Eggs May Not Be The Answer - Breakfast Protein
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
The scientist in me has been bedazzled by all the wondrous pie charts and other data this web site provides. At the tender age of 50, I am being afforded an accurate understanding of what I eat - for the first time ever. Wow! Scary, but wow.
So with some concern I saw that my choices for breakfast over the past few days, while conscientiously endeavoring to be "healthy" generally packed more grams of fat than protein. Today I tried eggs (one whole egg and one egg-white). I happily saw that protein was outpacing fat, finally.
However, as I discovered more functionality of the web site, I turned on the cholesterol tracker.. Not that I have a known high cholesterol problem, but at my age and obesity, I am somewhat of a sitting duck for potential development of the concern. Why I am here...
So while my counts-through-midday of carbs, fats and proteins are well within guidance, my cholesterol intake today (if accurate - mustn't it be?) suggests that I will keel over and die sometime before the end of the workday. Could the sprinkle of shredded cheese (one tablespoon, tops) REALLY have done me in like that?
Alas, back to the drawing board...