A boost in metabolism through the protein in eggs could result in a leaner body. A 2022 article in Clinical Nutrition looked at the diets of more than 300 college students and found that those who ate more than five eggs a week had lower BMI, waist circumference/height, and body fat percentage. They also had a higher percentage of lean body mass. It wasn’t simply eating eggs that led to healthier body composition. Instead, eating more eggs per week can lead to a metabolism boost because it helps boost your overall protein consumption.
A diet focused on vegetables and lean proteins such as chicken and turkey can lead to more weight loss than a low-fat diet, according to a 2021 study in Obesity Science and Practice. After three months, people who followed a diet consuming four servings of protein every day lost on average 21 pounds compared to the 3.5 pounds lost on the low-fat diet. The high protein group also saw more significant changes in their waist and hip circumference, total cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.