Eating Eggs is Good for Weight Loss – Web MD

There are experts on both sides of the question of eggs, I wrote an extended blog post back in January Is it healthy to eat eggs regularly that discusses this in detail. I also disclosed that for years I have eaten a hard-boiled egg every morning with no ill effects. So, I come down on the side of eggs, especially boiled as opposed to fried. As far as I am concerned a boiled egg is hard to beat. (Intended.)


WebMD has a slideshow on bad foods that are good for weight loss and it leads off with eggs. I guess that the ‘bad’ element is the cholesterol question.

Here is what WebMD says in favor of eggs, “When it comes to healthy eating, few foods have sparked as much debate as eggs. The latest research suggests an egg a day is safe and nutritious for most adults — and if you eat that egg for breakfast, you’ll boost your odds of losing weight. The reason: Eggs are packed with protein, which takes time to digest. Eating protein in the morning keeps your stomach full, so you eat less during the rest of the day.”

For the record, here is the nutritional breakdown of a large (56 gram) egg from SELFNutritionData:

Calories 80
Total Fat 6 grams
Saturated Fat 2 grams
Cholesterol 237 mg
Sodium 78 mg
No Carbohydrates
No Fiber
No Sugar
Protein 7 grams

As you can see there is a good deal of nutritional value in an egg. The seven grams of protein amounts to more than 10 percent of an adult’s total daily protein requirement.



Filed under cholesterol, eggs, healthy eating, healthy living, protein, Weight

6 responses to “Eating Eggs is Good for Weight Loss – Web MD

  1. I love eggs for breakfast, the only problem is that I tend to like it with sausage and/or cheese. Not good.


    • HI, Sandra –

      Thanks for your comment. I think you have hit the nail on the head. One of the problems with eggs is that they live in a bad neighborhood, namely, sausage, bacon and/or cheese. That’s why I think my eating of hard and soft boiled eggs is significantly more than the usual way.


  2. Davies Sarfo-Kantanka

    Is the cholestrol in egg not too much for adults?What is the recommended cholestrol intake for adults?


    • Your body needs cholesterol to function properly. If you do not eat enough of it, your liver will manufacture it. According to the American Heart Association, you should not consume more than 300 mg in a day. But if you have heart disease or risk factors, it falls to 200.


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