Here’s the problem with a loaf of white bread. It’s not the gluten, and it’s not the 42 chromosomes. It’s the 500g (1.1 lb) serving size. Of course, I didn’t intend to eat the whole thing in 15 minutes, but when it’s soft and fluffy with no fiber to slow you down, and there’s a couch and a tv, what do you expect to happen?
There may be something to that “insulin spike”, because I felt sick after eating it, and crawled into bed to sleep it off. A few hours later, I woke up dehydrated and regretful. The good thing is that at 1500 calories, it’s not too much more than my normal 1000+ calorie dinner. But I’d never feel sick like this after eating 1500 calories of my normal, unprocessed food.
Lesson learned, I’m not going to buy a loaf of white-flour bread again. I never see any dark, heavy whole-wheat loaves, so I guess I’ll stick to rye and pumpernickel.