No Bread, No Pasta…Uh, No Problem? [One Month Challenge]
Honestly, typing down “No” followed by “Bread and Pasta” makes me feel slightly anxious. I’ve decided to do it though; absolutely NO pasta and NO bread for a full month, starting August 1st. Ironically, I just over heard my boss ask whether we’d like to order sandwiches or pizza to the office in honor of Summer Fridays. Starting next week, these kind of lunches won’t be an option for me any more.
There simply aren’t many dishes that can measure up to a warm bowl of creamy pasta topped with a pile of Parmesan cheese. I would much rather be doing “Only Eat Bread and Pasta” for a month, but obviously that wouldn’t be much of a challenge for me. And as my dear friend smartly put it: “You can’t keep eating bagels if you don’t want to end up looking like one”. Yup, true that.
It’s not like I stuff my face with bread and pasta every day as it is, but I have to admit that a cut down on my weekly intake wouldn’t hurt. And in this case, restraining from pasta and bread altogether for a while will likely prove to be a good step in reteaching myself healthy eating habits. Eating too much bread always makes me feel bloated, and spending an hour at the gym really isn’t an excuse to down two portions of pasta. I’m in need of rehab, basically!
My plan is to replace all of my breakfast bagels with plain yogurt and/or berries, and every time I feel the urge to whip together a delicious pasta meal, I’ll make myself an omelet or salad instead. Along the way I’m also hoping to get more creative regarding my food choices.
Do you tend to OD on bread and pasta? Feel like sharing some useful tips on healthy food options that work as a replacement? Please leave tips below!