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Eat Eggs - Lose Weight!


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Weight Loss Secret: Eating Eggs Diane Znamierowski: TMJ 4 News

(Also featured on Fox News Sunday 8.10.8)

More studies support the growing body of research on the nutritional benefit of egg consumption including that eggs promote weight loss and aid brain and memory function.

A randomized study at Louisiana State University found that overweight and obese women who consumed a breakfast of 2 eggs a day for 5 or more days a week for 8 weeks, lost 65% more weight, had an 83% greater reduction in waist circumference and reported greater improvements in energy levels that the women who consumed a bagel breakfast with the same number of calories. This confirmed a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, which found an egg breakfast induced greater satiety and significantly reduced short-term food intake compared to a calorically equivalent bagel breakfast. (both breakfasts contained the same calories and same weight mass) There was no significant difference between total cholesterol, LDL, HDL and triglyceride levels.

Eggs contain choline, which is an important and essential nutrient needed for normal functioning of all cells especially brain cells. Choline is also critical for brain and memory development in fetuses. Iowa State University recently assessed choline intake and found all Americans are deficient in choline, particularly pregnant women. The National Academy of Sciences recommends 425-550 mg choline per day for most adults.

2 eggs = 250mg choline or 50% of our daily requirement
3 oz. beef liver = 355mg
1 c brussels sprouts = 63mg
3 oz. salmon = 56
3 oz. cod = 71mg
1 c broccoli = 62mg
2 T wheat germ = 22mg

For the past 30 years eggs were thought to increase heart disease by raising blood cholesterol levels. Now it turns out eggs don’t raise cholesterol in most people and actually provide many important nutrients including good quality protein, folate, vitamin D, choline, zinc, iron, lutein and zeaxanthin that benefit our health.

Look at the benefits of eating eggs:
-Improve immune function
-Keep eyes healthy
-Lower cancer risk
-Lower heart disease risk
-Reduce osteoporosis

Eggs are versatile, economical and nutritious. They contribute many important nutrients to the diet: protein, iron, zinc, choline, lutein, zeaxanthin, folate and vitamin D. Eggs contain the highest biological value protein of any food. Iron and zinc are important for a healthy immune system, while choline is needed for brain development and memory. Lutein & zeaxanthin are carotenoids that prevent macular degeneration & atherosclerosis. Folate lowers homocysteine, heart disease & cancer risk and vitamin D is needed to utilize calcium. A problem with egg consumption is the risk of salmonella poisoning. If eggs are handled & cooked properly, the bacteria are killed and the disease avoided.

Much of the early egg research was flawed, and researchers found no evidence of a significant association between egg consumption and the risk of heart disease or stroke in men or women. In fact, the American Heart Association published 2 studies showing healthy men and women could eat 2 eggs a day while on a low fat diet without significantly raising blood cholesterol levels or their risk of heart disease.

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yay! I love eggs

I always ate them as a child, but got sick of them and stopped for years. Now I'm making sure I eat 2 eegs Mon-Fri, since they are available in our break room at work!

I developed an allergy to eggs after eating 2 every day (Monday-Friday) for a few months.
-_-"

It's a shame because I love eggs.

wow. i think i will eat more eggs then

Before we all go out and have an egg party, the study was vs women who ate a bagel for breakfast.

A lean, clean source of protein is better for weight loss than a processed hunk of white flour that turns to sugar before it even hits your stomach? SHOCKING!

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i LOVE egg whites.

spirochete
Aug 12 2008 14:34

Before we all go out and have an egg party, the study was vs women who ate a bagel for breakfast.

A lean, clean source of protein is better for weight loss than a processed hunk of white flour that turns to sugar before it even hits your stomach? SHOCKING!

The point is not just the weight loss, but the overall benefits of eating 2 eggs a day for breakfast. Not to mention the fact that a lot of people choose something that is equivalent to a bagel for breakfast, so showing the benefits of making the switch to something healthier (eggs) I think was one of the points of this study.

You can get minimally processed, organic bagels, which would still be a healthier choice than the mass-produced.

Yeah you have to realize that the study was done versus people who eat bagels...did you know that some bagels have more calories than DONUTS?! Insane. Well it is a bunch of bread...I wonder what they would say on a study of oatmeal breakfasts versus egg breakfasts. I LOVE eggs though. But people do have to be careful with them. If you go to a IHOP/Dennies/diner place their egg omelettes have massive amounts of calories :/ when you add cheese/meats to them they become quite deadly. Apparently the best way to go is to put in one full egg w/ yolk for every two egg whites so that way you get good fat but not TOO much :)

Interesting. I love eggs and egg beaters. I am eating an egg beater and Jalapeño wrap for lunch today. Makes sense. I think we are getting back to the good way of thinking about food. Eggs are natural, as is milk, meat and so on. I believe it is all the processed food, fast food, artificial food that is the problem. If you watch your calories and eat clean you will loose weight and be healthy.

A randomized study at Louisiana State University found that overweight and obese women who consumed a breakfast of 2 eggs a day ... than the women who consumed a bagel breakfast with the same number of calories.

Two large eggs are about 160 calories.  My question is, were the bagels used in the study really small, or what else was eaten by the group who ate the eggs?

My favorite breakfast is 2 soft-boiled eggs and 2 slices of healthy toasted bread (the kind I like has 110 calories per slice), and a cup of french pressed coffee with 1 fl oz. of half & half.  Its satisfying, maybe a bit high in saturated fat and cholesterol, but its 405 calories of goodness that keeps me going until lunchtime!

Thanks for sharing, lchmommy...

Wow, that's a shame.

I HATE eggs.

Frown

I love eggs! Thanks for sharing.

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