Can you live off of eating bread

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How long can you live on bread and water?

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ATOT Bread Recipe

if you eat a 1/4lb burger for lunch and dinner, you are eating about 3/4lb of food (buns, burger, tomato, lettuce, etc).

add 1/2 lb of total food for breafast, that's 1 1/4 lb of food you're eating a day, weight wise.

2 1/2 lb loaf = 2days food.

1 year of just eating ATOT wheat bread = $20.08 :Q Even if u pig out and eat the whole loaf a day, that's still only $40.15/yr.

just curious how long an avg human body can survive on bread and water?

Years, just read some halocaust books.
Long time. You could always eat bugs for protein.
Define "live."

Hmmm... now I wish I had a breadmaker. I wonder if I could adapt the recipe for an oven.
Probably quite a while. Longer if you added in some olive oil for fat intake. Add some vitamins and I don't see why you couldn't do it for decades.
Could be cheaper with this:

Bittman's No Knead Bread

All you need is 3c flour, 1/4 tsp instant yeast ( like 1/8th of a packet ), 1 1/4 tsp salt, and 1 5/8ths cup water.
A fairly long time, I would imagine.

Probably not a bad diet either, if you supplemented it with daily Centrum or other multivitamins. Certainly better than a MCD or other fast food based diet.
You folks need to read more history. When sailors were sentenced to "bread and water" it was a punishment which caused severe pain and hardship due to constipation. We're not talking about supplements, just bread and water. Remember the rule of threes, on average three days without water, three weeks without food and, three very painful weeks on bread and water.
What I wouldn't give for a loaf of potato bread right now! I might just eat the whole thing in one day... hard to come by in Korea.
Originally posted by: MagnusTheBrewer
You folks need to read more history. When sailors were sentenced to "bread and water" it was a punishment which caused severe pain and hardship due to constipation. We're not talking about supplements, just bread and water. Remember the rule of threes, on average three days without water, three weeks without food and, three very painful weeks on bread and water.
The average fiber intake in the US is 12-15 grams a day. Whole wheat bread has around 1.5 to 2 grams per slice. Eating an entire loaf a day is going to keep you regular.
You'd die in fairly short order. Within 2 years. Scurvy would eventually kill you.
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Originally posted by: PottedMeat
Could be cheaper with this:

Bittman's No Knead Bread

All you need is 3c flour, 1/4 tsp instant yeast ( like 1/8th of a packet ), 1 1/4 tsp salt, and 1 5/8ths cup water.
no sugar?! thought u needed sugar for the yeast?
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Originally posted by: BigJ
You'd die in fairly short order. Within 2 years. Scurvy would eventually kill you.
1 multi-vitamin supplement a week?