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    Anything wrong with getting 50-75% of my calories from eggs?

    I have a buddy who eat 8 eggs for every meal. The only time he gets any carbs is through milk and sometimes rice. He is very ripped.

    My doctor put me on a keto, anti-inflammatory diet with no dairy or gluten. I am just wondering if eating eggs for the majority of my calories is ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViaSwiss View Post
    My doctor put me on a keto, anti-inflammatory diet with no dairy or gluten.
    Say WHAAAAT? Is this an establishment trained, full-blown MD?

    I'm impressed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by astronmr20 View Post
    Say WHAAAAT? Is this an establishment trained, full-blown MD?

    I'm impressed!
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    My "small dense LDL particles" were 2x the top of the range.

    She knew I was already on a semi-paleo diet with around 150g of carbs a day. She said completely cut the gluten and dairy and get carbs down to 100g. She actually said it would be best if I went completely keto.

    Anyways...is 75% of my food as eggs ok?

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    Temporarily, yes. But some people can develop an allergy if too many eggs are consumed on a regular basis.
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    Why do it though? Sounds like a good way to turn eggs into a disgusting chore, and there IS other protein out there.
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    How long has your buddy been eating like that?
    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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    Do you have any autoimmune issues? Eggs are pretty high in lectins - so if you are truly trying to reduce inflammation I'm not sure they are ideal. I have an autoimmune disease and have increased inflammation if I eat eggs. Yolks aren't too bad, but whole eggs or whites can trigger me for sure.

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    It's actually the opposite--the inflammatory agent in the egg is the yolk. I eat an anti-inflammatory diet to control my severe osteoarthritis, and that has helped me stay off meds for the past 7 years (after almost 20 years of NSAIDs). I eat egg whites and do fine with them but if I have whole eggs, I feel the difference in my joints almost immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davem View Post
    Why do it though? Sounds like a good way to turn eggs into a disgusting chore, and there IS other protein out there.
    I agree with this. I mean, I like eggs a lot, but that sounds fscking boring.

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    I can think of better ways to punish myself.

    CW preaches against excessive egg consumption because of the cholesterol, but that's been shown to be complete hooey. However, the inflammation and possible allergenic effects are real concerns. Plus, I believe that variety is good for us nutritionally as well as mentally. There are nutrients in other protein sources that you may be missing out on if all you're eating is eggs.

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