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Eggs and weight loss

Combining a healthy diet with exercise is the best way to lose or maintain weight in a healthy and sustainable way. With around 70 calories and 6.2g of protein per medium egg, the following nationwide slimming organisations recommend eggs for anyone watching their weight:

Slimming World: 

“Eggs are a staple ‘Free Food’ and Slimming World’s 450,000 members find they’re really versatile because there are so many healthy ways to cook and enjoy them, whether boiled or scrambled for breakfast…”

Weight Watchers:

The ProPoints plan assesses the way the body process different foods, as well as food’s impact on feelings on satisfaction, advocating a diet rich in lean protein and fibre to help keep weight loss on track, making eggs a good choice.”

Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness:

Eggs are a good choice for members as they are low in calories, not high in fat and contain protein that can help you feel fuller for longer and help you stick to your slim-down plan.”

Consumption and recommendations

As with any food, the method you use to prepare and eat eggs can have an impact on the overall effectiveness of your approach to weight loss. Whether you’re frying or scrambling, the amount of fat or oil you use to cook your eggs will have an effect on your food’s final calorific content. To minimise the amount of added fat, use spray oils or just wipe the pan with a tiny amount of oil and opt for a non-stick pan.

Whilst eggs are relatively low in calories and can be a valuable part of a reduced calorie diet, it’s the total balance of the diet and a generally healthy lifestyle, including becoming more active, that is important if you want to lose or maintain your weight. Try to eat your eggs along with other nutrient-rich foods, such as vegetables, salads and whole grains

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All information checked by an independent Registered Nutritionist/Dietitian


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