“Eat less, move more.”

You might have heard this message before.

While the strategy makes total sense, it’s wrong to assume that the only reason people gain or lose weight is because of calories.

The issue is much more complicated than that. Different foods affect hunger and hormones in different ways, and not all calories are equal.

The truth is, there are many things you can do to lose weight — without ever counting a single calorie.

Here are 7 proven ways to put fat loss on “autopilot.”

1. Replace Your Grain-Based Breakfast With Eggs
Losing weight can be as simple as changing your breakfast.

Two separate studies have shown that eating eggs in the morning (compared to a breakfast of bagels) can help you lose fat without trying.

In one of these studies, 30 overweight or obese women ate either bagels or eggs for breakfast (1Trusted Source).

The egg group ended up eating fewer calories at lunch, the rest of the day and for the next 36 hours.

Put simply, the eggs were so filling that the women naturally ate fewer calories at subsequent meals.

Another study split 152 overweight people into two groups. One group ate eggs, the other ate bagels. Both groups were on a weight loss diet (2Trusted Source).

After eight weeks, the egg group had lost significantly more weight than the bagel group:

65% more weight loss (2 lbs vs 1.3 lbs)
61% greater reduction in BMI
34% greater reduction in waist circumference
16% greater reduction in body fat percentage
The difference in weight loss wasn’t huge, but the results clearly show that simple things like changing one meal can have an effect.

Another awesome benefit of eating eggs is that they are among the healthiest foods in the world.

Although eggs are high in cholesterol, studies suggest they do not raise your bad cholesterol or lead to heart disease, as previously believed (3Trusted Source, 4Trusted Source, 5Trusted Source, 6Trusted Source).

If you think you don’t have time to cook a healthy breakfast, think again. Preparing a breakfast with some eggs and veggies doesn’t have to take any longer than 5–10 minutes.

Just set your alarm clock a few minutes earlier and problem solved.