Easter is on it’s way; and with it comes all of those colorful hard boiled eggs. So here is some insightful research to help you lose weight during this spring season.
According to research reported by the Rochester Center for Obesity, eating eggs (or better yet, just egg whites) for breakfast can help limit your calorie intake by 400 calories during the day. That’s a substantial number when you’re looking to lose weight.
When compared to a breakfast consisting of only carbohydrates, a breakfast that includes a lean protein, such as egg whites, may leave you feeling less hungry during the day. If you have trouble controlling your food intake, this may help you keep to smaller portions and fewer snacks.
An egg delivers a variety of nutrients including protein, zinc, iron, and vitamins A, D, E and B12. A whole egg contains about 75 calories, 5 g fat, and 212 mg cholesterol. But an egg white contains a mere 17 calories, 0 g fat, and 0 mg cholesterol. Your doctor may advise you to limit egg yolks to a few per week, but egg whites play no role in increasing cholesterol levels and are usually not limited (source).
For those of us who strive to be lean; egg whites in the morning along with a healthy dose of carbs is the best way to keep breakfast low in fat and high in protein. You can also get creative with your egg whites and use them as snacks or as garnish on salads. In the past, I used an egg white protein as a way to get a snack in before my afternoon workout.
Rid yourself of those chocolate easter eggs and trade them in for egg whites. Your body will thank you when summer is here.
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)