eggs in diet

By 10fluffy35 Latest Reply 2012-03-20 21:19:06 -0500
Started 2011-07-27 17:31:58 -0500

How many eggs(with yolks) do you eat in your diet
for the week. Now they are saying no limit instead
of the three before.

52 replies

ladymagnolia1963 2011-08-03 13:55:48 -0500 Report

I normally eat about 6 eggs a week-plus egg salad every once in a while. I LOVE eggs lol. I love them scrambled, omelets, (Thanks to MoeGig) my omelets will be better now :-)! Dippy eggs are awesome-especially with toast. And boiled eggs are the bomb lol. I could be the official egg spokes person :-).

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squog master 2011-07-31 21:59:44 -0500 Report

I eat whole eggs 2-3 times a week. But when I make hard boiled eggs I only eat the whites. If I make egg salad I use 6 whites to 1 yolk. It stiil tastes good but has less fat. I have read recently that the yolk has most of the nutrients in it. While the whites have the protein.

MrsCDogg 2011-07-31 12:02:41 -0500 Report

I eat lots of eggs. First because I love them and second because they are a good source of protein and other nutrients. I even ate them when they were a "no no".

Armourer 2011-07-30 15:53:45 -0500 Report

I have 4 whole eggs everyday scrambled and then top off with a half cup of quinoa. I need the protein! Been doing this the past month. Some days this is my only meal & no snacks. Right now I'm experiencing the best BG numbers ever! When I got eggs free I skipped the yokes and ate just whites. My cholesterol when checked two months ago was 104. We'll see in a month what it is. Have had doc, dietician, and head nurse tell me that eggs are now okay. So who knows what the story is, are they good or bad?

MelG 2011-07-30 08:51:46 -0500 Report

I eat a lot of egg white omelets. I like them in the morning with fresh tomatoes or cooked veggies left from last nights dinner. When I eat yolks, I want toast, but I eat a whole eggs a few times a week when I feel like I need to eat fast and be satisfied.

catroter53 2011-07-29 23:37:27 -0500 Report

thank goodness eggs are good to eat. i have a couple hard boiled during the day,,, and for breakfast, with a wheat tortilla,

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diabetes control 2011-07-29 09:05:21 -0500 Report

I love the whole egg, and guilty of eating some times up to four a day. First thing in the morning that is a good source for your protien.

Marytea 2011-07-29 08:53:54 -0500 Report

I have 1 hardboiled egg almost every morning for breakfast along with a piece of peanut butter on toast. It really helps me start the day off well. My doctor said it was fine.

MoeGig 2011-07-28 19:59:43 -0500 Report

Eggs are a key part of my daily low carb diet. I made up a quick and easy egg breakfast that doesn't dirty up any pans. In a glass cereal bowl, pour a coating of olive oil on the bottom, crack two eggs into the bowl, then add a selection of any left overs from yesterday…ham, onions, mushrooms, steak pieces, fish, cheese, bacon bits, olive pieces, tomato sauce, veggies or anything else that you find in your fridge. Add a topper (splash) of heavy cream and put into the microwave for 2 minutes at 1/2 power. It comes out as good as you make it…BTW, my last cholesterol was 156.

jayabee52 2011-07-28 18:02:54 -0500 Report

I have two hardboiled every morning for breakfast. My cholesteron is good, always has been. Eggs are an integral part of my lo-carb high protein menu plan for controlling my diabetes without meds.

lmkilday 2011-07-28 16:57:18 -0500 Report

Try Eggbeaters or similar product. They have a lot less cholesterol than regular eggs and you can cook them in the microwave. I make Eggbeater omelettes in the microwave.

MewElla 2011-07-28 16:32:25 -0500 Report

I love eggs and eat them everyday…my cholestrol is great and eggs are filled with protein which I really need…

princessbeiter 2011-07-28 16:26:23 -0500 Report

Eat as many eggs as you want. They told us eggs were bad. They told us eggs were good. Next they'll tell us that they cause cancer. Eggs have a lot of the GOOD cholesterol. Eat them boiled, and you don't have to worry about the fat you and when you cook them any other way. The only way to know how many eggs are good for YOU is to eat them and test.

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diabetes control 2011-07-28 15:02:35 -0500 Report

I love my eggs and I eat the whole egg, a minimum of two a day with my grits, My cholesterol last two readings were 154 and 153.

ladymagnolia1963 2011-08-03 13:41:22 -0500 Report

I do the same thing! I eat 2-3 scrambled eggs with my bowl of grits. I love mixing them together :-).

Darlene51 2011-07-29 09:38:18 -0500 Report

I love grits reading your post just reminded me to go buy some.

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diabetes control 2011-07-29 13:26:42 -0500 Report

My weakness, I should switch out and eat more oatmeal

ladymagnolia1963 2011-08-03 13:43:37 -0500 Report

That's my second fav breakfast food. Oatmeal. But my gosh does it do a number on my BS! And that's just the plain oatmeal with a touch of butter and Splenda. I miss my oatmeal :( .

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diabetes control 2011-07-29 14:19:42 -0500 Report

I did not see an email, but let me say you are doing a good job to be at 5.5, I read for Seniors that an AC1 might not be good for them being to low, they go to heaven. I think 6.0 to 6.5 will be my goal. I got the morning bounce effect this morning. In my first attack on diabetes when I was 66, I used to get on the tread mill and work hard and my BS would come down, now I do not have a tight schedule to follow, we will discuss later what I think has cause this to happen. Yesterday and today have been my best day since the surgery, but I still have tightness in my lower legs and a little on my two farthest fingers from the thumb on my right hand. My left hand was not affected and that allow me to speed up my recovery. I done all of my rehab. Initially it was a chore to just lift out of the bed. In five weeks, I had one candy bar. Real sugar in coffee I do not like, so I have distanced myself from sugar, but in a cake that is another story. My weakness is bread, but I have cut the white bread. My favorite sandwich is two wheat slices of bread, sliced red tomatoes, and sliced onions. Buy canned SPAM is a no-no.

Now the Kidney in the latter stages is one of the toughest organ to heal, but I would take a shot at trying to heal it. Bless you James, you are the Father figure to a lot of the members here, and that is good!


jayabee52 2011-07-29 14:29:04 -0500 Report

Well the email that I wrote to you about, you answered, so I guess you saw it (unless you practice what is called "automatic writing"

As far as being a father figure to a lot here, I wouldn't presume that. But thank you for thinking and seeing me that way. It is an honor I don't think I fully deserve.

If I knew how I might go about healing my kidneys, I would love to try it. But I don't know how I might try to accomplish it.

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diabetes control 2011-07-29 14:56:58 -0500 Report

I do not drink enough water, doing my recovery I consumed oxygenate water, my friend makes it, it was a good move for me because I really loaded up and I was flushing. Just going to have to make myself start doing certain thing. A big glass of water before a meal helps says the guy on the t.v., another dish I like is frying sliced breaded green tomatoes. My food consumption is roughly a third of what I ate at 20, if I ate like that today I would be +400. Again, last night I did not try and go down with nothing, just a very small serving of the ice cream solve the anxiety or suffering!

GabbyPA 2011-07-28 15:08:25 -0500 Report

Oh, you are so lucky. Mine is 175, not bad, but is higher than it used to be before diabetes. I don't know if it's that or age. LOL

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diabetes control 2011-07-28 18:59:12 -0500 Report

Gabby I hope you have read enough to know what I say like a lingo. Well I went to my primary doctor. 246 pounds and a 167 was my first reading and that was prior being declared diabetic. Last 15 months I have only had two blood works. AC! 6.5 and cholesterol 154, and the last one AC1 6.0 AND cholesterol 153. As I have stated I have used the Western/Eastern methods to fight my personal diabetes and cholesterol, the last 15 months I have being intermittently using Eastern. I am in work for a presenation I am not going to talk about my Eastern regiment (I am still studing and taking data). Now your cholestrol level might be genetic. I would work to keep that 175. That would be my limit. Laughing, I would hope no one would have to go through my last month of havoc living. It was just an effort to stand up or get out of bed. We (us) take feeling good for no big thing. Now, I will have to shift to the West side to make a move on the excess weight I have. My BPI has been to high since I took my first reading two years ago. <;0 yes I talk alot.

GabbyPA 2011-07-29 08:57:08 -0500 Report

Mine used to be lower, but when I was diagnosed with diabetes, I noticed that it went up over 200 and my triglycerides also went way up. I am working to get both of them lower. My HDL is the big problem. That is very low and I want to bring that up.

GabbyPA 2011-07-28 14:56:07 -0500 Report

Eggs are a great source of protein for you with no carbs. However, there is the cholesterol factor. If that is an issue for you there are a couple of options. I get fresh eggs from a farm. The chickens are free range and the eggs generally have less cholesterol in them and boy do they taste a LOT better. I try not to eat too many a week still. I think I may eat 3 a week, but some weeks I don't eat any.

The other option is to use the egg substitute. Those don't taste too bad and if you put enough veggies and seasoning in them, they are hard to tell the difference. Those have much less yolk in them and so are easier on the cholesterol levels.

SparrowRose 2011-07-28 15:51:07 -0500 Report

Eggs do have a little bit of carb. When you're as carb sensitive as I am, you notice it! I have to bolus a little bit if I eat three or more eggs at once or else I go high later.

wes69 2011-07-28 17:48:26 -0500 Report

wow I can eat 6 eggs without my BG going up at all…if I dont eat anything with the eggs it will actually go down cause I didnt take in any carbs.

SparrowRose 2011-07-28 17:53:41 -0500 Report

Also, I'm carb counting — I have to because everything affects me so strongly. It sounds like you're not and that's why you go low if you only eat eggs - you're probably taking a set amount of insulin and then eating to the insulin instead of matching the insulin to what you eat. Nothing wrong with that! . . . if it works for you. It wouldn't work for my body.

wes69 2011-07-28 18:12:21 -0500 Report

Well what my doctors orders are is to test right before each meal and take insulin using a sliding scale based on what my BG is at the time then I have a carb limit set for each meal I'm not supposed to go over so I do count my carbs most of the time but I dont think I'm as sensitive.

SparrowRose 2011-07-28 17:51:53 -0500 Report

eggs have 0.6 carbs each and I'm EXTREMELY carb sensitive. In fact, I have to use TAG to account for my protein and fat as well. So even if eggs really did have zero carbs, I would still have to account for them.

VaHermit 2011-07-28 13:24:44 -0500 Report

When I was in the hospital they gave them to me every day and I could have had egg salad at lunch and dinner. So I am guessing if your Cholesterol is ok they let you have all you want but when its high they cut you off at 1-4 a month or none at all. I chose to eat egg whites most mornings and still do but eat eggs yolk and all whenever I feel like it some time 2-3 a day but not everyday. I love eggs but also want to keep my cholesterol from getting out of control.

Pappy03 2011-07-27 22:32:51 -0500 Report

I have no idea what is recommended. When I want eggs I will scramble half a dozen, but I only do that maybe once a month. LOL

wes69 2011-07-27 19:05:06 -0500 Report

Ive been eating a lot of eggs lately since they have no carbs, I love making egg sausage and cheese burritos yumm…I make them with a low fat low carb high fiber tortilla, its really good.

SparrowRose 2011-07-28 15:51:55 -0500 Report

I wish eggs had no carbs! It would make life so much easier for me.

wes69 2011-07-28 17:51:04 -0500 Report

well the egg cartons I have read say zero carbs and my BG doesnt go up from eating them. maybe some eggs have carbs and some dont.

SparrowRose 2011-07-28 17:55:51 -0500 Report

FDA label requirements say they are allowed to say zero carbs if it's less than one. It's 0.6 and that can add up quickly. There are a LOT of "hidden carbs" in foods that only affect people who are extra sensitive like me.

wes69 2011-07-28 18:05:51 -0500 Report

can you tell me where you got the info that eggs have carbs…maybe there are some other zero carb foods out there that have carbs I should know about, I'd like to check that out.

SparrowRose 2011-07-28 23:07:34 -0500 Report

All over in my reading, but here's one source:

0.6 probably isn't much for most people, but if I eat three eggs and don't bolus properly for them, they will raise my blood sugar by 15 points post prandial and another 30 points over the next few hours after that from the protein and fat in them slowly converting to glucose.

If you test before meals and your blood sugar is where you expected it to be, it's probably not an issue for you. My CDE and I had to figure out what was going on because I would bolus for carbs and be fine post prandial but then high when it was time for the next meal and it turned out that it was because of my body turning about half the protein into glucose.

dietcherry 2011-07-27 18:56:11 -0500 Report

I really love eggs! They are so versatile and are almost a perfect food. Almost! lol I dont eat them weekly but I do like them occasionally. :)

CaliKo 2011-07-27 17:46:09 -0500 Report

I know. They are always changing how many eggs anyone should eat. It's hard to keep up. I probably average two eggs a week.

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