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    So was reading this article on the actor kellen lutz in men's fitness and he used to eat 16 eggs in the morning! It didn't say but I'm assuming it was spread over the course of the morning...anywho, anyone out there have that many eggs every morning? I have 2 scrambled eggs every morning and am thinking of upping that to about 4-5 so I dont get hungry at 10am.

    16 eggs every morning just seems like an ungodly amount considering if I have a 6 egg omelete I've stuffed to the gills. While I'm the whole fat is good thing, somehow I'm thinking 16 eggs every morning can't be entirely healthly.

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    I've been eating about 6-12 eggs a day, but not that many in one meal.

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    That's more than I could eat at sitting but 3-4 is perfectly reasonable for me. If you're getting hungry at 10am, then your breakfast is too small. Two eggs comes to around 120-140 calories. That's not a meal. Maybe you're putting some fat in there and getting it over 200, but still that is not really enough to get you through the first third of the day.

    I will agree that 16 eggs doesn't seem very healthy but not because of the amount of fat. It's just not very diverse. To get the full compliment of fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals we need, it's good to eat a variety of foods. Plus I'd just get bored of eggs really fast that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyEater View Post
    That's more than I could eat at sitting but 3-4 is perfectly reasonable for me. If you're getting hungry at 10am, then your breakfast is too small. Two eggs comes to around 120-140 calories. That's not a meal. Maybe you're putting some fat in there and getting it over 200, but still that is not really enough to get you through the first third of the day.

    I will agree that 16 eggs doesn't seem very healthy but not because of the amount of fat. It's just not very diverse. To get the full compliment of fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals we need, it's good to eat a variety of foods. Plus I'd just get bored of eggs really fast that way.
    One of the limitations I see with the primal and paleo diet is that it really doesn't put a thresh hold on how much one can consume. For instance, is it better to have 10 eggs for b-fast or 2 eggs and whole wheat toast? 99% of people will say 10 eggs is gonna kill you by upping your cholesterol etc so they will choose the toast. While I know this not to be true, there still should be some limit as to how much fat and cholesterol you should be getting in one day. If someone hears fat is healthy, isn't there a limit you should really be taking in a day?

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    I think it's doable. 6 scrambled eggs, with a 2 egg sandwich, and a big glass of egg nog, oh and a baked custard chaser.
    Or pancakes made with 4 eggs, 6 scrambled eggs, glass of nog, and a custard chaser lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    I think it's doable. 6 scrambled eggs, with a 2 egg sandwich, and a big glass of egg nog, oh and a baked custard chaser.
    Or pancakes made with 4 eggs, 6 scrambled eggs, glass of nog, and a custard chaser lol
    My stomach hurts just thinking about that. There is a b-fast place somewhere in Seattle where I live that has a 12 egg omelette. I plan on going there in the neat future and see if I can finish it. Doubtful, but I'll bring help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent* View Post
    One of the limitations I see with the primal and paleo diet is that it really doesn't put a thresh hold on how much one can consume. For instance, is it better to have 10 eggs for b-fast or 2 eggs and whole wheat toast? 99% of people will say 10 eggs is gonna kill you by upping your cholesterol etc so they will choose the toast. While I know this not to be true, there still should be some limit as to how much fat and cholesterol you should be getting in one day. If someone hears fat is healthy, isn't there a limit you should really be taking in a day?
    Why should there be an artificial limit? Fat is self-limiting. It's really hard to eat too much of it unless you combine it with lots of sugar.

    To look at the flip side, did you ever hear anyone outside of Primal and Paleo say you should put some kind of limit on whole grains?
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    the article actually stated he ate 16 eggs every morning to gain lean muscle weight (25 lbs) for a movie role not that he just ate them cause he was hungry
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    I am wondering why he would choose 16 eggs when he could have gotten the same amount of protein elsewhere.. are eggs 6g of protein? that would make 96g of protein.. he could get that by eating LESS and choosing a more dense protein.
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    *shrug* Mark recommends a dozen eggs per day for those trying to put on mass. It's a good complete food with the building blocks for muscle, and the hormones that support muscle growth. Plus, they are cheap and delicious.

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