My 5 Day Challenge Wasn’t a Total Bust

Alright, well I alllllmost made it five days with no bread and pasta. In the end, the pizza got the best of me and I dove in, head first.

Ah well, there is always another five-day… which began yesterday. The reason I’m keeping my life bread and pasta-free: First is because I hate when I don’t follow through on something, and second, I lost a pound or two and never felt sluggish, tired or fell victim to the dreaded food coma during those five days, so I’m gonna keep it going and hope to lose a few more of those mama pounds.

Anyone else have success being bread and pasta free for their five days?

You didn’t do it?

Ok, I’m not offended… but I will offer this little tidbit of info I came across in Scientific American which states that refined carbs may actually do you more harm than saturated fats.

Here’s an excerpt from the article…

“Stampfer’s findings do not merely suggest that saturated fats are not so bad; they indicate that carbohydrates could be worse. A 1997 study he co-authored in theJournal of the American Medical Association evaluated 65,000 women and found that the quintile of women who ate the most easily digestible and readily absorbed carbohydrates—that is, those with the highest glycemic index—were 47 percent more likely to acquire type 2 diabetes than those in the quintile with the lowest average glycemic-index score. (The amount of fat the women ate did not affect diabetes risk.) And a 2007 Dutch study of 15,000 women published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that women who were overweight and in the quartile that consumed meals with the highest average glycemic load, a metric that incorporates portion size, were 79 percent more likely to develop coronary vascular disease than overweight women in the lowest quartile. These trends may be explained in part by the yo-yo effects that high glycemic-index carbohydrates have on blood glucose, which can stimulate fat production and inflammation, increase overall caloric intake and lower insulin sensitivity, says David Ludwig, director of the obesity program at Children’s Hospital Boston.”

To read the full article, click here.

Just something to think over during your five days 😉

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