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Eggs and Weight Gain

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 20, 2012 at 6:40 AM

Whenever I reintroduce eggs into my diet I gain weight. They are delicious and great for you, but this is my problem. I have odd digestive issues (alternating) and have gained nearly 10lbs in 4 months, which is abnormal. The only thing I have added is eggs. What gives?

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on January 31, 2012
at 02:33 PM

Egads! Anything but this. For more than one reason. First reason - most egg allergies are due to intolerance in the whites, not the yolk. Second reason - all of the nutrition of eggs are in the yolk, the whites are simply empty protein calories.

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on January 21, 2012
at 05:50 AM

Hard boiling is likely the best way to seperate the white. Poaching and soft/hard boiling are the best way to cook an egg for nutrient wise. I am considering raw as well but they taste so good soft boiled...

60af23519906aa54b742ffc17477c3d3

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on January 21, 2012
at 04:52 AM

The exact same. I use fitday to track.

60af23519906aa54b742ffc17477c3d3

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on January 21, 2012
at 04:51 AM

It's sad really. No gluten, no dairy, no eggs :(

60af23519906aa54b742ffc17477c3d3

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on January 21, 2012
at 04:51 AM

I used to have a sensitivity to the whites, but would get a fighter mask on my face when I overdid it. Since I haven't had that with the whole egg, I figured it was an amount, rather than an allergy altogether. I will lay off for a week or so and see if things change.

3f3236d1f951d4b4c25eff387699a905

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on January 21, 2012
at 01:10 AM

I'm allergic to eggs and suspect it might be the whites, but the reaction is very delayed (I put on water weight, get itchy and acne after a few days) so I don't really dare. How do you know that the whites and yolk is fully separated except for when hard boiling?

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on January 20, 2012
at 05:25 PM

My new favorite way is soft boiled.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on January 20, 2012
at 03:49 PM

Been meaning to ask eric...do you bother cooking your yolks?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 20, 2012
at 11:09 AM

Are you eating the same amount of calories per day as you were before reintroducing eggs?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 20, 2012
at 11:08 AM

Are you eating the same amount of calories per day?

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on January 20, 2012
at 08:08 AM

The egg whites are not tolerate well by some people.

60af23519906aa54b742ffc17477c3d3

(1186)

on January 20, 2012
at 07:15 AM

No, why do you think that would be better?

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Cbda678b2a6bf0537d8c4ea0ce8aa9ad

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on January 20, 2012
at 08:30 AM

I love eggs. I think they are great for my diet.I even snack on hard-boiled eggs. But that's me. What I am coming around to believe is that each one of us has certain singularities, which means that we have to experiment a bit with what works for us and what does not work for us.

For instance, for me, eating cheese, causes weight gain. When I avoid it, I start to lose weight. If I eat in moderate amounts, I will maintain, if I overdo it, I will gain weight. And I am talking about a beautiful local semi-cured goat cheese made from raw milk, salt and rennet.

So to sum up, if it happens to you, it happens to you. Take note of it and eat accordingly.

60af23519906aa54b742ffc17477c3d3

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on January 21, 2012
at 04:51 AM

It's sad really. No gluten, no dairy, no eggs :(

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on January 31, 2012
at 02:37 PM

Egg white intolerance is fairly common, and if your body doesn't like something, it's response is to elevate cortisol and histamine to combat the substance it isn't tolerating well. When cortisol is elevated, or inflammation is present, you will retain more water and weight.

As much as I like eggs, they are not integral to eating paleo, and if I had similar experiences I wouldn't hesitate to try different breed eggs such as duck or quail, and if those also caused a reaction, I would eliminate them altogether.

I have a friend that used to get really bad gas and bloating from eggs specifically. I suggested he eat just the yolks and the issues were less severe but still occurred. He eliminated eggs completely and solved the problem.

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D4de52a6f46b338b5ea2487bb00fd77c

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on May 24, 2012
at 02:10 AM

tyroid disorder ? :D

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on May 23, 2012
at 06:58 PM

Eggs not only irritate my stomach and my skin, but they also help me to gain weight. I have had to eliminate them except for the rare occasion b/c I think I have developed some sort of allergic response to them. It is unfortunate because they're so quick and easy to prepare.

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on January 20, 2012
at 07:04 AM

Have you tried just eating the yolks?

60af23519906aa54b742ffc17477c3d3

(1186)

on January 20, 2012
at 07:15 AM

No, why do you think that would be better?

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on January 20, 2012
at 03:49 PM

Been meaning to ask eric...do you bother cooking your yolks?

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on January 20, 2012
at 08:08 AM

The egg whites are not tolerate well by some people.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on January 20, 2012
at 05:25 PM

My new favorite way is soft boiled.

3f3236d1f951d4b4c25eff387699a905

(554)

on January 21, 2012
at 01:10 AM

I'm allergic to eggs and suspect it might be the whites, but the reaction is very delayed (I put on water weight, get itchy and acne after a few days) so I don't really dare. How do you know that the whites and yolk is fully separated except for when hard boiling?

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on January 21, 2012
at 05:50 AM

Hard boiling is likely the best way to seperate the white. Poaching and soft/hard boiling are the best way to cook an egg for nutrient wise. I am considering raw as well but they taste so good soft boiled...

60af23519906aa54b742ffc17477c3d3

(1186)

on January 21, 2012
at 04:51 AM

I used to have a sensitivity to the whites, but would get a fighter mask on my face when I overdid it. Since I haven't had that with the whole egg, I figured it was an amount, rather than an allergy altogether. I will lay off for a week or so and see if things change.

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Ab588545073b4ff2ef89f8e96965afe5

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on January 31, 2012
at 02:30 PM

If at all you want to eat scrambled eggs, I would suggest you take out the yolk and only use the egg white.

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21415)

on January 31, 2012
at 02:33 PM

Egads! Anything but this. For more than one reason. First reason - most egg allergies are due to intolerance in the whites, not the yolk. Second reason - all of the nutrition of eggs are in the yolk, the whites are simply empty protein calories.

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