Ideal Protein Diet - quick egg question




View Full Version : quick egg question


DannaA
03-07-2013, 05:50 PM
hi everyone...
so my hubby forgot to mention that he didnt take any meat out for supper.. and now we are panicked for what i can have for protein tonight. how many eggs would i make (hardboiled.. to put on my spinach salad) to be enough for my dinner portion of protein?

any and all suggestions and help appreciated

(and I apologize if i should have put this question elsewhere.. just looking for a fast response so we can make supper)

thanks everyone.. hope you are having yummy dinners!


jeffiner
03-07-2013, 05:57 PM
You can make a great omlette..use 4 eggs! Add veggies and enjoy!

leannekarella
03-07-2013, 06:51 PM
Actually, it's 2 whole eggs + 2 egg whites is considered a daily protein serving.


pocahontas812
03-07-2013, 06:56 PM
According to the June 2012 phase 1 sheet, which I believe is the most recent, it is 4 whole eggs + 2 egg whites.

M35A2
03-07-2013, 06:57 PM
Actually, it's 2 whole eggs + 2 egg whites is considered a daily protein serving.

According to my Phase 1 sheet it's 4 whole eggs and 2 egg whites.

evepet
03-07-2013, 07:00 PM
According to the June 2012 phase 1 sheet, which I believe is the most recent, it is 4 whole eggs + 2 egg whites.

According to my Phase 1 sheet it's 4 whole eggs and 2 egg whites.

Agreed. I've uploaded a copy of the June '12 sheet below.

heritagesoftail
03-07-2013, 07:10 PM
Agreed. I've uploaded a copy of the June '12 sheet below.

Thats alot of eggs ! I dont think I could eat 4 eggs plus my veg's :?:

DannaA
03-07-2013, 07:34 PM
Thanks Evepet... you always seem to have the latest and greatest :)

Turns out hubby did a quick refrost of a chicken breast.. so i had chicken breast tonight with a huge salad.. and a couple of slices of pickle.. hehe

i will keep it in mind though about the number of eggs.. i thought i had seen somewhere that is was 4 + .... which is why i was going to put it as a topping to a spinach salad.. at least that way you are working at getting egg in every bite with your required veg! :)

thanks again everyone :) have a great night!

evepet
03-07-2013, 07:46 PM
Thanks Evepet... you always seem to have the latest and greatest :)

Turns out hubby did a quick refrost of a chicken breast.. so i had chicken breast tonight with a huge salad.. and a couple of slices of pickle.. hehe

i will keep it in mind though about the number of eggs.. i thought i had seen somewhere that is was 4 + .... which is why i was going to put it as a topping to a spinach salad.. at least that way you are working at getting egg in every bite with your required veg! :)

thanks again everyone :) have a great night!

Noticed your comments about the ISOFemme protein powder being super sweet. Since being on this diet for so long, I really notice sweet things these days so I'm positive it would be too sweet for my taste. I'm glad that the Shoppers I went to that day didn't have it and I ended up with BodyLogix instead. :)

DannaA
03-07-2013, 07:51 PM
Hahaha... thats the thing.. i have a sweet tooth and even i found it too sweet... but the cinnamon this morning really helped! i am also going to take another suggestion and add some xantham gum to thicken it so it doesnt feel like i am drinking sweet milk :)

AlisonS
03-07-2013, 08:18 PM
The June 2012 sheet was WRONG. That is a TYPO. It is 2 whole eggs plus two egg whites. My clinic verified this at the convention in September.

lisa32989
03-07-2013, 08:22 PM
I asked my coach about it at that time (she's also a region rep)
She verified it is correct
4 eggs, 2 egg whites
if you do the math, it is similar to 8 oz meat in fat, protein.

ladylunk
03-07-2013, 08:44 PM
Well I was close I had four eggs scrambled last night. Guess I could have bulked it up even more, but that was a lot! Two eggs plus 2 (freebie) egg whites do not sound near enough to equal the 8oz protein portion.

mpstaton
03-07-2013, 08:50 PM
Speaking of the latest sheet, I read elsewhere that there is one newer than June 2012 that adds unlimited spinach (raw only) to the unlimited lettuce. If it exists, it may also confirm what is correct for the eggs. Does anyone happen to have this mystery document?

lisa32989
03-07-2013, 08:53 PM
Speaking of the latest sheet, I read elsewhere that there is one newer than June 2012 that adds unlimited spinach (raw only) to the unlimited lettuce. If it exists, it may also confirm what is correct for the eggs. Does anyone happen to have this mystery document?

I asken about this too. There isn't a new sheet yet.

scorbett1103
03-08-2013, 07:21 AM
RE: Eggs - if you look at the nutritional content of one egg, the June 2012 sheet is NOT an typo. It takes 4 eggs to match the protein content of 8oz regular meat.

And we are still waiting to see if anyone gets the elusive updated P1 sheet :)

DannaA
03-08-2013, 08:52 AM
wow.. i didnt mean to create such a debate with my question :)

seeing as i have everyones attention... for anyone that has had the 4 + eggs for supper... how have you prepared it.

would i be able to make devilled eggs if i use some of the walden farms mayo? and still be ok... i would probably add in a bit of celery to the egg yolks and mayo, some paprika and a little dried mustard... then put the mixture back into the halved eggs. we are huge fans of devilled eggs here...so i think i would be ablt to eat 4 eggs worth fairly easily that way :)

opinions?

IdealProteinNewbie
03-08-2013, 08:56 AM
wow.. i didnt mean to create such a debate with my question :)

seeing as i have everyones attention... for anyone that has had the 4 + eggs for supper... how have you prepared it.

would i be able to make devilled eggs if i use some of the walden farms mayo? and still be ok... i would probably add in a bit of celery to the egg yolks and mayo, some paprika and a little dried mustard... then put the mixture back into the halved eggs. we are huge fans of devilled eggs here...so i think i would be ablt to eat 4 eggs worth fairly easily that way :)

opinions?

Deviled eggs would be great, just count the celery towards your 4 cups of veggies per day.

I love making a nice, huge, fluffy asparagus omelet!

DannaA
03-08-2013, 09:00 AM
i made an omelet yesterday for lunch with 1 egg + 2 egg whites.. I sauteed mushrooms and green peppers in a little EVOO, sea salt and mrs dash..then poured the eggs over. So yummy!!! I didnt miss the cheese at all! :)

RareBird
03-08-2013, 10:26 AM
RE: Eggs - if you look at the nutritional content of one egg, the June 2012 sheet is NOT an typo. It takes 4 eggs to match the protein content of 8oz regular meat.

And we are still waiting to see if anyone gets the elusive updated P1 sheet :)

I appreciate all the egg info, because a veggie omelet is a nice change for the protein requirement sometimes. I am clear that the newest Phase 1 sheet says 4 whole eggs equal a dinner protein, and if the sheet says it's ok, it's ok, BUT until this discussion, I have been staying away from eggs since I took note that the nutritional values for eggs put them above the 30% fat guideline... if one egg has 70 calories and 5 grams of fat, aren't more than 50% of the calories fat (and I thought we should stay under 30%)? I've been logging my meals on My Fitness Pal and trying to stay within the guidelines by pre-planning (because although I thought I was really rocking this diet, it was an amazing eye opener once I tried entering my meals there... seemed I was always over in fat and carbs, even if I wasn't over in calories). I know I've read in the past just to follow the sheet and not worry about the details, but I've also read your guidelines Scorbett on calories/fat/carb grams (and you are one of my IP heros :) ). I don't worry about the carbs as much because I know MFP logs all carbs and not net carbs, and I've yet to find a way to adjust to net carbs that stays fixed. I tried editing an item to net carbs and saving in "My Foods"... over and over, and it just doesn't seem to save. So I guess my second question is, does anyone know how to edit to net carbs on MFP and make it stick? Or is the only way to add a food to the data base and label it that way? Thanks

scorbett1103
03-08-2013, 10:59 AM
I appreciate all the egg info, because a veggie omelet is a nice change for the protein requirement sometimes. I am clear that the newest Phase 1 sheet says 4 whole eggs equal a dinner protein, and if the sheet says it's ok, it's ok, BUT until this discussion, I have been staying away from eggs since I took note that the nutritional values for eggs put them above the 30% fat guideline... if one egg has 70 calories and 5 grams of fat, aren't more than 50% of the calories fat (and I thought we should stay under 30%)? I've been logging my meals on My Fitness Pal and trying to stay within the guidelines by pre-planning (because although I thought I was really rocking this diet, it was an amazing eye opener once I tried entering my meals there... seemed I was always over in fat and carbs, even if I wasn't over in calories). I know I've read in the past just to follow the sheet and not worry about the details, but I've also read your guidelines Scorbett on calories/fat/carb grams (and you are one of my IP heros :) ). I don't worry about the carbs as much because I know MFP logs all carbs and not net carbs, and I've yet to find a way to adjust to net carbs that stays fixed. I tried editing an item to net carbs and saving in "My Foods"... over and over, and it just doesn't seem to save. So I guess my second question is, does anyone know how to edit to net carbs on MFP and make it stick? Or is the only way to add a food to the data base and label it that way? Thanks

LOL thanks :) Remember that the guidelines posted had more to do with finding alternative protein PRODUCTS and not referring to the meat sources - processed fats vs naturally occurring fats. Yes, eggs are going to be higher in fat, but so are some cuts of meat. Some fat is still good for us, and just like I don't feel the least guilty eating a nice cut of steak once in a while, I feel the same way about having a big omelet for dinner :)

RE: Net carbs on MFP, I haven't found a good way to change it on their system, so I just added fiber to the list of nutrients I track. Then I can do the subtraction myself :)

evepet
03-08-2013, 11:01 AM
wow.. i didnt mean to create such a debate with my question :)

seeing as i have everyones attention... for anyone that has had the 4 + eggs for supper... how have you prepared it.

would i be able to make devilled eggs if i use some of the walden farms mayo? and still be ok... i would probably add in a bit of celery to the egg yolks and mayo, some paprika and a little dried mustard... then put the mixture back into the halved eggs. we are huge fans of devilled eggs here...so i think i would be ablt to eat 4 eggs worth fairly easily that way :)

opinions?

Sounds good. I think that's about the only way I'd be able to eat 4 eggs in one sitting. :)

leannekarella
03-08-2013, 11:12 AM
wow.. i didnt mean to create such a debate with my question :)

seeing as i have everyones attention... for anyone that has had the 4 + eggs for supper... how have you prepared it.

would i be able to make devilled eggs if i use some of the walden farms mayo? and still be ok... i would probably add in a bit of celery to the egg yolks and mayo, some paprika and a little dried mustard... then put the mixture back into the halved eggs. we are huge fans of devilled eggs here...so i think i would be ablt to eat 4 eggs worth fairly easily that way :)

opinions?

Okay, sorry for my mis-information... That's what my sheet says 2+2, and that's what I've been eating since I started.

For the, what would you make with all that egg...I would make egg fu yung. I love the stuff, and make it with the plain omelet mix IP pack.

Choose whatever veggies you like diced up in small cubes, throw in a cup or so of fresh bean sprouts, and fry like an omelet.

RareBird
03-08-2013, 11:33 AM
LOL thanks :) Remember that the guidelines posted had more to do with finding alternative protein PRODUCTS and not referring to the meat sources - processed fats vs naturally occurring fats. Yes, eggs are going to be higher in fat, but so are some cuts of meat. Some fat is still good for us, and just like I don't feel the least guilty eating a nice cut of steak once in a while, I feel the same way about having a big omelet for dinner :)

RE: Net carbs on MFP, I haven't found a good way to change it on their system, so I just added fiber to the list of nutrients I track. Then I can do the subtraction myself :)

Whew... Thanks! I've been trying to stay within 30% of fat calories for the entire day including the naturally occurring fats, and that sure ain't easy some days, lol. Thanks for the MFP tip... didn't notice I could do add fiber, but I'll try that!