Studies Show Ditch the Bagel and Eat Eggs to Lose Weight
First, it was eggs are good for you; then they were high in cholesterol and not so good, then that didn’t matter. Now we start hearing about eggs for weight loss. What is it with eggs that their story keeps changing so often?
Just in case you’re concerned about cholesterol, eggs and your health, the results of most recent studies tend to show that eggs weren’t as bad for cholesterol levels in our bodies as once thought. In fact, many studies find little or no connection between eating eggs and an increase in body cholesterol in healthy people.
There are some studies that found a link between daily egg consumption and some health conditions. Including the risk of cardiovascular disease in diabetics. Regular egg intake may also be a risk factor for those with pre-existing high cholesterol and hypertension.
But Let’s Get to the Bagels vs Eggs for Weight Loss Thing
A number of scientific studies have made the connection between eating eggs for breakfast and weight loss. Or at least reduced calorie consumption.
In one study, 30 adult women who were overweight or obese, but otherwise healthy. Were randomly given either a bagel-based breakfast or an egg-based breakfast once every two weeks for eight weeks. Both breakfasts were of similar caloric value.
The results of the study showed that, following an egg breakfast, participants “consumed significantly less energy” at lunch versus following the bagel breakfast. In fact, researchers recorded lower energy intake for up to 36 hours after the egg breakfast.
A similar study set out to determine if an egg-based breakfast would increase the amount of weight loss. In a calorie-reduced diet versus a bagel-based diet.
For at least five days a week for eight weeks, overweight and obese. But otherwise healthy study participants were given an egg breakfast or bagel breakfast of similar caloric value.
After the eight weeks, the egg breakfast group showed 65% more weight loss, 34% more reduction in waist measurements and a 16% reduction in their percent body fat.
It’s important to note that simply reducing calories may not deliver the weight loss you expect and might even force you to gain weight. To make sense of it all, visit your nearest Herbal One Centre and speak to one of our nutritional consultants.