No-Bread Challenge! [#3]

Without those fluffy, filling, clogging foods you’ll experience faster digestion, less bloating, and a far slimmer waist line!

“But why Terry? Why would you deprive us so?? Have we wronged you??” HA! No people. Calm down. I will explain. And you will see.

***NOTE: This is NOT about gluten or wheat. I’m focusing on fluffy, clogging processed foods. BOOM!***



1 No foods from the list below for 10 days straight!

2Water, Water, Water – Drink half an ounce of water for every pound of your body weight of water daily
example: 150lb person. 1/2 of 150 = 75. 75 ounces
(soda and energy drinks and juice and coffee DO NOT count)

3 Bring some friends into the Challenge with you!

No Bread-Challenge


March 29, 2016 UPDATE: I have had a change of heart toward WHITE RICE and POTATOES over the years..THEY ARE ALLOWED! NATURE WINS 🙂

Bread (white, wheat, whole grain, pitas and any other type)
White Rice
rice noodles, rice cakes
Cake (cupcakes, Twinkies, cookies, etc)
Pancakes, waffles
Cereal, crackers, chips or any other packaged food
Fried potatoes (French fries, potato chips, etc)

Tortillas (corn, flour, wraps) YES!
White Rice
Potatoes (Raw, boiled, baked, white, sweet…any!)
Along with any other food that you like that does not appear in the do not eat list
(e.g. eat all the meat and vegetables that you like!)

WHY, WHY, WHY?15590417_s

1st off – Is bread killing us? Is it the latest fad of all-of-a-sudden unhealthy foods that the government has engineered to keep the people down? Is it poisonous? Sorry gang. No conspiracy here. Bread has been around for a long long time (about 30,000 years). So far it hasn’t decimated the human race.

Side-note: Do you remember eating syrup sandwiches as a kid? What is a syrup sandwich you say?? When you’re a kid and you’re home alone after school – take a slice of Wonder bread. Pour on syrup. Lay a second slice of Wonder bread. EAT! Any way…

So no, bread isn’t going to kill you…but it’s NOT helping you lose weight, and it’s NOT helping you grow younger either.

Now let’s talk about our friend…Bread:
I cover this in my video BLOG on losing weight too Watch Here


A) Bread is not the most naturally occurring of foods…right? You’re never going to walk out into a field and see bread loaves growing on a vine or anything. It has to go through a lot of processing to show up as a fluffy, rounded mass that we eat. Wheat –> ground to flour –> + bleach (if white) –> + yeast –> high heat baking
All of that alters the Whole Food rule of eating naturally (Watch that video here) – this applies to white, wheat, whole grain, pitas…all of um!

3829063385_35fbd4b6c7_z2) Bread is very bulky and filling. It’s fluffy stuff that’s soft and has a lot of air in it. It’s like a Nerf ball right? Quite frankly it takes up a lot of space, bread does. You have 1 tube in your body that runs from your mouth to your pooper. That tube is narrow and that tube is elastic. The more you clog it up with a fluffy, airy substance – the slower your body will digest ALL of your food and the more that will expand and add inches to your waist as it builds up. (That’s why WRAPS are OK – tortillas are FLAT!)

bigstock-cartoon-snake-with-lump-in-bel-29489570Tertiary) If you don’t drink enough water then this all gets even worse. Remember Plaster of Paris as a kid? (No – you don’t eat this one). You’d take this white powder and you mix it with water and make funny shapes out of it and let it dry and harden? It is similar to how casts for broken bones are made! If you aren’t drinking half a gallon to a gallon of water daily (soda, and coffee, and energy drinks and juices are NOT treated like water in your body – watch here) then that chewed up bread drys up and REALLY clogs up your intestines and that’s how blockages in your digestive tracts can start.

So here’s the plan – Let’s see if it’s humanly possible to lower the amount of bread and other processed, fluffy, clogging carbs that we eat. So for 10 days we are going to NOT EAT ANY BREAD!

What should I expect?

You will become very regular (2-3 bowel movements daily). You will burp less and have far less heartburn. You will notice your waist shrinking. Many of you will lose 5-10 lbs. (some have lost 20lbs+!)

My wife has been doing zero grains for the last month and has lost 12 pounds without any exercise. If any grain is in the ingredients then she will stay away from it.- R.M.


What is the purpose?

I’m not worried about how carbohydrates are metabolized (there are carbs in apples too – but I’m not concerned about apples clogging you up!) And this is not about gluten or wheat. I’m focusing on fluffy, clogging, flour-based bread foods that are processed. I want you to focus on how your body starts to function, look, and feel after a few short days of temporarily eliminating bread from you diet.

Step 1Join my Facebook Cleanse Support Group Page – that way we can all interact and provide support, feedback, and accountability to one another.

Step 2 – Forward this blog to your family and friends to join too! Don’t try to explain it yourself (They need to see the same info you saw, to think that same way you do!)




– Plan ahead
– Don’t end up at McDonald’s!
– And if you do, get the bun-less version and a salad
Ask for the sandwich as a wrap instead
– Stock up on tortilla bread at home
– Need something to fill you up? – try beans!

Seems too simple to work huh? I KNOW!! Try it anyway. Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself. Stop believing everything you hear and start doing something! I know that you can do this…

This is #3 of the 8 Challenges to Reset Your Body. And remember, as soon as you complete this Challenge – start Challenge #4 as soon as you can.

Please share this and BE WELL…   


“No bread for one week….. Can already see definition changes! I eat a very clean and healthy diet, with exercise/weights 6 days a week! Have been drinking a gallon of water a day!! My energy is awesome…. Can’t wait for more healthy results!” – B.N. [Athlete]

“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.”
45 days he cut out all the “whites”, white bread, potatoes, white rice
LOST 47lbs
LOST 6″ on his waist
LOST 10″ on his belly
LOST 1.5″ on his neck

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171 Responses to No-Bread Challenge! [#3]

  1. MAYRA PLASCENCIA April 16, 2013 at 3:58 pm


  2. Nate April 17, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Great stuff Terry!!

  3. Jacqueline London April 17, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Hey Terry, I’m in…I will take on the NO BREAD CHALLENGE WEEK! Thanks for the article and all of the information you provide!

    • Sam January 30, 2017 at 11:23 am

      I started last Thursday. I feel great. I’m excited to see what it’s like after the week is complete 👍👍

      • Terry Givens December 6, 2017 at 1:59 pm

        Keep it up Sam!

  4. Dafett April 18, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Love the article. I use to eat syrup sandwiches as a kid…LOL I’m going to give the NO BREAD CHALLENGE a try 🙂

  5. Nicole MacIntosh April 23, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Yikes I’m in!

  6. Angel April 30, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Why are tortillas ok to eat?

  7. CoachSheree May 17, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Side note: the bread we buy at the stores (U.S. anyway) is not the same bread our ancestors ate. It’s loaded with over-processed GMO seeds, which our bodies don’t recognize, hense the increase in gluten sensitivity. While bread may not be killing us, the “wheat” certainly is contributing to inflammation in the body and exacerbating auto-immune diseases. This is not my opinion, it’s a well researched and documented fact. Great challenge, I don’t eat bread (I am gluten intolerant) but I will be sure to spread the word about your challenge 🙂

  8. Linda Till May 19, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Good article. Challenge here I come…

  9. Jason Gaston May 19, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I’m a big bread eater, but you got no bread.

  10. Jason Gaston May 19, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    I’m in

  11. Tracy May 20, 2013 at 4:19 am

    I’m going to take it a step further and just go for the all no grain thing for the week. I’ll even give up my blessed quinoa.

  12. Bread July 1, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    why no potatoes or granola? I get the no French fries or potato chips part, but I don’t understand why the total ban on potatoes, or even the granola which can be a healthy alternative to cereal.

    • Terry Givens July 11, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      Great question. So many foods, so many rules! Potatoes are always such a borderline food item when cleansing. The reason they are excluded from the No Bread Week is they are: pretty dense; super starchy; and more complicated for your body to metabolize and digest. The purpose of the no bread week is to remove clogging, slower to digest items from the diet. Try it out for the 10 days and see what you think! Kick butt!

      • AK March 7, 2016 at 8:33 am

        Agree with eliminating potatoes. It’s caused my sugar to spike then crash, giving me the shakes. Also it hurt when digesting.

  13. Kiera July 9, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I’m in. On day 2 currently. Is it normal to feel very tired in the beginning? Or possibly I just didn’t sleep well last night. I’m also running everyday. Before I got married I was training for half marathons (13 miles), but stopped when planning the wedding and finishing college and getting a job came up. Now it’s all I can do to run 2 miles. Anyway I think getting some of my now extra weight off will help. Also making my husband do it with me… He’s not so thrilled, but he’s doing it. Also any recipe ideas?

    • Terry Givens July 11, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      Hi Keira! Anytime you make a big diet change, it could trick your body for a couple of days. You may be adjusting to pulling energy from things other than quick burn carbs. Congrats on your progress. Join my Cleanse Support Group to interact with other Reseters and swap recipes

  14. Melissa August 6, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Why can we eat tortillas but not white bread? I’m confused on that one.

    • Terry Givens August 7, 2013 at 6:41 am

      Good question Melissa. “I’m not worried about how carbohydrates are metabolized. And this is not about gluten or wheat. I’m focusing on fluffy, clogging flour based bread foods that are processed. I want you to focus on how your body starts to function, look, and feel after a few short days of temporarily eliminating bread from your diet.”

      • katrina January 26, 2016 at 8:23 pm

        is it allowed to eat sweet potato?

  15. Mike Resler August 11, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I want to do this! Look good… Feel good! Please help.

  16. Heather December 30, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I know you said no potatoes. I was curious What about yams?

    • Terry Givens December 30, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      Well, is a yam a type of potato?

      • Marcia December 29, 2014 at 5:45 pm

        erll it’s not a white fluffy food! So can you eat it or not?

        • Marcia December 29, 2014 at 5:46 pm


          • Terry Givens December 29, 2014 at 10:08 pm

            Hi Marcia. For the no bread week, no potatoes or yams!

      • Yudi February 17, 2016 at 4:02 pm

        Super easy and no kneading! Batter White Bread1 pacagke dry yeast2 tbsp Crisco shortening1 bd c. warm water2 tsp salt2 tbsp. Sugar3 c. all purpose flourDissolve yeast in warm water. Mix Crisco, sugar, salt and 1 bd c. flour in a large bowl. Add yeast, stirring constantly. Beat vigorously as you add the rest of the flour.Cover with cloth and let double in bulk in a warm, but not hot place.Do not punch but stir down. Spoon batter into 10 inch loaf pan and pat with floured hand to shape.Let rise, covered, another 30 minutes. Bake 45 minutes at 375 degrees.Cool slightly and remove from pan. Loaf should have a ‘hollow’ sound when thumped on the bottom. Place loaf on rack and brush top with melted butter.

  17. Deanne February 8, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    After completing the first 2 challenges, no bread week starts tomorrow for us… but you tricked us as you title it “No Bread WEEK”, but in the smaller print you say the challenge is to last 10 days! Yikes! Are the following OK: Tortilla chips and Corn chips, and Cream of Wheat?

    • Terry Givens February 8, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      Hi Deanne. Wow! You are totally right. 10 days is a typo. You just won a Reset bracelet! (Email your mailing address please Fixed
      There are soooo many millions of foods that I could list. You decide if, after reading the description of what this Challenge is trying to accomplish, those foods fit the bill or not. When in doubt – say no!

  18. mark February 9, 2014 at 2:22 am

    Beans are cool during this challenge, right?

    • Terry Givens February 11, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      Refer to the food lists. When in doubt, don’t eat it

  19. ELINA March 1, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    This Monday starts the 40 day patial fast for the Greek Orthodox church, untill Easter. I don’t eat meat anayway, I’m vegeterian, so I’ll take the challenge for the bread….40 days !! Till Easter 🙂 Crazy enough?

    • Terry Givens March 4, 2014 at 4:23 am

      Great goal!

      • ELINA March 4, 2014 at 7:49 am

        Start Day today: 63kgr (i’m 157cm high) and 107cm around my hips (tooo much). Let’s see the progress :))))

  20. Susan March 25, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    What about Ezekiel bread? Can we have that?

  21. John March 27, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    What about beer on no bread week?

    • Terry Givens March 27, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      Ha! Check the list. When in doubt, say no!

  22. candy April 4, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Are Ezekiel breads allowed?

    • Terry Givens April 4, 2014 at 11:45 am

      Hi Candy,

      Sorry, no Ezekiel breads during the No Bread Challenge. Just for 10 days. You can do it!

      • Yolanda May 2, 2016 at 5:45 pm

        Thanks for posting the challenge. It definitely makes sense and is worth a try.

        • Terry Givens May 3, 2016 at 7:42 pm

          Thanks Yolanda. Join my support group so we can help with your progress!

  23. Anja April 28, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Where would you place couscous and quinoa, on the green or red list?

  24. Mary July 26, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    What are your thoughts on sprouted grain breads like Ezekiel?
    Are they allowed?

  25. Stacy October 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I did it for a week and even with a cold, I felt a fog lift from my brain. Which was great! I was in a rut so that helped. Also, I lost 3 lbs and 1.5 inches. I also felt less of a crave after 4 days. I will continue another week and hopefully another. Too good to stop!

  26. Mansoura Saeed Belayneh November 2, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I will start the No Bread Challenge and would love to lose 10kgs before my birthday 14th Dec…

    My question is will i be having flabbiness?

  27. April Draper November 10, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Are sweet potatoes, also a no no. Aren’t they considered a vegetable

  28. April Draper November 10, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    are sweet potatoes out also. I really wanna do this but,right

    • sarah April 23, 2015 at 3:18 am

      I am doin this i am on day 4 no bread no potatoes no rice or pasta/pizza.i eat salad for lunch.meat and lots of vegetables for dinner. I do feel wrecked but i hope to keep it up til i go on holidays in four weeks

  29. joy December 2, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    It says no pancakes but oatmeal is okay. I make my pancakes with oatmeal and quinoa blended together to make “flour”, safflower oil, honey or dates to sweeten, cinnamon, egg and salt. Is this okay?

    Also, does dried fruit count as fruit or just fresh?

    • Terry Givens December 2, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      Hi Joy. Great questions. Sure you continue with your pancakes. The no bread goal is 10 days with no fluffy, clogging type foods. You be the judge.
      Dried fruit is certainly fruit!

  30. christine January 13, 2015 at 12:06 am

    Help! I’m confused why tortillas are ok? Can I have a tortilla a day?

    • christine January 13, 2015 at 12:12 am

      oops, you answered this. I’m starting challenge 1 tomorrow and if I can make it to Fresh Market after my doc appointment I’ll start challenge 2 as well. I’m chronically ill, been on chemo and prednisone for 10 years nonstop and gained a ton of weight and want to feel better even though I have an incurable disease. I can do challenge 1 and 2. Then I’ll move on to 3. Do we do all of these together at the end of it all?

      • Rodrigo February 17, 2016 at 8:54 pm

        It’s probably the micahne, they all work a little differently. It may not be giving as much time for the dough to rise before baking as your old micahne. See if you can adjust the proofing time or maybe add a little more yeast.

  31. mona February 6, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Hi, thanks for your great article.I’m in day 4 of NO BREAD CHALLENGE, and have a question, you said no package food, so i can’t eat ice cream and chocolate too?(some days)

    • Terry Givens February 7, 2015 at 7:32 am

      Hi Mona. See the red list of foods to avoid above. You are allowed to eat packaged foods on this Challenge. You can do it!
      Join my support group too

    • Haremp February 17, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      My son brought me a bread maichne and no instructions for it. It was a small challenge to learn to use it. has some really good generic recipes but all have to be adjusted to the maichne we are using.I have discovered that the maichne my son brought does not require bread flour or extra gluten for good fluffy bread. It is quite crumbly after it cools completely however. I slice it all while it is still warm so it will slice better.It appears to be a matter of experimenting with the ingredients until we get the product we want.

  32. Michelle February 9, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    I did 40 days of no bread for lent,I missed it for the first week then didn’t even think of it after that, people told me I lost lots of weight. I’m starting it again from now until April 18Th when I go on holiday so here goes!!

  33. mona February 10, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Thanks for your answer.I’m in day 7. 🙂

  34. mona February 10, 2015 at 12:58 am

    O, sorry i have another question, you said we have to drink lots of water, i love tea and i drink 10 glasses of tea a day. Is enough or not?

    • Terry Givens February 11, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      Hi Mona. Above I recommend 1/2 per lb you weigh. Drink up!

  35. mona February 13, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Thanks. 🙂

  36. Nicole February 15, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Hi Terry! For this challenge you say no pre packaged granola. I was wondering if I could have homemade granola with oats and seeds?

    • Terry Givens February 23, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      No ma’am! Just for 10 days

  37. Barbara Briggs March 1, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    I took this challenge. I started on Feb. 1st and didn’t even know this was happening. It works for me, I am now OFF of Insulin and I will eat this way the rest of my life!!!!! God Bless You!!! My sugars are now perfect and my Dr. approves!!!

    • Terry Givens March 2, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      That’s beautiful Barbara. BRAVO! Please email me, I would like to ask you a couple details

  38. mona March 14, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Hi Terry. What is about Bran. can we eat it?

    • Terry Givens March 15, 2015 at 3:08 am

      Hi Mona. What food are you trying to eat?

      • mona March 15, 2015 at 3:52 am

        Hi Terry.Thanks for your attention.
        Wheat bran. Brown crust around wheat.

  39. Debra Tokarczyk March 18, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Hello Terry

    I may have missed this but can we introduce any type of bread after week one? What about homemade Polish Mama bread. Its more rye based and a little home grown wheat?

    • Terry Givens March 19, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      Hi Debra. I only eat bread on my cheat meal. I stick with wraps otherwise. The effects continue to compound the longer you go without bread! You can do it

  40. Bernard Loken March 28, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Challenge #3 – No Bread Challenge. For me this challenge is likely to be very easy, I have not been eating that much bread as it is. I just have to cut all of the list completely. Challenge accepted.

    • Terry Givens March 28, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Join my support group so we can keep up Bernard

  41. Jasmine March 31, 2015 at 6:46 am

    Terry, I want to start the No Bread Week Challenge. I see you only have tortillas, oatmeal, and brown rice that we can eat. Is it okay to eat store brought mcmuffins? I like to cook a turkey egg mcmuffin before I go to work.

    • Terry Givens March 31, 2015 at 7:16 am

      Hi Jasmine. Absolutely no mcmuffins. Sorry. It’s only 7 days. You can do it!

  42. Jessica April 1, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Hey Terry I was wondering if fruit is ok to eat? Didn’t notice it on any of the list.

    • Terry Givens April 2, 2015 at 8:32 am

      Hi Jessica. Fruit is totally fine

  43. Jessica April 2, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Awesome thanks! Starting today

  44. Barbara Cook April 10, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    I’m in for the one week.

  45. Sherwin Reddy April 14, 2015 at 2:17 am

    Hi Terry, i am from RSA , and i am totally going for this No Bread week challenge!!! need to lose some weight before my wedding. Thanks for your challenge

    • sha moodley September 29, 2015 at 4:13 am

      Hi Sherwin. just checking if you have completed the 10 day no bread challenge and noticed any change. I am also fro RSA and also want to lose some weight for my wedding.

      • Terry Givens October 6, 2015 at 5:21 pm

        Hi Sha.

        It’s time for the next Reset Challenge! Join my support group and keep us posted there

  46. Kelly April 24, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Hi Terry.

    I can manage all the stuff on that list of what not to eat. The only thing I would prob have trouble with is the potatoes. Baked potatoes preferably, would this be a def no no?

    Thanks 🙂

    • Terry Givens April 27, 2015 at 6:49 pm

      Hi Kelly. Def no. But remember, it only 10 days. You can do it!

  47. Chris June 5, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Is it normal for headaches to happen during this challenge?

    • Terry Givens June 6, 2015 at 7:52 am

      Hi Chris. That may not be related to removing breads and pastas. Are keeping your water intake at 1/2 oz per lb you weigh? Join my support group! YOU CAN DO IT

  48. Kristen June 21, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    How about Cream of wheat for breakfast?

    • Terry Givens June 23, 2015 at 6:40 am

      Hi Kristen. That should be fine

  49. George June 27, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    After hitting 18st 45” waist I am in,

  50. Teddie July 15, 2015 at 12:30 am

    I want to give up bread, but I find I don’t feel well after about 4 days. My blood sugar levels plunge and it feels like I’m light-headed. I am going to try to just cut out the bread, but still have carbs in moderation. Apart from that – I’m in 🙂

  51. Charity July 24, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Didnt think I could do it. My body has changed in only 12 days in such a positive way. Still going strong!! Is it ok to have a cheat day and if so when?

    • Terry Givens July 28, 2015 at 1:42 am

      Hi charity. Great news. Yes have a cheat MEAL once every week. See the “what is reset” page!

  52. jessica July 31, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Actually bread is not the same as it was years ago its been altered and genetically modified. Thats why your seeing all these food allergies and gluten free everything. Look up wheat belly on google or youtube. He explains the transition in wheat and why its making us fat and get disease that are in fact killing us. Also tortillas are not any better, 90 some percent of corn is genetically modified and the other ones are just like eating brea because its been modified. Also take a tortilla and let it sit in water. It expands just like bread, it may not expand as much but it does break down into a goooey blob like bread. Wheat is making us sick, its not the same.

  53. Aaron August 8, 2015 at 7:05 am

    ok so i decided to do this challenge and my body is having a hard time finding energy from another source besides normally sugar what are other ways to help the body get energy????

    • Terry Givens August 8, 2015 at 7:20 am

      Hi Aaron…YOU CAN DO IT! Try nuts (almonds), good fats (avocado, whole fat yogurt), and keep your water intake up. Join my support group for more ideas!

  54. Cristian August 11, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I’ve been doing this diet since July 20, 2015 ( 23 days) and have lost around 20 lbs! I run/jog for 30 mins on the treadmill for at least 5 days a week( idk if that helps) and don’t even risk even eating tortillas, oatmeal,etc.i have a few questions… Is popcorn ok? I don’t know what category it falls under, Or how bout red meat? I occasionally eat hot wings, not breaded and bone in, is that bad? Also do u think I will continue to lose weight if I continue to do this diet or will I eventually hit a wall and have to try something new? Btw thanks for d article!!!

    • Terry Givens August 25, 2015 at 11:56 am

      Sorry for delay Cristian. Great news! read my other posts on eating healthy for answers to these. Join my support group and we can help you

  55. Rita September 11, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    i have bad psoriasis on my hands they i should stop the flour completly whar do you thing

  56. Linda September 16, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    The Tortillas over here are made with Wheat flour not corn, is that ok?

    • Terry Givens October 6, 2015 at 5:26 pm

      Hi Linda. Any tortillas are fine. Not because of corn or wheat, but because they are flat and less clogging than breads! YOU CAN DO IT

      • Mark May 5, 2016 at 4:46 am

        Hi, surely once all chewed up, they are no longer fluffy, and indistinguishable from a chewed up wrap?! 🙂

        • Terry Givens May 14, 2016 at 2:44 pm

          Hi Mark. After seeing THOUSANDS of people lose weight, slim down, improve digestion, and more – it seems to work. Try it for yourself! You should join us in my support group.

  57. Robbie Mosley October 2, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Hi Terry, I am ready for the no bread challenge.

    • Terry Givens October 6, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      YOU CAN DO IT ROBBIE. Join my support group and keep us posted there!

  58. Yona November 2, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Hi Terry,
    I love bread. This sounds very scary to me. However, for the past week, I have been decreasing the amount of my bread intake just because I wanted to lose weight. I’m not sure I wanted to go cold turkey. What do you think?

    • Terry Givens November 2, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      Hi Yona. I personally love bread too. I use to eat a bread or pasta with every meal. But know it have zero cravings. Just focus on 10 days and see what you notice. You can do it! Join my support group and we will help you

  59. Annette November 3, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    I started the challenge yesterday and it is day 2 afternoon and I am crashing – i am bound and determined to get past the 7 days but i am feeling worn- weak etc – any suggestions

  60. Robert November 4, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Thank you Terry! ive lost 50’bs in 3 months! gave up all bread and pasta. i dont even want that junk anymore. i eat plenty of fish, chicken and veggies and even butter and fruit too(apples and strawberries mostly) i feel happy like i did when i was a teenager! (im 44 now) and people think im 30 lol, Thank you Terry from the bottom of my heart =) your physic is my goal

    • Terry Givens November 4, 2015 at 7:01 pm

      Robert you’re my hero man!! Bravo to you and your decision. Keep us posted….

  61. Nushy November 13, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Hi,great article!Read all the comments,recognized myself in most of them cause I love bread and potatoes…great to know all this and will give it a go ,,don,t know how will try,thank you so much!

  62. Das November 17, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    I personally like to have Oatmeal for B’fast everyday. But you have mentioned “Oatmeal (not every day)”
    Could you explain?

    • Terry Givens November 22, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      Hi Das, It’s a super low tech reason…it fills up your belly, and give you that puffy stomach, if you eat a lot…that means it can potentially clog and slow things down (depending on what else you eat that day. So it’s natural, but it can expand, so it’s ok…but not every day. Join my support group and we can help support you there!

  63. Martin November 22, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Just did the 7 days lost 4Lbs. Found it straightforward and very satisfying! I’m now planning to do another week and see how we go!

    • Terry Givens November 22, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      BRAVO Martin. Join my support group and we can help you there!

  64. rita December 7, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Are we allowed to eat triscuits?

  65. Blossom December 17, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Hi Terry..
    I m on day 2 of no bread, pasta or any kind flour. I want to do it for 2 weeks until Dec 31.
    I did not workout yesterday bcos i was so weak and light headed. I m very committed to this challenge cos this is the first time in my life of no bread, pasta or any flour. Besides i want to loose 30lbs.
    Will update in 2 weeks .
    Thank you .

    • Terry Givens December 17, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      Hi Blossom. Congratulations on your commitment. YOU CAN DO THIS! Join my support group and we can help you

  66. Lori Oden December 28, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    This is great! Definitely have to challenge my friends to this.

  67. Keoshia December 29, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    I am looking to start this diet the first Monday in the New Year… My question is in reference to tortillas.. I like them out the big with salsa… Is this a no no?

  68. Susie January 7, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    I am starting this no bread diet really looking forward to starting this for my health and I need all the help I can get

  69. zeesha January 11, 2016 at 7:08 am

    hey terry
    i am from pakistan so we raised up eating roti which is a flat bread made from durum wheat or i dont know its flour wheat. i was wondering if i can eat that once a day during this challenge.

  70. Tori Angelica January 18, 2016 at 9:40 am

    i just woke up on day 3 and im already down 3 lbs and didnt even go to the gym the past 2 days! holy crap! i was totally thinking of giving up last night too but after this motivation i think ill stick it out!!

  71. Samantha January 19, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    I am a type one diabetic and a bit overweight as well. Over the past couple years I have lost 80 pounds give or take just by exercising a lot and incorporating more fruits and vegetables in my diet. Lately, for the past year or so I have majorly cut bread and bread like products out of my diet and have seen a huge difference in my blood sugars and the weight is coming off faster. I would recommend this diet to anyone and I have to my grandmother (who is 78 and still goes go the gym) and it has made a noticeable difference in her weight.

  72. Janet January 25, 2016 at 6:46 am

    I’m in Terry – thank you for the simple explanations in your videos and the tools. I injured my back late 2014 and then mid-2015 broke my ankle in 3 places leaving me non-weight bearing for 14 weeks. Needlessly to say my weight as reached the highest I’ve ever been in my life. I’m starting the water and bread challenge right now. I so hope now that I can get back on some exercise equipment and trying your challenges I will start looking and feeling better. I’m getting my bachelor’s degree at 49 in May and I want to look great when I walk to get my diploma. Best wishes, I’m so happy I found your website today. Thank you.

  73. Sally February 10, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Hi Terry, I am from the UK, I guess oatmeal is what we call porridge so ok but not everyday?

  74. Wendy February 13, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Hi Terry
    I’m going to start it on Monday, thanks for the info

  75. Russ March 2, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Hi Terry,
    I’m in day 6 and have lost 4-1/2 LBS! At 55 years old I’ve been in what I thought was good shape and a life long bread eater… No idea this would make such an impact. I feel better and have lots more energy. Thanks for the challenge!

  76. Steve March 14, 2016 at 9:25 am

    No thanks, but i will try the syrup sandwich challenge!!!!

    • Terry Givens April 22, 2016 at 7:13 am

      Childhood favorites!

  77. Sheila March 27, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Getting married in less than 3 weeks…. Have been working out for almost a month and gained weight! I don’t look any thinner so it isn’t muscle gain and fat loss!

    I’m going to try No Bread next week and see what happens 🙂

    Wish me luck! I want at least my face to look thinner in the wedding and honeymoon pictures

  78. Debbie March 29, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    I stopped all the to do list and not to do a couple of weeks ago. I wish I had seen your page before I dived into it! hahaha.
    I haven’t been eating bread within those 2 weeks, sorry long story short. I have slipped back into having bread 🙁 not massive amounts of bread but I guess enough to stop the weight loss around the waist. My point I guess I am trying to make is that I feel the biggest mistake was I didn’t know what to eat! Where quite clearly you state what to eat and what not to eat. I hope you have a few menu options? So I will start again quite happily today. Thanks for the support 🙂

    • Terry Givens April 22, 2016 at 7:14 am

      Hi Debbie! Do me a favor and join my free support group and post your progress there, so others can feed off of your energy, PLEASE!
      We will help you to stay on this healthy lifestyle!

  79. Bassma April 1, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Hi Terry,

    I started today and I really want to lose 20 lbs in one month and I believe it is possible.

    Looking forward

    • Terry Givens April 22, 2016 at 7:14 am

      You can do it!

  80. caitlin April 27, 2016 at 7:56 am

    I am going to begin the challenges starting on Friday. Is there any harm in performing the challenges while trying to conceive/while pregnant?


    • Terry Givens May 2, 2016 at 8:33 am

      Hi Caitlin. Great decision. The first 4 Challenges are simply drinking more water, eating more salads, cutting out breads, and cutting out sugar. They are fine for any person (pregnant or not) and any age! But don’t do the final four cleansing challenges until after the baby is born AND you are done breast feeding. You should join my support group to post your progress and get more tips!

  81. Ana May 2, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Hi, I am starting this tomorrow and was wondering if brown rice was aloud? And am I able to do cardio on this challenge to lose even more weight?

    • Terry Givens May 3, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Hi Ana. Rices are fine. And for sure you can work out. Join my support group so we can help with your progress!

  82. Ash May 9, 2016 at 6:46 am

    I feel so much better already.

    • Terry Givens May 13, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      That’s great Ash! (Join my support group!)

  83. Andy May 9, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Aren’t potatoes showing ok as they are in the green section so can I have small boiled potatoes or mashed ?

    • Terry Givens May 13, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      Yes Andy. That’s correct. Mother Nature always wins! (Join my support group!)

  84. Martha May 16, 2016 at 8:51 am

    I am on day six of the one-week challenge. What are your recommendations for after the challenge? How often is too often to eat bread?

  85. katrina May 29, 2016 at 12:50 am

    is banana chips allowed?

  86. rajeev verma June 23, 2016 at 1:05 am

    i m on no wheat & rice diet , that started on 13 /06 /16 and will continue till 16/09/16 ….. i ve already started feeling very light and energetic
    when i started my weight was 92 kg.. waist 37..
    want to loose both lets see after 3 months on 16 .09 .16 i’ll write you all
    so happy eating bye

  87. wastrel July 6, 2016 at 9:41 am

    I`m almost a week in & my food is definitely moving more freely now, wraps for me from now on! thanks Terry.

  88. KI July 29, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    You have “white rice” in BOTH eat/don’t eat list

    • Terry Givens October 20, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      I’ll correct that. Thank you. It’s ALLOWED

  89. Ko January 7, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Is chocolate allowed?

  90. Francisco m January 24, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    im going for it terry !!! started today i been drinking water for 2 months now , now adding this challenge to my everyday life for 45 days.

  91. kris February 21, 2017 at 11:09 am

    ok terry, I’m giving it a try.. i’ll let you know how I do. thanks for the great information

  92. Braden March 1, 2017 at 5:57 am

    is multigrain bread good for you also

    • Terry Givens December 6, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      Hi Braden. For the No-Bread Week, no breads (even multigrain breads) are allowed. I prefer to avoid them unless it’s a cheat meal

  93. Carolyn O'Halloran June 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I am starting the challenge,but am wondering what would be a filling,no bread breakfast?

    • Terry Givens December 6, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      Hi Carolyn,

      “Filling” is the not the goal or mindset I recommend. Energizing is a healthier goal and mindset to have.

      Oatmeal. A large bowl of fruit. Eggs. Ham/bacon. Yogurt. Vegetable and fruit smoothie.
      Does that help?

      Join my support group and do the Reset Challenges with us

  94. gregory June 22, 2017 at 11:31 am

    How about foods that are lightly- breaded?

  95. Julius June 27, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Don’t tell me what not to eat..
    Tell me what to eat.
    And not for 7 or 10 days, for whole of my life..I wanna life like this all my life, not 7-10 days..
    SO you don’t eat bread, sugar at all till the rest of your life?
    SO only vegetable..?

  96. Lynn August 11, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Who loses 47 pounds in 45 days?? I’m not buying it. Also if corn tortillas and corn tortilla chips are allowed then why not popCORN? Makes zero sense.

    • Terry Givens December 6, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      The best way to see is try for yourself. These people were brave to try and to share their stories. You can be too!

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