Updated: Dec 27, 2022
Eggs are among the healthiest foods you can eat. They are rich in high-quality protein, healthy fats and many essential vitamins and minerals. Eggs also have a few unique properties that make them egg-ceptionally weight loss friendly.
One large egg contains only about 78 calories, yet is very high in nutrients. Egg yolks are especially nutritious. An egg snack meal commonly consists of about 2 - 4 eggs. Three large boiled eggs contain less than 240 calories.
By adding a generous serving of vegetables to bulk out your food, you’re able to have a complete meal for only about 300 calories.
Eggs contain all the essential amino acids, and in the right ratios. This means your body can easily use the protein in eggs for maintenance and metabolism.
Eating a high-protein diet has been shown to boost metabolism by up to 80 - 100 calories a day, through a process called the thermic effect of food. The thermic effect of food is the energy required by the body to metabolize foods, and is higher for protein than for fat or carbs.
There have been several studies that you'll be able to find of overweight women showed that eating eggs instead of bagels increased their feeling of fullness and caused them to consume fewer calories over the next 36 hours.
Egg breakfasts have also been shown to cause up to 65% greater weight loss, over 8 weeks.
One thing that really frustrates me is when clients come to me saying their trainer has told them to only eat the whites - it's ridiculous - what's the point of throwing something healthy away! It's only a recent fad, think about in the 'olden' days when obesity wasn't how it is today, did you ever hear of them only using one part of the egg? Ask your older friends and relatives!
Also the final thing to remember is they're cheap, quick to prepare and they taste amazing in different meals! Boiled, poached... what's not to love? Just remember to always eat a balanced meal - do not eat eggs all through the day!