It doesn’t have to be the end of the year to gear up for “New Year, New Me” with a weight loss regime. Even though we’re halfway through the year (Woah), there’s no better time than the present to get in shape and look and feel your best.
Hey! I don’t know about you, though, but dieting is my kryptonite. I hate it. That makes sense, considering I’ve been baking for the past ten years. One thing I hate about trying to lose weight is feeling like I can’t consume bread. I (and you) shouldn’t have to live that way!
That’s why I embarked on a mission to find the healthiest bread for weight loss – you know, so morning pieces of toast and delicious turkey bacon sandwiches don’t have to be a thing of the past.
I found that whole grain and sprouted bread options were the top two choices – but this article shares much more healthy bread for weight loss. So let’s take a look at which bread is good for weight loss.
Best Healthiest Bread for Weight Loss: Top 5 Picks
You don’t have to say sayonara to bread when going on a weight loss journey. Choose one of these healthier and diet-friendly loaves of bread and watch the pounds come off. (Just don’t overdo it, folks. Remember, moderation is vital, especially when it comes to carbs.)
1. Whole Grain
Whole grain bread is a superstar. It’s high in vitamins and minerals, namely Vitamin B, zin, iron, and magnesium. Not only that, but it’s pretty high in fiber – which means it will help you stay full for more extended periods, reducing overall calorie intake.
While whole-grain bread is undeniably the “powerhouse” of the health-conscious, don’t let the health benefits fool you – whole-grain bread is impossibly delicious and versatile. You can use whole-grain bread as a replacement for all of your favorite foods.
2. Sprouted Grain
Another tasty option is sprouted grain bread. These loaves of bread are created with grains that are, well, sprouted, allowing them to have a higher nutritional content. Surprisingly, these bread types come with a lower calorie and carb count. Winning.
The huge benefit of going with the sprouted grain variety is that it does not spike blood sugar. How is this relevant to weight loss?
When there is an excess of sugar in the bloodstream (blood sugar spike), it signals the body to store it for later. This is a good thing and entirely natural. However, when there is an excess of sugars, they end up getting stored as fat – causing weight gain and the inability to lose weight.
Needless to say, munching on sprouted grain bread is relatively guilt-free, and your body will thank you.
Many people enjoy eating sourdough bread due to its interesting flavor and texture, which is great. It’s also relatively easy to bake with just a few basic ingredients: flour, water, sourdough starter, and salt.
But that’s not the only reason sourdough bread should make its way into your weight loss diet – it’s also the low glycemic index and fermentation process, which produces probiotics that are fantastic for aiding in weight loss.
Low glycemic index essentially means that it’s digested slowly and won’t cause a spike in blood sugar – which we discussed earlier in the sprouted grain section.
The probiotics are a game-changer, though. The gut-healthy probiotics found in sourdough bread can help you reach your weight loss goals in a few ways.
For one, it helps to reduce the number of calories absorbed. They’re also great for regulating the hormones and proteins associated with fat storage. Lastly, but lower overall inflammation, which is essential for fending off weight gain.
Don’t ask why – choose rye! Okay, but seriously. If you want good bread to consume while on a weight-loss mission, consider going with rye. Rye bread is known for its deep earthy flavor, which may or may not be a hit with your taste buds.
Aside from the unique taste, rye bread is jam-packed with nutrients and fiber – similar to our number one option, whole grain bread.
The added fiber ensures you stay fuller for longer, so you don’t end up snacking through the last few hours before bedtime. It also helps regulate blood sugar, and we all know by now that it is essential for successful weight loss.
When you’re at the grocery store and have no idea which bread to choose, you’re safe going with any kind of low-carb option. Low-carb loaves of bread are designed with minimal carbohydrates but a whole lot of fiber. You could opt for keto loaves, too!
I know, it’s pretty shocking to hear you can still consume bread and lose weight! But pick your jaw back up off of the floor and check out these frequently asked questions. You will be glad you did!
Can I eat bread while trying to lose weight?
While you shouldn’t overdo it, you can still eat bread while trying to lose weight. Opt for one of the healthy bread for weight loss options I’ve listed above. Reduce overall consumption. Make sure you’re eating plenty of other weight loss-friendly foods, like vegetables.
Is white or brown bread better for weight loss?
Brown bread is infinitely better for weight loss than white bread. Brown bread has a higher nutritional content, including more fiber, that will make your belly happy and promote overall weight loss. It’s best to avoid white bread, diet, or no diet!
What foods help burn belly fat?
Lots of foods can help burn belly fat quickly. Some options include yogurt, avocado, apples, oats, chickpeas, salmon, and eggs.
You can still eat bread and lose weight – as long as you’re consuming the right kind of bread. Whole grain and sprouted grain are the top choices. If you like the flavor of sourdough or rye, the good news is that these are weight-loss-friendly choices, too. If all else fails, opt for low-carb or keto loaves.
What is your favorite healthiest bread for weight loss? Share your faves with us below!About Michelle