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Old 12-13-2012, 10:28 AM   #1
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how many carbs in an egg? im confused by all the different responses i have seen

how many carbs do i count for an over easy egg? or even just an egg in general? im getting confused as to what to count for eggs? ive looked it up and have seen many different responses....also, in the book they are on the unlimited food item list..so do i even count them at all? i just dont know what to do when it comes to eggs
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:33 AM   #2
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I believe there is one carb in a large egg
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:00 AM   #3
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This is a website I use a lot for all kinds of info - carbs, protein, fiber, fat, etc. Show Foods

If you go to the above link and type "egg" in search box you will see a selection of eggs - raw, cooked, different sizes, different kinds of eggs like chicken, duck, etc.

There is also a post at the top of the Main Lobby here on LCF which takes you to "Tools" where you will find a carb counter that is provided by LCF.

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Old 12-13-2012, 11:10 AM   #4
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For some reason 0.6g carb per egg is in my head, but I always count them as 1g each - that's for a hen's egg, and I usually eat duck eggs, so am probably about right, but am a bit vague when it comes to counting, anyway
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:23 AM   #5
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It depends which Atkins book you are using. I count eggs as 1 carb because I used rounded numbers and they have .6 each (rounds up to 1).
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:50 AM   #6
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According to ******, it's about a half a carb per egg. Considering that you can get into ketosis really fast by eating nothing but meat and eggs, it can't be very much.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:31 PM   #7
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LESS than 1 carb. I count as 1 carb. Eggs are great on low carb diets!
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:39 PM   #8
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According to the carb counter in the back of my DANDR book, an egg has 0.6 carbs
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:51 PM   #9
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i wonder how many carbs in a humming- birds egg?

Perhaps it depends on which tune she is humming. but I always count 0.6 grams per hen egg, unless it comes from Miss Prissy, I allow 0.45 grams, grams that is. As i rarely eat more than 2 eggs in one day, it doesn't matter to me. Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:05 PM   #10
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According to the carb counter in the back of my DANDR book, an egg has 0.6 carbs
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:30 AM   #11
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I think you are way overthinking this! Pick a value and go with it.... you aren't going to ruin a lowcarb diet because you ate an extra egg or because there was one more gram of carbs in your egg than you realized.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:38 AM   #12
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I kind of count them depending on how many I've had. 1 egg = 1 carb, 2 eggs = 1 carb, 3 eggs = 2 carbs, 4 eggs = 2 carbs, and so on.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:47 AM   #13
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I would have thought egg had more fat than protein in it weird but not so more protein.

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Old 01-24-2013, 12:55 AM   #14
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The reason you see all the different counts is twofold: There are different sized eggs, and some preps have things other than eggs in them.

One large raw egg has 0.6g of carbs, but many people eat extra large, or jumbo eggs.

If you add milk to scrambled eggs or omlets, like lots of chefs, there's more. And IHOP adds pancake batter to theirs! All of this leads to different counts.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:30 AM   #15
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I don't round up w lg eggs.

As a hearty eater and very metabolically resistant, every carb counts, and I like knowing 3 eggs is only about 2 carbs, vs being 3 carbs for those of you rounding up--makes a difference for me.
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I count one carb for every two eggs I eat
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