Eat eggs for weight loss. I know, you may still be under the erroneous impression that eating eggs is a bad idea due to their cholesterol content.
Here’s the good news. Eggs are great for weight loss. Unless you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol, eating eggs does not present any danger to your health. Further research demonstrated that the recommendation to limit cholesterol intake from food was erroneous.
Try Eating Eggs for Breakfast
Weight loss can be as simple as changing your breakfast. Research has shown that eating eggs for breakfast can help with weight loss. In a study published by the International Journal of Obesity, researchers found that dieters who consumed two eggs for breakfast five days out of the week lost 65 percent more weight than dieters who consumed a bagel in the morning.
A separate study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) yielded the same results: Participants who consumed eggs in the morning ended up eating fewer calories at lunch and dinner. In fact, the decreased calorie consumption lasted for the next 36 hours.
Why are eggs such a great choice for a healthy weight loss breakfast?
A few reasons:
• Eggs score high on the Satiety Index Scale, which means they make you feel fuller throughout the day.
• Eggs are low in calories and fat. One large egg contains just 77 calories and five grams of fat.
• They may be small, but each egg is packed full of six grams of protein, as well as all nine essential amino acids. They also rich in iron, phosphorous, selenium and vitamins A, C and B12.
• In addition to being one of the healthiest foods around, eggs are also inexpensive and easy to prepare.
Eggs are a Healthy Choice for Weight Loss
Eggs are actually a healthy choice for weight loss. There has been a long-running myth that eggs are bad for your cholesterol numbers. Actually, the research demonstrates that there is very little relationship between dietary cholesterol and higher blood cholesterol levels. So while an egg itself may be high in cholesterol, consuming one doesn’t cause a spike in your levels. But, if you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol, I’d advise watching your egg intake. As with everything, moderation is key.
Egg and Bacon Breakfast Muffins
Make these on Sunday and wrap them separately. You are prepared to have a healthy breakfast compatible with weight loss all week.
You can just grab one and go and warm it up at work in the microwave for 10 seconds or just let it come to room temperature.
One muffin contains one egg, which is about 70 calories. Add whatever additional ingredients you’d like. No oil or butter is required. This version has about 125 calories each.
• 1-2 tsp hot sauce
• 6 thin slices bacon (can swap out for mushrooms, spinach, other veggies)
• 1/2 cup shredded Colby jack cheese
• 1 small chopped tomato
• 12 large eggs or 6 large eggs and 6 egg whites
• 1/4 tsp garlic powder (optional)
• 1 tsp pepper
• 1 tsp salt
• 4 tbsp chopped green onion
1. In a skillet, cook chopped bacon over medium heat until cooked through. Drain grease.
2. In a bowl, beat the eggs. Add green onion, tomato, salt, pepper, and hot sauce (like Tapatio brand).
3. Stir in bacon (other veggies) and cheese.
4. Spoon by 1/3 cupsful into Pam sprayed muffin cups. (or use paper liners)
5. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until tops are set and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
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