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    I have been trying to get my Mom to make me eggs and bacon for breakfast. She doesn't want to fry them because of the mess it will make. I'm ok with that, the bacon is already edible as it is. It's got herbs and spices and very very little carbs, no sugar, just fat.


    But my mom says that it's too much fat. Too much load for my stomach. She isn't anti-fat or anything. We eat wholesome, fat filled meals. So what exactly would happen if you eat an omlet with some bacon? That and she doesn't really seem to like me eating eggs almost every day for breakfast. I love it though.


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    What would happen? You would have a delicious breakfast that will keep you full for hours You will be hard pressed to find anyone bashing bacon around here. It's a great way to get in some good fat and protein in the morning.


    And your mom probably doesn't like you eating eggs every day because she's concerned about cholesterol levels. She'd have to read Mark's post on cholesterol to get an understanding of why you could eat eggs every single day and be fine. Basically, our bodies NEED cholesterol, and make about 1,400mg of it every single day, depending on how much you ingest. If you eat 3 eggs with a total of 900mg of cholesterol, you body will make 500mg more for your cells to use. That's a short description, but Mark's article is great, and one that you should definitely find and read. The one on Saturated Fat is excellent also, that will convince you to eat bacon until you're sick of it

    You are what you eat,
    and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan

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      I read those. I am just curious if it's possible to eat too much fat. I will try to convince my Mom and hopefully eat some bacon and eggs tomorrow.

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        Make them yourself.

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          You would get waaaay more fat from eating a steak.


          Fat isn't digested in the stomach anyway. Semantics perhaps.

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            Fat is amazingly satiating, so I think it's really hard to eat *too much* of it. Unlike carbs, which are easy to overdose on, fat leaves you so full that you won't want to eat more than you 'should'. If you *do* overeat fat, you'll probably just feel really really full, and will most likely eat a little less next time. I just had eggs and bacon for breakfast (yum!) and feel wonderful and full. If eating eggs and bacon together feels good to you, do it! (Try to stick to pastured eggs and bacon if you can for the extra health benefits and omega 3s!


            Check this out on fat if Mark's posts haven't swayed you on the importance of (unlimited) fat: http://www.westonaprice.org/knowyourfats/index.html I'd share all the MDA links on fat w/ your mom as well. We are a fat-phobic society--takes a while to let go of the fat-fearing baggage...

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              I'm with arthurb999. It's difficult to understand why you need to convince anyone to cook anything for you. Are you too young to use the stove?

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                Erm...dude. By the time I was 16, I was cooking most of the family's meals.


                So yeah. Make it yourself.


                And do a good job cleaning up afterwards.

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                  Another one in the "cook it yourself" camp.

                  Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.

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                    Making scrambled eggs with a lot of butter or bacon in low fire takes a bit longer but reduces the mess a lot. Break the eggs inside a small bowl, mix the contents well, use a non-stick pan and you should be able to clean everything in 1 minute.

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                      Yup, I'm w/ the cook it yourself crowd. I was making my own lunch at 10, and cooked breakfast at 13. In my teens, only dinner was made by mom. Your mom might love it if you offered to cook it yourself, you know...

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                        I think the worst effect you will find with too much fat is slight nausea. Sometimes if I make a coconut milk shake and drink it too fast, I'll feel a little funky. Otherwise, enjoy your eggs and bacon! Wish I had somebody to cook for me every morning, dang! Anyway, bacon doesn't really have *that* much fat, I think it's about 5g per slice. No biggie.

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                          Basically, my Mom says that eating eggs every day is bad because of the yolk being a big strain on the kidneys. Along with fat. She says she had a problem with that when she was young and ate two eggs a day for breakfast because there wasn't much else to eat for awhile. She had to go to the doctor and had to stop eating it because it caused problems and a skin irritation. Also, she says I will end up getting sudden diarrhea in the middle of the day if I eat that.


                          Why exactly do so many sources say that egg yolk is bad? In many cases it isn't even the cholesterol but the yolk itself being an irritant or something.

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                            I agree on the egg thing... my husband will regularly eat 3-5 eggs in the morning, usually along with bacon or sausage - with no problems throughout the day.


                            This early afternoon I ate 4 eggs cooked in butter. It was awesome and kept me full until dinner time.

                            Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.

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                              I am 16. My Mom makes scrambled eggs with one egg and egg whites. I also eat sauted veggies and sausages with the eggs for breakfast. This morning, though I had a bit of buckwheat with bacon and pickles.


                              How many grams of fat, exactly, do you guys get per day? When I look at foods they list percentage of daily value and it seems like the max the FDA recemmends is like 70 grams of fat per day going by those percentages. How off is this?

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