Best Bread To Eat For Weight Loss

Best Bread To Eat For Weight Loss

Which type of bread should you be eating, when trying to lose weight?

Below is a balls-deep low down of the best bread to eat when dieting. There's many different types of bread, so I’m gonna stick with the main boys:

White, Wholemeal, Multigrain and Wholegrain.

White Bread

This guy gets a lot of bad press. It’s made from wheat but has had the germ and bran extracted. This makes the fibre in it rubbish and way less nutrient dense. It loses its Vitamin B and E, as well as zinc, magnesium and iron.

White bread isn't necessarily that bad for you, it’s just lacking nutrients which have health benefits. There's no need to sack it off completely, as we believe that you can eat what you want on the Life Plan, just make sure to smash your fibre goals elsewhere.

 

Wholemeal Bread

Wholemeal bread is made from wholegrains. It contains more fibre and vitamins than white bread, but it’s still rubbish and nothing to get excited about, as the wholegrains aren't in their original state anymore, they've been ground down to create a flour instead.

It also has a higher GI (Glycaemic Index) than white bread, which diabetics may want to avoid to keep blood sugars stable.

 

Multigrain Bread

Multigrain bread is pretty much the same as the above, but with a few cheeky grains thrown in. It’s better than white but I wouldn’t start plastering it all over Instagram in your fitspo posts.

 

Wholegrain Bread

Wholegrain is the top dog of all breads. I've wasted time typing all of the above, when really I should have just told you to eat this bad boy.

It contains the entire raw grain, with extras of endosperm and germ. It also contains good fats, and both types of fibre (soluble and insoluble) which will help to keep you regular... 💩.

More information on fibre types and why they're important is available on our Help Centre, on the Life Plan. However if you just want some quick fibre food ideas, we have this blog here.

Pro tips for bread consumption, when you want to lose weight

When buying bread, always check the ingredients section and look for “wholegrain” in the list.

It MUST say WHOLEGRAIN.

Don’t make me write all this out and you not remember that - wholegrain for the win! 

 

Wait, but does bread make you fat?

I’ll also add, bread does NOT make anybody fat, which is why we want you to eat it on the Life Plan. The only people who say that are the weapons who eat low calorie diets, and then when they binge, include bread in this binge, so associate it with their weight gain.

Only eating a surplus of calories to your energy expenditure will make you gain fat. So eat your bread and enjoy it .. just make sure you track it on the Team RH Life Plan!

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