Everyone loves the smell of homemade baked bread – it’s literally irresistible!
But recently, experts have been conducting studies to explain whether eliminating bread from your diet can drastically affect your current weight. But the real question is, is it worth it?
Bread has significant nutritional value and contains vitamin B and iron. However, if you are consuming it in large amounts it is highly likely that it contributes to weight gain. If you are wondering how much weight you will lose if you totally eliminate bread out of your diet, keep in mind that it depends on how much bread you are consuming.
If eliminating bread means just avoiding toast during breakfast, you shouldn’t expect drastic changes regarding your weight loss. But if you have a habit of pairing your meals with bread every time you sit at the table, total elimination will result in significant reduction of calorie intake. Thus, a drastic change in your weight loss will happen.
Although bread is not that “stuffed” with calories, frequent consumption will surely add a significant amount of extra pounds. According to nutritionist, if you lessen the daily calorie intake by up to 500 calories and are physically active 30 to 60 minutes a day, you are on the right track to losing weight.
If you usually have toast for breakfast, English muffin for a snack, a piece of white bread for lunch and another one for dinner, keep in mind that you consume nearly 500 more calories just in bread. That is nearly 3,500 extra calories per week. If you want to lose 1 pound per week you will need to reduce the bread calorie intake by that amount. If you can live without bread, you will be surprised to see the fat melt off with ease!