Sunday, November 13, 2011

Is It Possible To Fatten Up With Whole Wheat? by Robert D. Franklin

Most people think they are doing something healthy by switching their white bread to whole wheat bread. Even though this may be a better option, whole wheat bread just may prevent you from losing your excess body fat.

We're definitely not saying that you should never have bread again. But, you should know that 4-5 servings of some kind of bread type product every day is literally making thousands of people gain weight, preventing them from losing unnecessary fat and bringing out diseases like Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease.

Here are some “bread free” strategies and exactly how you can lower your own bread intake each day:

1. When you think of breakfast, don’t automatically think toast, bagels, or a roll. A couple of hard boiled eggs over sliced tomatoes is delicious. You can also make a quick batch of oatmeal and add walnuts and berries. Maybe add cottage cheese and pineapple. Your options go on.

2. Pack snack foods and take them with you to work. In less than 5 minutes, I can throw natural peanut butter, raw almonds, dried non-sugared fruit, an apple or banana and baby carrots all in a bag and be out the door. Taking these food items to your destination with you can help you stay away from the employee kitchen binges.

3. You don't have to depend on sandwiches as lunch. You could try out some salmon, broccoli and brown rice. Leftover chicken from last night and a sweet potato could work, too.

4. Make “the bread basket” a rare occasion. It's really not necessary to serve a basket of bread for dinner at home if you have healthy carbohydrate choices like salad, cooked vegetables, brown rice, millet, or quinoa.

5. Lastly, try not to believe that eating “100% Whole Wheat” is any better. It is still refined flour (maybe just not bleached) and a huge contributor to weight gain.

Begin your change of thinking for healthy alternatives to your daily bread intake. What can you put on your plate besides bread?