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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... emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD11427963
    There is quite a bit of information on this subject in the SP articles.
    3154 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/9/2012 8:48:35 AM
  • BOSS61
    Thank you all for your comments and insights. Phebess, my research took me where you are too. The scientist in me wants a conversion factor for dietary cholesterol to blood cholesterol. Searching...
    3214 days ago
    Recent studies are indicating that natural cholesterol isn't as bad for us as they thought.
    3214 days ago
    Beware of the cheese , that is good that you are watching your cholesterol. You may want to have your glucose tested as well.
    3214 days ago
    The cholesterol in eggs isn't really as bad as we think - eggs also have lecithin, which helps dissolve or prevent cholesterol build up. Also, I started taking fish oil tablets (my vit. D was low) and my cholesterol dropped about by about 20 in one year.
    3214 days ago
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