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Check out this footage that helps explain how lean pork is a powerful component in dieting.

A study in this month’s British Journal of Nutrition revealed that eating a calorie-restricted diet with additional protein at breakfast, including Canadian bacon and eggs, led to increased feelings of fullness throughout the day. Feeling full while dieting is important for those watching their weight because it may lead to eating fewer excess calories later in the day.

Pork’s positive role in weight management is also supported by a related study published in Obesity. Researchers found a reduced-calorie diet with higher protein intakes – about 30 percent of total calories, including six ounces of pork each day – helped overweight women preserve more lean mass while losing weight compared to those eating less protein but the same amount of calories.