Is that correct…..


So, I was in walking along the old rail track in my local area over the weekend and I overheard a conversation between a guy and a girl that I thought id share with you.

The girl said to the guy that “you can’t lose weight, eating bread”.

Seeing as I’m a Personal Trainer, I was about to butt in and share my nutrition wisdom with them, but I held back.

Because firstly there weren’t asking for my personal option and secondly, I didn’t know the whole story why she said this to him, so I check my ego and continue on my walk taking photos, which I was there to do.

But at least with you I can shared my honest opinion with you today.

People for many years has buy into the myth that you can’t lose weight by eating bread, right?


Truth be told you don’t have to give up bread or any of your favorite food to lose weight.

As I keep telling my successful clients, like everything when it comes to nutrition moderation is key, but more importantly it has to do with the individual being in what we call a Calorie Deficit.

A Calorie Deficit occurs when you consistently provide your body with fewer calories than it needs to support a calorie expenditure.

Conversely, you will gain weight if you regularly provide your body more calories than it needs to support these functions. This is called a calorie surplus.

To create this calorie deficit, you need to know what your maintenance calories are.

Maintenance calories are precisely the number of calories your body needs to support energy expenditure, there’re a few methods out there to do the calculation for you, one of most popular is the Katch-McArdle Calculator.

Let say for example, if you find your maintenance calories to be 2,000 per day, and you need a deficit of 500 calories to start the weight loss process, your new daily calorie goal would be 1,500.

Now in that 1,500 calories a day if you consume 2 slices of whole grain bread at say breakfast and it works out at 138 calories.

Guess what you’re still going lose weight because it’s part of your daily calories intake of 1,500, you now have 1500138=1362 calories to fit the remainder of breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack throughout the day.

The problem is when you as on individual goes over the calorie deficit of 1500 throughout the week on a regular basis that when you go back into a calorie surplus and gain weigh or no weight shift at all depending on where you currently at.

Bread (carbs) on it’s own cannot or is solely responsible for your weight loss, it has to do with your behavior around certain food group and the amount of calories you eat on a regular basis, nothing more nothing less.

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