Subway, Panera Bread, and your neighborhood deli have several options. What kind of meat, cheese, sauces, toppings, etc. should you get?
You also have to chose if you want a "healthy lunch" on a wrap or a "unhealthy lunch" on a roll. Are wraps better for weight reduction than bread?
Lainey Younkin, a licensed weight loss dietician at Lainey Younkin Nutrition, explained how nutritious wraps are for weight reduction.
She recommends whole grain alternatives with the highest fiber and protein for the fewest calories over white wraps and bread. Read more!
She recommends whole grain alternatives with the highest fiber and protein for the fewest calories over white wraps and bread.
Younkin says not all wraps are bad for weight loss. "Like most nutrition, it depends. She recommends wraps and breads with the most fiber and protein for the fewest calories for weight loss.
"Some wraps, especially those from sandwich shops and chain restaurants, can have 200-400 calories per wrap that mostly comes from refined carbohydrates, meaning they lack fiber."
"If it's a whole-wheat wrap high in fiber and protein, then that's a healthier option for weight loss than white bread with no protein or fiber," Younkin says.
"Joseph's Flax, Oat Bran, & Whole Wheat wraps, for example, pack 7 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber for just 80 calories, which is a better option than many whole wheat bread."
Younkin recommends looking for "whole wheat" or "100% whole wheat" in the grocery store or deli. She advises against believing "multigrain" marketing on the packaging.
The bread comprises many grains, not necessarily whole wheat or high-fiber wheat. Flip the package over and check the contents and nutrition details.
"Check sugar and sodium labels." Many breads have unnecessary sugars. "Limiting added sugars makes weight loss easier."
You want your sandwich bread to keep you full so focus more on getting enough fiber and protein instead of choosing the lowest-calorie option
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