Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Eggs for breakfast

Eggs for breakfast......

Eating eggs for breakfast helps reduce calorie consumption throughout the day by 18 percent

A new study demonstrates that eating protein-rich eggs for breakfast reduces hunger and decreases calorie consumption at lunch and throughout the day. The study, published in the February issue of Nutrition Research, found that men who consumed an egg-based breakfast ate significantly fewer calories when offered an unlimited lunch buffet compared to when they ate a carbohydrate-rich bagel breakfast of equal calories.(1) This study supports previous research which revealed that eating eggs for breakfast as part of a reduced-calorie diet helped overweight dieters lose 65 percent more weight and feel more energetic than dieters who ate a bagel breakfast of equal calories and volume.(2)

"There is a growing body of evidence that supports the importance of high-quality protein in the diet for overall health and in particular the importance of protein at the breakfast meal," said Maria Luz Fernandez, Ph.D., study author and professor in the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Connecticut. "We examined two typical American breakfasts, and the participants' self-reported appetite ratings reveal that a protein-rich breakfast helps keep hunger at bay."
I'd note that it does look like the research was sponsored by the America Egg Board!


Dr Dan said...

Since Ive started focusing my diet on fish I am feeling less hungry than when I was eating more fatty red meat. NOT that I am against fat but something that I noticed for me. I think it may be the high protein.

Gary said...

I want to take part in a study involving an "egg-based breakfast" followed by an "unlimited lunch buffet"!

Patrice said...

Thanks for the info. I will try to eat protein-rich eggs on my breakfast. By the way, is it safe that I will eat egg everyday?

Chris said...

i eat eggs most days for breakfast, but you might want to check out Mark's article:


Howard said...

It's not just eggs. I found out over 10 years ago that a high-protein, high-FAT breakfast kept me from getting hungry before lunchtime.

BTW, I lost over 100 lbs on a high FAT diet (>50% of calories from fat, mostly from animal sources), while also improving cholesterol, blood pressure, and a whole bunch of other health markers.

Also BTW, *all* fat reduction diets are high FAT, if for no other reason that you are metabolizing your own saturated fat.