You know breakfast is the most important meal of the day (and if you don’t – it is), but it’s even more crucial if you’re watching your weight.
Having said that, not all breakfast foods are created equal. Breakfasts at iHop five days a week won’t do much but pack on extra pounds.
If there’s one thing you can subscribe to every morning when it comes to breakfast is one of the best sources of protein – eggs.
According to the American Egg Board, in a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and the International Journal of Obesity, people who eat eggs for breakfast can lose as much as 65 per cent more weight over two months, when they were compared to a control group that wasn’t restricting diet calories. A similar study in Nutrition Research supports eggs as a stabilizer for blood sugar, and a way to suppress hunger, too.
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Alyssa Pike, RD, Manager of Nutrition Communications for the International Food Information Council, says to aim for breakfasts that are equally nourishing and satisfying, pointing to high-protein and fibre foods because they can help you feel full longer. Think egg and avocado or egg on whole-wheat bread, she says.
Caroline Apovian, MD, director of nutrition and weight management at Boston Medical Center, adds that eggs are so good in the morning because they hit that bill of satisfying protein source: Two eggs deliver 180 calories and 14 grams of filling protein, alongside vitamins like B12, riboflavin, selenium, and vitamin A. If that doesn’t sell you on eggs, they’re also cheap and extremely simple to prepare.
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