Here’s how many calories an egg has (plus nutrition facts)

by | May 5, 2022 | Last updated May 16, 2022

Two fresh chicken eggs

How many calories are in an egg?

A large whole egg has 72 calories.

How many carbs are in an egg?

A large whole egg contains 0.4 grams of total carbs.

Additional egg nutrition facts

A typical large egg has:

  • Calories: 72
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 186 mg
  • Sodium: 71 mg
  • Potassium: 69 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 0.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugars: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 6.3 g

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Is an egg healthy?

Noom has a classification system that groups foods according to their caloric density. This refers to a measure of how much energy (calories) can be found within a given weight or volume of a food.

Green foods have the lowest caloric density and/or the highest concentration of healthy nutrients.  Think: veggies and whole grains.

Yellow foods have a mid-level caloric density and/or a medium amount of healthy nutrients. Think: lean meats and starches.

Red foods have the highest caloric density, are the most calorie-dense and/or have the least healthy nutrients. Think: red meats and desserts.

Red doesn’t mean “bad” and green doesn’t mean “good” (though it does mean “better”). We only recommend balancing things out in terms of portions and frequency.

What color are eggs?

Within the Noom Weight program, eggs are considered a yellow food.

We recommend that you get most of your calories from yellow foods (45%) and then green (30%) and red (25%).

What are examples of other foods?

Green foods include: whole grain bread, skim milk, cucumbers, spinach, apples, tomatoes, non-fat yogurt, broccoli, brown rice, bananas, bell peppers, strawberries, tofu, non-fat cheese, unsweetened almond milk, oatmeal, quinoa, whole grain tortilla

Yellow foods include: grilled chicken, turkey breast, tuna, salmon, lean ground beef, eggs, avocado, low-fat cheese, black beans, chickpeas

Red foods include: oils, seeds, nuts, nut butters, desserts, red meats