Man stops eating bread for 45 days, this happened to his waist, neck, and belly!

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Chris Paul was 51 years old and a Contractor living in Virginia. Like most Americans he ate meals filled with “whites”, breads and pastas and potatoes and white rice. “My diet consisted of anything and everything.”

He didn’t notice anything bad just happen overnight, but he noticed that when he bought new clothing, the sizes keep getting bigger. The thing that made it click was “I could not bend over in my chair and tie my shoes without cutting off my air supply. Something had to happen.”

So what did Chris eat? “I ate 3 eggs, scrambled, every morning within a 1/2 of waking. Cottage cheese or salad at lunch. Steak, chicken and fish for dinner, always with a side of vegetables. One day a week, I would eat anything I wanted. Usually spaghetti or some type of pasta.”

Then Chris did a little experiment on himself and for 45 days he cut out all the “whites”, white bread, potatoes, white rice. All the high carb foods. He cut out most dairy, except cottage cheese.

As he lost weight, Chris noticed it first in his face and neck. Then his love handles started to disappear and his stomach flattened. Chris also had less pain in his lower back, hips and knees.

Weight: 302lbs
Waist: 42″
Belly: 48″
Neck: 20″

Weight 255lbs
Waist: 36″
Belly: 38″
Neck: 18 1/2″

LOST 47lbs
LOST 6″ on his waist
LOST 10″ on his belly
LOST 1.5″ on his neck

Have you ever tried to temporarily cut out breads and pastas and see for yourself how it effects your body? To some, the sacrifice seems too much for them.

Now that you know the results, if Chris had come to you before his experiment and asked you if he should try it – What would you tell him?

Try the No Bread Week Challenge. See the list of allowed and banned “breads” here
No Bread Week Challenge


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22 Responses to Man stops eating bread for 45 days, this happened to his waist, neck, and belly!

  1. Mansoura November 10, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Great Job Chris Paul, i just started the No bread diet yesterday and reading about you encourage me to continue what i am doing… 🙂

    • Christian August 4, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      I had a diet once consisted with no bread (there was 2 days when you eat rice). For 2 weeks I lost 3kgs (6-7lbs I think) and without any exercise. Now imagine if you would exercise. 🙂

  2. Patricia August 31, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    So what should I eat if I cut out all the carbs ? just meat and veggies or what could be replaced ? thanks.

    • Terry Givens September 2, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      Hi Patricia. Check out my post about the Simplified Guide To Eating Healthy

    • Terry Givens October 6, 2015 at 5:18 pm

      Hi Patricia. You are correct! Meats and veggies (fruits) are the goal. His post lists foods to eat

  3. Mayk December 30, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Yes this works. About 8 years ago i have lost 10 yes 10 stones just by removing all bread pasta and rice,potatoes from my diet. Fish veg and fruit was my only food during those 12 months. After about 2 months my body adjusted and even brain started to work soooooo much better than ever before. Never been happier in my entire life.dont forget to eat loads of veggies and fish or other source of proteins and to drink a lot. Good luck folks its worth it 🙂

    • FreeSpirit March 4, 2017 at 6:27 am

      Drink a lot? Lot of what? Beer?

  4. William Shivers March 17, 2016 at 7:57 am

    I just started a week ago and I weighted 302 im down to 292. and Its consistently dropping. I will follow up in a few weeks but im happy … this should be taught in school.

  5. Dave Coupal July 21, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Awesome work,

    • Terry Givens October 20, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks Dave

  6. samantha alvis August 3, 2016 at 4:16 am

    hi am trying to stop with rice i have replace white bread with brown and for meat am still eating but more fish and am trying my level best to stop completely with the rice

  7. samantha alvis August 3, 2016 at 4:19 am

    hi am also cutting down on the rice but its not easy am replacing it with the salad and veg as for the bread am eating brown instead of white

    • Terry Givens October 20, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      You’ve got this Samantha!

  8. Gail Flanagan September 7, 2016 at 10:28 am

    I love your inspiration for the No Bread Challenge! I know from experience that quitting carbs can definitely clean out your system and support weight loss quicker than you could imagine. I’ve done it before but always eventually fall back to old habits. I loved your video too. You have motivated me to go for the challenge and do this again!

    I am 52 and have a weakness for bagels and pizza and pasta. Not only is it my comfort food going back to childhood (I grew up in NYC) but it’s just the cheapest, most convenient food to eat when you are in the city. I grab a bagel for breakfast every morning because for less than $2.00 I can fill up and get through the morning. I have a slice of pizza for lunch more often than I want to admit. Same reason, quick, cheap and filling. I am conscious of the fact that before the day is over I have pretty much only digested bread. Even if I had cereal for breakfast and a sandwich for lunch,it’s the same thing, more bread in my belly than anything else. And when I have pasta or a rice dish for dinner on top of that, it feels like my belly is literally going to explode. Then I would go to sleep and start the insanity all over again.

    I used to have a beautiful figure not that long ago and it is still there somewhere, except that after my bread meals, I look 6 mos pregnant. I know this is due to eating mainly bread. I absolutely believe that the No Bread Challenge is the way to go to flush out my system and lose the bloated belly again!

  9. David Power February 3, 2017 at 4:38 am

    ive been off bread for maybe 3 to 4 weeks? ive got a habbit of just eating bread with every meal. eg 4 for breakfast 2 or 3 for lunch and so on.. i didnt realise the amount of calories it roughly added up to and so i “attempted” to stop. first week was like giving up a nicotine addiction i shit you not. not gonna lie though, ive had a single slice every now and again. ive not actually weighed myself but people can see it and noticed my xxl tshirts seem a little bigger. diet wise im kinda doing similar to the guy in the article. eg scrambled eggs and beans for breakfast. tuna or chicken salad/vegetables for lunch and evening meal varies from dish to dish. ive also cut out bad snack which has probably contributed.

  10. David Power February 3, 2017 at 4:40 am

    also ive decided to not weigh myself as i know it will become an obsession. 🙂

  11. Theresa treeon June 3, 2017 at 6:54 am

    I have eaten like this 30 years ago and lost 30 lbs in 6 months weekends I ate what I wanted.i am 66 now and I know I have to go back to this way of eating so this time around I’m going for the 45 days challenge

  12. Luciano Quezada August 4, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    I started this diet at the beginning of the week and it’s really hard but with in 5 days I can already see some change in my body I did want to know if with this diet to you need to work out or if that’s a personal choice? Hopefully by the end of this challenge I can have lost around 50 pounds. Thanks so much.

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