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Does anyone else get "puffy" when they eat eggs?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 27, 2012 at 4:43 AM

I have a documented intolerance to egg whites, but seem to do ok with the whole egg.

I have been eating 3 eggs once a day (sometimes none at all) and I've noticed two things: an increase in appetite, despite high fat content in my diet 2) general puffy appearance in my abs and arms. This could be weight gain, but I doubt it as I have been training vigorously, and use fitday to track calories.

These two things to me tell me that I am not digesting these eggs very well. I am celiac, and before diagnosis, I was ravenous (because my body was so starved for nutrients).

I might try just using the yolks to see if that diminishes, but had anyone else had a similar experience?

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on November 03, 2012
at 11:45 PM

well, eggs in general, but especially the omega3 fortified ones

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on November 02, 2012
at 07:25 PM

That's interesting. Just to the Omega 3s?

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on November 02, 2012
at 06:43 PM

Yes eggs make me retain a ton of water around my belly area, but I still eat them about twice a week. This keeps the edema minimal. If I eat them everyday my midsection turns into one giant marshmallow. If I want to lose bodyfat I must drop them completely to get any progress.

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on May 22, 2012
at 12:41 PM

Eggs are a commonly reported rosacea trigger, so that makes sense.

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on April 24, 2012
at 03:43 PM

That sounds terrible... can't imagine my paleo life without eggs!!

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on April 24, 2012
at 12:47 PM

No personal experience, but Juli from PaleOMG has mentioned that eggs make her bloated and generally "puffy".

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on March 28, 2012
at 04:42 AM

I haven't looked into leaky gut, maybe I should.

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on March 28, 2012
at 04:42 AM

I have been paleo for a year and a half, and was diagnosed Celiac 2 years ago. I don't think this is a related issue, but thanks for the well wishes.

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on March 27, 2012
at 05:00 AM

They seem to trigger my facial flushing, but it is hard to tell, really.

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on May 22, 2012
at 12:41 PM

Eggs are a commonly reported rosacea trigger, so that makes sense.

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673f7ad6052448d51496f177395416b7

on November 02, 2012
at 05:55 PM

omega 3 fortified eggs make me break out with cystic acne

673f7ad6052448d51496f177395416b7

(344)

on November 03, 2012
at 11:45 PM

well, eggs in general, but especially the omega3 fortified ones

46a24599d83e9464bc425170344ed762

on November 02, 2012
at 07:25 PM

That's interesting. Just to the Omega 3s?

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on March 27, 2012
at 09:13 AM

Well not sure but i do get puffy reactions to a lot of food but thats probably because of the leaky gut. I was on strict diet for months and i still got the puffy reactions so its really just the leaky gut and not allergies. I did show few allergy reactions which i now avoid.

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on March 28, 2012
at 04:42 AM

I haven't looked into leaky gut, maybe I should.

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on March 27, 2012
at 04:57 AM

Its going to take a long time to heal. Bravo for you for going on the Paleo Diet.

From all of the celiac support groups I've been to in the NY area, I can tell you most of the celiacs are eating gluten free, high sugar, legume rich diets and expecting to heal. They do not!

As the saying goes, you did not get this disease over night and it will not go away over night. Stay the course and you will get better. You should consider going for a series of colonics. That should give your immune system a boost.

Dr. J

60af23519906aa54b742ffc17477c3d3

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on March 28, 2012
at 04:42 AM

I have been paleo for a year and a half, and was diagnosed Celiac 2 years ago. I don't think this is a related issue, but thanks for the well wishes.

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