Wednesday, July 20, 2011

egg me

Every morning, Steve and I eat breakfast together: we each have one egg over easy, and a mug of coffee. On the weekends, we make a big breakfast: our favorite is breakfast burritos. Breakfast burritos involve eggs, sausage, bacon, cheddar cheese, tater tots, and tortillas. We fucking love eggs. We eat as many eggs as Gaston.

Since my last check-up was five years ago (well, really since I needed something prescribed to me for my hyperhidrosis), I visited a doctor. All I was interested in was getting that signed paper from him, but he made me get needle-poked (I added "needle" so it didn't sound so dirty, but now it sounds worse) and give urine and all sorts of other intrusive tasks I wasn't in the mood for. All that to tell me I am healthy. But my cholesterol is a bit high.

Guess what has 65% of your daily cholesterol? One measly egg yolk. What the fuck am I supposed to eat now? And don't tell me oatmeal - that mushy shit looks like what they put in pig troughs. Don't tell me grape nuts, either: I'm not 85. No, I would never spend the two hours it requires to peel an orange. In fact, don't tell me to eat any breakfast food that isn't eggs, because it's only eggs I'm interested in. If only Gaston weren't a cartoon - I'm sure he'd know what to do.

4 comments:

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

I am with you here I love eggs and I feel that eggs have mostly the good cholesterol well that is my thought do not tell me I am wrong I will not listen........

Donna Boucher said...

Eat the eggs. Many excellent dr. and diets say you can have two a day.

And then drink some red wine and have some coffee...because they are today's cure alls.

Mrs. Hyde said...

I agree with Donna. I was just going to say I've heard that you can eat two per day and not raise your cholesterol. At least that's what they told me when I was a vegetarian for two years.

Anonymous said...

Sorry...I missed this one. Holly, as a person that is into healthy food and works in local produce, the best eggs you can get are the farm, fresh free range eggs. The bad cholesterol count in eggs comes mainly from what the chickens are fed, not the egg itself. Try Eggland's Best for a healthier and tasty egg. Hope this info helps.

Scott M.