in carbs/high-protein & fat)
by Elena Georgiana
Calories: 35 per 1 slice
I don't know any reasonable person around the
world that doesn't LOVE bread!
bread seems to be the culprit that can very
easily derail your fat-loss success (in addition
to other harmful side effects that come with
the gluten in regular bread).
just returned from a vacation to Cuba...and
there were many people at the resort approaching
me and asking about my muscles, training, and
diet. I had people actually asking me at the
beach to show them my back muscles...and some
were asking how to build a back like this without
having fat folds on it.
I said that there is no magic to it, or at least
I don't know this magic!
first thing that people were telling me was
that they just couldn't give up bread, period,
and that they want to have it several times
a day. Unfortunately, traditional gluten and
carb-loaded bread comes with a side-effect...and
that's often fat-gain.
personally love a small slice of bread every
morning for breakfast with my sunny-side-up
eggs, and I'm not planning to give it up. BUT
I do NOT eat the traditional variety of bread...I
bake my own. I've tried some good gluten-free
breads, but I wasn't totally happy with the
health and fitness is always my main concern
when I cook, I decided to come up with my own
recipes of breads that would have certain nutrient
ratio and would fit the particular goals that
I'm trying to achieve.
cup of organic coconut flour
1/3 cup almond flour (I used "NOW"
brand with skin for extra fiber)
4 tbsp. psyllium husk
1 tbsp. organic sprouted flax-mill seeds (you
can use regular)
1 tbsp. organic chia seeds
1 scoop unflavoured protein (I always use natural
or organic varieties that are hormone and antibiotic
½ tsp, caraway seeds ( I used caraway
seeds to get this light-rye favour bread that
I love. If you don't like this flavour, don't
use the seeds)
½ tsp. guar gum (as a binding agent)
1½ cup egg-whites
½ cup water
1 tsp. unprocessed sea salt (I typically use
1 tsp. baking powder (aluminum-free)
½ tsp. baking soda (aluminum-free) mixed
with 1 tbsp. vinegar
Preheat your oven to 350 F
your baking dish with parchment paper (I used
9"by 6" pan)
all the ingredients together; ensure that
there are no clumps; you could use hand mixer
or any other blander of your choice (I just
mixed with a spoon)
it stand for 5 minutes; psyllium husk and
chia will expend and absorb the liquid in
a spoon spread the bread dough into the pan
and sprinkle the top of your bread with a
little bit of caraway seeds
for 40 min or until fully baked.
your grainless low-carb, gluten-free bread!
particular recipe is IDEAL for Nick's Metabolic
Surge Program, but for Phase 1 only (the
low-carb phase). We will be posting specific
recipe for Phase 3 of the Surge (low-fat, higher
carb), so you can enjoy bread on almost ALL
phases of the program.
though my main goal is building muscle, I've
Surge twice myself, and I wasn't just on
chicken breast and spinach, as most people think
they should be eating while on fat-loss program.
That is a myth.
beauty of Nick's Surge program is that you lose
fat, but you still CAN build lean muscle mass
if you know how to tweak micro-nutrient ratios
(which he describes how to do in detail in the
I personally build some impressive muscles and
increased my strength while on Surge. As a side
note, however, I wasn't particularly in a caloric
deficit, as my main goal was slightly different;
I kind of let the training do the heavy lifting
per se, and it did do wonders for me!
I will be using Nick's Surge again soon, as
I am about to compete in the fall, and this
program will help me shred extra fat while keeping
my hard-earned natural muscle that I've built
while training with Nick's Muscle
Explosion and Mad
Scientist Muscle Programs.
shredding for competition I still will be having
this bread on a daily basis during Phase 1 of
bread is perfect not only for the Surge users...anybody
can have it, as all the ingredients have health-promoting
properties! It's low-carb, grain-free, gluten-free
sure to check out my recipe for grainless,
gluten-free healthy bagels as well!