Skipping Breakfast Can Make You Gain Weight

skipping breakfast gain weightBefore I got pregnant, I hardly ever ate breakfast. Give me a cup of coffee and I was good to go. Lots of you are like me -- when asked if you have time to eat breakfast, 32 percent said no.

Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day -- and that's for good reason. Simply put: It's all about energy. But it turns out that eating two eggs a day for your first meal can help you lose weight.


Natural Solutions magazine mentioned a study by the International Journal of Obesity that said eating two eggs a day for breakfast helps you lose 65 percent more weight and gain more energy than a bagel of equal calories.

Eggs have protein -- you feel full faster and stay full longer. Worried about cholesterol? Nikhil Dhurandhar, PhD, lead researcher of the study says, "If you are eating a low-fat diet overall and don't have a history of high cholesterol, a couple of eggs a days aren't likely to hurt you"

Also, you shouldn't do egg whites all the time. The yolk has about 40 percent of the egg's protein as well as antioxidants that are key in preventing macular degeneration.

Natural Solutions suggests cooking your eggs with canola or olive oil (instead of butter) and eat with low-fat yogurt, fruit, black beans, veggies, or whole wheat toast instead of greasy bacon, sausage, or home fries.

Who is having eggs for breakfast now? Will you still skip breakfast knowing this information?

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