Many people choose to eat a low-carbohydrate diet to lose weight. There are different types of these diets, but decrease consumption of refined carbohydrates (including white flour bread) and preferring complexes, in addition to weight loss, has health benefits, such as reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Mayo Clinic explains that a low-carbohydrate diet aims to make the body burn stored fat for energy, leading to weight loss. Reduce the consumption of bread products can be part of a strategy to reduce calorie or carbohydrate intake to lose weight.
It’s not about cutting out carbohydrates completely, but about cutting back and choosing the best options. High-carbohydrate foods are an important part of a healthy diet, such as beans, corn, whole grains, vegetables (except potatoes), and fruits.
How much and how quickly you will lose weight by giving up bread
The weight you will lose by putting down the bread depends on how much bread you currently consume and what you will eat instead. If you are one of the people who have breakfast, lunch and dinner with bread or you only eat one bread a day.
First you need to know the amount of calories you get from the bread you eat, it varies according to the type, for example, 2 slices of white bread have 150 calories or more; always check the label.
Al save 500 to 750 calories per day you can lose 1 pound to 1 1/2 pounds per week; reduce 400 calories a day can lead you to lose 3 pounds in 4 weeks, explains dietitian Jill Corleone in LiveStrong.
When you don’t eat much bread, for example 1 or 2 slices, you may not lose much weight when you stop consuming it and if you do not make any other adjustments to your diet. You can meet your goals and In addition to bread, you cut out other unhealthy carbohydrates As the White rice, the papas and the refreshments.
Corleone recommends that when eliminating bread from the diet, it be replaced with low-calorie foods such as fruits and vegetables.
How to lose weight without giving up bread?
You do not have to completely say goodbye to bread, this food can be part of your balanced diet. First, go for the best healthy options what don’t give you empty calories or make your blood sugar rise quickly.
Choose a bread that provides you with vitamins, minerals and fiber, opt for those made with whole grains, such as 100 percent whole wheat bread.
Second, go in moderation because whole wheat bread it also adds calories to your daily count. However, if you balance your food cutting back on unhealthy, calorie-laden foods you can reduce the calories needed to lose weight.
A individually planned diet can help reduce from 500 to 1000 kcal per day to achieve a weight loss of 2 to 4 pounds in 15 days and continue with the weekly loss for six months, based on National Institutes of Health.
The minimum total daily calorie intake recommended by the dietary guidelines it is 1,600 for adult women and 2,000 for adult men.
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