We have good news: Research has shown that eating eggs for breakfast can help fight weight gain all day long. In a study published by the International Journal of Obesity, researchers found that dieters who consumed two eggs for breakfast five days out of the week lost 65 percent more weight than dieters who consumed a bagel in the morning.
A separate study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) yielded the same results: Participants who consumed eggs in the morning ended up eating fewer calories at lunch and dinner. In fact, the decreased calorie consumption lasted for the next 36 hours.
Why are eggs such a great choice for breakfast? A few reasons:
It’s been a long-running myth that eggs are bad for your cholesterol numbers, but the truth is there is little-to-no relationship between dietary cholesterol and higher blood cholesterol levels. So while an egg itself may be high in cholesterol, consuming one does not cause a spike in your levels. With that said, if your cholesterol numbers are already high, this doesn’t mean you can start piling on the three-egg omelettes. According to Cleveland Clinic, moderation is key. Talk to your doctor if you’re concerned about your cholesterol.