Tuesday, June 15, 2021

How I lost 100 pounds with "Inside Out" breadless diet food swaps

Hiya fwiends! This blog explores how I lost 100 pounds without gastric bypass surgery or a weight loss drug. Today's anti-obesity tip is to eat "Inside Out" foods. I'll 'splain. To lose weight and minus calories and carbs, I eliminate the bun, bread or wrapper and eat just the filling. I create breadless, low carb and keto versions of favorite foods using diet food swaps. 

I lost 100 pounds about seven years ago with these diet food swaps. Since then I started watching the show "My 600-lb Life" and found some commonalities in folks with morbid obesity. One is our addiction to food in and on bread (wraps, crust, buns, rolls, crackers, etc.) Usually what's inside or on top is fairly healthy (meat, veggies) sans the bread carb overload. So my diet food swaps swing recipes low carb by "de-breading" it. 

The overweight folks on "My 600-lb Life" are shown eating bread-based foods like pizza, egg rolls, sandwiches, burgers and deep-fried, breaded chicken. Unless it's gluten-free plant-based or keto bread with high protein and fiber, most bread and breading are empty calories. Most breads have sugar or HFCS (high fructose corn syrup). To lose weight, gastric bypass surgeon Dr. Now has them switch to grilled foods vs. breaded and deep fried. 

Breads and breading are linked not only to obesity but also diabetes. Sugar is the usual target for diabetes. But it's actually overeating carbs in general. So low carb keto bread is great for weight loss and treating diabetes.  "My 600-lb Life" Dr. Now's  gastric bypass diet is mostly breadless.  

When I was overweight, I developed a passion for egg rolls and crab rangoon. Then I realized it's the filling I love, not the wonton. So I turn it inside out, eat only the filling and ditch the wrapper. I wrap burritos in cabbage leaves and make breadless sandwiches by using large romaine leaves. I make taco salad instead of tacos and nix the tortillas. I dip cut veggies in salsa instead of chips. I nix cracker based appetizers (a big cause of my obesity) and make charcuterie with olives, cheese and meat. Eliminating bread is how I lost 100 pounds.  

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