Can You REALLY Eat Bread And Still Lose Weight?


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Is bread the devil?

Trying to slim down but deathly afraid of that burger bun/ seeded roll/ slice o’ sourdough? We feel you. So we searched far and wide to answer one of weight loss’ most pressing questions: can you eat bread and lose weight?

The Verdict: It’s Not That Simple

It’s important to remember that no single food will make you lose or gain weight. It’s the total diet that counts. In other words, the total amount of kilojoules you eat in relation to the amount of kilojoules your body uses and also your level of physically activity. Weight loss will only happen if you eat fewer kilojoules than what their body uses over a period of time. So how much you eat is as important as what you eat.

There is little evidence that foods with a low GI cause weight loss. However, these foods are often low in kilojoules and higher in nutrients, so they are usually healthy choices.

How to eat bread and lose weight: It’s fine to eat low GI bread for lunch every day if you’re having one or two slices and using different toppings to add variety to your diet. The toppings don’t have to be expensive or extravagant – keep it simple with toppings like tomato, cucumber, avocado, cheese, cottage cheese, peanut butter, lean meats and green leaves. It’s also fine to mix it up with other wholewheat and high-fibre breads or bread rolls.

Yay! Check out these awesome super-charged toast toppings to get you started. 

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