What Do Doctors Eat for Breakfast?

Healhy Breakfast Toast With Avocado, Boiled Egg On Wooden Cutting Board

August 05, 2022

Clinical Contributors to this story:
Roshani Patel, M.D.
Justin Tsai, M.D.
Ann Pagano, M.D.
Nicholas DeNunzio, M.D., Ph.D.

You often hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day—and it’s true. Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, provides essential nutrients for your body and boosts your energy levels.

What’s the best breakfast to set your day up for success? We asked our doctors what they eat each morning:

“For breakfast, I usually eat whole-grain toast, one egg, coffee, and a piece of fruit or avocado.”
Roshani Patel, M.D., medical director for Breast Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center  

“My usual breakfast consists of a protein bar, two eggs and a cup of coffee.”
Justin Tsai, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Hackensack University Medical Center 

“A typical breakfast for me is oatmeal with blueberries, walnuts and honey. It keeps me full longer and gives me energy for the day.”
Ann Pagano, M.D., OBGYN at Ocean University Medical Center 

“I usually go for something high-protein and high-fiber, such as an egg-white sandwich with low-fat cheese, high-fiber whole-grain bread and possibly a piece of fruit.”
Nicholas DeNunzio, M.D., Ph.D., radiation oncologist at Hackensack University Medical Center 


What to Leave off Your Breakfast Plate

If you haven’t thought about whether the foods on your breakfast plate are setting you up for success all day, now’s the time. Avoid these common breakfast foods and instead opt for whole grains, fruits and lean proteins:

  • Sugary breakfast cereals
  • Muffins
  • Donuts
  • White bread
  • Sausage

Next Steps & Resources:

The material provided through HealthU is intended to be used as general information only and should not replace the advice of your physician. Always consult your physician for individual care.

 
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