Like many eggers I can stand to lose a few pounds. Ok, more than a few. In the past I have tried nearly every diet known to man along with exercise, which does help, but the diet is the primary key to weight loss.
For me the Atkins low-carb diet is the only one that has worked. No problem since I have an egg, right? T-rex steaks, smoked chicken breasts, salmon planks, ABTs, bacon, ham, turkey, scallops, shrimp, and even some low carb veggies. What more could I want? Well not much more at all, at least until now.
I just found out that my cholesterol is way out of control. By way out of control I mean the doctor said things like "a stroke or heart attack is imminent" and "are you sure you are still alive?"
So I will now have to be on meds, diet, and exercise with the primary goal of lowering cholesterol and secondary goal of weight loss. No more unlimited bacon, swabs of butter sauce, or high-fat meats. I am still trying to figure out what this means to my egg menu.
Have any of you faced a similar challenge? What things do you cook or not cook on the egg to help? I have already found out that EVOO is very good at boosting HDL without raising LDL so I plan to use that in lieu of butter whenever possible. What other tricks are out there?