Forget about the gluten free hypes and no carb diets. I am a BIG fan of bread, buns, and cereal, and I have no issue with my weight.
First, if you have coeliac disease, YES, you do need a gluten free diet, Strictly.
If you think gluten free makes you lose weight, think about :
– Are you going to do this forever? What’s going to happen after you stop? Is this worth doing then?
– What are you replacing wheat products with? If it’s more fruit and veggies, then yes you will lose weight of course. If your eating more nuts and chocolate the chances are you are more likely to gain weight.
So while finding an eating balance may not sound as exciting as a ‘Gluten free diet’ or ‘wheat free diet’, but it’s the key to long term health. So my take on to these diets is:
– Choose mostly wholegrain and wholemeal – low GI and more fibre. You will feel less tired after eating, and fibre keeps you regular
– Eat them in moderation: 4-6 serves is what the Australian Dietary Guideline recommends for men and women
– Add protein fruit and veg to all main meals so you don’t consume excessive amount of wheat and carbohydrates
So back to my baking, I love eating breads and cakes, this is why I love baking them as a dietitian! Making things from scratch gives me a great feeling (when things turn out the way they should!) It feels like you have accomplish something and therefore, you deserve to enjoy the things you made.
This week I made Asian Wholemeal Buns – Cheese and sweet corn, milk custard, spring onion, and bacon and cheese.
Before and After – Spring Onion and Milk Custard Buns
Before and After Bacon and Cheese Buns
This is my favourite – Cheese and Corn ❤
Must confess that I use a Panasonic Bread Machine to make the dough.. and its turned out BEAUTIFUL and so much nicer than my hand kneaded ones. Most importantly, my family are eating this wholemeal bread like their usual white bread without complaint- Means it’s nice and soft 😉