Shredded Wheat for Weight Loss

Weight loss is all about the foods you put into your body. All the exercise in the world can not make up for a poor diet. Certain foods can help you lose weight when eaten in moderation. Shredded wheat is a nutrient-dense food, that when added to a healthy diet can help you with your weight loss goals.

A bowl of shredded wheat cereal on a table with toast and fresh fruit. (Image: bhofack2/iStock/Getty Images)

Weight Loss

Weight loss always uses the same formula. You must burn more calories than you consume each day. A healthy rate of weight loss is one to two pounds per week because a steady weight loss is a lasting weight loss. The types of foods you eat also play a role in how your weight loss will progress. Nutrient-dense foods will help to fuel your body, providing it with energy, while keeping you on track for dropping unnecessary pounds.

Fiber

Shredded Wheat is a great source of fiber. Fiber helps to create a feeling of fullness because it takes a longer amount of time to move through your system, which should help prevent you from over eating during the day. Fiber also helps to regulate your digestive system which will also help with weight loss by keeping your systems regular.

Low in Fat and Calories

Shredded Wheat is low in fat. It contains no saturated fats or trans fats. These are the unhealthy fats that can lead to weight gain. A study found in the British nutrition periodical, the "Nutrient Bulletin," has shown that ready-to-eat cereals like Shredded Wheat helped people lose weight consistently over six weeks. However, it is important that you stay true to the serving size of one cup, which contains 170 calories.

Bonus

Most cereals contain a high volume of sugar and little nutrients. Shredded Wheat contains no sugar and six grams of protein per serving, according to the Mayoclinic.com. Adding low fat or skim milk to your cereal boost your nutrient value. Milk will also help increase your protein consumption along with vitamins and minerals.

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