Bread is fattening
In itself bread is not particularly fattening. All foods consumed in excess of our body's
kilojoule needs will make us fat. An average loaf of bread is of medium energy density and
provides about 250 kilojoules per slice. This varies slightly from bread to bread, depending on the
type and the water content. Wholemeal breads have slightly less kilojoules on a weight-for-weight
basis than the average white or brown breads. Of course, the major energy contribution often
comes from what we put on our bread - butter or margarine followed by jam, cheese or sliced
sausage. To decrease kilojoules, try having your next slice of bread without butter or margarine.