Woman reveals why you should ALWAYS avoid free bread in restaurants – and how it makes you spend MORE money
- Denise Tueller explained why restaurants give out free bread
- American mom says it’s because the free item makes you hungrier
- Denise explains that it raises your glucose levels, affecting how you order
A woman explained why restaurants give you free bread baskets before you order your meal – and it’s not to be generous.
Denis Tueller is a wife and mother who frequently documents her “journey to health” on her TikTok channel.
Recently, the US-based mum took to the video-sharing platform to let viewers in on a secret about free bread baskets at restaurants.
In a viral video, which has so far garnered over 1.3 million views, Denise said the reason you got free bread at restaurants was because it raised your glucose levels, which made you hungrier, prompting you to order more food.
Denise Tueller has revealed the real reason restaurants give you free bread baskets before you order your meal – and it’s not to be generous
Denise said the reason you got free bread in restaurants was because it raised your glucose levels, which made you hungrier, prompting you to order more food (stock image)
Do not fall into any trap! Here’s why you should avoid free bread
- Eating bread causes your glucose levels to rise
- It makes you crave more and find it hard to resist food
“Here’s why restaurants give you a bowl of fries or bread before your meals,” she captioned the clip.
She noted that you don’t get bona fide bread, noting that this was actually a tactic used to get you to spend more money.
“It’s not because they want you to stock up on free stuff, and they’re not generous,” she said.
“It’s actually a way for them to take more money.”
Denise explained that as soon as you sit down you are greeted with a menu and a bowl of bread.
So you end up eating the bread while reading the menu.
“When you sit down in a restaurant, not only do they hand you a menu, but they also hand you the bowl of bread,” she said.
When you start indulging in bread, it spikes your blood sugar levels, which makes you hungrier, Denise added.
When you start indulging in bread, it spikes your blood sugar levels, making you hungrier
This will make it harder for you to refuse other foods, which will make you order more than usual.
“They know that a spike in glucose is going to make you hungrier, craving more, and having a hard time resisting food,” Denise noted.
At the end of the clip, she added, “So although they look like they’re being generous, they’re actually winning.”
“You order more food, they bring you more bread, then give you a dessert that’s almost impossible to resist.”
According to Bistro MD, when you eat bread, your body releases insulin.
This will cause the body to need more food to balance out the drop in insulin.
People flooded the comments section of Denise’s video, with many viewers saying the bread had the opposite effect on them
People flooded the comments section of Denise’s video, with many viewers saying the bread had the opposite effect on them.
One person said: ‘The opposite for me. I ended up being full and ordered less.
Another user added, “I’m usually so full after bread and can’t finish my food.”
Someone else wrote: ‘Jokes on them. Bread fills me up.
“You were 100% successful,” read one comment.