Suddenly, I strongly dislike eggs - anyone experienced the same?

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Answered on March 27, 2015
Created August 23, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Hi everyone, I've been eating on and off paleo for 4 years now and have been very strict (whole30) for the last 6 months. I usually eat 2-4 eggs per day but tried to stay egg free every once in a while since I already knew about how easy it is to develop chicken egg (white) allergies. Now all of a sudden, I can???t eat eggs anymore although I really used to love them. I feel sick when I think about eggs and I don???t want to force myself to eat them since I think it might be a warning sign that I should take a break from them. I don???t have any physical symptoms, there is just this sudden and very intense reluctance to eat them. Has anyone experienced the same? If yes: did it ever stop and how long did that take? Or have any of you first developed an aversion against eggs and then later on an egg intolerance or allergy? I will miss eggs so much. :-( They were such a great source of protein... I don???t want to eat meat or fish for breakfast, legumes are out of the question and I don???t want to eat too much dairy or any kind of powder or other non whole foods either. I guess I???ll just stop eating breakfast and call it IF. I eat only organic, free-range eggs and I have no way of purchasing dugg eggs as a replacement. I don't want to eat only egg yolks since that seems terribly wasteful to me. Looking forward to any kind of input. Thanks! Carina

4488 · August 25, 2014 at 8:09 AM

you say "I feel sick when I think about eggs"...this may sound a bit weired...

but how do you 'feel' if you just think about egg yolks, rather than eggs...?

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0 · March 27, 2015 at 12:28 PM

Me too this has just happens to me this month had eggs all the time loved them boiled scrambled on toast now I just can't have them felt sick last two times boiled & tried just the egg white this morn for a omelette sitting here now with watery mouth feeling sick guess me & eggs are done so sad??

-23 · August 24, 2014 at 8:32 PM

It's not in your head, people with gut or thyorid problems have enhanced sensitivity to foods. It could be because the animals were fed soy or some allergen. One thing you could do is try getting eggs from another place. If it doesn't work, you could look at the gut or thyroid function.

I found that the best way to improve the whole body for me personally, aside from diet, was taking vitamin E, mixed tocopherols supplements. The improvement is quick, in about a month. Now, the problem is that most vitamin E mixed tocopherols supplements are made from soy, which is a common allergen, so it might be a challenge to find a good vitamin E supplement that doesn't give you bad reactions. However, I had success with 4spectrum. It improved everything, including digestion and food sensitivities.

495 · August 25, 2014 at 12:21 AM

She said she has no physical symptoms. Gut problems, thyroid problems, and soy allergies are all physical symptoms. Read the post again. It's in her head.

-23 · August 25, 2014 at 12:34 AM

The idea it isn't in her is just in your head, it's not reality. Read again the post. Carefully this time.

495 · August 25, 2014 at 3:07 AM

Wow, your reading comprehension is terrible, she even said:

"I feel sick when I think about eggs and I don’t want to force myself to eat them"

So thinking about eggs causes allergic reactions, thyroid problems and gut pain? You're an idiot.

-23 · August 25, 2014 at 4:21 AM

Haha. Great, high level commentary by TheGastronomer.

-23 · August 25, 2014 at 4:24 AM

Gastronomer, please restore your hormonal balance, or please remember to take your pills to control your stupid aggressiveness. Then come back and I'll point out the numerous errors in your thinking.

0 · August 25, 2014 at 7:15 AM

I don't want to be the cause of any fights here. I do indeed have no real physical symptoms, or rather: no acute ones that I'm aware of. I "feel sick" and indeed nauseous when I think about the eggs but that is caused by the intense aversion that is, indeeed "just in my head". I'm however not sure that it is there all of a sudden without a reason so I'll definitely have a look into the topics you suggested.

I also switched my egg vendor 3 months ago, after taking an egg break for a while, I'll switch back to the old vendor.

495 · August 25, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Errors in my thinking? Please, enlighten us, lol.

So now thinking about eggs causes allergic reactions? Lol. The OP hasn't even eaten a single egg and you're saying she has a soy allergy/thyroid deficiency/gut problem. Instead of saying I need to "take pills", why don't you actually use your head next time and actually read what the OP wrote.

495 · August 24, 2014 at 5:03 PM

"I don’t have any physical symptoms, there is just this sudden and very intense reluctance to eat them."

Yeah, it's all in your head, you've scared yourself into thinking they are going to give you an allergy and kill you. Step back, relax and make yourself an omelette, you'll live.

-23 · August 25, 2014 at 12:35 AM

It's not just in her head. Read her post again. Carefully this time.

102 · August 25, 2014 at 2:58 AM

Isn't it possible her mental aversion to them is connected to some digestive problem? Even a digestive problem she can't physically detect?

0 · August 25, 2014 at 7:04 AM

I'm really not sure about that. I've known about the issues with eggs for a couple of years now and I've been defending eggs and my "high" egg consumption constantly. I've been taking egg breaks every once in a while just to be safe. This aversion started all of a sudden or at least without any cause that I could pinpoint.


Of course, by definition, an aversion is something that is all in my head but I still think it may be possible that my subconscious or my body was smarter than me and able to figure something out that I missed and has a reason for not wanting me to eat eggs.  I just... don't know.

-23 · August 25, 2014 at 6:25 PM

carina (please don't reply gastronomer, I had read enough of your worthless comments),

If eggs are distasteful to you, and you eat them anyway, after a while I think there is a chance they could cause problems, because your distaste comes from your body warning you that they have something that is not good. Or maybe Gastronomer is right and nothing will happen.

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167 · August 24, 2014 at 4:27 PM

I get almost instant nausea from conventional eggs, but never from the free-range type. It's too bad those aren't working for you.

If you live near a Chinese market, you might be able to get duck eggs. They have a different fat/protein ratio, and they're bigger too. Some people who are intolerant to chicken eggs can eat duck eggs.

0 · August 25, 2014 at 7:22 AM

Thanks for the suggestion. I've already read about duck eggs but it seems impossible to get them here and we have no chinese markets. Maybe I can keep my own ducks one fine day :)

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