ZeroPoint cheat sheet: Eggs
Cool Hand Luke ate 50 eggs—and now that they're a ZeroPoint™ food, you may wonder if he had the right idea. (For the record, we don’t recommend it.) Whether you like them poached, scrambled, or hard-boiled, they're a quick and easy option for a light lunch or a healthy snack.
Are eggs really a ZeroPoint food?
Yes, all eggs—including the yolk!—are 0, as long as they're prepared with 0 SmartPoints value cooking spray or sauces.
I'm worried about cholesterol. Is it okay to eat eggs?
Cholesterol isn’t all bad. In fact, we need it for important jobs like manufacturing vitamin D and hormones and keeping cells and tissues healthy. But LDL cholesterol—what most people consider the “bad” kind—can build up in your arteries, raising your risk for heart disease. So how do certain ZeroPoint foods, like eggs and shrimp, fit into a healthy diet?
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I'm focused on losing weight. Will I gain if I can eat as many eggs (or other ZeroPoint foods) as I want to?
Foods designated as ZeroPoint foods were chosen because they are much less likely to be overeaten than other foods. (It's a lot harder to eat six hard-boiled than six cookies.)
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If I use the barcode scanner in the WW app on a packaged meal, like an egg and turkey bacon breakfast sandwich, will it automatically remove the ZeroPoint ingredients?
Eggs such as duck, goose, quail, turkey, and chicken have different nutrition profiles. How are they all ZeroPoint foods?
Is there a limit to the number of eggs I can eat?
Eggs are a good source of high quality protein and provide essential vitamins and minerals for a healthy diet. Six to seven eggs per week is the general recommendation, however this has more to do with aiming for variety in the protein sources you're getting rather, than limiting your egg consumption.