1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2020 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

How many eggs do you eat per week?

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

  1. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

    Messages:
    5,334
    Likes Received:
    3,389
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Eggs ( or any protein for that matter) spike me huge in the morning. No issues later in the day. I need a low carb low protein bf. Huge fat. Avocado it is

    I've read cooking eggs under water, such as hard boiled or poached is the healthiest. I don't know it it's true or not....
    ( this was in answer to someone's else's question)
     
  2. Pura Vida

    Pura Vida Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    1,814
    Trophy Points:
    178
    I am sure that is much healthier than fried
     
  3. Arab Horse

    Arab Horse Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    883
    Likes Received:
    1,024
    Trophy Points:
    158
    Just started reading this thread so forgive me if this has been said before.

    I got some chickens after I was diagnosed so that I could have real free range eggs as many of those you get which are labelled as such really aren't what one would think of as free range and many are sprayed with chemicals to stops pests, infections etc. I was looking on line for chickens for sale and came across the British Hen Welfare Trust and got myself some ex battery hens. They were in an appalling state when I got them, I really didn't think two of the four would make it! I christened one of them "oven ready" (no feathers) and one Ruby (not many feathers and covered in blood). Within just over a month they were happy, healthy chickens. One never gave me any eggs but the other 3 were prolific layers for several years giving me huge brown eggs.

    I have had three lots of ex bats over the years and am now down to one who had gone broody and wasn't laying, plus my "posh"hens which I was given; three Appenzeler Spitzhauben (pretty black and white chickens) and 3 Brahama crosses

    I am getting two more ex bats next Sunday and the thought of that seems to have frightened my broody hen into laying again; maybe she heard my son say he would get rid of her for me: I don't think so, she had earned her retirement. I have two eggs every morning for breakfast and I keep my son's family supplied (his daughter is a vegetarian) and give the surplus to friends.

    Anyone wanting chickens you can't do better for friendly hens who lay huge brown eggs than ex battery hens.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  4. Moggely

    Moggely · Guest

    Probably about 10, never get sick of eggs.:chicken:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    9,005
    Likes Received:
    14,072
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Ticked of another four dozen cage eggs ($3.00 a dozen) on the list for today's shopping trek.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. pollensa

    pollensa · Guest

    10 to 12 on average.
     
  7. vintageutopia

    vintageutopia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    401
    Likes Received:
    868
    Trophy Points:
    133
    A lot. I typically eat some form of eggs daily, including hard-boiled, fried, or omelet. So, maybe 14-18 a week? :woot:
     
  8. limmi

    limmi Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    43
    I eat 3 a day so 21 eggs a week !
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. ghost_whistler

    ghost_whistler · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    72
    Trophy Points:
    48
  10. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

    Messages:
    24,989
    Likes Received:
    30,502
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Can't have too many eggs!!!!
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  11. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    9,005
    Likes Received:
    14,072
    Trophy Points:
    198
    My sister used to ration her partner to three pickled eggs at one time, any more and he had to live in the shed in the back yard. :wideyed:
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  12. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,575
    Likes Received:
    2,257
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I was eating 2, 3 or 4 a day til a few weeks ago so 15-30 a week I went off them completely and suddenly. Been 0 the last few weeks until yesterday. Struggling without them so will bring a few back
     
  13. ghost_whistler

    ghost_whistler · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    72
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I hope not.

    But I find it very difficult to get past the claims regarding cholesterol and fat.
     
  14. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,421
    Likes Received:
    3,184
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Wot abaht my caviar?
     
  15. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,575
    Likes Received:
    2,257
    Trophy Points:
    198
    That’s been dropped by even the slow responding nhs quite a few years ago. This even admits it was probably faulty advice to start with https://www.nhs.uk/news/food-and-diet/is-the-egg-myth-beaten/.

    Maybe we’ll see something similar about the eatwell plate eventually
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
  16. ghost_whistler

    ghost_whistler · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    72
    Trophy Points:
    48
    It would be very good to see the science settled but that will take a while yet. It's a shame because eggs are relatively cheap and otherwise extremely nutritious, there's no doubt about it.

    TBH that article is a bit of a double edges sword because it says "The authors say there is now “no doubt that a raised concentration of serum LDL-cholesterol increases the risk of coronary heart disease”"

    Then says that eggs are less unhealthy than saturated fat from meat.

    Typically evasive lanugage
     
    #116 ghost_whistler, Sep 21, 2018 at 9:51 PM
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2018
  17. uart

    uart Type 1.5 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    424
    Likes Received:
    700
    Trophy Points:
    133
    I generally eat about 6 to 12 eggs per week.

    The biggest problem with a lot of the dietary recommendations that we've had in the past, like "don't eat eggs", is that they almost assume that if you remove something from your diet that you won't just replace it with something else. That is obviously absurd.

    The most likely scenario if you tell everyone not to eat eggs for breakfast is NOT that they will replace it with nothing, and it's not that they will replace it with a raw turnip either. No, the most like scenario is that they will replace it with some type of processed sugary puffs.
     
  18. PerfectStorm

    PerfectStorm Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    318
    Trophy Points:
    103
    I eat about a dozen. Usually have 2 hard boiled eggs for breakfast on 3/4 days and then have Omelette for dinner on one or two evenings
     
  19. Pura Vida

    Pura Vida Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    1,814
    Trophy Points:
    178
    1 soft boiled egg in the morning .someone said that's the healthiest
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Pura Vida

    Pura Vida Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    1,814
    Trophy Points:
    178
    • Like Like x 1
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook