- Eating eggs and bacon may lead to weight loss according to a new CSIRO study
- By increasing protein in the morning, it will ward off nasty cravings during day
- Currently, most Australians get most of protein in the evening, not at breakfast
If you’ve piled on a few extra kilos over the festive season then this breakfast breakthrough might be your saving grace.
According to new research by CSIRO, a feast of eggs and bacon in the morning could be the key to losing weight.
To ward off cravings during the day, the study shows Australians need to increase protein consumption to between 25 and 30 grams.
A feast of eggs and bacon in the morning could be the key to losing weight (stock image)
‘A more even distribution of protein may make weight loss easier,’ the CSIRO report said
The study, Protein Balance: New concepts for protein in weight management, reveals women are eating 14 grams less and men are eating 10 grams less than protein recommendations.
Generally, Australians eat the most protein in the evenings and ignore it, or eat small portions, for breakfast.
‘A more even distribution of protein may make weight loss easier,’ the report said.
Women aged between 19 and 70 are required to eat about 79 grams of protein daily while men in the same age group should eat about 107 grams, which exact measurements determined by body weight.
With eggs and bacon being a favourite breakfast staple in many Australian households, guidelines should be easy to meet with two eggs having about 12 grams of protein, 35 grams of cheese has about nine grams of protein and a cup of milk has 15 grams of protein.
Fast food, cakes and biscuits make up one-third of how Australians, on average, get their protein instead of from high quality sources including fish and eggs.
Generally, Australians eat the most protein in the evenings and ignore it, or eat small portions, for breakfast (stock image)