whole grains

Mom, I think you are confusing whole wheat bread and whole grains.  Whole wheat bread is not a whole grain, it is highly refined wheat, mixed with yeast/sugar/salt/water and made into bread.  Examples of whole grains are quinoa, millet, brown rice, barley, oats, rye, spelt, etc.  If you eat the bread then crave more afterwards, it will end up sabotaging your diet.  Also, you said you still want to lose weight, and I am not sure that adding back bread at this moment in your process is going to help with weight loss.  Bread is basically empty calories that raise your blood sugar.

On another note, here is a site I found on the GI of different sugar products

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/blog/healthy-sugar-alternatives.php

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2 comments on “whole grains

  1. Youngest says:

    the only way to lose weight is to burn more calories than one ingests. many foods in a vegan diet are healthy, but are also high caloric foods (dates, for example, are very high in calories).

    • Lisa says:

      Exactly. If your goal is to lose weight, you need to choose where you want to cut your calories. Mindless eating of nuts and dates will sabotage your weight loss. One goal of this cleanse is to get in touch with your body and only eat when you truly feel hunger and stop when you are full. If you are choosing to eat only low calorie, nutrient dense foods the weight loss will be effortless.

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