Is a breakfast of toast and coffee healthy?
I am not a morning person, but I am excited to start fresh today. If you have read any of my posts, you know I have decided to switch my diet around. This is my first meal. This is not regular toast, this is higher fiber and protein bread.
I am a physician and a very busy person. I am now geographically separated because my work is over 100 miles from my wife and son. I have to wake every morning and not only make breakfast but also exercise. Today, I will start again with a 500 calorie meal. I am going to have toast with yogurt butter and coffee and milk.
Break down of the meal today:
- Carbohydrates: 58 grams or 52% of the calories
- Fiber: 9 grams so that is a net of 49 grams of carbs that will become a sugar
- Protein: 22 grams or 20% of the calories
- Fat: 19 grams or 28% of the calories
This is a fairly well-balanced breakfast with a good amount of carbs to start the day. I know I splurged on coffee creamer. I have to make up for it the rest of the day. If I were going to cut something out, it would be the creamer. I just like creamer so have to accept the risk.
The bottom line: Toast and coffee as a meal is not a terrible breakfast, but we can all do better. This is not a bad start but I need to find a higher fiber meal. Next week, I will try higher fiber oatmeal.We recommend: