Eating bacon and eggs for breakfast ‘could be the key to losing weight’

Rob Waugh
Put away that porridge: turns out a morning fry-up is the key to weight loss [Photo: Getty]

Most people feel a little guilty as they tuck into a big, sizzling plate of bacon and eggs for breakfast – but it looks like it could be the key to losing weight.

High-protein breakfasts (such as eggs) help to control eating later in the day – leaving people less prone to snacking on unhealthy food, according to Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

The researchers found that most people don’t eat enough protein at breakfast – with women eating 11g and men eating 15g.

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The researchers recommend that people should increase their protein intake to 25g in the morning (roughly the amount found in two eggs).

Manny Noakes of CSIRO says, “Increasing breakfast protein may help to control eating later in the day.

“If you find it difficult to control what you eat, a redistribution of protein towards breakfast may be the answer to reducing your waistline without leaving you ravenously hungry and craving unhealthy foods.”

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