Despite what you may have heard, sandwiches and weight loss can coexist. You don’t have to eat salads and stir fry dishes for lunch just to lose weight. However, your go to sandwich may need a little tweak to make it figure friendly.
The problem with eating sandwiches as is lies in the fact that there are usually way too many servings of carbohydrates and sometimes not enough protein. Your typical sandwich from your favorite deli can have as many as four servings of carbs. That could easily be an entire day’s worth. If you are getting plenty of carbs in your other meals, adding that lunchtime sandwich can singlehandedly keep you from hitting your weight loss goal.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy a daily sandwich and still lose weight. And, “just skip the bread” is not the only answer.
3 Figure Friendly Sandwich Options
The Lettuce Sandwich
This is probably the most notable figure friendly sandwich option. Put all of the things that you would normally put between two pieces of bread. Place them between large lettuce leaves instead.
The Open- Faced Sandwich
This is the best option for you if you need a little bit of doughy goodness to even feel like you had a sandwich. Simply forgo the top piece of bread and you are all set. To keep things from getting messy, place the lettuce leaf on top of all of the other ingredients.
The Figure Friendly Bread Sandwich
This is the best option for you if you want your sandwich to look and feel exactly like the one you are used to having. However, you need to bring this one from home to make sure that you get the right type of bread.
Figure friendly bread has enough fiber and protein to offset the impact of the starchy carbs on your body. It is like literally cancelling out the carbs. In general, look for bread that has what Dr. Jade Teta calls a lower “hormonal carb number”. Less than 15 is ideal. But, the lower the better. You calculate the hormonal carb number by subtracting the grams of fiber and protein from the total grams of carbs.
Now you have the strategies that you need to enjoy a sandwich every day without sabotaging your weight loss efforts. Want my list of Figure Friendly Breads with great hormonal carb numbers? Join my list today and get it for free.
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