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focus83 02-26-2013 08:00 AM

Can you have too many eggs?
 
Is it possible to have too many eggs in one day?

i know some people are doing the meat and egg only eating plan right now but i just wondered if its possible you can eat too many?

Whats the most you have had in one day? x

Kimberli33 02-26-2013 08:02 AM

3

juliekaboolie 02-26-2013 08:06 AM

I think the most I've had in a day is 6. I've developed a food sensitivity to them now thanks to a serious illness I had last year...just kinda broke down my immune system. Now I can't eat them without some wicked nausea...along with mushrooms, almonds, garlic, and nightshades. Fun! Fun! LOL!

juliekaboolie 02-26-2013 08:07 AM

For what it's worth, I think eating eggs is healthy, but having a varied diet is even better. Too much of anything can't be good for you. IMO!

1sweettea1 02-26-2013 08:13 AM

I only have 2 per day but I think if you can tolerate more than that then go for it.

I'm afraid that I'll burn out of having any food if I eat a lot of it every day.

Darkginger 02-26-2013 08:43 AM

I usually have 2 fried duck eggs a day, but have been known to have up to 10 in a day (breakfast fried, lunch crustless quiche, snack 2 x hardboiled, dinner egg curry) - and I'm still here! It's not often I have a day without eggs, really.

debstin 02-26-2013 08:48 AM

I eat only fresh eggs from free range raised chickens and go through phases where i eat none and other times when i may eat up to 6-8,esp if i bake anything or make deviled eggs.

FatCat 02-26-2013 08:51 AM

When you want to sit on the peak of the roof and sing as the sun rises, you might want to cut back on the eggs.

Or if you start thinking seriously about the protein content of bugs and worms....you might want to cut back on the eggs.

dianda 02-26-2013 09:00 AM

The most I've had in one day... about 5.

I'd eat dozens though. Can't get enough :yummy:

focus83 02-26-2013 09:27 AM

I dont eat eggs everyday but at weekends when i tend to eat breakfast lunch and dinner i have more eggs. On Sunday i had 9. i was worried it was too much. I did have it with my breakfast, a couple with my dinner and 1 in a low carb cake i made.

Just Russ 02-26-2013 09:29 AM

Ordinarily, probably 3-4 scrambled or omlete max. There have been to parties where deviled eggs was the best choice & I didn't count those. I try to bring something low carb now...

CindyCRNA 02-26-2013 10:33 AM

I've eaten 6 in a day on multiple occasions but eat 2 a day every day.

creseis 02-26-2013 10:35 AM

If you are sensitive to arachidonic acid, then yes, you should limit eggs. I think the only way to know is by trial and error, basically, if you start retaining water or are not losing weight for a while, stop eating eggs and see what happens.

reddarin 02-26-2013 10:45 AM

I think I've had 6 or 7 over the span of a day but apparently, 5 at one time is my limit :sick:

Arctic_Mama 02-26-2013 10:47 AM

Yes and no. Eggs are extremely healthful, even in fairly large quantities. But our systems can indeed become sensitized to the proteins in them and have an immune reaction to them. I had issues ith that several years ago, though it was exacerbated by wheat/oat/dairy/yeast sensitivities. Now I'm fine with three or so per day and have had no recurrent health issues, but it CAN become a problem for some folks. Most are just fine with a moderate amount of eggs cooked each day.

CindyCRNA 02-26-2013 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Arctic_Mama (Post 16281971)
Yes and no. Eggs are extremely healthful, even in fairly large quantities. But our systems can indeed become sensitized to the proteins in them and have an immune reaction to them. I had issues ith that several years ago, though it was exacerbated by wheat/oat/dairy/yeast sensitivities. Now I'm fine with three or so per day and have had no recurrent health issues, but it CAN become a problem for some folks. Most are just fine with a moderate amount of eggs cooked each day.

NO! :cry: The yolks have to runny!!:D

Arctic_Mama 02-26-2013 11:03 AM

That's still cooked ;). Completely raw eggs are much harder to digest and can rapidly increase the rate of sensitivity in an individual prone to it (the albumen is the biggest culprit, not the yolk) so poach or soft boiled, at a minimum, is preferred. Over easy is just fine, too. Raw in shakes every single day might cause some issues in vulnerable individuals (and be fine for others, but it is worth being aware, nonetheless!).

reddarin 02-26-2013 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Arctic_Mama (Post 16282005)
That's still cooked ;). Completely raw eggs are much harder to digest and can rapidly increase the rate of sensitivity in an individual prone to it (the albumen is the biggest culprit, not the yolk) so poach or soft boiled, at a minimum, is preferred. Over easy is just fine, too. Raw in shakes every single day might cause some issues in vulnerable individuals (and be fine for others, but it is worth being aware, nonetheless!).

Interesting. Would pasteurized eggs address that issue with the shakes?

Taxbane 02-26-2013 11:25 AM

Also, just note there is approx .6g to 1g carbs per whole cooked egg.

thealything 02-26-2013 11:38 AM

counting quiches, oopsies, omelettes and flax muffins... I could and sometimes do easily eat 10 in a day.

Missouri_Librarian 02-26-2013 05:44 PM

When i did the meat/egg fast and was eating vlc I would have 6 daily...

clackley 02-26-2013 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by FatCat (Post 16281656)
When you want to sit on the peak of the roof and sing as the sun rises, you might want to cut back on the eggs.

Or if you start thinking seriously about the protein content of bugs and worms....you might want to cut back on the eggs.

^^^^THIS! Baaaahaaaahaaa!

kayellr 02-26-2013 05:57 PM

You probably shouldn't eat 50 of them.

melisa82 02-26-2013 06:04 PM

When I first began LC, I was eating 1 to 1.5 dozen eggs per week. After about 2 months of doing so, I developed an allergic reaction. Every time I would eat eggs, I would break out in hives and my throat was itchy. I stopped eating eggs. I finally reintroduced them 5 months later and I'm fine now, but I only eat 2 or 3 every couple of weeks.

Bamboozled 02-27-2013 08:52 AM

I'd say 4-5 is the most I will ever eat and usually no more than 2.

Sometimes I will scramble two eggs in the morning then think "Hey, I should devil up some of these babies!".

I find I stay quite full when eating eggs.


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