Can the way you cook a egg be more filling than the other?

jenniator
jenniator Posts: 475 Member
edited April 2015 in Food and Nutrition
Hey everyone,

I have a pretty strange question. I was wondering if a egg becomes more filling depending on the way it's cooked. The reason I ask is because I've prepared 3 eggs in 3 different styles. Scrambled, fried, and boiled. When I scrambled or fried 3 eggs with some veggies, I was still pretty hungry and not satisfied. But today I ate 3 boiled eggs by their self and 10 minutes later, I was pretty full! It's really strange to me that 3 boiled eggs could make me feel that full since it normally takes a lot to satisfy me. It also is weird because I thought scrambled or fried the eggs with some veggies would be more filled since I had veggies with it and it was cooked in olive oil. What do you guys think? Has anyone noticed anything similar with a style of eggs?
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  • PJ3937
    PJ3937 Posts: 13 Member
    What an interesting observation. I guess the answer would be, whichever way is more filling to you. I would have guessed the one with veggies and/or some oil would have done the job but then again, the veggies would need to be the more fiberous ones to be filling. Keep us posted. I really want to wish you success. Pam
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,876 Member
    edited April 2015
    No...it's a mental trick.

    I find 3 boiled eggs to be more filling than 3 scrambled eggs too...but it's because in my mind it looks like more food and it feel hardier when I bite in.
  • jenniator
    jenniator Posts: 475 Member
    PJ3937 wrote: »
    What an interesting observation. I guess the answer would be, whichever way is more filling to you. I would have guessed the one with veggies and/or some oil would have done the job but then again, the veggies would need to be the more fiberous ones to be filling. Keep us posted. I really want to wish you success. Pam

    Yeah it is interesting. I realized it today when I ate 3 boiled eggs. I decided to try boiled eggs since they wouldn't have to be cooked in oil and that would lessen the calories. I really thought the one with oil and veggies would be more filing as well! I always use a pack of mixed veggies which are delicious :D! I also put add them with a can of chicken soup and it becomes very filling as well.
  • rybo
    rybo Posts: 5,424 Member
    Now that you mention it... i have no issues downing 4-6 fried or scrambled eggs, but my 1-2 HB eggs is plenty enough. Couldn't imagine eating 5 of those.
  • jenniator
    jenniator Posts: 475 Member
    edited April 2015
    rybo wrote: »
    Now that you mention it... i have no issues downing 4-6 fried or scrambled eggs, but my 1-2 HB eggs is plenty enough. Couldn't imagine eating 5 of those.

    Exactly! Pretty strange isn't it!! It's weird since it's practically the same thing, just prepared a different way.
  • lizzocat
    lizzocat Posts: 356 Member
    I completely agree with you, soft or hard boiled eggs are super filling, i can have one with veggies and a piece of toast and i'm good. Scrambled, i need like 3
  • SunflowerCat74
    SunflowerCat74 Posts: 258 Member
    Same here. I find boiled eggs more filling than scrambled. Maybe it's the fact that the texture is firmer, so more chewing is involved.
  • shamcd
    shamcd Posts: 178 Member
    Strange, but true. I've also found hard boiled eggs to be much more filling. I can only handle two hard boiled eggs at a time, but I can scamble up 6 w/salsa and veggies and still be hungry.
  • itscattopaz
    itscattopaz Posts: 10 Member
    I personally find that sunny side up eggs are more filling. Maybe it's the separation of the white and yolk, maybe because it looks bigger...I don't know!
  • bennettinfinity
    bennettinfinity Posts: 865 Member
    edited April 2015
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  • annette_15
    annette_15 Posts: 1,657 Member
    Im always way more satisfied when I eat hardboiled eggs too
  • GiGiBeans
    GiGiBeans Posts: 1,062 Member
    I've found boiled eggs to be more filling too but do want to get my veggies in. I made an egg sausage veggie bake this week and it's way more satisfying. OK OK, could be the cream cheese, Parmesan & cheddar in there too :p
  • GothyFaery
    GothyFaery Posts: 762 Member
    edited April 2015
    I'm the opposite. I think scrambled eggs are more filling than boiled. I usually eat boiled eggs when I'm trying to get a little more protein but am too full for real food.

    Maybe it's the way I eat them. I usually down a boiled egg in 2-3 bites (again, just a way to get a bit more protein when I'm not hungry) but I eat scrambled eggs with chopsticks. Using chopsticks means it takes me longer to eat them so maybe that's why they seem more filling to me.
  • otheliemoor
    otheliemoor Posts: 50 Member
    Yes! Boiled egg is my go to morning snack, because one is enough to last until lunch.
  • softblondechick
    softblondechick Posts: 1,276 Member
    Density? Not sure. I eat boiled eggs with veggies too. A huge bowl of celery, peppers, lettuce, zucchini and cilantro.
  • Francl27
    Francl27 Posts: 26,372 Member
    Honestly, I think it's about the same. The same food will never fill me up the same amount, depending on what time of the month it is, what workout I do, how active I am etc... It could just be that you were naturally less hungry the day you had the hard boiled eggs.
  • WickedPineapple
    WickedPineapple Posts: 701 Member
    Interesting. I would say the same thing, that I could easily eat three scrambled eggs, but only one or two hard boiled; however, I eat them at different times for different purposes. When I have scrambled eggs, it's for a meal (breakfast). When I eat hard boiled eggs, it's for a light snack.
  • jgnatca
    jgnatca Posts: 14,464 Member
    I'm going to give an observation as a bariatric patient. My post-surgery stomach is very sensitive to texture and heavy foods sit hard in the stomach, making me feel full a lot sooner. This includes dense and fibrous proteins, eggs (for me), hard cheese, and soft breads (I don't know why).

    If the food is prepared so the texture is crisper or fluffier, I don't get that same over-full feeling. If I grind the meat, whisk the eggs, eat moon cheese, and toast the bread, the texture is sufficiently different to make it easier to digest. So what you might be feeling is a stomach working over a dense package of food. You're keeping your stomach busy.
  • splashtree5
    splashtree5 Posts: 210 Member
    Scramble eggs usually and i add veggie in.