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20 eggs a day is safe?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 27, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Its difficult to get meat where i live hence am eating 17-20 eggs a day for past 5 months... is it safe? till now am feeling quite good

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on March 27, 2013
at 04:53 PM

You should be fine. Just watch out if you start to resemble a D. scabra.

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on March 27, 2013
at 04:48 PM

Was just about to post this...lol. What an interesting case study.

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on March 27, 2013
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If you ever did blood work before starting it would be really nice to keep doing some more from time to time and share numbers with us. This is a weird yet potentially useful N=1 experiment.

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at 01:32 PM

It is safe, but your cholesterol numbers could go through the roof. So stop with the eggs for now. Eat fish. Or seafood.

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on March 27, 2013
at 11:24 PM

is this a troll? Where do you live where you can't raise, hunt or buy animals to eat but you can eat their eggs?

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at 04:15 PM

If it makes you feel better, you wouldn't be the first to try that long-term

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199103283241306

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on March 27, 2013
at 04:48 PM

Was just about to post this...lol. What an interesting case study.

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on March 27, 2013
at 01:42 PM

Even if eggs are your only source of meat, I think that 2-3 per meal is plenty to get the nutrients you need. If it is difficult to get meat, I would eat a couple eggs with each meal and fill the rest of your plate with veggies. Maybe eat some yogurt or butter for extra animal products. You may have to fill out your diet with high calorie plants like carrots, potatoes, and rice to get enough calories without overdoing the eggs so much.

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on March 27, 2013
at 01:20 PM

Methinks you are the guinea pig in your own experiment.

Eggs are a great food. Traditionally, even before the Neolithic period, hunter gatherers would "raid" birds' nests for eggs.

I have eaten 12 a day sometimes, hard-boiled and from my own chickens, but not as a steady daily diet. I might eat 4 a day over a long period.

Where do you live that meat is difficult to obtain? Are the eggs decent or from battery chickens?

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on March 27, 2013
at 11:00 PM

Twenty conventionally-raised eggs would have something like 14,000mg of omega-6 (and 700mg of omega-3) a day, which is rather high. Even conventional sources suggest less than 7,000mg omega-6 a day.

So you might want to at least find pastured eggs, if you're not already.

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