By MARA SANTILLI, Eat This Not That
You’ve probably been told you should steer away from the “All-American” breakfast if you’re on any kind of diet. And understandably so. While, no, the buttery toast, fried potatoes, and sausage and bacon don’t gel with a weight loss meal plan, eggs themselves are not the problem. Quite the opposite is true, actually. In fact, when eaten the right way, eggs could even boost your weight loss success.
We’ve asked dietitians to give us the lowdown on why eating eggs can be part of a balanced diet that may also include losing a few inches around your waist.
Egg Yolks Contain a Nutrient Essential to Metabolism
Choline, only found in the yolk of eggs (so you have to eat the whole egg) is a major source of nutrition that we may be neglecting in our normal diet, dieticians say. “The body can synthesize a small amount of this nutrient, but not enough to meet its needs,” explains Allison Knott, MS, RDN, CSSD, a registered dietitian based in Brooklyn, NY, so you need to load up on foods like eggs to ensure you have the right levels.