Loaf Lessons

Here are some tips on picking the right type of breads to kick your weight loss into gear.

  1. Go for Grains.  Look for 100% whole grain or 100% whole wheat.  Reading the label is where you find out the “whole” truth.  Make sure one of the first ingredients on the list is whole wheat or whole grain flour.
  2. Do the math.  When selecting bread, rolls, buns and wraps the ones labeled low carb, reduced calorie or low calorie may be your best bet when it comes to keeping your daily calories low, but if they’re light on fiber, you’re missing out on the “full factor”.  If you are looking to feel full longer be on the lookout for breads with at least 3 grams of fiber per serving.
  3. Hold the Mold.  Wonder why the loaf you bought 2 days ago is already showing signs of mold?  Light and organic breads are high in water content and this speeds up the mold process.  How to slow this down?  Put your bread in a bread box in a cool location or stick it in the fridge!  If when you take a slice and need to freshen it up a little, wrap the slice in a damp paper towel and microwave it for 15 seconds.

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