Thursday, January 24, 2013

Eat Eggs to Lose Weight!

Did you know that eating eggs for breakfast is a simple, easy way to lose weight and gain more energy? Yes, by making just that one simple change,  you can jump-start your way to fat-loss!

Researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of the University of Louisiana compared two groups of overweight subjects. One group ate two eggs for breakfast, and the other had a bagel.  Both meals were similar in weight, and had the same number of calories.
After eight weeks, the egg group lost 65% more weight, lost 34% more from their waistlines, had a 61% greater reduction in BMI, and reported higher energy levels than their high-carb counterparts!*

Researcher Dr Nikhil Dhurandhar, an obesity expert, said:

"Despite equal energy content and weight, an egg breakfast had a greater satiating effect compared to a bagel breakfast, which translated into a lower energy intake at lunch."

"The resulting decrease in energy consumption lasted for at least 24 hours after the egg breakfast."

To make it even better, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides, did not differ between the groups! This should help silence those "eggs-are-bad-for-you" naysayers!

This is great news for all of us in the trenches, trying to live a healthy lifestyle and achieve a healthy weight. Just one simple change can result in amazing results!

I have experienced this phenomenon myself, but it is great to have it confirmed by scientific studies! When I eat my spinach omelet for breakfast, the whole day goes so much better, with less cravings and bad choices. When I eat pancakes or toast, however, well, it just seems I am hungry all day, and crave all kinds of sugary, gooey, chocolatey things!

What about you? What has been your experience?