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To eat egg yolks or not?!



  • trainguy917trainguy917 Member Posts: 366 Member Member Posts: 366 Member
    Eat the whole egg. A large egg has only about 75 calories, and it loaded with good stuff. Just don't eat dozens every week.

    I easily eat a dozen (or more) a week. My weight is dropping off, my blood pressure is dropping, my resting heart rate is in the fifties, and my cholesterol numbers are improving. Stay within your calories and work out hard and egg yolks will never hurt you.
  • vicrandomvicrandom Member Posts: 80 Member Member Posts: 80 Member
    I eat ten to twelve yolks a week and my cholesterol is AWESOME. Try this one weird old trick: buy the highest quality eggs you can find (pasture raised; or failing that, free range omega3 enhanced).
    Of course, I'm really big so eggs don't really make or break me calorie-wise; if I was having to cut down for fat grams or calories maybe eggs would be an issue. I would also cut back if I were buying regular factory-produced eggs, because a) they taste like blah and b) I doubt the fat/cholesterol profile is nearly as good; as it is, eggs are probably the biggest portion of my omega 3 intake. Sometimes I skip eggs a day or two a week just so I don't get paranoid about developing an allergy or forget that there are, in fact, other things you can eat for breakfast.
  • ArroganceInStepArroganceInStep Member Posts: 6,263 Member Member Posts: 6,263 Member
    I'll add liquid egg whites to a lot of different things to up the protein count (tuna, chicken, sammiches, etc) without changing the taste too much. If I'm actually eating eggs though, I'll eat the whole egg and not waste the tasty part.
  • caedo007caedo007 Member Posts: 3 Member Posts: 3
    This wiki article will give you the break down en.wikipedia . org/wiki/Egg_yolk#Composition_of_chicken_egg_yolk

    In general what I do is purchase the egg whites in a carton from Trader Joes, then I just add in one whole egg. This gives it better taste and adds in some vitamins without overdoing the fat and cholesterol and does not waste egg yolks.
  • 0atmeal_queen0atmeal_queen Member Posts: 34 Member Posts: 34
    jk the egg yolks will kill you.

    god how dare you even think about eating them.
  • HeidiMightyRawrHeidiMightyRawr Member Posts: 3,356 Member Member Posts: 3,356 Member
    I eat them.

    1) I like them.
    2) I couldn't separate the egg yolks from the whites even if I wanted to.

    Fats are not bad for you as part of a balanced diet. I had 3 whole eggs this morning :D
  • YukongilYukongil Member Posts: 166 Member Posts: 166
    Mother nature cries when you throw out the egg yolk

    this is my main concern. So whenever the store has a sale on egg whites in the cartons, I'll load up and freeze what I don't immediately use, then do the one egg, to one or two egg whites combo. Can't stand to waste the yolk otherwise.
  • moustache_flavored_lubemoustache_flavored_lube Member Posts: 865 Member Posts: 865
    Eat them.

    Dietary cholesterol has no impact on your blood (syrum) cholesterol levels

    Yolks contain more than 90% of the calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamin, B6, folate, and B12, and panthothenic acid of the egg. In addition, the yolks contain ALL of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K in the egg, as well as ALL of the essential fatty acids (EFAs).

    Egg whites alone do not contain the full profile of essential ammino acids. So they are not a complete protein unless the egg is consumed whole
  • HealthWoke0ishHealthWoke0ish Member Posts: 2,078 Member Member Posts: 2,078 Member

    My dogs also get the yolks when I decide on whites only. They are happy puppies.

    Haha. Good ol' dogs. Always willing to jump on that 'yolk grenade' for us. :)
  • LiftAllThePizzasLiftAllThePizzas Member Posts: 18,008 Member Member Posts: 18,008 Member
    I am against chicken abortions - i dont believe in eating eggs
    But tree and vine and other plant abortions are ok?
  • moustache_flavored_lubemoustache_flavored_lube Member Posts: 865 Member Posts: 865
    I am against chicken abortions - i dont believe in eating eggs

    Quick they need you back at the drum circle

  • JackieA47JackieA47 Member Posts: 52 Member Member Posts: 52 Member
    wow you guys have been amazing, thank you so much! Man, I love this site :) think I know what I'll do, carry on as normal! Maybe add extra egg whites in to bump up the volume of an omelette without necessarily adding too many calories. Plus, I'd be completely useless at separating them, I mean, I make enough mess when cracking them open. Thanks again everyone for taking the time to respond, you all rock!! :D
  • TheCarenTheCaren Member Posts: 894 Member Member Posts: 894 Member
    If I eat two hardboiled eggs, I only eat one yolk. If I'm scrambling eggs, I use one whole egg and two egg whites only.
  • princessd84princessd84 Member Posts: 121 Member Member Posts: 121 Member
    Eat them. Tasty and good for you! Everything in moderation :)
  • robooth101robooth101 Member Posts: 17 Member Member Posts: 17 Member
    I am against chicken abortions - i dont believe in eating eggs

    Psst: It's an unfertilized egg, so it's not an abortion. It's more like what we women do every month. :laugh:
  • Tropical_TurtleTropical_Turtle Member Posts: 2,236 Member Member Posts: 2,236 Member
    eat up! Why be wasteful???
  • rainghirlrainghirl Member Posts: 203 Member Member Posts: 203 Member
    I always eat the egg yolks, otherwise I'd be wasting food.

    Yes, this.. I wouldn't want to waste the yolk of a perfectly good egg. Besides, my chickens went to all the trouble to lay it!
  • corneredbycorncorneredbycorn Member Posts: 270 Member Member Posts: 270 Member
    Eat them. They're the things that give eggs flavor and they are a nutritional powerhouse.
  • jojo52610jojo52610 Member Posts: 692 Member Member Posts: 692 Member
    I typically eat the yolks and give half of the whites to the dog!

    me too !! I don't really like the whites but the dogs sure do
  • Greenrun99Greenrun99 Member Posts: 2,065 Member Member Posts: 2,065 Member
    4 egg whites, 2 full eggs = my typical breakfast.
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