Ever since Oprah Winfrey chose to climb aboard the Weight Watchers train, more people seem to be taking notice in this long-time weight loss company. The former talk show host has had her ups and downs when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off. But now her recent video has her saying that she has lost 26 pounds, and that includes eating bread every single day. But can she really have her bread and eat it, too?
Winfrey posted a promotional video to her 30 million followers on Tuesday shouting to the world on how much she loves bread, but that wasn’t the main message. She also excitedly explained that she lost weight despite the fact that she consumed bread on a daily basis. These five words seemed to catch on quickly.
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) January 26, 2016
The 61-year-old part-owner of Weight Watchers has been busy promoting the company since it was announced that she spent over $40 million for a 10 percent stake in the popular weight loss company. Winfrey has been seen in commercials and speaking out on how awesome their healthy eating plan has been for her and encouraging others to join in. This new video may just do the trick for those who know what it’s like to be in her shoes. Oprah just couldn’t contain her excitement about being able to eat her bread on the WW plan.
“This is the joy for me, I love bread. I love bread. I now just manage it, so I don’t deny myself bread, I have bread every day. That’s the genius of this program. I’ve lost 26 pounds and I have eaten bread every single day.”
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) January 27, 2016
She is not the only one because most people seem to have a fondness for this high-carb goodness. Who doesn’t love a piece of bread slathered in butter? Of course, that may not be what Oprah is getting at in the short video she posted. However, she certainly got the attention of dieters everywhere on social media, as well as most news outlets, as only she can do. In fact, according to the USA Today, she ended up making $19.2 million when Weight Watchers shares skyrocketed to over 20 percent and closed at $13.29 a share after this video was posted. Now that is how it’s done!
How healthy is it really to eat bread every single day? According to Dr. Jennifer Ashton, who is a health correspondent on Good Morning America and co-host on The Doctors, it is very possible if it is done right. She said that the same rule applies to any food that if you cut out 500 to 750 calories per day and burning more calories than you consume. Then you should be able to lose weight.
However, just like with any diet out there, you have to stick with a few rules. Even if you succeed with any diet plan, you need to think of them as long-term because after a while, you may just end up going back to your old ways.
Most doctors and nutritionists will tell you that dieting isn’t what you should shoot for, but think of it as a way of life. Make an effort to pick the healthiest foods to fuel your body and to ward off diseases, and the weight should just naturally come off. Dr. Ashton advised to find something that works for you and consume anything in moderation. Should bread really be included in your diet plan?
If you are going to eat bread every day like Oprah does, then whole grain sprouted or whole wheat bread is always best to add into your healthy eating plan. Those have more nutritional content than plain white bread.
So, there you have it. It looks like you can have your bread and eat it, too. Just do so in moderation and pick the healthiest types of bread to consume.
Have you jumped on the Weight Watchers train since Oprah Winfrey has climbed aboard?
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