Breakfast may really be the most important meal of the day, at least when it comes to weight loss. We’ve all started our day with some tasty baked good or cereal, only to be ravenous by 11am and grabbing anything in sight to satisfy you until lunch. All those calories don’t exactly help the number on the scale go down.
But there’s one food that nutritionists recommend for breakfast to help satisfy you: eggs. It’s all the protein - six grams, BTW - that really fills you up and keeps you going until lunch. And they do it without weighing you down.
According to a study in the International Journal of Obesity, men and women who ate two eggs for breakfast (as part of a whole reduced-calorie plan) lost an impressive 65% more weight than those who ate a bagel breakfast with the same number of calories. And the egg eaters reported having more energy, too!
But don’t think you need to skip the yolks and only eat the egg whites to see the pounds drop, think again. Nutritionists actually encourage us to eat the yolks because they can help with weight loss, they help increase the good HDL cholesterol, and they’re a great source of B12 and choline. So swap your bagel for a couple eggs and you’ll see the difference on the scale.