Fact: Eggs are a good source of nutrients. One egg contains 6 grams of protein and some healthful unsaturated fats. Eggs are also a good source of choline, which has been linked with preserving memory, and lutein and zeaxanthin, which may protect against vision loss.If you like eggs, eating one a day should be okay, especially if you cut back on saturated and trans fats. Other ways to enjoy eggs without worrying about cholesterol include not eating the yolk, which contains all the cholesterol, or using pourable egg whites or yolk-free egg substitutes. Personally, I boil mine which cuts down on the extra stuff you need to cook them in, and it makes them easily transportable. :)
Fact: Eggs have a lot of cholesterol. The average large egg contains 212 milligrams of cholesterol. As foods go, that’s quite a bit, rivaled only by single servings of liver, shrimp, and duck meat.
Myth: All that cholesterol goes straight to your bloodstream and then into your arteries. Not so. For most people, only a small amount of the cholesterol in food passes into the blood. Saturated and trans fats have much bigger effects on blood cholesterol levels.
Myth: Eating eggs is bad for your heart. The only large study to look at the impact of egg consumption on heart disease—not on cholesterol levels or other intermediaries—found no connection between the two. In people with diabetes, though, egg-a-day eaters were a bit more likely to have developed heart disease than those who rarely ate eggs.
Now for today's log and the numbers...
8am - coffee w/half & half and sweet & low
11am - 2 hard boiled eggs w/salt
12pm - grilled chicken parm
2pm - iced decaf coffee w/half & half and sweet & low
4pm - 60 calorie Jello Dark Chocolate Temptations
7pm - 4 grilled chicken skewers w/taziki sauce
15 minutes walking at 3.0 pace
60 minutes walking at 3.0 pace
Day 4 weight: 145 lbs (down 6 lbs.)