Originally Posted by WarMaiden
I eat whole eggs and just factor them into my plan for the day. Generally I eat two whole eggs each day. Yum. Problem solved.
For you. Not for the original poster. If eating whole eggs is not in her plan then it is not in her plan. The question was not "should I eat whole eggs"
There are a lot of healthy foods out there that others may not eat that I do and vice versa. Something has to give.
Regardless, because this very specific question is really a much more generic issue that many of us have to deal with in one form or another. For some of us it is a major issue to weight loss. The question translates as:
I feel guilty wasting food.
To which the answer really becomes "what is waste?" Which is a bigger waste, throwing an egg yolk (or 3 bites of mac n cheese or the last slice of pizza or the cube of avocado that wont keep or the last 5 nuts in the package...) in the trash or eating something you dont particularly need or even want just to keep from throwing it in the trash.
Sure, if you can find an alternate use that doesnt involve taking an egg yolk and adding cream and sugar to make creme brulee, great! Hair masque, dog food. I've done the hair thing from time to time, but that is only a % of the eggs I toss.
I read it and watching my family I believe it.
The ability to throw away edible food may be the # 1 indicator of long term weight loss success.
I've watched my mom eat an extra 300 calories easily at dinner because there was one bite of creamed spinach and one little taste of chicken and nothing was "enough to save for another meal" I've done it too. I was raised to see throwing away food as a sin. (considering the hippie heathen nature of my upbringing, perhaps the ONLY sin
) Overcoming that is freeing.
So take the egg yolks and with great joy and permission throw them away and free yourself.