Is Shakshuka Good for Weight Loss? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Shakshuka is good for weight loss. Because it has eggs and tomatoes and they can help you feel full and burn calories.

Weight loss is a condition that affects your body weight and composition.

In weight loss, your body burns more calories than you consume, resulting in a reduction of fat mass and sometimes muscle mass.

This can lead to various health benefits, such as lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and risk of diabetes.

One of the key factors in achieving weight loss is diet.

What you consume can affect your calorie intake, which can impact your weight loss goals and overall health.

To effectively achieve weight loss, you should consume protein-rich foods like eggs, chicken, and beans and avoid sugar-rich foods like candy, soda, and pastries.

Now, shakshuka is a dish of eggs poached in a spiced tomato sauce.

People usually eat it for breakfast or brunch with bread or pita.

Shakshuka is good for weight loss because it contains eggs and tomatoes.

Eggs are high in protein, which can help you feel full and preserve your muscle mass.

Tomatoes are low in calories and high in antioxidants, which can help prevent inflammation and oxidative stress.

One serving of shakshuka can give you about 20 grams of protein (40% of your daily needs), 13 grams of fat (20% of your daily needs), and 21 grams of carbs (7% of your daily needs).

Eggs can positively affect weight loss by increasing your satiety and metabolism.

Tomatoes can positively affect weight loss by providing you with vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

Furthermore, shakshuka is a low-calorie dish and low-calorie dishes are good for weight loss.

Because, they can help you create a calorie deficit, which is essential for losing weight.

You can eat one serving of shakshuka per day safely.

More than that can cause excess calorie intake, which can hinder your weight loss progress.

Also, you shouldn’t eat shakshuka if you have high cholesterol or are allergic to eggs or tomatoes to prevent adverse reactions.

Because, eggs contain cholesterol, which can raise your blood cholesterol levels, and eggs and tomatoes are common allergens, which can cause symptoms like itching, swelling, and difficulty breathing.

You can buy fresh eggs and tomatoes in your local market or can order them from online.

Always choose organic eggs and ripe tomatoes.

Because, organic eggs are free of hormones and antibiotics, and ripe tomatoes are more flavorful and nutritious.

You can store them in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management and essential medical care is key to achieving weight loss effectively.

I always recommend my weight loss clients to follow a weight loss-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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