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How many eggs do you eat per week?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by MissFortune, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. thestoddarts

    thestoddarts · Newbie

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    Six or more love them
     
  2. CantThinkOfAUsername

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    That sounds like what I am about to try.

    I haven't eaten eggs in about 20+ years but purchased a large box (15) of them last night. Along with bacon, chicken, pollock and cod because I am about to go carb free as soon as I can ween myself off all the carb foods. Then I will be able to try out my big new De Buyer frying pan using coconut oil as the cooking fat. I am hoping to put on some lean muscle mass because I have lost a fair bit over recent years.

    I have reasons for getting off carbs which are not directly diabetic related.
     
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    elc 1112, sorry for a tardy reply to your question.

    The reason I like to keep my cholesterol up at 7% + is that I trully believe that at the age of 62 I will live longer with a higher level.
    There is much discussion on this subject at the moment. From my profile you can see that I am 18 years post total heart transplant and I am as fit as a butchers dog.My consultant at Papworth continually tears out what is left of his hair as I continually refuse statins, the pharmaceutical companies gravy train.

    My prescribed list of drugs is as long as an arm, but I only actually take about 20% of them, I don't collect the other 80% so I am not wasting resource. Also it has to be said that I drink to satisfaction anything I like in the alcoholic variety, especially vodka.

    Saturday afternoon, having a large dram of vodka and watching the snooker, MARVELLOUS !

    Be happy.........Roy
     
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    hanadr · Expert

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    it varies, depending onhow well the chickens are laying.

    but the freshest free range eggs from your own garden are the best.
     
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    i eat about 4 eggs, a week but some weeks i dont eat any, :D
     
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    So far I've had 17 :) Not all have been whole eggs but I normally have 3 whole and 3 whites.

    Stu.
     
  9. stjohn

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    I normally have around 3, usually in the form of an omelette.
     
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    I don't often eat eggs the only way i have eggs is contained in what my wife has cooked or baked and she buys half a dozen every week
     
  11. DAC1

    DAC1 Type 1 · Member

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    Anything up to 30 a week. They're great versatile 'fillers' and no carbs. Boiled, scrambled, poached, occasionally fried and I love a 3 egg omlette with cheese and mushrooms, and bacon if I've got some. And my cholesterol readings are never above 4.
    Denny
     
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    Liver Lainey Type 2 · Newbie

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    only one a week for me, the yolks are pure cholesterol...im always throwing eggs away :(
     
  13. Etty

    Etty Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Well, not quite pure, you left out the vitamin A, choline, folate, selenium, omega 3 etc. I eat between 10 and 15 a week, mostly scrambled for breakfast. Egg mayonnaise on a plate of green salad leaves is a favourite lunch.
     
  14. viviennem

    viviennem Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think "they" have now decided that the cholesterol in eggs is "good" cholesterol. The limit to the number of eggs allowed each week was removed about 3/4 years ago, if I remember correctly. My total cholesterol is in the high 4s, my lipid profile is excellent, and I'm still eating 14 almost evey week! :D

    Viv 8)
     
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    Unless I missed it, I think that I eat the most, 35 a week, which is down a bit from 42. Cholesterol is up from 3.5 to 4.9 which might not all be the eggs because I now eat loads of Saturated fat. Total cholesterol is a total waste of a number IMO.
     
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    zolabud Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 scrambled every morning. With a slice of lean ham on a slice of good brown bread,

    When I get up my fasting level is usually around 7.

    After my brekkie ( I always eat late... Could be a brunch really. Just not hungry and wish I was) my reading is about 9.

    Works for me.

    I questioned my DN about eggs and my diabetes diet and my iffy cholesterol levels and she said eggs are fine...

    So I believe her...
     
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    Have you a recipe for the almond cake-bread?
     
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    Between 10-14 a week at work as a snack at about 8am
     
  19. hankjam

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    3 at the moment but having read this thread I think the sky might be the limit.....
    Sounds a bit like Cool Hand Luke.....
     
  20. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    None. Unfortunately I hate them. I wish I didn't
     
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