Parents keep telling me eggs have too much cholesterol, what should I do?

Commented on March 18, 2014
Created March 16, 2014 at 2:53 PM

On the days that I have 7-8 eggs, my parents tell me it's way too much cholesterol, blah blah blah, too much fat and so on and so on. What should I do?



on March 18, 2014
at 10:32 PM

Refrain from laughing when they die. Only joking. Seriously.



on March 16, 2014
at 06:10 PM

Eggs are a cheap source of complete protein. Are your parents concerned because you are overweight? Have you had a lipid profile drawn?

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on March 18, 2014
at 08:29 PM

Have your cholesterol checked and show them the results! If you have insurance you can likely get this done for free as part of an annual exam. Otherwise you can pay around $50 for a lipid panel.


on March 18, 2014
at 03:15 PM

Great job on eating healthy! I wish I liked eggs as much as you do, I have to force myself to eat 2 a day. Great articles were shared with you. I'll add have your parents watch the documentary Fat Head (it's available on Amazon, free if you're a prime member) it busts a lot of popular myths about fats.

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on March 18, 2014
at 02:55 PM

walk around the house with a big bowl of eggs and loudly eat them, every once in a while say, "mmmmmmmmmm....eggs," in a Sling Blade manor of speaking...follow them around while doing this.

My parents always had things to say about what I did, I just basically ignored them, what are they gonna do? kick you out? My problem is my future in-laws. "Jesus ate bread, so it can't be that bad" and so on. I have to suck it up, politely spout some science and smilingly go on eating my egg-based tortillas on fajita night...count yourself lucky.


on March 16, 2014
at 07:16 PM

Just ignore them. We don't all agree on food in this house but no one falls out over it. (Son currently having a tub of Hagen D icecream when he'd given all that up does not please me for example but I don't go on about it.)

Eggs are good. i've always known that. I have at least 3 every day.

Most parents would be glad you were eating eggs rather than ice cream or taking drugs or drunk on vodka surely?



on March 16, 2014
at 06:41 PM

Show them the facts!

Here are some links to legit sources:

I had the same problem with my parents, but after showing them that Paleo was something based on lots of research and not just a fad, they have finally accepted it. Now my mom even agrees to cook with lard! Hope this helps :)



on March 16, 2014
at 03:33 PM

Dietary cholesterol has little effect on serum lipids. Starving your body of preformed cholesterol does induce lower blood lipids… keyword: starving.


on March 16, 2014
at 03:05 PM

As long as the eggs come from a good source ie pasture raised eat all the eggs you want. They are the most complete source of nutrition we have. If the cholesterol bothers them let them know that dietary cholesterol has been shown to minimally effect serum cholesterol. Your body naturally produces cholesterol as it is critical in daily bodily functions. I eat 3-6 eggs a day btw

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