Slimmers can choose from a number of diet plans when it comes to losing weight. From the low-carb keto diet, to intermittent fasting there are many ways to shed the pounds. Some dieters may even decide to cut items out of their diet, which have a high calorie content, as a calorie deficit is needed to shed the pounds. According to Healthline.com, women can eat 1500 calories to lose one pound of weight a week, while men can eat 2000. On top of diet and exercise, there are other things which have been shown to help speed up the process even more. Eating eggs for breakfast has been found to aid weight loss, with the popular food item said to keep people fuller for longer and reduce appetite.
How does it work?
Rich in protein and selenium, eggs have been shown to increase fullness, reduce food intake later in the day and aid weight loss.
Many studies have compared the effects of eating eggs in the morning versus eating other breakfasts with the same calorie content.
One study of 30 overweight women showed that eating eggs for breakfast significantly increased feelings of fullness and reduced food intake later in the day, compared to eating a bagel.
A second study published in the National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health in 152 adults found that replacing a bagel breakfast with eggs resulted in 65 percent more weight loss and a 34 percent greater decrease in waist circumference over an eight-week period.
Another study in 30 healthy and fit young men compared the effects of three types of breakfasts on three separate occasions. These were eggs on toast, cereal with milk and toast, and croissant with orange juice.
The egg breakfast caused significantly greater satiety, less hunger and a lower desire to eat than the other two breakfasts.
Eating eggs for breakfast caused the men to automatically eat about 270–470 calories less at lunch and dinner buffets, compared to eating the other breakfasts.
Leading nutritionist Lily Soutter spoke to Express.co.uk about the importance of including eggs in a diet.
She said: “Egg yolks are high in cholesterol, which is why there is a common misconception that they raise blood cholesterol. However research has shown that a modest intake of eggs (up to one per day) does not raise cholesterol and unless you have a genetic disorder of familial hypercholesterolemia, you can enjoy egg yolks as part of a healthy balanced diet.
“The yolk is the most nutritious part of the egg and full of fat soluble vitamins, whilst the bright yellow colour comes from health promoting antioxidants.”
So how should you have them?
Adding eggs to a diet is very easy. Not only are they quite cheap, but they can be prepared in many ways from scrambling, poaching, or boiling.
An omelette made with lots of vegetables will make a great weight loss breakfast, and he added nutrients from the vegetables will provide further benefits.