Do We Have to Say Goodbye to Bread to Lose Weight?

The time has come... In a few weeks, we will start to see more and more ads on Facebook and Instagram about tips to lose weight quickly. Also we will soon hear a lot of people saying "I quitted bread and carbs, you can't believe how much weight I lost" and "You need to quit carbs in order to lose weight.". Would obesity become an epidemic if losing weight is possible only by quitting carbs? Does bread really has an effect on losing or gaining weight? What is so special about bread? Do we really need to quit "bread" in order to lose weight? Let's give a look to these questions.

Even nutritionists won't erase bread from the list

If you go to a nutritionist now, the first thing they ask will be your eating habits. Do you feel full or hungry most of the time? Do you often say "I get hungry a lot" or "I binge eat at night because I get hungry all the time"? If you do, if you don't have a condition or eating disorder related with a disease or a satisfaction habit, a lot of the time your nutritionist will assume that you consume less calories that you should or getting calories that are not making you full for long time. For this reason, they will prepare a very surprisingly full diet for you to feel full the whole time. A lot of the time, they can add bread to the list because bread is actually is a great source of carbohydrates and fibers. Eventhough a lot of people call bread as "unhealthy", we disagree. Yes, white bread is full of starch and refined sugar but there is another great source, whole grain breads and derivatives.

Breads is great for your gut health

It doesn't matter to which bakery you go, you can always find delicious and assorted bread species. Prof. Dr. Salim Sezgin Ünal stated that a lot of bread species is actually contains a lot of vitamins and healthy macro and micronutrients. He added that it also supports our bowel movements. He also told that a lot of the time, he suggest his elder patients to switch into whole grain breads. When consumed regularly, whole grain breads can also help patients with hemorrhoids or bowel problems, and pushed their comfort.

Bread can make you feel full a longer time

Breads with rye, whole grain or whole can make consumers full longer time than white bread. This might be the reason why a lot of nutritionists loves to add bread to diet. As it can be digested easily, it can also regulate blood sugar levels which supports the self control during overeating episodes. Especially rye bread is suggested to diabetic patients because rich fiber can regulate blood sugar easily than white bread.

Different bread species contains a lot of vitamins

Like mentioned above, especially corn bread, has a lot of proteins when compared to other species. As well as macro nutrients, it also contains a lot of magnesium and other vitamins which is very good for efficient bowel movements, digestion and regulation of high colesterol.

Rye Bread Recipe


  • 1/2 cup of warm milk

  • 1 cup of warm water

  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

  • 7 gr of dry yeast

  • 5 tablespoon of sunflower seed

  • 3 cup of rye flour


  • 2 tablespoon of water

  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil

The Recipe:

  1. Mix 1 cup of rye flour, dry yeast, 5 tbs of sunflower seed and salt in a casserole. Then add water, milk and the rest of the flour and knead Doug until it doesn't stick into your hand.

  2. Cover up and wait for 30-35 minutes until it rises. After it expands, take pieces and roll them to put on the tray.

  3. Ice it with the topping and and add more seeds to give it a nice look.

  4. Bake it in a pre-heated (180 Celsius) oven for 30 minutes.

  5. Here you go!

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