Put Down the Bread

Put Down the Bread

I can clearly remember the day I was in the gym and I heard this quiet small voice inside me say "just put down the bread"!  At first I didn't know what to think, but as those words penetrated me I remember thinking to myself "Wait a second, I am way stronger than a piece of bread if that is the one thing that is holding me back from attaining the goals I have!"  After all I am stronger than the bread; literally and physically. 

Deep down inside I know there is zero added nutritional benefit to eating bread.  In actuality there is a negative effect on the body to eating bread. Bread is high in carbohydrates and elevates blood sugar causing weight gain.  That alone is enough reason that bread would be a no go for me.  One amazing thing I noticed after "quitting bread"  is that I started feeling good.  Not just a ho- hum I feel okay, but I really started feeling good.  I notice I have more energy, more focus, more endurance in my workouts, clearer and younger looking skin.  Not only did I quit eating bread, but there are zero grains in my diet.  I will be honest, at first it took a great amount of self-control on my part to eliminate all the preconceived ideas I had around thinking I needed grains in my diet.  But as I progressed more and more away from eating bread and grains, I realized it was just a paradigm shift that I needed in this area.

Now, I can go to a restaurant and it never enters my mind even having bread or grains as an option to my meal.  That was something I never thought would be possible. Sometimes the best strength training is mental!  It helps us become stronger in all areas of our life!

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