When you want to lose weight, what you eat for breakfast can have a big role to play in your success – and there are few better fat-burning brekkies than a couple of eggs. That’s according to a study presented at the European Congress on Obesity, which found people who ate two eggs in the morning reported feeling fuller for longer than those who ate cereals and subsequently ate less at lunch.

Blood tests showed levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin were lower in those who had eggs while levels of PYY, a hormone that makes us feel full, were higher. If you’re worried about high cholesterol, don’t be: research by the British Nutrition Foundation found that the cholesterol in eggs has minimal effect on your risk of heart disease. Make having eggs for breakfast easy with the delicious French toast recipe below.

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Chucking berries on your eggy bread and giving it a Gallic moniker turns a potentially unappetising breakfast into a delightful treat. What’s more, it needn’t be unhealthy: by using lower-GI sourdough bread, you’ll drip-feed your body energy throughout the day and minimise the blood sugar crashes that lead to fat storage.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2tbsp milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1tbsp sugar
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 2tbsp butter
  • 1tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 2tsp honey
  • Handful of mixed berries

To make

  1. Whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
  2. Submerge the bread in the mixture, ensuring each slice is fully covered.
  3. Melt the butter in a frying pan and fry each slice for two minutes on each side.
  4. Serve with the yogurt, berries and honey.

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