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Should I avoid eating bread when I'm managing my weight ?

Starchy foods are not inherently fattening. Weight gain typically results from eating more calories (from any source[1]) than your body uses. The origin of the calories can also play a role: calories from foods that are energy-dense (high in fat and sugars) and poor in micronutrients promote further weight gain[2].

Starchy foods have an important role in a healthy and balanced diet: all food-based dietary guidelines recommend that our main source of energy comes from starchy foods. 

1.World Health Organisation. Obesity and Overweight Fact Sheets. Updated June 2016.
2.Diet, nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases: report of a joint WHO/FAO expert consultation, Geneva, 2003