Is too much bread bad for you? Well, I have always wondered about that. One of my co-workers had cut down in the amount of bread she eats and she has lost a lot of weight. My husband has noticed that when he eats too much bread, his skin becomes discolored. He’s been trying to cut bread out of his diet or at least cut down on his intake but it has been hard.
“We go overboard on bread and other highly refined grains,” says Heather Bauer, RD, co-author of Bread is the Devil: Win the Weight Loss Battle by Taking Control of Your Diet Demons. “When you’re hungry, tired or stressed, you tend to reach for bread products, not carrot sticks. Problem is, the more you eat bread, the more you want.” My husband agrees with this one hundred percent.
Bauer is referring to referring to white bread, crackers, pretzels and other highly refined grains which contribute to the struggle to control one’s weight. Eating whole grains are better in terms of weight loss and they provide more vitamins, minerals, and fiber than refined.
We still need to watch how much whole wheat bread we eat because overdoing “can add pounds, too. So account for it in your daily calorie budget.”