How many Eggs are too many Eggs?

By Latest Reply 2009-01-15 01:24:26 -0600
Started 2009-01-05 12:21:51 -0600

I have gotten into a habit and I need to know if it's good or bad. I have an extra large egg with fake bacon bits and a frozen bisquit EVERY morning. I do put fake butter on my bisquit, however, I am curious about all these eggs. No high readings on blood pressure or anything else. What do you think? I also have a cup of orange juice, but my fasting BS reading in the AM is always well below 70.

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Pauline B
Pauline B 2009-01-15 01:24:26 -0600 Report

I am a nutritionist and have a degree from Oregon State University. I am not a dietitian and my career has been spent running hospital and other institutional kitchens. There is serum cholesterol (the cholesterol in our blood) and the cholesterol in animal foods we eat. Our bodies do not convert the animal cholesterol into serum cholesterol in our bodies directly. But our bodies convert certain kinds of fat, whether it be from animal or vegetable, into cholesterol. These fats are primarily the saturated fats and transfats. Recently I read that some long-chain unsaturated fatty acids were causing some troubles being metablolized by the liver, thus causing some adverse plaque build-up, so I imagine that the news as to what we can eat will continue to be confusing.

Whole eggs, as part of a diversified diet, are OK. I prefer them scrambled, well done, with lots of vegetables sauted in with them.

Patricia Coyner
Patricia Coyner 2009-01-11 14:17:58 -0600 Report

3 times a week is recommended for cholesterol but my diabetic husband insists you can eat eggs 7 days a week at every meal. Eggs are a great source of protein, not carb related.

Anonymous 2009-01-11 14:09:53 -0600 Report

Eggs are an essential part of my diet, and I haven't seen any reason to give up having two eggs a day.

My doctor consults with me on a regular basis, and eventually I hope to go off the medication he has prescribed. According to the A1C and the physicals that I have received over the last two years, I have made sufficient progress from the initial blood sugar problem. I was diagnosed early, and was blessed to have treatment prior to any serious complications.

If you find that a particular diet works for you, stay with it, and you have my prayers for success.


jtcobjr. 2009-01-11 00:26:05 -0600 Report

I can have only one real egg a week, because of a stroke I had, other than that I do very well with my sugar count.

IRISH-Q.T. 2009-01-10 23:27:31 -0600 Report

You know, I have no problem with an egg in the morning, even with cholesterol, but I often just cook the white, I toss the yolk.

Patticakes 2009-01-10 15:44:03 -0600 Report

The debate about eggs and cholesterol raged a few years back. Research has proven that there is no correlation between number of eggs eaten and rise in cholesterol. Also, egg yolk contains lecithin which is a nutrient that helps to lower bad cholesterol levels. Eggs got bad press! I don't eat eggs every day since I like a variety of good breakfast foods, and when I do choose eggs for breakfast, I eat 2! I also use Morning Star brand "Sausage Patties" which are a good flavorfull sausage substitue. I'm basically a country girl. I ate a lot of real pork sausage, the home made variety, growing up. My basic belief about the foods I choose to eat and their affect on my health has more to do with what I believe about and how I'm thinking and feeling about what I'm eating. If I'm feeling guilty about eating something that I believe will negatively affect my overall health, that will be exactly the results that I experience!

Richard157 2009-01-10 16:06:58 -0600 Report

Patticakes, I find your last statement very interesting.

I think I will eat a whole large pizza this evening and not have any feeling that it will affect me negatively. Therefore it will not raise my blood sugar!!!

Just kidding! LOL!!!

Anonymous 2009-01-10 17:39:29 -0600 Report

You have a point patticakes. To me it is all about portion control. I can basically eat anything as long as I do not over do it everyday. I cannot eat a bannana split everyday but I can have a jr. bannana split from Sonic every once in awhile. I too am southern and I still eat things like sausage gravy, grits and eggs just not every day. But I do eat eggs fixed all kinds of ways. I love making omelets with lots of veggies and salsa and I boil a dozen every weekend for snacks during the week. There is nothing better than a hard boiled egg and a good juicy tomato with salt and pepper for a snack. Yummy. I put them in salads. Another snack is a hard boiled egg and a sliced avocado with balsamic dressing. Another yummy.

Anngelia 2009-01-10 12:54:43 -0600 Report

My endo told me to have one egg with breakfast every morning. My cholesterol has always been fine and I love eggs. But I dont know what the reasoning was for having the egg. I will have to ask that at the next visit.

Nellie Jo
Nellie Jo 2009-01-10 12:30:04 -0600 Report

For twenty years I ate 2 eggs and toast five days a week. They were boiled, poached or scrambled. A doctor told me that was to many eggs. I did not have high cholesterol or diabetes until I followed orders and for my 45th birthday diabetes was my present. For the first time at 65, my cholesterol rose one point.
Who knows the secret.

Ashalka 2009-01-10 11:27:12 -0600 Report

Good to know I am not the only one with an egg addiction. I love them fried boiled, omlets yum. I try to limit them because my cholesterol is a bit high but its hard, especially since I just love a boiled egg in my salad.

GabbyPA 2009-01-10 10:41:02 -0600 Report

Eggs are great in a lot of ways, but you can get too many. If your numbers are good, then that is great, but it can catch up to you. Or perhaps it never will, it is a lot of genitics.
Our bodies manufacture cholesterol because our brain needs it. We make enough in our own bodies to not have to consume any of it.
The recommened daily amount is 300g or less a day. An average egg has about 280g. So you can do the math.
I love eggs too, and when I first started working to control my sugar, I was eating one a day with my breakfast. Now I don't eat them so often. My cholesterol was always below 180, this week it was a whopping 223! Something caught up with me.
So just be careful and if you are not eating a lot of shell fish like shrimp or lobster, or butter and other high cholesterol foods, you should be okay. Just keep an eye on the numbers.

2009-01-07 18:50:02 -0600 Report

I like eggs, but I do not eat them every day as some. Evidently, at least for those who have already made a post, don't have a problem eating eggs every day. I would say go with it, but if you start having a problem, lay off them, and then check with your dr.

2009-01-05 19:24:04 -0600 Report

i use a productt called Better than Eggs. It is chlorestoral free, 30 calories a serving, and if flavored right not a bad healthy substitue, and can use every day in anyway you use eggs. Hope that helps you, cause you are alway s there to help me. good luck with the discussion claudia

2009-01-05 19:29:04 -0600 Report

I've never heard of this Claudia but I will buy some! Thank you my dear friend! Angie

Richard157 2009-01-05 18:50:04 -0600 Report

I used to avoid eggs because I had high cholesterol. I asked my favorite dietitian and she said they are low in carbs and I can eat two eggs every day with no problem. She also told me that there are two hens out there somewhere depending on me!! LOL!! I started eating eggs after I began taking medicine to lower my cholesterol. My cholesterol was 131 last week. I eat 6-8 eggs per week and they do not bother my cholesterol. I take Vytorin to keep my cholesterol under control.

SkipT 2009-01-05 18:14:52 -0600 Report

I eat two eggs every day for breakfast plus a hardboiled egg for a snack during the day. I eat my fried eggs cooked in coconut oil or bacon grease. Cholesterol is 184.

Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann 2009-01-05 14:53:14 -0600 Report

I was told no more than 3 eggs a week, but I do go over that. Most weeks its 6 or 7. I love eggs and the eggbeaters are not that good . I usually like my eggs fried.

2009-01-05 17:53:46 -0600 Report

LOL Lisa, I can't do the eggbeaters either! Yuck! I like them boiled, scrambled, fried, I just love eggs. I'm bad to put them in salad too. I guess I'll continue on with my addiction to eggs. Thanks a bunch! Angie

Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann 2009-01-06 15:13:10 -0600 Report

I love boiled eggs and I also love them in my salad. My 8 year old loves boiled eggs. Sometimes I will just boil a dz and she'll eat them in no time at all. LOL

BrianG - 22929
BrianG - 22929 2009-01-10 10:12:06 -0600 Report

try the egg beaters south western style there cheaper at walmart supercenters too and have a nice flavor to them not plain.

Anonymous 2009-01-05 14:29:47 -0600 Report

What are your readings 2 hours later. and what about your cholesterol.

2009-01-05 17:50:44 -0600 Report

Hi, my cholesterol is perfect. I had always heard that eggs were terrible for your cholesterol too. So far, it has not bothered me. I ate a lot of eggs before I knew I was diabetic too. My BS readings 2 hours after eating are around 60 to 70. My numbers don't come up for some reason until after I eat lunch. Thanks for your help, Angie

gsalem3633 2009-01-10 14:46:54 -0600 Report

Depending on your age you are playing Russian Roulette with your cholesterol. Once that goes up your on ANOTHER pill for ever and a day! Learn to eat sensably with eggs no more than 3 times a week.

MeiMei 2009-01-10 22:37:18 -0600 Report

I would say that if your 3 cholesterol levels are within normal limits (that is LDL, HDL, and triglycerides) then you have nothing to worry about. I wouldn't worry about eggs and bloodsugar as eggs are mostly protein and have negligible carbs.

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