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Eat Eggs and Lose Weight

Sep 16, 2008
Wow! How many times have you heard, through the years, that when you're trying to lose weight, all you have to worry about is the calorie loss? Well, now we know that this is not true. The research is now showing us differently because there's more to the big picture than was formerly believed.

There was a recent study conducted and published in the International Journal of Obesity in which 152 men and women were divided up into four different groups. The groups were all given specific things to eat. Standard weight loss instructions were given to groups one and two. Those instructions were simply to reduce their calories by 1,000 and to consume a diet that was "low-fat." The first group was also told to eat a breakfast in which the main food was eggs. The second group was instructed that they should concentrate their breakfasts on bagels. All-in-all, everything else about the diets were the same ingredients. Both groups also consumed the same amounts of calories during the breakfast meal.

The first group (Group 1) results showed a 61 percent greater reduction in their body mass index (BMI) with an overall weight loss of 65% greater and a waist circumference reduction of 34% more than Group number 2. Remember, group 1 is the group that had eggs as their main product. All of the other measurements proved also to be significantly better.

The other two groups (groups 3 and 4) did not receive any specific weight-loss instructions other than for their breakfasts. The third group was told to add three eggs to their breakfast menu and group 4 was to add four bagels (higher calorie count). The funny thing is that neither of these two groups had any significant changes in their statistics.

So, what was proven here? Well, think about this. In specific situations or contexts, food choices can actually have a big effect on a weight-loss program even though the calorie numbers are unchanged. Just as groups 3 and 4 showed, that just by consuming eggs, rather than bagels does not mean that weight loss will occur if too many calories are taken in. However, if you keep the calorie intake the same as the bagels, eggs were somehow able to cause a reduction in weight where the same calorie count with the bagels resulted in a weight maintenance or gain.

So, what it means is that if you'll add eggs to a low-calorie breakfast instead of a wheat product, even though the calorie count is the same, you'll wind up losing more weight. Do you think this could impact your life? I think so.
About the Author
Gary Vaughn is a Master RN with many valuable years of experience. Marketing health care and dieting products is one of his specialties. His website can be located at
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