'Can I eat eggs?'
This is a question posed to me by many patients concerned about eggs increasing cholesterol levels. Studies are now finding though that eggs, enjoyed in a balanced diet, do not have a significant impact on low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the type of unhealthy cholesterol in high amounts) levels. The Heart Foundation Australia states ‘Eggs are very nutritious. They contain good quality protein, lots of vitamins and minerals, and mostly the healthier polyunsaturated fat. The dietary cholesterol in eggs has only a small insignificant effect on blood LDL cholesterol, so you can enjoy up to six eggs each week as part of a healthy balanced diet’.
Poached eggs on sautee silverbeet. I use a tablespoon of butter and some garlic.
Lunch: Chicken salad and an orange
Dinner: chilli tuna omelette.
I also ate a teeny tiny piece of chocolate.
Snacks today: half a protein bar in morning and the other half in the afternoon.
Fluids: Water and dandelion tea.
Supplements: multivitamin, probiotic, fish oil and iron tablet.
Thoughts and feelings: Because this weight loss programme is so nutritious and is cutting out gluten and dairy, overall, I’m feeling much more energetic and also feel happier. My concentration is better. All health starts in the gut so by lowering refined foods that are inflammatory I’m improving my overall health.