Light - Have a job that involves long periods of sitting (office-based / driving) or are home-based and sitting for much of the day. Typical jobs: office worker, sales rep, bus/taxi/lorry driver.
Moderate - On your feet for much of the day, either standing or occasional slow paced walking. Typical jobs: shop assistant, teacher, chef/cook, bar worker, engineer.
Heavy - Active for much of the day, walking non-stop and carrying objects. Typical jobs: hospital/ward nurse, waitressing in a busy restaurant, cleaner, porter, labourer/construction worker, gardener, farm worker.
Leisure Activity Level
Inactive - Do very little exercise, going for the occasional walk (moderate pace, low intensity). Spend majority of leisure time doing activities such as watching TV, playing computer games, on the internet, reading, cooking, driving, general household chores.
Moderately active - Do light to moderate intensity exercise 3-4 times a week. E.g. going to the gym / swimming / cycling / horse riding / dance classes / playing golf. Daily dog walking (brisk pace, twice a day).
Very active - You exercise almost every day of the week doing high intensity training such as running, spinning, team or competitive sports. Or regularly undertake activities such as heavy gardening, heavy DIY work.
Calories in an Egg, Poached
Eggs are a fantastic source of high-quality protein and are packed with important vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins, iron, vitamin A and D.
Worried about how much cholesterol there is in an egg? Recent research has shown that the dietary cholesterol found in egg yolks has very little effect on most people's blood cholesterol levels - it's saturated fat we need to be concerned about. Eggs also contain a substance called lecithin which has the ability to dissolve cholesterol and other fats.
Removing the yolk saves about 75% of the calories, but keeps most of the fantastic protein. Protein helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer, so an egg white omelette is a great low cal breakfast choice for satiety.
However, as the yolk of an egg contains important minerals and vitamins, removing the yolk does mean that you miss out on iron, B vitamins and vitamins A and D. A good compromise is to make an omelette with one egg, and two egg whites ? that way you save on calories without losing all of the nutrients.
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