Keep it real…..

photo 1 (5)Wandering down the bread aisle of the supermarket (because they keep the eggs there too.....)

They are starting to catch on to the whole gluten free thing, there were quite a few products on offer.  I found myself a little nostalgically tempted!!  Had to take a look at them a little closer.

First that old favourite, the Vogels.  Ingredients were,

Water, Starch (Tapioca, Maize), Flour (Rice, Soy), Linseeds (4.5%), Kibbled Soy (3.5%), Canola Oil, Sugar, Egg, Yeast, Vinegar, Iodised Salt, Psyllium, Milk Powder, Stabilisers (412, 464).

Ok, so in it's favour, you don't need a chemistry degree to read the list.  But I'm not a fan of the canola oil, sugar or soy.

I looked at a less commercial variety and found this one.  Ingredients on their pull apart (tastes just like the real thing) bread:  Water, Tapioca Starch, Potato Starch, Brown Rice Flour, White Rice Flour, Sunflower Oil, Rice Malt, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Fresh Yeast, Psyllium, Sugar, Iodised Salt, Guar Gum (412), Tara Gum (417), Stabiliser (464), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

Again, except for the processed oil, it's actually not too bad.

Looking at the wraps, I found these ones that are ok, but that's because they are basically a corn tortilla ( and those have been around long before gluten free eating was so hip......)  Ingredients are just Stone-ground Corn Masa Flour (48%), Gum (466), Food Acid (297), Preservative (202, 282, 280), Water, Corn Starch. A corn tortilla is often my go to bready thing when out and about.

The key thing to remember about bread (even gluten free) is that it is still processed carbohydrate, and this can be an issue if you are not very insulin and glucose sensitive.  And let's not forget that it's also very easy to overconsume due to the fact that it tastes awesome..... :)

Pseudo paleo breads made with nut flours are much lower in carbohydrate and higher in fat, but are still fairly processed, and easy to overeat, hence the same potential issue.

There might be room for these types of foods in your diet, depending on your starting point and your desired end point, but ultimately, the best option....?

Don't eat it at all..... stick to real food as much as possible.



Back Squat

5 x 5

Single Arm DB Row

4 x 8 e/arm


8 DB Split Squat e/leg

8 Single Leg Romanians e/leg

8 Single Arm DB Row

50m Backwards Sled Drag

5 rounds, resting 20s between limbs and 40s between exercises


20 Deadlifts

20 Hang Power Clean

20 Front Squats


20 Wallballs

Every Minute perform 4 burpees,  workout starts with thrusters



Back Squat

4 x 5, all heavy


20 Thrusters 45/30kg

20 Power Clean

20 Overhead Squats

20 Shoulder to Overhead

20 Front Squats

Every Minute perform 4 burpees,  workout begins with thrusters

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