If you're trying to lose weight, you know that bread is one of the biggest calorie traps there are. It's also one of the hardest things to give up. Dr. Now of "My 600-lb Life" encourages bariatric surgery patients to give up bread. Further, starch and carbs are huge cravings triggers as those on the gastric bypass diet will attest. In addition, breadless substitutes and gluten-free replacements are not only hard to find but also lacking in taste. But don't despair, carb lovers seeking weight loss — there's hope.

Flatbread wraps: the bad, the good and the better

Joseph's makes tasty low carb bread alternatives, pita bread, lavash and flatbread. Just to be clear, flatbreads are not all created equal. Often people think they'll achieve weight loss eating a wrap when really wraps may have more carbs than sandwiches. That's what makes Joseph's different. It contains high fiber ketogenic oat bran, flax and whole grains plus protein without sugar, HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) or transfat.

Burn fat eating fat? Mmmmhmmm!

Reality television star Dr. Now also pushes fatty acids. Joseph's lavash (Lebanese flatbread) flax flatbread and pita are great sources of fat-burning ALA (alpha linolenic acids), omega 3, and, ergo, MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acids) and PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids).

Fatty acids fight obesity by burning white adipose tissue (bad fat) and building healthy brown adipose tissue (good brown fat). Fatty acids are found in food sources that are high in protein and fiber. High MUFA, PUFA and fiber protein sources are the weight loss superfood, curbing hunger while digesting well and not adding bulk (unlike beans and peanuts).

Low calorie, high protein, and fiber breads

But, you are asking, the big question is how many calories? Because everyone seeking weight loss knows that as good as nuts, seeds, high fiber breads, etc., are, they are highly caloric. That defeats the purpose if the calorie load prices them off the menu. The good news is that each flatbread is 120 calories for 12 grams of protein and pitas are 50 calories each for 50 grams of protein.

Even light 35 calorie per slice bread can't touch that ratio.

Bread for diabetics, gluten intolerant, hypertensive dieters

Joseph's flatbread is low sodium so good for high blood pressure patients. It's also has a low carb and so a low gluten impact. There's not one gram of sugar so folks with Type 2 diabetes can enjoy this bread source. It's also a calorie forward food source burning as much as it adds. Serve with a bowl of low salt vegetable soup and you've got a hearty meal fit for weight loss!