In all honesty, I love bread. Everyone says you should do away with it when you are trying to shed pounds, or keep lean, but NO! You're body can do good with just a slice. If you're going to work out, it's pretty much all about the protein, but I have to say, a little resistance from a slice of bread, isn't going to kill you. The calories will help prolong your energy, and may just be what you need to not feel like you are giving up everything.