100 PERCENT WHOLE-GRAIN BREAD
When you buy bread, look for “whole grain,” not just “whole wheat” or “multigrain.” Only whole-grain bread is guaranteed to have the properties you’re looking for when you’re trying to eat healthy. “Whole grains don’t make your blood sugar spike the way that refined or white flour foods do,” Carey says, adding that it’s the blood sugar dip after the spike that causes cravings for high-carbohydrate foods.
We realize the word “paste” isn’t very appetizing — unless you’re a weird 4th grader — but if you consume marinara sauce, tomato soups, or ketchup, you’re already consuming it anyway. What makes it one of the best diet foods for guys is its vitamin C content and its lycopene, an antioxidant that has been found to ward off prostate cancer and other illnesses. “Buy a whole grain pizza crust and top it with pizza sauce, low-fat cheese, spinach, and broccoli and toss it in the oven for an easy and healthy dinner,” Carey says.