Hey guys, long-time reader and avid in the gym. Apologies in advance for the long post.
So for a long time we've all been advocating that meats, egg, dairy are overrated in terms of it's negative effects on the body.
Primarily eggs - which I know some posters on here eat a handful of whole eggs daily. I am, or was, one of those people.
On average i would eat about 3-4 whole eggs per day plus my other protein sources.
So I had a blood test done about 2.5 years ago (Apr 2010?) and my LDL Cholesterol (the bad one) was at about 4.5. My doctor, at the time told me to watch myself as it was at the upper limit of a healthy young male at 23 years old. At that time, I had already been eating fairly healthy but liberally in order to gain mass. I was not counting marcos/ calories or anything. Just eating 4-5 meals a day with protein for each meal. Back then, when I was living at home, my mom would cook for me and wouldn't allow me more than 2 eggs a day.
Fast forward to 2012 November, I got my recent blood test again. I had been moved out and living on my own for the past 1 year and had been cooking all my own food. Since that time, that is when I'd been consistently eating 3-4 and sometimes 6 whole eggs daily.
My LDL Cholesterol shot up to 6.76. My doctor was very surprised. I looked athletic and lean and do have not a sweet tooth.
For the next 3 months, i'm going to cut down the amount of whole eggs - down to 1/ day, while keeping all my other dietary habits the same (still eating chicken, pork, fish and the skin and fat that comes with it). That way I can isolate that one variable in my diet that "may" have caused this. My doctor is very certainly it's the eggs...
I love eggs, but damn...
FYI - a weekday diet typically consists of:
- skinless, boneless chicken breasts/ tuna/ salmon/ white fish
- 3-4 whole eggs
- 2 pieces of fruit
- nuts/ almonds
- pb sandwich
- some vegetables
- some olive oil if i cook with it
- omega-3 and flax seed oil
On Weekends or when I eat out - i usually order fattier meats and eat more liberally (not really any fried or sweet foods though)
Do you guys think it could be the eggs? Thoughts?