There are 79 calories in each piece of white bread. The average person uses two pieces of bread to make a sandwich. That means that a person consumes 158 calories from bread with each sandwich.
To cut back on calories, it is best to swap white bread for whole-grain bread. The label on the whole-grain bread should say that it is 100 percent whole grains. It is important to check the ingredients list on the label of any bread. The first ingredient listed is the most used ingredient. Whole-grain bread has healthy fiber, vitamins and minerals in it. The whole grains keep a person full longer without adding empty calories to the diet.