Should You Break a Fast With Eggs? [Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss]

Updated: Jan 19

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If you're new to Intermittent Fasting, you're probably wondering what the best foods are to break your fast, especially if you have a weight loss goal in mind. Eggs are some of the most common breakfast (or "break-fast") foods that most of us are familiar with, so this might be what you naturally lean toward. But should you break a fast with eggs?


Today, I'm breaking down the details of breaking a fast with eggs and if this is a good option for your weight loss goals!


Breaking a fast with eggs

Are Eggs Good For Weight Loss?

When it comes to weight loss, an extremely important factor to consider is satiety. Satiety is the sensation of feeling satisfied after a meal. Feeling satiated can decrease sugar cravings and the urge to snack on foods that don't support your weight loss goals. It turns out, eggs rank incredibly high on the satiety index.(1) This means that you are likely to feel extremely satisfied after a meal that contains eggs and therefore may be less likely to indulge in sugary snacks and treats that ruin weight loss.(2)


In fact, studies have found that consuming eggs for breakfast help to stabilize blood glucose and insulin (fat storing hormone) while reducing ghrelin (hunger hormone).(3) With the reduced hunger, increased satiety and reduced insulin (fat storing hormone) response, eggs are an excellent food to help you achieve your weight loss goal.


Related: Are Eggs Actually Healthy For You?



Should You Break a Fast With Eggs?

With Intermittent Fasting, one of the main goals is to reduce the insulin (fat storing hormone) response by eating less frequently throughout the day. This reduced insulin response allows your body to turn on fat burning (aka lipolysis), which is the main goal with weight loss.


If weight loss is your goal with Intermittent Fasting, then one of the best foods you could break your fast with is eggs.


As we already know from the studies above, eggs help to stabilize the insulin response, which further aids in your goals with Intermittent Fasting and weight loss.


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Breaking a fast with eggs