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Priscatip
04-08-2010, 10:16 AM
I saw this article today and had to share: http://www.socialworkout.com/2010/04/07/eating-eggs-breakfast-makes-you-impervious-all-you-can-eat-buffets-lunch

I might have to switch to eggs!


Fat Pants
04-08-2010, 10:29 AM
I can only offer anecdotal evidence, but on the mornings I eat an egg with a tortilla, I'm full until lunch time. On the mornings I eat a bowl of cereal (99% carbs), I'm scrounging for something to eat a few hours later. :)

beerab
04-08-2010, 10:39 AM
Only two days?

I mean I can bring months of my food journal and I can tell you days I had one egg with breakfast in the morning I was fuller than the days I ate something else that wasn't high protein.

I eat anywhere from 5-7 eggs a week. In our household we go through at least a dozen eggs a week!


randomcards
04-08-2010, 10:51 AM
Mmmm

2 eggs scrambled with a splash of milk, pepper/salt, couple of deli slices of ham, and siricha hot sauce....

Mmmm about the only breakfast I'll eat other than drinking a shake

stella1609
04-08-2010, 11:36 AM
I think eggs are awesome for breakfast, and we all know that the ideal meal has some protein and some carbs, but this doesn't seem like a very reliable study--it's just too short-term . . .

That being said, I love scrambled eggs for breakfast on days I have time to cook (usually my breakfast is homemade granola--lots of protein, healthy carbs, and fiber). Boiled eggs make a great lunchbox addition too! I find the lunch to dinner wait is usually harder than the breakfast to lunch wait.

lights76
04-08-2010, 11:46 AM
egg beater, shredded potatoes, cheese, hot sauce, La Tortilla Fac tortilla is my breakfast everyday.

MyBestYear
04-08-2010, 11:53 AM
I just had two hard-boiled eggs wrapped in two slices of cheese for breakfast. 260 calories, tons of protein, and I will be full until lunch :)

mkendrick
04-08-2010, 12:16 PM
I make a scrambled egg white, spinach, tomato, onion, and a tbsp of salsa wrap on a low carb tortilla for breakfasts when I have time. The whole thing is less than 250 cal, even with a fat free slice of cheese. It's really yummy and very filling. It definitely holds me to lunch. I wish I had more time in the morning to make it more often, but I already get up at 4:30, I'm not willing to get up any earlier, haha.

beerab
04-08-2010, 12:54 PM
My Breakfast was one toasted Sandwich thin, one poached egg, and one laughing cow wedge spread on the thins.

215 calories, 9 grams fat, 23 grams carbs, 14 grams protein, 4 grams of fiber! Yeah I'm good :D

Nada
04-08-2010, 12:59 PM
beerab, that sounds really gooood.

MeowMix
04-08-2010, 01:00 PM
I LOVE eggs! I usually buy 2 dozen at a time and boil up one dozen right away to have around. Hard boiled eggs are the best thing to have around when I just don't know what to do with those extra 100 calories I sometimes have at meals. Or if I have to eat on the run, throw a couple hard boiled eggs in a bag make a sandwich and I'm set.

Eggs are the best! And definitely one of my secret (or not so secret) weapons in my weight loss.

WarMaiden
04-08-2010, 01:05 PM
Easiest way ever to have eggs for breakfast: Break two eggs into a microwave-safe mug. Add a little salt and pepper. Use a fork to scramble them up. Microwave on high for one minute.

Voila, instant hot scrambled eggs. You can also do these the night before and put them in a plastic container to take to work and reheat if you are pressed for time in the morning.

This morning I had 3 microwaved scrambled eggs, plus a chocolate milk made from 12 oz nonfat milk, 1 oz cocoa, 2 packets Splenda blended up. That was my post-workout breakfast; before workout I had 4 oz nonfat yogurt, 4 oz nonfat cottage cheese, and 4 oz blueberries mixed up with some ground ginger. Fish oil supplement on the side. So this morning I have already had over 50 grams of protein! And I will definitely be full until lunchtime.

sotypical
04-08-2010, 01:17 PM
I LOVE eggs, I eat them lots of mornings. I do egg beaters in a little microwave bowl and microwave for 1 minute to make an egg patty. Heat up some turkey bacon and/or cheese and put on an english muffin, toast or whatever and I have a quick egg sandwich.

I also love poached eggs and hard boiled eggs. I really have a new love for eggs. I never used to eat them very often - but now I love eating them. Also, a dozen eggs is pretty cheap!

ValentineNicole
04-08-2010, 01:23 PM
Hmmmm....Do microwaved scrambled eggs TASTE well? I don't ever wake up in time for breakfast (especially when I go to work at 6am), but I really should quit eating such sugary breakfasts..

WarMaiden
04-08-2010, 01:26 PM
Hmmmm....Do microwaved scrambled eggs TASTE well? I don't ever wake up in time for breakfast (especially when I go to work at 6am), but I really should quit eating such sugary breakfasts..

They taste just like regular scrambled eggs, and I personally find their texture to be fine--though it's probably not precisely like eggs done on the stovetop. I recommend experimenting and seeing whether you like them, yourself. It can't hurt to try :)

shortandfluffy
04-08-2010, 01:33 PM
I am glad you posted this.. got some really great breakfast ideas! I love eggs and I buy the egg beaters egg whites. Love the microwave idea.

I know what I am eating for breakfast tomorrow! And I need to get up earlier.. bleh

cynthialynn0313
04-08-2010, 01:43 PM
Ya know..I'm so glad yall posted this. I recently started eating an omlett made with 2 egg whites and 1 whole egg, with 2 thin slices of ham (30 cals) and 1/2 oz of shredded cheddar and its my new favorite breakfast! I'm full til lunch and it seems to have really kicked up my weightloss!

bunnythesAINT
04-08-2010, 04:07 PM
I was having hard boiled eggs for breakfast a couple of weeks ago. I really was full until lunch lol. Maybe I'll make some tonight? I'm glad I found this thread as now I know what to have for breakfast.

Onederchic
04-08-2010, 04:08 PM
I have 2 whole eggs (yolks and all) every day for breakfast.

srmb60
04-08-2010, 04:48 PM
I think a hard boiled egg is the most nearly perfect convenience food. I hardly go anywhere without a couple in my purse (much to DH's embarassment).

shortandfluffy
04-08-2010, 04:56 PM
I think a hard boiled egg is the most nearly perfect convenience food. I hardly go anywhere without a couple in my purse (much to DH's embarassment).

LOL about your DH. Mine would be the same way. Good idea though.

Question about yolks though. My doctor told me my bloodpressure is too high and so I buy just egg whites OR when I boil the eggs I don't eat the yolk. I was always told the yolk was the part to avoid. This true??

Onederchic
04-08-2010, 05:04 PM
I believe if you have some cholesterol issues then maybe yolks are bad but for me, I do eat them everyday and I don't have any issues.

WildThings
04-08-2010, 05:19 PM
I am another that eats 2 whole eggs everyday for breakfast. Every once in awhile I will switch it up with some turkey sausage, but 95% of the time it's just eggs. Carb-less breakfast is the best way to start the day.

LandonsBaby
04-08-2010, 08:06 PM
We eat a lot of organic eggs here, yolk and all. Those are one of the things on which I won't scrimp (I always buy organic cage free).

Karen925
04-08-2010, 11:12 PM
I love eggs too. I used to buy my eggs nearby straight from the farm until they closed. 2 at a time,2 times per week. Poached over steamed spinach with greek seasonings.

Shytowngal
04-08-2010, 11:21 PM
I'm usually in a time crunch in the morning, and not always a fan of eggs... however I found the perfect solution. One whole deviled egg (two halves) and a 100 calorie english muffin - SO good and I pre-make them so breakfast is ready instantly. Of course I make the WW version at 2.5 calories per egg.

beerab
04-09-2010, 11:16 AM
LOL about your DH. Mine would be the same way. Good idea though.

Question about yolks though. My doctor told me my bloodpressure is too high and so I buy just egg whites OR when I boil the eggs I don't eat the yolk. I was always told the yolk was the part to avoid. This true??

The yolk is where the nutrients are though- so you are denying yourself some great nutrition there.

My cholesterol was 230 when I started this journey- and today I'm at 187 for cholesterol, I've eaten eggs for breakfast (whole eggs) for at least 6 months and my doctor said it's fine.

If you are planning on eating multiple eggs one thing you could try is 1 whole egg and then add an additional egg white :) That way you get the best of both worlds.

Here's one link:

http://stronglifts.com/cholesterol-saturated-fat-how-many-eggs-daily/

synger
04-09-2010, 11:30 AM
I eat eggs quite often. This week after Easter is my fave, because we have SO many hard-cooked eggs to eat up. One of my favorite easy breakfasts is to mash one or two hard-cooked eggs in a bowl, add cottage cheese, and flavor with mustard and a bit of curry powder. If I have time, I heap it on toast and broil it until the cheese gets a little browned (it doesn't brown like cheddar will, though) and it's heated through. Other days, I just eat it with a spoon and no bread. It's like eating textured deviled egg filling.

For those who don't have time in the morning to cook eggs, you can make an egg casserole thingy in the evening, or "egg muffins", and then reheat for breakfast. Saute minced veggies, put in mixing bowl. Add 8 eggs, mix well. Add some cottage, ricotta, or shredded cheese (whatever you like), and diced bacon, ham or sausage (optional). Can also use herbs, add spinach, whatever you like. Pour into greased 8x8 baking pan, or pour by 1/2 cups into muffin pan. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or so (I go by scent and how brown they get). Makes 4-8 servings, depending on how much cheese and other additions you have. Keeps well refrigerated, and easy to microwave!

Amandanrd
04-09-2010, 12:30 PM
I think for weight loss, egg whites are certainly less fat and less calories, but for overall health, whole eggs are the way to go. Sure they are high in cholesterol, but in moderation (like everything else) they are fine. Besides, all of the nutrition is in the yolk. 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. I used to do only egg whites, but my husband kept arguing the nutritious side of the yolk, so I now do whole eggs. Hope this helps...

srmb60
04-09-2010, 12:43 PM
I don't have the info at my fingertips ... I think a coworker may have been reading an anticancer diet book ... but there's something about making sure your omega 3's and omega 6's are balanced.

Does anyone have a link they could post?

synger
04-09-2010, 01:13 PM
I don't have the info at my fingertips ... I think a coworker may have been reading an anticancer diet book ... but there's something about making sure your omega 3's and omega 6's are balanced.

Does anyone have a link they could post?

Yep. We have an overabundance of omega 6 (which comes from processed vegetable oils like soy(which seems to be in everything!), corn, safflower). It seems to lead to inflammation, which contributes to everything from anorexia to tuberculosis. One list I found:

* anorexia nervosa
* ADHD
* osteoporosis
* diabetes
* eye disease
* certain skin conditions
* allergies
* rheumatoid arthritis
* tuberculosis
* cancer


Here's a quick overview (http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400149/balancing-omega-3-and-omega-6.html) from Dr. Weil (with a plug for his diet). And here's a longer one that gets into more detail (http://www.optimal-heart-health.com/omega_3.html).

rachinma
04-09-2010, 01:13 PM
Easiest way ever to have eggs for breakfast: Break two eggs into a microwave-safe mug. Add a little salt and pepper. Use a fork to scramble them up. Microwave on high for one minute.

Voila, instant hot scrambled eggs. You can also do these the night before and put them in a plastic container to take to work and reheat if you are pressed for time in the morning.

This morning I had 3 microwaved scrambled eggs, plus a chocolate milk made from 12 oz nonfat milk, 1 oz cocoa, 2 packets Splenda blended up. That was my post-workout breakfast; before workout I had 4 oz nonfat yogurt, 4 oz nonfat cottage cheese, and 4 oz blueberries mixed up with some ground ginger. Fish oil supplement on the side. So this morning I have already had over 50 grams of protein! And I will definitely be full until lunchtime.
Except they are so much stinkier than scrambling them in the pan! Why is that?

synger
04-09-2010, 01:18 PM
Except they are so much stinkier than scrambling them in the pan! Why is that?

I think it's just that when you cook them in the microwave, the scent is trapped in the oven, and when you open the door you get a big whiff of it. When you cook it in a pan, the scent escapes into a wider area of air and over a slower period of time.

I find the same thing when I microwave "stinky" vegetables, like cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage. The sulfurates in cruciferous vegetables become REALLY prominent when they are nuked, because you open the oven door and get a face-full of sulfur-laden steam.

I much prefer stir-frying them. Yum!

shortandfluffy
04-09-2010, 02:22 PM
The yolk is where the nutrients are though- so you are denying yourself some great nutrition there.

My cholesterol was 230 when I started this journey- and today I'm at 187 for cholesterol, I've eaten eggs for breakfast (whole eggs) for at least 6 months and my doctor said it's fine.

If you are planning on eating multiple eggs one thing you could try is 1 whole egg and then add an additional egg white :) That way you get the best of both worlds.

Here's one link:

http://stronglifts.com/cholesterol-saturated-fat-how-many-eggs-daily/

Thank you for the link. A lot of great info! I will start eating some of the yolks then. Didn't realize they were good for me too.

srmb60
04-09-2010, 03:50 PM
Here's a comprehensive cut and paste for you.

Research scientists recommend ratios varying from 5:1 to 10:1 omega-6 to omega-3. Some experts suggest a ratio of between 1:1 and 4:1 as being optimal. What are we getting? The current ratio in our diet is estimated to be 14:1 to 20:1.

Omega-3 fatty acids are a class of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids with the double bond in the third carbon position from the methyl terminal (hence the use of "3" in their description). Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids include salmon, halibut, sardines, albacore, trout, herring, walnut, flaxseed oil, and canola oil. Other foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids include shrimp, clams, light chunk tuna, catfish, cod, and spinach

Omega-6 fatty acids are a class of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids with the initial double bond in the sixth carbon position from the methyl group (hence the "6"). Examples of foods rich in omega-6 fatty acids include corn, safflower, sunflower, soybean, and cottonseed oil.

The University of Maryland estimates that Americans get 10 times the amount of linoleic acid that we need by consuming a diet rich in oils like soybean, corn, sunflower, safflower and cottonseed. Many processed and prepared food products have these oils

I copied and pasted that from three different sites.

Now here's me talking ... the omega 3 is added to eggs by feeding the chicken flax. It's very easy to get omega 3's in our diet. However, the omega 6's that are worked into our processed foods overpower our percentages.

Alas ... again ... it's simply a matter of tweaking our diets just a bit. Lighten up on the omega 6 foods and eat more omega 3 foods.

Resources ...optimal-heart-healthy.com
medicinenet.com
ehow.com

sweetnlow28
04-10-2010, 08:23 PM
I microwave my eggs as well. I crack one egg in a (Corelle) cereal bowl and top it with lots of pepper, a dash of salt and some dehydrated onions. It always cooks perfectly in exactly 43 seconds on high power. Any longer, and the edges become slightly chewy. You just have to experiment with the power of your microwave to find the best cook time ;) It makes one egg patty that is the perfect size for a quick toasted egg sandwich.

Thanks for the tip Meowmix. I am going to boil a dozen eggs and put them in the fridge for my husband and I to have on hand :) It's strange how we never think of simple ideas until someone else mentions them lol.

highflyer
04-17-2010, 03:35 AM
This is good news considering I've been eating some eggs in the morning before work. I hard boil them in advance and peel so when I get up the morning I can just grab and go.

Beverlyjoy
04-17-2010, 08:36 AM
I love my egg white scramble with ketchup. (whites only - dr. says) Yes, I always feel 'fuller' longer when I eat eggs for breakfast.

Sometimes I'll add veggies or my new favorite - eggs, turkey pepperoni and 2% provelone cheese.

Also - egg white salad - hard cooked egg whites, miracle whip lite, dab of mustard - yum

Veil
04-17-2010, 09:09 AM
EGGS are great!! I have two or three (hard boiled) in the morning- whites only or very little yolk. Then I can go until lunch with no cravings. If I do a bowl of cereal, I'm snacking in two hours. (this seems to be what everyone is saying...)

--and just yesterday I bought some turkey bacon that I am really curious about... somebody on 3FC recommended it. It's the weekend, so now I have time to fix it. Not sure about it tho, it looks weird...

Veil
04-17-2010, 09:11 AM
Susan B- Thanks for those facts!

shelflife
04-17-2010, 01:21 PM
I'm too lazy to do the dishes involved in making eggs every day, but on the weekends, I like to split two whole eggs + one egg white with my DH, scrambled with a splash of skim milk & a bit of black pepper. I add a little bit of low fat cheese when they're almost cooked and eat my half on top of a piece of toast (though the idea of spreading a laughing cow wedge on the toast sounds like a good one).

Egg whites are really the perfect source of protein. The one yolk + 1.5 whites still tastes great and by ditching that last yolk the fat is acceptable. The addition about bacon's morning-time goodness, though? A bit of a stretch.

Looking forward to breakfast tomorrow!