10 Best Brand Name Breads for Weight Loss

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

10 Best Brand Name Breads for Weight Loss

10 Best Brand Name Breads for Weight Loss

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!

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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Glutino Seeded Bread, 2 slices

Calories 160
Carbs 26 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugar 2 g
Protein 2 g

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!

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.)

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.