I’m sure I’ve said this before, but my husband, Armen, maintains one of the keys to his weight loss success, is that he had two boiled eggs every morning when he was losing weight.
Many of you reading this may be worried that the cholesterol contained in eggs could lead to clogged arteries.
However, as research has developed down through the years, we’ve come to understand that foods containing cholesterol are not dangerous to heart health.
And, there is a significant amount of evidence already out there that eggs can play an important role in weight management.
Eating eggs for breakfast is something I’ve experimented with in my own weight loss program, and have found to be hugely successful.
Eggs And Weight Loss
In fact, new research once again proves what I’ve been saying for some time now — that eating eggs for breakfast increases levels of satiety, and as a result can be helpful in reducing your day’s calorie intake.
In this particular study, breakfast consisted of one of three meals, either two poached eggs on toast, cereal (cornflakes) with milk and a slice of toast, or a croissant and orange juice.
Those in the study noted increased satiety, reduced hunger, and a reduced desire to eat after a breakfast of eggs.
Specifically, the egg breakfast lead to a significantly reduced calorie intake at lunch, in comparison to the cereal-based breakfast, and a significantly reduced calorie intake at the evening meal, when compared to a croissant-based breakfast.
So, if you want to lose or maintain your weight, but also enjoy the feeling of being fuller for longer, eat a couple of eggs each morning.
Also, check out Lifehack’s article on why you should eat eggs for breakfast.
Why eggs are so beneficial for weight loss
When you are trying to lose weight, you need to eat more foods with a lower energy density.
Eggs are one example of this, being low in calories, naturally portion controlled, and an excellent quality protein source, containing all of the essential amino acids.
It is this protein content, which helps us feel much more satisfied than a breakfast of cereal or bread. This means you eat less later in the day, saving calories, and helping to prevent binging.
Another benefit of eating eggs regularly, is that they are a source of vitamin D, and a number of other vitamins and minerals. Most of us are deficient in vitamin D, so eating eggs is a great way to boost your levels.
Eggs for breakfast: how many can you eat?
For most people, there is currently no limit to how many eggs you can eat in a week.
The most important thing is how you cook your eggs. I recommend boiling or poaching them most of the time, but scrambled eggs and omelets are also fine.
Do you eat eggs for breakfast?