Eggs make a significant contribution to slimming your middle. First, the cholesterol in eggs increases HDL – “good” cholesterol – and second, and the antioxidant lutein (found in the yolk) lowers inflammation. This is why you must, must include the yolks in your diet. That’s where you get the saturated and unsaturated fat with protein to keep you full. Whether you like them scrambled, poached or over easy, eggs are welcome in many health-conscious diets. They’re relatively low in calories and full of high-quality protein and other nutrients, which means they can boost your health, as well as help you shed pounds. Some egg-based dishes are high in calories and fat, however, so stick to healthier cooking methods if you want to lose weight.
That figure doesn’t take into account any calories added during cooking, however. Using oil to make fried eggs ups your calorie intake to roughly 90 calories per egg, and scrambled eggs or omelets with cheese added will have more calories, too. Instead, choose cooking methods that don’t require added fat such as poaching.