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Eggs and Weight Loss

Yes, eggs can help you lose weight!

Yes, eggs can help you lose weight!

Three ways eggs can help you get (and stay) slim

Maybe you’re hoping to lose a few pounds before bathing suit season hits its peak.  Or maybe you just want to stay at the healthy weight you’re at now.  Either way, eggs can help you get there!  Few other foods can naturally deliver such low-cal, high-quality nutrition.   Here are three key reasons why:

One:   Eggs are amazingly low in calories. A single large egg supplies just 75 calories, 5 grams of fat and less than half a gram of carbs.  In exchange,  you get 6 grams of highest-quality protein, 13 key vitamins and minerals (including vitamins A & D, B vitamins, and key minerals like phosphorus and zinc).  And, thanks to our hens’ healthy diet, our eggs also provide 200 mg of heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids.

Two:  Eggs are rich in appetite-curbing protein.   Science suggests that protein is tops when it comes to making meals satisfying. Protein-rich foods take more time for the body to break down, possibly helping keep hunger-boosting hormones at bay longer.

One study found that overweight people who ate eggs for breakfast were better able to stave off late-morning hunger–and ate an average of 330 fewer calories throughout the day. (That’s the equivalent of cutting out a fast-food cheeseburger!).

Bonus:  Your body uses more calories to process protein it than it does carbs or fat (this is what scientists call the “thermic effect of food” or TEF).  No wonder another study found that dieters who ate egg-based breakfasts lost 65 percent more weight than those who ate the same amount of calories, but started their day with a bagel breakfast instead.

Three:  Eggs are great workout fuel.  If you’re also getting regular exercise to boost your weight loss (good for you!), getting plenty of protein will also help you build and repair muscle tissue.  Since muscle tissue burns more calories than fat tissue does, that’s a win-win!  And, as you lose weight, keeping your protein intake adequate will help preserve your muscle mass so you’re losing only unwanted fat, not muscle.

Here are some easy ways to incorporate eggs into your healthy eating routine:

• Have an egg with your breakfast.  (Here’s some recipe inspiration.)

• Boil up a bunch of eggs and keep in the fridge for grab-and-go snacks.

• Pack a hard-boiled egg in your gym bag for a quick post-workout snack.

Managing weight is all about losing bad habits, and replacing them with healthy ones.  So try getting into the egg habit. It will do your body good!


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Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs not affected by egg recall!

Over 200 million eggs have been recalled recently by another company due to a concern over Salmonella stemming from a single Rose Acre Farms location in North Carolina.

None of our eggs are part of this recall as we would never produce eggs on a factory farm of that size or style. If you’re concerned about eggs you purchased recently, see what brands have been recalled.

Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs are produced responsibly and safely on small family farms. Learn more about why our eggs are different.