Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Weight Management & Satiety

ENC’s blog features articles on new research as well as recaps of meetings, reports, and other information related to eggs and health. Contact ENC if you are interested in writing an article on eggs for a guest post.

A Closer Look at the Effects of High Protein Intake on Weight Loss

Today’s blog post is written by Emmaline Rasmussen, Dietetic Intern. Emmaline studies Dietetics and Kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and will be eligible to sit for the registered dietitian exam in December of 2012. She is an avid food and nutrition enthusiast as well as a certified yoga teacher. In a nation where the number of overweight...

Breakfast Eaters Reap the Benefits

For various reasons, breakfast is one of the most commonly skipped meals of the day. We all lead busy lives and often in the morning, we are more worried about getting our coffee than something to eat! However, research has repeatedly demonstrated the importance of making time for even a quick morning meal. The Huffington Post recently featured a slide...

Portion Distortion and Portion Control

Today’s post comes from Araceli Vázquez, MS, RD, LD. Vázquez is one of the few bilingual/bicultural dietitians in North Texas. She began her career in nutrition in 1996 after a successful career as a microbiologist and now offers nutrition counseling as part of her private practice, DietGenics. Vázquez is also a member of ENC’s Health Professional Advisor panel. In the...

What’s For Dinner Wednesdays: Get the “Full” Benefits of Protein

While protein receives much attention in traditional media for its role in muscle growth and repair, as health professionals, we know polypeptides are very versatile molecules with many benefits. In particular, protein has a profound effect on satiety, which can aid in weight management. Protein slows gastric emptying to the small intestine, allowing food to remain in the stomach for...

Hope for Fixing the Obesity Crisis

If you’ve been watching the HBO series “Weight of the Nation” as I have, you too are probably wondering if the factors that got us into our current obesity crisis are too overwhelming to be fixed. Well, I’m happy to say I do think there is hope, especially for the children. In fact, after attending the IFIC Scientific Communications Summit...