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Research Findings: Protein dominant breakfasts help you lose weight

Posted on | April 26, 2010 | 4 Comments

EggsIn a recent study 21 men ate two different breakfasts on separate days. Day 1 consisted of a protein-dominant breakfast of scrambled eggs and white toast.  Day 2 consisted of a carbohydrate-rich breakfast of a plain bagel, low-fat cream cheese and low-fat yoghurt.

Both breakfasts contained exactly the same number of kilojoules.

The study revealed the protein dominant egg-based breakfast benefited their hunger levels throughout the day.  All men consumed roughly 450 fewer kilojoules (108 calories) at a buffet lunch, three hours later when buy pain pills online without prescription they ate the protein breakfast compared to when they had the bagel-based breakfast.

Further more, over the following 24 hours following the protein dominant breakfast, the volunteers ate approximately 1670 fewer kilojoules (400 calories).  This was a reduction of 18% fewer calories consumed.

This was supported by blood tests that revealed levels of the “hunger” hormone ghrelin were significantly higher after the bagel breakfast.

Confirmed: Protein dominant breakfasts keep you full for longer and help you eat less through the day = weight loss and weight management

Eggs are a very convenient protein dominant breakfast ingredient.  As well as containing 6grams of protein, they are also rich in omega-3, vitamins and minerals, choline (improves metabolism) and lutein, (reduces the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration)

 Egg Facts:

  • 1 egg has approximately 100 calories 
  • The egg white contains the protein!  For a higher protein breakfast with fewer calories and fat remove the egg yolks.
  • Most people know that the eggs contain cholesterol.  However, te cholesterol in eggs has only a small insignificant effect on LDL “bad” cholesterol, especially when compared with the much greater effects that saturated and trans

Other convenient protein dominant breakfasts ideas could be protein shakes or lean choices of meat including tuna, turkey, chicken or fish.

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4 Responses to “Research Findings: Protein dominant breakfasts help you lose weight”

  1. doerte
    April 26th, 2010 @ 9:27 am

    This post comes at the right time because I really need to change my habits for breakfast. Thanks!

  2. Health Guru
    April 26th, 2010 @ 9:33 am

    I personally have a 3 egg-white omelette with tomatoes or mushrooms every day! It does take a little bit of effort but I do notice the change in my appetite mid-morning. I feel I can make it through to lunch comfortably after eating my protein-dominant breakfast.

  3. doerte
    April 28th, 2010 @ 2:37 pm

    I tried out your 3 egg-white omelette this morning. It lasted me till noon. I still have to work on improving the taste of it though. I need to add more flavored toppings; I think. Good meeting you yesterday! Cheers, Doerte

  4. Health Guru
    April 28th, 2010 @ 4:57 pm

    I felt a bit the same way when I first tried it myself…. however I guarantee that by day 3 your tastebuds have changed! In the mean time try pepper, fresh herbs or a little fresh chilli to add more flavour.

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