Did you know that eating eggs can help you lose weight? This might come as a surprise to those who think of eggs as “fattening” or “unhealthy”—but a study carried out by the Rochester Center for Obesity Research found that eating eggs for breakfast helps limit your calorie intake all day, by more than 400 calories. That means you could lose three pounds or more per month.
Half an avocado contains 3.4 grams of fibre, including soluble and insoluble, both of which your body needs to keep the digestive system running smoothly. Plus, soluble fibre slows the breakdown of carbohydrates in your body, helping you feel full for longer.
Avocados also contain oleic acid, a fat that activates the part of your brain that makes you feel full. Healthier unsaturated fats containing oleic acid have been shown to produce a greater feeling of satiety than less-healthy saturated fats and trans fats found in processed foods
“I always eat peanut butter at breakfast, especially if I’m going to a long meeting. It gives me staying power,” says dietitian Sue Mah. It has protein, folate and vitamin E as well as zero trans fats. Instead, it contains the good fats: mono- and polyunsaturated. You may also want to give almond butter a try.
Best Health reader, Yolande Moreau, offers this tip: “My favourite and most effective pre-run snack is a peanut butter and banana torpedo: a tortilla smothered with peanut butter rolled around a banana. It’s easy to prepare in the morning, very packable and oh so yummy and fulfilling!”