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How to Lose Weight and Still Eat Bread – Sound Impossible?

 Are Carbs Really That Bad? 


When we think about carbohydrates we usually think about foods such as pasta, cereal, and bread but a carbohydrate is a very broad term.  Carbohydrates are one of three macronutrients found in food. The other macronutrients are fat and protein. Hardly any foods contain only one nutrient and most are a combination of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in varying amounts.  That is why it’s extremely difficult to cut out one breadmacronutrient entirely.  Carbs are just carbs bread is not any worse than any other carb. Instead of making efforts to cut out bread and grains out of your diet entirely your efforts would be more usefully spend in finding healthier bread options instead of the overly processed and sugary options available at the store.

 

More Wholesome Bread Options for your Sandwich


 

You may be wondering how to lose weight and still eat bread, when carbs turn to sugar when processed by the body. You can do this by eating a balanced diet and opting for whole grain and healthier options. Here are a few tips to make better bread choices:

  1. 100% whole grain wheat with at least 3 grams of fiber per slice.

(100% whole wheat flour as the first ingredient listed)

  1. Avoid bread with added sugars.

  2. Breads with 100 calories or less per slice

  3. Choose breads with fewer ingredients.

Many breads contain unnecessary added ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup.  In my opinion, these added ingredients don’t make the bread taste any better.

 

Even Those on Carb Restricted Diets Can Still Eat Bread sandwich


 

Yes, that’s right – you can still stick to your Paleo, Adkins, or Ketogenic diet and still eat bread. To eat bread on carb restricted diets you must make the bread yourself using substitutes for flour.  Here are just a few options:

 

  • Flax Seed Meal

  • Almond Four

  • Coconut Flour

  • Soy Flour

 

My favorite low-carb bread recipe is the Microwave Low-Carb Hamburger Bun. This is easy and quick to make.  I start these out in the microwave and then brown them in the oven.  Give this a try they are actually very tasty.

 

Click Here to Check Out the Recipe

 

As always feel free to comment below or share your favorite healthy bread recipes and ideas.

 


8 thoughts on “How to Lose Weight and Still Eat Bread – Sound Impossible?”

  • Very informative! I didn’t know you can make bread out of almond or soy flour. I’ve been trying to eat healthier lately so I’ll definitely will be looking into those in the future. Great article 🙂

  • Bread is my weakness. I have tried several low carb recipes in the past but they are too time consuming to make. The recipe you shared seems fast. I will give it a try.

    • Hi Misti, It really is trial and error with making bread. And of course, when I can utilize the microwave or crock pot that’s always a plus 😉 I also LOVE bread and it very hard to give that up completely.

  • This is very interesting! I am always looking for healthier options. I have never even heard of using those substitutes for bread. Thanks for the info and keep it coming!

  • I’m on a grain free diet and I find that almond flour (not meal) and coconut flour are great swaps that make a good product. I’m looking forward to trying your recipe! I love making grain free breads and need more recipes, keep them coming. When I indulge in regular commercial bread, I look for sprouted grain breads. Do you have any suggestions?

  • I’m trying to lose some weight and I do follow a diet plan. We all know we need to let go the food we love when we follow a diet. I found your post to be very interesting as I can have bread and still able to lose weight. I will surely try the Low-Carb Hamburger Bun!

    • Hi Demi, I”m glad your going to try it. I had to give it a few tries before I really got it right. The first try it came out too oily so I decreased the amount of butter and increased the amount of almond flour a little bit. I brown them in the oven and love them.

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