The Great Egg-speriment
For the last 20 years you have been one of my best friends. We've laughed together. We've cried together. And we've spent endless breakfasts, lunches, and dinners together. You've always been there for me, but I have a confession: I went behind your back.
Don't worry. It's not what you think. I didn't cheat on you, but I did force you into a committed relationship with me. You see, I approached the American Egg Board with an idea: What if I proved that eggs were healthy? Sacrificed my body for the sake of science to protect your reputation and discover the truth.
Despite all these years of health and happiness, there’s still legitimate concern that I shouldn’t be eating you regularly. People worry that your delicious yellow yolk will raise my cholesterol, clog my arteries, and fill my belly with fat. And in some respects I can understand the skepticism. After all, how can something that tastes so good--and enhance the flavor of so many foods--be healthy for you?
I've heard all the dirty rumors. People say that egg whites are better and that the yolk is nothing but trash. That only your brown cousins are healthy. Or that you should be avoided altogether.
Finally I had enough. I started wondering myself, “Could I be wrong? Could you really be bad for me?”
I've read all the studies that say that eggs are healthy. And that they are good for cholesterol and don't make you fat. But I needed a stronger commitment. This is my health and my body.
So here's how “The Great Egg-speriment” will work: I'm going to eat 2 or 3 of you EVERY day for the next two months. I'll assess my weight, take all the necessary blood tests, and even see if my lean body mass changes. You know beach season is just a few months away.
I figure it's best this way. It’s not you, it’s me. And we’ll be stronger because of this test. Seriously. After this is all done, we’ll look back and know we did the right thing. I think that you'll finally have your freedom. People will know that you're healthy and delicious and can be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet.
I'm excited to begin this next phase together, so much so that I'm making our journey public. I’ll be blogging about my experiences and sharing the results with everyone. I hope you're ready for the spotlight because after this there is no turning back.
(Full disclosure: You might see ads from the American Egg Board on LIVESTRONG.COM. But The Great Egg-speriment was my editorial idea and something that I've wanted to do. The tests and results will not be controlled or influenced in any way by the American Egg Board. And in no way is the American Egg Board contributing to my egg consumption or paying for my food. This is a Born original and the posts will accurately reflect what I experience during the process.)