Do you have a love/hate relationship with bread? It’s a staple of many people’s diets, and also a top source of calories.
So which is it: Is bread OK to eat, or is the idea that bread is good for us half-baked? Here’s what you should know.
Bread and the Battle of the Bulge
Is bread to blame for your extra pounds? Maybe.
“We go overboard on bread and other highly refined grains,” says Heather Bauer, RD, co-author of Bread is the Devil: Win the Weight Loss Battle by Taking Control of Your Diet Demons. “When you’re hungry, tired, or stressed, you tend to reach for bread products, not carrot sticks. Problem is, the more you eat bread, the more you want.”