carb tortillas
Best: No bread, or homemade almond flour and flax bread only
The choice is up to you. But I’ve recently developed a bread recipe that should make jumping all the way to “best” really painless. Basically, it’s bread made out of almond flour, which isn’t really flour at all, just finely ground almond. Check out the basic recipe:
[center]Chris’s Almond Flour Bread [/center]
2.5 cups of blanched almond flour (blanched means that the skins have been removed)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon pink sea salt
3 omega-3 enriched whole eggs
1 tablespoon Splenda or Truvia
1/3 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- Combine the almond flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
- Add eggs, Splenda, and vinegar.
- Use a hand mixer and mix until smooth.
- Pour into a standard loaf pan (about 8 x 3 x 2, but anything works).
- Bake at 300 degrees for 45 to 55 minutes.
With the basic recipe above, you can take this bread just about anywhere. In the pic you see above, I added tons of toasted sesame seeds. Nuts or sunflower seeds will work too. Add more Splenda for more of a dessert bread.
Here’s how I ate most of my last loaf: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!
I used sugar-free preserves instead of jelly and tahini (sesame seed butter) instead of PB.
Great with a big glass of almond milk or an icy <a href="https://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_store"target=“new”>Metabolic Drive shake. Have it as part of your V-Diet HSM, or just make it a staple of your lean 'n mean Velocity Life. Enjoy! – Chris