Guest Post: Lynn of The Actor’s Diet

While I’m in China, I’ll have a series of guest posters and backlogged posts going up.

First up is Lynn of The Actor’s Diet! She and her fellow blogger Christy are two lovely ladies who work hard and have fun while sharing their delicious dishes with us! Ever since I found their blog last year, I’ve been loving their insights into the world of acting and their very human day-to-day eats. I’m very excited to introduce the wonderful Lynn to The Happiness in Health! You can read more about her here.


Hello Happiness in Health Readers! This is Lynn from The Actors Diet. For those of you unfamiliar with our site, we are two actresses who blog about our daily diet and the superficial pressures of Hollywood with a focus on health and positive body image. Thanks to Jessie for this guest post!

Being an actor, I never know what my day-to-day schedule is going to be like. Sometimes it’s crazy – most times it’s not – but in the world of entertainment (especially television) everything is done very last-minute. If I find myself scrambling around for auditions or appearances or meetings, I like to have easy-to-grab things in the house that I can eat in my car (usually while sitting in horrendous Los Angeles traffic). My main fridge essential is a batch of hard boiled eggs:

I like to make egg salads that I can eat in sandwich form (my co-blogger Christy has a great recipe here), or just straight up with some granola like I did on this day.

My fool-proof way to hard boil eggs is to cover them in cold water, bring them to a boil, then remove them from the heat. Cover with a lid, and set the timer to 10 minutes. Drain, cover with cold water (2 or 3 rinses, add some ice too) and let them sit for another 10 minutes. They’ll peel easily and last for about a week in the fridge!


Thanks, Lynn, for your awesome post!  I’m craving some hard boiled eggs right now 😀

I’m a huge fan of eggs, and not just because they taste good. I alluded to how wonderful eggs are in this post. For those of you who include eggs in your diet, eggs are a cheap source of high quality protein. An egg costs about 24 cents and offers 70 calories, 6 grams of protein, 2 grams of monounsaturated fats (MUFA), and other good stuff like choline, lutein, and zeaxanthin. For those of you worried about cholesterol levels: Contrary to popular belief, eating cholesterol does not raise your blood cholesterol. Eating a lot of saturated fat, however, will raise your blood cholesterol tremendously. For more information, check out the links here and here.

Q: Do you like eggs? Would you like me to write a post about eggs in the future: nutrition, recipes, etc.?


  1. Great GP, Lynn!! 🙂 (that’s my middle name!)

    I love eggs in all ways; hard boiled, over-easy, sunny side up, over-hard, deviled eggs, fried eggs, poached eggs–I’ll stop, lol.


  2. thanks for letting me be a guest on your blog – hope you’re having fun in china and eating a lot of delicious food.

  3. Thanks for the tip on how to hard boil eggs, I never no how long to cook them for!! They are such a great go to snack, will be eating many more now that I know how to boil them correctly!
    thanks 🙂


  4. i love eggs, they are so versatile!
    I would love to see some yummy recipes with them 🙂

  5. I adore Lynn! And I actually hate hard-boiled eggs, unless they are in egg salads. That said, eggs are my FAVORITE source of protein…and I love the runny yolks!

  6. I love Lynn too! I do not love hard-boiled eggs, however 😉 I love eggs scrambled. I’m always glad to hear that the hype about eggs being bad for you is wrong!

  7. Great advice on eggs! I love them too! The incredible, edible egg! And some egg salad sounds WONDERFUL right now!!

  8. Great post, Making hard boiled eggs is my specialty and I have perfected the science. Sad, but true! I love eggs. Many people are surprised to find how nutritious they are but honestly if you stop to think about it, they are the basis of all life. They need to contain all of what will create a new life, therefore jam packed with nutrition.

  9. Yay LYNN! People are always in search for THE perfect recipe for boiled eggs. It’s kind of tricky every time, but even so, getting to eat the egg in the end — whether runny or boiled blue — is always a treat. My Mom makes this great special Asian dish with hard-boiled eggs that are saturated with soy sauce and tea bags. It’s DELICIOUS over rice, and with a bit of stir-fry. OM NOM NOM. 🙂 I bet you have some of that over in China!

    Warm wishes,

    1. I totally know what dish you’re talking about. Nom nom nom is right! Lol.

  10. Great guest post! I love hard boiled eggs so I’ll definitely be trying your method for making them…thanks! 🙂

  11. lynnchenrocks! Sorry Jessie, just had to say that. You totally rock too for having Lynn as a guest poster…so jealous. Lol. Thanks for sharing your method of how to boil eggs with us Lynn. I never know how long to boil mine. It seems like such an easy thing to do but it’s totally not. Will try your method next time. Thanks for the great guest post Lynn and Jessie
    😀 Hope you’re having a great time in China my friend!

  12. Thanks for the tips about hard boiling eggs! I never quite know what I’m doing (which sounds silly). And I’ve definitely never tried doing the method you described above — next time! 🙂

  13. Thanks Lynn for the great tips on boiling eggs just right and the insight into the life of an actor!

    And thank you Jessie for making sure we still have great posts to read, though you’re busy in China – hope you’re having a great time 🙂

  14. Holy crap, just blew my mind; eating cholesterol doesn’t raise blood cholesterol?? Will give eggs more consideration now. I’ve always liked ’em but the cholesterol worried me before.

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