People diet for various reasons…
… Some to lose weight
… Others to gain weight
Some even do it because everyone else is doing so, not because they actually know or understand the reason behind it.
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Now for almost every diet plan geared a weight loss, eggs are recommended as a good source of protein, alongside chicken breast and fish.
Now if eggs are recommended as a good source of protein, why then are you asked to eat more of some part and eat less of another part or probably not even indulge in it at all.
The egg has two parts. The egg white and the yolk.
If you were thinking the whole egg contains all the protein, then you thought wrong.
The egg white is rather where all the proteins are.
The egg white contains about 4 grams of protein, 55 mg of sodium and only 17 calories.
The egg yolk carries the cholesterol, the fat and saturated fat of the egg.
One egg yolk has around 55 calories, 4.5 grams of total fat and 1.6 grams of saturated fat, 210 mg of cholesterol, 8 mg of sodium, and 2.7 grams of protein.
So now you know why your dieticians ask you to eat just the whites and cut down on the yolk.
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Randy Kotey is a Fitness Coach/Personal Trainer. His love for helping others achieve their fitness goal started when he was a teenager. As an individual who struggled to gain muscle himself, he researched extensively on fitness and healthy living in order to give others a smooth transition into it as he didn’t enjoy that privilege. To know more about Randy Kotey, you can check the following social media handles:
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