If you’ve ever gone on a diet, you know bread is usually on the list of foods you shouldn’t even think about eating. That’s because bread is generally perceived as fattening. Worry no more! You can eat bread and still, lose weight, according to a Science and nutrition research.
You simply have to know which kinds of bread are best for weight loss. After all, not all kinds of bread are created equal. A study shows that refined, white-flour pieces of bread are associated with weight gain and belly fat. On the other hand, whole grain loaves of bread can actually help with weight loss.
Bread is Good for Weight Loss
It is not always correct to say that white bread is bad and wheat bread is good. Why? Because wheat bread is just a misleading name for white bread. Instead of looking for something simply labeled “wheat,” you want to go for bread that is whole wheat or whole grain. White bread often tries to masquerade as whole wheat or whole grain bread, so it’s easy to get fooled by brown tinted bags, pictures of waving wheat, or healthy-sounding words, like “natural” or “multigrain.”
To make sure you don’t get tricked, here are some foolproof guidelines that will make you a savvy shopper for weight-loss-friendly kinds of bread from Full Plate Living.
- The bread should say “100% whole grain” or “100% whole wheat” (or both) on the front of the package.
- One slice should have at least 3 grams of fiber.
- One slice should have no more than 3 grams of sugar.
- There should be no hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial sweeteners in the ingredient list.
Coconut Flour Bread Recipe
Maybe you are still not sure if it is okay to eat bread, especially flavored one, when you are on your diet. Here is a low-carb coconut flour bread recipe that is also grain free and gluten free from Drop The Sugar.
½ cup coconut flour
4 eggs, large + 2 egg whites
½ cup unsalted butter, room temp
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp apple cider vinegar
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp granulated Swerve sweetener
- Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
- Using a mixer, blend the room temperature butter until smooth. Toss in the Swerve sweetener and cream until well blended.
- In another bowl, mix together the eggs, egg whites, and apple cider vinegar. Add into the mixer, and blend well.
- In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients of coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Turn on the mixer, and slowly add a spoonful of the dry ingredients until well blended.
- Butter a bread pan, and add the batter.
- Place in the oven, and keep checking for the batter to be completely baked.