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10 Best Brand Name Breads for Weight Loss

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If you want to lose weight rapidly, you’ve got to give up bread, right? Wrong!

Despite what you may have heard, carbs are not the enemy. As long as you eat the right varieties, there’s no reason that bread can’t be part of a healthy trim-down plan. Just throw out whatever’s lurking in your bread drawer ASAP and restock it with some of the 10 Best Breads for Weight Loss, below. Not only do all our Eat This, Not That!-approved options serve up the energy you need to give it your all at the gym, they’re also jam-packed with nutrients that will help keep you satiated so those pounds will fly off with ease. And don’t worry, whether you’re a bagel, wrap, or dinner roll-aholic, we’ve got something that is sure to hit the spot and keep your carb cravings at bay. Headed to the grocery store soon? Be sure to find out the 50 Best Supermarket Shopping Tips Ever!

Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Cinnamon Raisin Bread

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Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted 100% Whole Grain Cinnamon Raisin Bread, 2 slices

Calories

160

Carbs

36 g

Fiber

4 g

Sugar

10 g

Protein

6 g

Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Cinnamon Raisin Bread

The millet, spelt and cholesterol-lowering barley in this slightly-sweet loaf help boost its fiber, a nutrient that wards off hunger while keeping calories low. Toast up a slice and smear it with some natural peanut butter for a quick, nutrient-packed breakfast that both big and little kids alike are sure to love.

Thomas' Light English Muffins

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Thomas’ Light Multi-Grain English Muffins, 1 muffin

Calories

100

Carbs

26 g

Fiber

8 g

Sugar

less than 1 g

Protein

5 g

Thomas' Light English Muffins

Outside of green vegetables, you’ll find very few foods that pack 8 grams of fiber into 100 calories. The best part? These lightened-up English Muffins taste nearly identical to the original, higher-cal variety, making them an unbeatable foundation for breakfast sandwiches.

Thomas' 100% Whole Wheat Bagels

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Thomas’ Hearty Grains 100% Whole Wheat Bagels, 1 bagel

Calories

240

Carbs

49 g

Fiber

7 g

Sugar

7 g

Protein

10 g

Thomas' 100% Whole Wheat Bagels

These are one of the best bagels we’ve come across: They pack tons of heart-healthy fiber, plus 10 grams of weight loss-boosting protein in each serving. Not to mention, they serve up 15 percent of the day’s thiamin, a vitamin that helps convert carbs to energy. Translation: Fewer carbohydrates will lurk around and become stored as fat on your frame.

Glutino Seeded Bread

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Glutino Seeded Bread, 2 slices

Calories

160

Carbs

26 g

Fiber

2 g

Sugar

2 g

Protein

2 g

Glutino Seeded Bread

Heartier–and closer in taste and appearance to regular bread–than its unappealing, gluten-free counterparts, this loaf is the perfect building block for a scrumptious sandwich. Plus, sunflower, flax and poppy seeds give it a decent hit of heart-healthy fats for hardly any calories. Gotta love that!

Nature’s Own Wheat Bread

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Nature’s Own Double Fiber Wheat Bread, 2 slices

Calories

100

Carbs

26 g

Fiber

10 g

Sugar

6 g

Protein

2 g

Nature’s Own Wheat Bread

Thanks to the addition of inulin, a natural fiber made from chicory, a sandwich made with this bread provides at least 40 percent of the day’s intake of the hunger-quelling fiber. It’s also a good source of protein (a nutrient not all breads are rich in), which can help you build muscle and keep your metabolism humming.

Alexia Whole Grain Rolls

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Alexia Whole Grain Hearty Rolls, 1 roll

Calories

110

Carbs

19 g

Fiber

3 g

Sugar

2 g

Protein

6 g

Alexia Whole Grain Rolls

Not only is this roll relatively low-cal, it has a crunchy crust and slightly nutty flavor that’s to die for. Not to mention, just one role serves up 6 grams of protein, which will fill you up just enough so you don’t overdo it when the main course hits your plate.

Mission Yellow Corn Tortillas

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Mission Yellow Extra Thin Corn Tortillas, 2 tortillas

Calories

80

Carbs

16 g

Fiber

3 g

Sugar

2 g

Protein

2 g

Mission Yellow Corn Tortillas

Most wraps are loaded with soybean and hydrogenated oils—it’s what makes them so pliable and bendy. Toss them to the curb and restock your shelves with these fiber-rich corn tortillas. You’ll get a similar look and taste for a fraction of the fat. (Thought wraps were healthier? It’s just one of the 10 Biggest Nutrition Myths.)

Pepperidge Farm 15 Grain

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Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain 15 Grain, 2 slices

Calories

220

Carbs

40 g

Fiber

6 g

Sugar

10 g

Protein

6 g

Pepperidge Farm 15 Grain

A sandwich made from this bread provides just under 25 percent of the day’s hunger-crushing fiber and 16 percent of the day's niacin, a vitamin that helps convert food to energy. (The easier your food converts to energy, the more quickly you’ll shed pounds!) Plus, it’s free of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which is becoming a rarity in the bread aisle.

Arnold Sandwich Thins

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Arnold Sandwich Thins Flax & Fiber, 1 roll

Calories

100

Carbs

21 g

Fiber

5 g

Sugar

5 g

Protein

2 g

Arnold Sandwich Thins

These nutty tasting Sandwich Thins will help keep you, well, thin! Protein and fiber supply more than a third of these calories, which will keep you satisfied—not stuffed. If you’re worried this low-cal lunchtime alternative won’t be enough to keep you full through the afternoon, add plenty of water-filled veggies and some of the 11 Best High-Fiber Foods for Weight Loss to your sandwich.

Martin's Whole Wheat Potato Rolls

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Martin's 100% Whole Wheat Potato Rolls, 1 roll

Calories

100

Carbs

17 g

Fiber

3 g

Sugar

3 g

Protein

7 g

Martin's Whole Wheat Potato Rolls

These whole-wheat potato rolls are the perfect vessels for hamburgers. The whole wheat adds a potent fiber punch and the 7 grams of protein will help you reach your better body goals in no time by maintaining your hard-earned lean muscle mass.



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