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    too many eggs

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-much-is-too-much/

    This post got me thinking. I eat three eggs almost every morning along with bacon or ground beef and some veggies. They're delicious. But seeing as how Grok depended on stumbling across a nest to have access to eggs, I can't imagine that three jumbo-sized chicken eggs per day is exactly what my body is "designed" for.

    Your thoughts?

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    If you are worried about this, try going without for a week or so and see if you notice any difference. If you do, then reduce your amount; if you don't, then go for that eggy goodness! (I also have a three-egg breakfast pretty much daily and they are absolutely delicious!)

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    Depends on your goals. If you're building muscle - eat as many as you want. If you're trying to lose fat, one whole egg and two yolks should do you fine.

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    suki - what's the rationale behind limiting eggs if one's trying to lose fat?

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    I have at least 6 eggs a day, often upwards of a dozen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primal View Post
    suki - what's the rationale behind limiting eggs if one's trying to lose fat?
    yeah....?

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    Not eggs, egg whites. Really, it's relative to the rest of the diet but there is such a thing as too much protein even while going VLC. If you're getting too much protein, you're just converting that extra protein into glycogen. Not unlike carbs.

    The yolks are pure fat (good) and the whites are pure protein. There is an insulin response to dietary protein. There is no insulin response to dietary fat. Ultimately, you're storing fat because of insulin and if you find you're not losing fat while going VLC, I wouldn't be surprised if you need to tweak that protein / fat ratio a bit.

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    my world crumbles at the thought of not being able to eat at LEAST 20 eggs/week... maybe I don't need to be THAT lean...

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    suki - I get the gluconeogenesis thing. I was wondering more about your reference to "one" as opposed to the yolk/white distinction. Without knowing what other protein folks are eating, I just did a double take at the suggestion of "one." That's all. I understand where you're coming from re: gluconeogenesis. So, your clarification of "relative to the rest of the diet" makes perfect sense now...

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    i remember readin somewhere that if you dont eat the egg and yolk together, as one, then your body is unable to process the nutrition from the egg

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