Eggs for Weight Loss
I’ve come across a number of articles that indicated that eggs are great for weight loss and reduction of body fat in adults. So I did a bit of research to find the real facts.
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You might be surprised by the research!
A recent study in the Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences indicated that a low carbohydrate diet with the addition of eggs for breakfast had a positive effect on fat loss especially in the lower abdominal area.
The study also compared feeling of fullness after eating eggs for breakfast and how those subjects had different perspectives on what they ate for lunch. The comparison involved subjects who had a protein rich egg breakfast consisting of 3 eggs and a piece of toast compared to subjects who ate equal amount of calories but their breakfast consisted of a bagel with low-fat cream cheese and low-fat yogurt.
What they found was that those who had eggs felt less hungry afterwards and also made a wiser decision on what they ate for lunch when given the ability to eat whatever they wanted at a buffet.
How do the scientists hypothesize that this effect occurred? They noticed that those who had the bagel breakfast had a higher level of the hormone which stimulates hunger (called Ghrelin).
And what about effects of eggs which are noted to by high in dietary cholesterol affect the HDL cholesterol (aka “good cholesterol”) levels of these subjects? Well again the results were a little surprising! They found that subjects who had eggs actually had a higher level of the good HDL cholesterol in their blood and their LDL cholesterol did not change.
Conclusion: Eggs for Weight Loss
So what’s the general take away here? I believe there has been a lot of misinformation by the media in the past couple decades on eggs and how they can affect our health in a negative way.
Egg protein is one of the highest quality proteins and has higher bioavailablity than most other sources like meat, beans and soy. Bioavailability means that our body is able to digest it and use the breakdown of eggs to help supply our muscles and energy system. The only thing better is whey protein and some may argue that because eggs are completely natural and un-processed that they are better for us.
Nevertheless, you may want to consider trying eggs or at least egg whites for breakfast 2 or 3 times a week and see how your body fat responds to this after 3 or 4 weeks. You can get some extra healthy bonus points by adding herbs, and spices like Cayenne pepper which is high in Vitamin A and also has Vitamins B6, E & C.
What are your thoughts about having eggs for breakfast? Have you found it to help you with your fat & weight loss efforts or are you willing to give it a try? Please leave a comment below…