Anyone have high cholesterol, been on SB for a while, and not had problems with eating eggs raising your cholesterol level?
I stay full so much longer when I eat eggs for breakfast instead of egg beaters, but I'm nervous about eating so many eggs. I'm wondering if anyone has experience to share (anyone with high cholesterol).
I'm not really following SB but Eggs haven't hurt me a bit. Before I started out on this journey I was eating almost no eggs (maybe a couple every few months) and my cholesterol was a scary 244 In January I started adding eggs for the protein and usually eat about 10 a week - last check in June had my cholesterol down to a much better 174. Might be a comination of things though - I wouldn't go on a strictly egg diet
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Last edited by yoyonomoreinvegas : 08-18-2008 at 06:46 PM.
My cholesterol has bee 210-214 for a couple years. Started SB in January and my total cholesterol is now 184. I never ate eggs regularly before but now I eat eggs for breakfast a couple times a week and I eat a boiled egg with lunch a couple times a week. From what reading I have done on the subject, eggs are not the devil they have been made out to be in regard to cholesterol. There are other foods that are much worse for raising triglycerides and cholesterol.
Gary Taube's book "Good Calories, Bad Calories" is also a great read about the confusing evidence concerning dietary cholesterol in research.
Last edited by murphmitch : 08-18-2008 at 08:09 PM.
Thanks for your replies! Though I haven't started SB yet, my triglycerides have gone down signifiantly since watching my carb intake. My good cholesterol is good, but my bad cholesterol is quite bad. My doctor still wants me on medication and I'm resisting. I just don't want my bad cholesterol to go up any more than it already is! Anyway, I won't stress about eating 3-4 eggs a week and we'll see what happens.
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