Egg on the new year – this one breakfast change will change your life
Eggs are Eggsential! Okay that was a bad pun, sorry. Puns aside, lets talk about what happens when the morning bun is traded for a few eggs for breakfast. Start the new year right, trade your carb loaded breakfast for eggs and you will never regret the results they produce in your fit life-style. Calorie for Calorie there is very little that can hold a candle to eggs. One Egg contains about 78 calories, 6 grams of the highest quality protein you can get from food, and provides you with slow burning energy with the fats in the yolk. To top it off, Eggs are CARB-FREE! Compare 3 eggs to 2 pieces of toast with jelly.
2 slices of toast with jelly will yield about 234 calories
3 eggs will yield about 234 calories as well.
Side by side – the calories of 2 slices of jelly toast are the same as 3 eggs. But calories are not the whole story.
Protein – 2 slices of toast with jelly= 6 grams of protein, not complete in essential amino acids.
3 eggs = 18 grams of high quality protein containing all essential amino acids (complete protein)
Carbohydrates – 2 slices of toast with jelly = 46 carbs. 6 are pure sugar and less than 2 grams of fiber.
3 Eggs = NO CARBS! Carbs aren’t the devil, but consuming a high carb breakfast tells your body what it will crave and want to run on all day. A high carb breakfast means carb cravings throughout the day.
Fats – 2 slices of toast has 3 grams of fat. It is lower in fat than the eggs, but that’s actually not a good thing. Not if you want to feel full from your breakfast. You need good fat early in the day because it is a slow burning energy that fuels you for longer and leaves you feeling full.
3 Eggs = 15 grams of fat. Eating fat doesn’t make you fat. Your body burns fat as energy. That’s why your body stores SUGAR in your body in the form of FAT. The correlation between fat and too many carbohydrates is the truth about gaining weight. Fat is the slowest burning and longest lasting energy you can consume, eat it in the morning along with protein. Also many vitamins are ‘fat soluable’ meaning that the vitamin cannot be absorbed into your body without fats.
That’s just the beginning of the story. I find that in the most basic ways, but also getting down to the tiny elements and nutrients eggs stack up win after win when paired against carb loaded toast with jelly.
Eggs leave you feeling way more full than toast does. Eggs provide you with everything essential to start your day off right and avoid early cravings between meals.