Egg Vs. Bagel Breakfast

You know that they're the perfect bodybuilding food but, when you're rushing out the door for work or school, cooking up a couple of eggs isn't exactly convenient. It's much easier to slather some cream cheese on a bagel and eat on the run. A new study published in the International Journal of Obesity might give you second thoughts about that choice especially if staying lean is a priority.

Two groups of reduced-calorie dieters ate either two eggs or a bagel providing the same 340 calories and similar energy density 5 days a week. After 8 weeks, those who consumed eggs lost 65% more weight, realized a 61% greater reduction in Body Mass Index and reported overall higher levels of physical energy.

The Bigger Picture: Scientists theorized that the eggs' high-quality protein content provided more physical energy while helping the dieters feel fuller after eating. That lead to the consumption of fewer calories at subsequent meals. Interestingly enough, blood lipid levels were about the same regardless of whether eggs or bagels were consumed. Now if convenience is still a concern despite all the potential benefits, just hard boil a dozen in advance and grab a couple on your way to wherever.
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Adnan Mirza
Aug 11, 2008
You said it all. Have been eating eggs for breakfast since I was 4 and have never stopped. Besides the occasional cereal, I prefer eggs for breakfast.
Tilley Fernando
Aug 11, 2008
Yep.It's true.. Eggs are great as your breakfast. But shouldn't eat egg yorks more than one per day.
Aug 17, 2008
thats true i eat eggs all the time except when im in a rush then ill have a protein shake but i save the bagels for after workouts