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How Many Eggs Should I Eat for Breakfast?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 24, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Wondering how many eggs I should eat for breakfast? Some stats:

5'9", 165lbs, and I'm very active. Exercise a ton. I've been eating eggs over easy with a medium sized sweet potato underneath for breakfast. Two eggs doesn't seem to be cutting it.

Goal is to add lean mass, not maintain or loose.

Thanks!

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on April 08, 2013
at 08:20 PM

THAT'S A MAN-SIZED MEAL.

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on February 25, 2013
at 08:47 PM

Hunger will increase with increased need for calories following weight lifting. The advice to eat everything in sight is passed down to natural trainees by those utilizing exogenous anabolics.

E751dbb140aecc9479b9248891edf584

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on February 25, 2013
at 03:11 PM

Now I feel tiny.

E751dbb140aecc9479b9248891edf584

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on February 25, 2013
at 03:11 PM

I'll take the eggs and maybe pass on the bacon (maybe). But it will be hard to resist. How big are you if you don't mind me asking?

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on February 25, 2013
at 02:31 AM

Satiation inherently promotes eating less, which can hinder anabolism. You wanna gain, ya gots to get enough food in you tumtum!

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on February 25, 2013
at 12:07 AM

Satiation obviously doesn't preclude muscle anabolism.

E751dbb140aecc9479b9248891edf584

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on February 24, 2013
at 10:53 PM

Thanks for the tip. Will check out Whole9 as well.

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on February 24, 2013
at 10:29 PM

Travis, if he wants add lean mass he shouldn't prefer more satiating foods.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on February 24, 2013
at 10:11 PM

yeah unfortunately. i'm trying to get up to 110 lbs but it's hard.

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on February 24, 2013
at 08:38 PM

Eggs provide poor satiety. Eat some red meat for breakfast.

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on February 24, 2013
at 06:27 PM

Hi Joanna 85-90lb (6-6.5 stone) sounds a very low weight, is that really your weight? x

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on February 24, 2013
at 07:17 PM

The kids from Whole9 say a serving of eggs is however many you can fit in your hand. I'm about your size and can easily hold four. Of course, that's if you are using eggs as your main protein source like in the meal you described.

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on February 24, 2013
at 10:53 PM

Thanks for the tip. Will check out Whole9 as well.

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on February 24, 2013
at 06:03 PM

if two eggs isn't enough, eat 3 or 4.

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on February 24, 2013
at 09:46 PM

As many as you want.

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on February 24, 2013
at 06:11 PM

If you have any sort of gut issue or autoimmune disease I would not go beyond two eggs. Folks can and do acquire egg sensitivity, ... not sure why. If you need a bit extra for breakfast I suggest adding sausages and/or bacon.

_Lazza

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on February 25, 2013
at 07:11 PM

Depends on your activity level, goals (weight loss? performance?), how many meals a day your eating and how large the meals are, what else you are eating with breakfast (i.e., bacon), etc.

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on February 25, 2013
at 02:30 AM

I usually like 4-5 eggs for breakfast. Reference: I'm female, 5'3" and 120lbs.

I'm sure you could easily do 6 eggs.

E751dbb140aecc9479b9248891edf584

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on February 25, 2013
at 03:11 PM

Now I feel tiny.

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on February 25, 2013
at 01:37 AM

I have 5-6 eggs, though I'm only eating the yolks for the most part, throw in 5 to 6 pieces of bacon, double shot of espresso with some heavy cream and THAT's a GOOD morning folks...tends to hold me over for about 7 hours.

Breakfast, the most important FAT of the day.

Truth.

E751dbb140aecc9479b9248891edf584

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on February 25, 2013
at 03:11 PM

I'll take the eggs and maybe pass on the bacon (maybe). But it will be hard to resist. How big are you if you don't mind me asking?

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on April 08, 2013
at 08:20 PM

THAT'S A MAN-SIZED MEAL.

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E9140ef0ca0a76ea14b9ebccad234608

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on February 25, 2013
at 12:14 AM

The answer is clearly ...

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on February 24, 2013
at 11:46 PM

Chicken, beaf and shrimp all have a lot more protein than eggs which are only 25% protein and mostly fat. Try adding a whole bunch of chicken to your eggs and make an awesome omelet.

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on February 24, 2013
at 08:56 PM

Can you have raw egg yolks instead?

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on February 24, 2013
at 08:45 PM

there's definitely an absolute answer here, let me consult my chart...

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on February 24, 2013
at 06:03 PM

you could probably do 5-6 eggs.

i hang between 85-90 lbs and i'd do 3 eggs for breakfast with lots of veggies.

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

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on February 24, 2013
at 06:27 PM

Hi Joanna 85-90lb (6-6.5 stone) sounds a very low weight, is that really your weight? x

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5650)

on February 24, 2013
at 10:11 PM

yeah unfortunately. i'm trying to get up to 110 lbs but it's hard.

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