with author Heather Frey
change challenge phase 2: elimination
The Challenge: No white bread
• Choose whole grain options or no bread at all.You don’t have to give up all bread, but you should let go of most of it, especially white. White bread is made from refined white flour which means the wheat kernels have been stripped of their bran fiber coat and nutrient rich germ which eliminates all vitamins, minerals and fiber. Most “whole wheat” bread is no different. It’s processed the exact same way with caramel coloring added—marketing trickery. These breads are very high in the wrong kind of carbs (simple carbs - aka sugar) and will shoot up blood sugar, before forcing it to come crashing down. Tight bodies don’t eat it.
Tips and Tricks: Bread and bread products should be limited altogether but if you’re going to eat it, choose “whole GRAIN” bread which uses the unstripped grain containing the cereal germ, endoperm and bran. But always check labels. Some breads claim to have “whole grain” in them but aren’t made completely from it. Again, marketing trickery. You can also use tortillas, whole wheat pitas or Ezekiel products made from sprouted whole grain. Even better, eliminate bread altogether by having brown rice, sweet potatoes, quinoa or oatmeal.
The Challenge: No cookies or candy
• Stay away sweets as much as possible. Self explanatory. Not only is there too much sugar in these foods which keeps your “layer” securely fastened, but they zap energy, concentration and keep you addicted. Eating high sugar/high carb foods makes you want more of it. The sooner you “clean” your nutrition of sugar, the easier everything else will flow. Learning to walk away and say NO to these ultra-tempting, goal-busting foods is a big step in strengthening your no-muscle and to your life transformation. You don’t have to give them up forever, but give them up for now and see them as once-in-awhile food.
Tips and Tricks: Simply leave it on the grocery shelves; walk right on past the junk aisle; avoid the office parties or stand away from the food; keep gum in your pocket and pop it in at a twinge of weakness; brush your teeth (nothing sweet tastes good with mint); and eat before you go to parties and gatherings so you’re not hungry and feel less tempted. The best way to get your sweet on is to reach for fruit. You don’t have to give up sweets forever, but do it for now. The more you move away from them, the less you’ll want them. Strengthen your ability to say no and you strengthen your body too.