Hi there all.
I am a little confused. U gave me some helpful advice on protein, so let's hope u can do the same re eggs in general. I am baffled, to say the least.
Right...I'm no bodybuilder but I am trying to make sure I get a good amount of protein in my diet to aid my toning and crunches and pressups at the mo. I weigh about 154lb of which I reckon about 10% is fat if an average person male is apparently 15% fat. Anyway, that's a guestimate but the point in whichever way you look at it from what I can gather to build muscle ideally I should be taking in around 130g of protein a day.
Now, to do this I eat some muslie in the morning, and eggs during the day and some tuna or mackeral where I can and maybe some meat here and there too, preferably chicken. I have little idea if I am making that target to be honest. Eggs seem an easy solution - I boil about 5 at a time and stick them in the fridge and have them hard boiled as snacks. Apparently there's 6g of protein in the average egg, so at least they make a dent of sorts on my RDA. Then, to my horror this morning, I read:
"Keep in mind that the average egg yolk contains over two-thirds (213 mg) the recommended daily allowance (300 mg) of cholesterol. And that's no yolk!"
So, errr, am I supposed to eat no more than 1 egg a day!? Surely eggs can't be bad for you, my grandad feasted on them every day his whole life and was as fit as a man 20years his younger.