Try These 4 New Low Carb Breads for Fighting Belly Fat
Do you suffer from a wheat belly? It’s a simple fact, giving up bread is hard. However, it doesn’t have to be with these 4 new low carb breads that can help you fight your belly fat and achieve weight loss success while still enjoying one of the most common staples of eating and living a healthy life.
“Brand new research shows that low-carb diets are a faster and more effective way to lose weight. But the biggest road blocks on going low carb is bread,” says Dr. Oz as he and his special guest nutritionist Dr. Kellyann Petrucci introduces new low-carb breads you should add to your diet to make your belly fat disappear.
“The main reason why people have such a hard time kicking bread to the curb is because it’s a comfort food for us,” says Ms. Petrucci. “We are so used to it. It’s familiar to us. So really, there is a lot of emotional anchoring. And the second reason why it’s really hard to get bread out of our diet is because when we go on any kind of diet, we want something substantial. We want to feel like that we are getting enough.”
Ms. Petrucci tells viewers that to lose weight effortlessly on a low-carb diet that carb intake should be maintained between 50 to 100 grams per day―not counting the smart carbs you get from fruits and vegetables. As a comparison, Dr. Oz points out that just one slice of bread contains about 36 grams of carbohydrates.
But part of the trick to a low-carb diet is to make sure that you are eating carbs the right way, reported Dr. Oz in a previous episode on carbohydrates and losing weight. Espeically if you are trying to lose 15 pounds in 1 week with the 5 Bite Diet Plan.
To help dieters feel like they are getting enough when on a low-carb diet, Dr. Oz and Ms. Petrucci offer these following low-carb bread choices that they say will help you have your bread and lose weight too.
“All of these breads are going to have less than 16 grams of carbs and they are going to be a good source of protein,” says Dr. Oz.
Low-Carb Bread #1: Sprouted Grain Bread a.k.a. Ezekiel Bread (15 grams of carbs per slice)
“What makes sprouted grain so, so spectacular is that it’s naturally low in carbs,” says Ms. Petrucci. “Kids love this bread. If you want to give kids a good option—this is it.”
Ms. Petrucci recommends toasting a slice in an oven with some mozzarella cheese topped with basil and tomato for an Italian taste that kids love.
Dr. Oz adds that sprouted grain bread will keep you feeling fuller longer because the grains―rather than having been processed at the grain stage―are allowed to develop (sprout) into a young seedlings full of nutrients and proteins before being baked into bread without the refined processing like you see in regular white bad-carb bread. The more protein in the bread, the longer it will take to digest.
Low-Carb Bread #2: Coconut Flour Bread (6 grams of carbs per slice)
“This bread, if you are on any kind of grain diet or a gluten-free diet—this is your kind of bread,” says Ms. Petrucci who tells viewers that one slice has 6 grams of carbohydrates and only 35 calories.
If you think that French toast is out of the question when on a low-carb diet, think again as Ms. Petrucci states that coconut flour bread can be prepared just like regular French toast with the exception that you have to top the toast with raspberries rather than syrup. She says that even prepared like this, that you will still get that eggy French toast taste.
Low-Carb Bread #3: Parmesan Crisps (1 gram of carbs per cracker)
Parmesan crisps are a bread substitute in cracker form made by taking shredded parmesan cheese and briefly baking it in a pan in the oven at 350 degrees F until it melts together into a thin cheese crust (about 5-7 minutes).
“Here’s the best part: 1, only 1 gram of carbohydrates—that’s it!” says Ms. Petrucci who tells viewers that it is great for those on a no-grain, no-gluten diet. The parmesan crisps can be served with a little chicken salad on top or used as a carb-free dip when entertaining.
Low-Carb Bread #4: Flaxseed Lavash (7 grams of carbs per wrap)
“I love this so much because it has omega-3 in it,” says Ms. Petrucci.
But better yet, she tells viewers that it’s a great wrap for those who thought that wraps were no longer in their lives during a low-carb diet. And, when in a rush to get a healthy meal on the table, a Flaxseed lavash wrap is the way to go because it takes only 5 minutes to prepare.
A Flaxseed lavash wrap can be filled with the traditional bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo filling, but is healthier by filling it with smoke salmon, cream cheese, red onions and capers.
For more about low carb choices that can help you lose your belly fat without a grumbling tummy, here is a how you can lose 20 pounds with carb-craving cures.
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Reference: The Dr. Oz Show