What is it about? Part of me wants to consider the possibility that it is sometimes more a craving for what we are using bread as a vehicle for. Recently I tasted bread after not having it for a long time and thought this is cardboard! Why would I have been so crazy about card board?
Whether you are crazy about bread or not, it was the first thing to leave my diet when I finally started making some headway towards losing weight. I first got it down to only craving one slice a day, then poof it vanished. There are still momentary arrivals…most importantly it has been removed from the queen’s seat, this craving at the moment is somewhere buried in an old shed thankfully and I hope it will stay there.
Now I am finally spontaneously experimenting with other things as vehicles for pates, spreads, etc. Today I used sun chokes and apples, yesterday I used celery…for some reason it has been harder to do that in the past, almost like this is some sort of ritual…if you are going to eat that it has to be with bread or maybe with a spoon while standing at the sink.
What I found is that vegetables are going to add a flavor to the spread and they are just so many new combinations for me. The good thing is I got to eat the spready thing I love, whatever that is at the moment and I got the nutrients from a raw plant at the same time. So I begin to wonder if I am more craving the spread. Unlike some, I never really enjoyed bread plain that often, even my favorite seediest hardest breads.
One large slice of rye bread is 83 calories according to fitday.com. That is a lot of calories if you allow its main objective as: the largest real estate for an even more caloric spread.