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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

You Can Eat Bread on a Diet?

Bread and carbs have really become the enemy of dieters in the last decade. But, they don't have to be. Whole wheat breads are quite filling and are actually good for you, since they are full of fiber and other healthy, natural, ingredients like oats and wheat. This bread, called "Essential Flax Seed" by Alvarado St. Bakery is delicious. It is whole grain, organic, has flax seeds, and has 3g of fiber in a serving. The *best* part about this bread is that a serving is TWO slices and only TWO WW points (and barely two points). Yes, 2 slices of bread, for 2 points -- a sandwich lovers dream. I actually had two sandwiches for dinner tonight, one with low calorie hummus and one with my favorite fat free cheese. You can buy this bread at both Safeway and Whole Foods.


Shopping Tip: When shopping for bread, make sure you pay attention to fiber content, and serving size. Comparing a two slice serving to a one slice serving might lead you to make a bad choice. Also, watch out for "enriched wheat flour". What this really means is not enriched, aka, they took out all the good stuff. I'm not a scientist but you can read about this other places on the web. Enriched sounds good, but trust me, it isn't.






12 comments:

Frances said...

I love this bread and also their hamburger buns(2 healthy points).

I double checked my numbers
100/1.5/3 on my ww points calculator and it comes out to 2. The calculator lets you put in 1.5 vs. using the slider which might give the 1 result?

If there was one more gram of fiber it would be 1. I actually emailed them to ask if they could reformulate it with 4 gramsof fiber or only 1 gram of fat so it would be a true 1 point. I got no response.

I am very anal about calculating points and very exact my food scale measurements--however I have earned the bragging right I think., :) I have maintained my lifetime WW membership over 5 years after losing 100+ poiunds.

Juliet said...

You are right. I was using an old calculator and I used 1 for fat instead of 1.5. I've adjusted my blog posting accordingly and now I have the new ruler! Congrats on your weight loss by the way!

Frances said...

Thanks Juliet! I glad I found your blog-good stuff!

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Thanks for posting this. Awesome idea!Bread and cold drink are really enemy for weight looser.

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