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Eat Bread and Lose Weight?

“Broccoli” Breads, Muffins and Tortillas

Is being overweight the fault of eating bread? Do you have to stop enjoying tortillas, muffins, breads and flats if you are going to lose weight? Personally, I could not have lost my weight in 2011 if I was told I could not eat breads, tortillas, muffins and flats. For most, a lifestyle void of these items is not sustainable. Who doesn’t enjoy a sandwich or a wrap? I want my toast with my omelet!

How can you find the best breads? The following are some starting points to consider when shopping for breads; however, to keep you from being overwhelmed, I have included a free PDF download which lists a few of my top breads, tortillas, flats, muffins and more. CLICK HERE to download it now.

1. Ingredients

At the minimum, the best breads should be wheat bread; however, whole wheat or whole grain is the best option. Your body takes longer to break down whole grain breads resulting in feeling fuller longer. It is true that these breads will cause a slow rise in blood sugar levels which will put you into a fat storage mode so don’t eat these breads alone.

2. Calories per slice

Many breads – including whole wheat/grain breads – can be loaded with more calories than you need. For example, two slices of some whole grain/wheat breads contain over 100 calories per slice. Although these breads are not necessarily off limits, there are other lower calorie whole wheat/grain breads on the market that are a better option for making sandwiches.

3. Fiber

Fiber slows down your digestion making you feel fuller longer. Fiber also adds bulk to your stools making food move through your digestive tract more quickly for healthy elimination. Look for breads with a high ratio of fiber to calories.

4. Protein

Protein is the most difficult macronutrient (fat, carbohydrates and protein) for your body to digest. As a result, you feel fuller longer with high protein foods. Although most grocery store breads are not real high in protein, bread products with a good amount of protein will help you control your blood sugar levels and help keep you satiated.

I have compiled a list of a few of my top breads, tortillas, flats, muffins and more that we included in the Achieve Weight Loss lifestyle. I ate these products during my weight loss mode and I continue to sustain my weight loss by enjoying these products today. Click here and use my list for your next shopping trip!

If you want a lot more options, consider joining us at Achieve Weight Loss and learn how to make your food work for you. You can start with a free trial before you decide to join.

Have a Healthy Day,

Jim

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