However this is based on the assumption that the only reason people gain or lose weight is because of calories. This is simply wrong, because our bodies are more complicated than that. Different foods affect hunger and hormones in different ways, particularly if you're probe to binging and all calories are NOT equal. The truth is… there are many things you can do to help lose weight.
One US study that analysed the data of 50,000 people over seven years found that those who made breakfast the largest meal of the day were more likely to have a lower body mass index than those who ate a large lunch or dinner.
Breakfast can help increase satiety, reduce daily calorie intake and improve the quality of our diet.
The right breakfast high in fiber and nutrients helps improve insulin sensitivity at subsequent meals.
Replace Your Grain-Based Breakfast With Eggs
Losing weight can be as simple as changing your breakfast.
Two separate studies have shown that eating eggs in the morning (compared to a breakfast of bagels) can help you lose fat without trying. In one of these studies, 30 overweight or obese women ate either bagels or eggs for breakfast. The egg group ended up eating fewer calories at lunch, the rest of the day and for the next 36 hours. Put simply, the eggs were so fulfilling that the women automatically ate fewer calories at subsequent meals.
In another study, 152 overweight men and women were split into groups. One group ate eggs, the other ate bagels… both groups were on a weight loss diet. After 8 weeks, the egg group had lost significantly more weight than the bagel group:
- 65% more weight loss (2 lbs vs 1.3 lbs).
- 61% greater reduction in BMI.
- 34% greater reduction in waist circumference.
- 16% greater reduction in body fat percentage.
The difference in weight loss wasn’t huge, but it clearly shows that simple things like changing one meal can have a small effect.
Another awesome benefit of eating eggs is that they are among the healthiest foods in the world. New studies show that they do NOT raise your bad cholesterol or give you heart disease, like previously believed.
If you think you don’t have time to cook a healthy breakfast, think again. Preparing a breakfast with some eggs and veggies doesn’t have to take any longer than 5-10 minutes.
Just set your alarm clock a few minutes earlier… problem solved.
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