“I don’t want to give up bread to lose weight.”

I hear it often enough that I’ve decided to blog about it.

First, I want to reiterate that I’m not the Paleo Police. I don’t care what you eat or how much you eat. That’s your business. But if you come to me for advice, help, or assistance, don’t be upset when I tell you what I believe is the best way to get healthy and lose weight, especially when it comes to bread.

Second, I know that The Paleo Diet is not the only way to get healthy and lose weight. It is, however, the method I’m most familiar with because it is the diet through which I’ve achieved a remarkable weight loss, and it’s helped me keep the weight off for over two years (and counting!).

So, when I say, you have to get rid of bread from your diet, I say it from experience and not because I’m trying to deny you something you love. I love bread too! Very much, in fact! However, the effects of grains on my body range from slight water retention and swelling to full-on digestive issues and weight gain. The fastest way to derail any progress I’ve made in weight loss is to eat some bread.

So, when I say that you have to decide what’s more important to you: bread or health, it’s not a rhetorical question. It’s one only you can answer, and until you’re ready to give up bread, you aren’t ready for Paleo.

Like I said; Paleo isn’t the only way to go, but it’s been the easiest and most efficacious I’ve found.

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