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How many eggs do you eat?

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Created October 10, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Just curious! Generally a "serving" for me (25yo active female without weight issues) is 4-5

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on October 13, 2012
at 10:17 PM

If you hear his comments on offal and bacon for humans they are totally wrong and taken out of species context. I wrote about it recently in Brain Gut 12. http://jackkruse.com/brain-gut-12-dare-to-disagree/

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on October 13, 2012
at 09:30 PM

His ideas or his actual statements? As a Lalonde fanboy, I'd be curious to hear a specific example.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on October 13, 2012
at 02:52 AM

There is a lot that Matt says that also needs to be tested.......and is not but paleo takes it at face value. BG 13 got into that specifically.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on October 12, 2012
at 01:02 AM

Thanks for the lengthy response. I think the idea of seasonal eating is interesting and I do it myself to a certain extent, but at this point it's very theoretical. I'm curious to see actual scientific evidence evaluating it. As of yet there isn't much I'm aware of. To paraphrase Mat Lalonde, just because your theory relies on evolution, human epigenetics, or circadian biology does not make you anymore right than anyone else. It has to be tested.

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on October 11, 2012
at 11:01 PM

Same here. 3 eggs, with either 6oz bacon or 1-2 can sardines in tomato/marinara sauce. With either potatoes or greens (collards or chard is the best), possibly with Greek yogurt or fried apples, depending on whether or not it's a good time for carbs. It's a big meal.

1b47e0a6d7984e33e59581d8364cc3dd

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on October 11, 2012
at 09:14 PM

I've had chickens at home for many years, and they were laying eggs in winter about as much as in summer. Winter at my place is regular winter with snow and typically below zero temperatures. Not sure on what kind of farm have you been.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on October 11, 2012
at 11:36 AM

Biology always makes sense if we see it from its perspective and not our own.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on October 11, 2012
at 10:37 AM

Change is a hard barrier for humans to break. It require fluidity of thought and that requires both a physical and mental motion to be used to get on in the environment. The new relationship helps you learn new ways of thinking about your situation and your life. Ultimately, you look at the world in a way that would have been so foreign to you that it wouldn’t have made any sense before you changed. I practice thinking this way and it opens doors to my brain that were previously chained shut.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on October 11, 2012
at 10:30 AM

Ocean physiology dictates most of the circadian signals all life faces on this planet. Ocean biology is complex, and yet, they’re central to all the life on Earth. In fact, oceans dictate most of human epigenetics. They are changing rapidly, but not predictably today, just as human epigenetics has been over the last 2 million yrs. We must become aware of what we do not know, because new environments are still within the domain of the discoverable if we look to see the connection. Sadly most people, including the unconventional paleo crew, has largely ignored this work at their own peril.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on October 11, 2012
at 10:27 AM

The Brain Gut series is laying this all out in excruciating detail. I think Brain Gut 11 might blow your mind. It deals with damage that artificial light causes to our circadian signaling that is worse than the diet because of how evolution actually built the brain. The human brain is more perceptive to light than it is to food and dietary signals based upon our neural circuitry. When you know better you do better. Period.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on October 11, 2012
at 10:24 AM

MScott I have. It is deeply rooted in my blog. Circadian biology is at the core of most epigenetic problems for humans. In our modern world we no longer live congruently with this biology. Our brain is built to sense and work by these biologic symbols. The proper human diet is a diet based upon our origins in evolution (marine environment that I laid out in BG 3 and 4 in detail) and this type of diet fine tunes our brain to actually sense these signals. When we eat a diet poor in the brain specific nutrients that I laid out in Brain Gut 5 and 6, we get an organ that doesn't perceive well

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on October 11, 2012
at 04:05 AM

This is an interesting idea. Have you explored this further? I'm curious if you have proposed of a mechanism underlying why this might be so. Perhaps some interaction between a nutrient unique to eggs interacting with the hormonal changes accompanying winter.

D41bd7b3d3b962eb0146f471eb632f56

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on October 11, 2012
at 01:37 AM

During my last visit with parents, my dad was scrambling eggs and asked how many I wanted, and I said that I eat 2 eggs every single day, and he responded, "is that too much??" My parents still follow the idea that more than 2 per week is bad.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on October 11, 2012
at 12:35 AM

i just had 4 hardboiled eggs today. my sister said the same thing to me about all the eggs i eat.

Abb7f082f172c783122e16c5a11e9179

on October 10, 2012
at 08:39 PM

Hahah so do I. Running low on eggs is a scary time in my apartment

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on October 10, 2012
at 08:34 PM

Yeah, unlike many mammals I hibernate in SUMMER! lol

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on October 10, 2012
at 08:23 PM

I start to panic when I realize I only have one more full full carton left, even if I just opened the other one! =)

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on October 10, 2012
at 08:14 PM

By the time I add in stuff, it's a full meal. 4 eggs + add-ins leaves me uncomfortably full.

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on October 10, 2012
at 07:23 PM

hey Nance...long time no read :)

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on October 10, 2012
at 07:16 PM

I can do three max. More than that and I feel like I ate a sponge!

Ef7214374ddcf81d9ef03c8863bbd7c2

on October 10, 2012
at 06:14 PM

Haha, MathGirl72, that sounds like something I say to my kids almost everyday! :D

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on October 10, 2012
at 05:35 PM

We buy eggs 60 at a time from our neighbour. I think I'm in trouble if leftovers are non-paleo! ;)

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at 03:49 PM

Love garbage scrambles. Reminds me of my childhood. Mom: "Does anyone want to eat this? I'm just going to throw it away."

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B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

(11488)

on October 10, 2012
at 03:41 PM

4-5 eggs means that there are at least 1-2 left in the box. Leaving eggs in the box is not Paleo. You need to eat them with some bacon.

C0d63e15a4e21b29c49d0380d87894b3

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on October 10, 2012
at 05:35 PM

We buy eggs 60 at a time from our neighbour. I think I'm in trouble if leftovers are non-paleo! ;)

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on October 11, 2012
at 01:46 AM

For me, it depends upon the season. Spring, summer and autumn I pound them routinely. But not in winter because if you have ever lived on a farm, you'd know chickens don't lay eggs in low light levels. Therefore, I dont eat a lot of eggs in winter because they dont lay as many on the farm.......and now you know why. Sunlight is stimulative to egg laying. When I said at Paleo Fx, I dont eat bannana's in winter because they dont grow at this time many smirked.......it should make intuitive sense why I don't and wont eat eggs in winter. What did I tell a winter is like for me? I eat like a great white shark and live like a polar bear. Great white sharks feed mostly in colder dark water and nothing but fat and protein in the cold......they dont feed much in the tropical waters. Polar bears eat seals in autumn and early winter, and sleep in the winter and are generally boring while they get real thin and big muscles.......as they sleep in the freezing cold.

Anyone starting to realize now why humans have a major problem in our modern world yet? They do what they want in spite of the environmental signals. In essence they break the epi genetic code for biology.

Modern humans create their environments and do not follow the circadian signals the world gives it. They forget they are subject to the rules of evolution no matter the power of the brains to subjugate their genome or epigenome. Our brains our wired just like wild animals, but because we encephalized so fast (3 million yrs) in the East African rift (BG 3-and 4) we became the first eutherian mammals to be able to control our environment after we gained the ability to leave the environment we evolved in. This completely altered our epigenetic signaling compared to other mammals and it is why humans SNP's and traits vary compared to other species. Simple when you get the 30,000 ft view of how our large brain causes epi genetic mismatches. So eggs.......they are a long light cycle food not a short one. Context matters in all things epigenetic. Diet is one of them.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on October 11, 2012
at 11:36 AM

Biology always makes sense if we see it from its perspective and not our own.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on October 11, 2012
at 10:30 AM

Ocean physiology dictates most of the circadian signals all life faces on this planet. Ocean biology is complex, and yet, they’re central to all the life on Earth. In fact, oceans dictate most of human epigenetics. They are changing rapidly, but not predictably today, just as human epigenetics has been over the last 2 million yrs. We must become aware of what we do not know, because new environments are still within the domain of the discoverable if we look to see the connection. Sadly most people, including the unconventional paleo crew, has largely ignored this work at their own peril.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on October 11, 2012
at 04:05 AM

This is an interesting idea. Have you explored this further? I'm curious if you have proposed of a mechanism underlying why this might be so. Perhaps some interaction between a nutrient unique to eggs interacting with the hormonal changes accompanying winter.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on October 11, 2012
at 10:24 AM

MScott I have. It is deeply rooted in my blog. Circadian biology is at the core of most epigenetic problems for humans. In our modern world we no longer live congruently with this biology. Our brain is built to sense and work by these biologic symbols. The proper human diet is a diet based upon our origins in evolution (marine environment that I laid out in BG 3 and 4 in detail) and this type of diet fine tunes our brain to actually sense these signals. When we eat a diet poor in the brain specific nutrients that I laid out in Brain Gut 5 and 6, we get an organ that doesn't perceive well

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on October 11, 2012
at 10:37 AM

Change is a hard barrier for humans to break. It require fluidity of thought and that requires both a physical and mental motion to be used to get on in the environment. The new relationship helps you learn new ways of thinking about your situation and your life. Ultimately, you look at the world in a way that would have been so foreign to you that it wouldn’t have made any sense before you changed. I practice thinking this way and it opens doors to my brain that were previously chained shut.

1b47e0a6d7984e33e59581d8364cc3dd

(716)

on October 11, 2012
at 09:14 PM

I've had chickens at home for many years, and they were laying eggs in winter about as much as in summer. Winter at my place is regular winter with snow and typically below zero temperatures. Not sure on what kind of farm have you been.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on October 13, 2012
at 02:52 AM

There is a lot that Matt says that also needs to be tested.......and is not but paleo takes it at face value. BG 13 got into that specifically.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on October 11, 2012
at 10:27 AM

The Brain Gut series is laying this all out in excruciating detail. I think Brain Gut 11 might blow your mind. It deals with damage that artificial light causes to our circadian signaling that is worse than the diet because of how evolution actually built the brain. The human brain is more perceptive to light than it is to food and dietary signals based upon our neural circuitry. When you know better you do better. Period.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on October 13, 2012
at 10:17 PM

If you hear his comments on offal and bacon for humans they are totally wrong and taken out of species context. I wrote about it recently in Brain Gut 12. http://jackkruse.com/brain-gut-12-dare-to-disagree/

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on October 13, 2012
at 09:30 PM

His ideas or his actual statements? As a Lalonde fanboy, I'd be curious to hear a specific example.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on October 12, 2012
at 01:02 AM

Thanks for the lengthy response. I think the idea of seasonal eating is interesting and I do it myself to a certain extent, but at this point it's very theoretical. I'm curious to see actual scientific evidence evaluating it. As of yet there isn't much I'm aware of. To paraphrase Mat Lalonde, just because your theory relies on evolution, human epigenetics, or circadian biology does not make you anymore right than anyone else. It has to be tested.

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Abb7f082f172c783122e16c5a11e9179

on October 10, 2012
at 08:17 PM

On a normal day, eating eggs usually turns into a large onion, 2 potatoes, 3-7 eggs, a wee bit of butter, and some cheese (if I'm not too concerned about calorie intake). I rarely eat straight eggs, but I've learned buy eggs 2 or 3 dozen at a time. Hash is where it's at!

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on October 10, 2012
at 08:23 PM

I start to panic when I realize I only have one more full full carton left, even if I just opened the other one! =)

Abb7f082f172c783122e16c5a11e9179

on October 10, 2012
at 08:39 PM

Hahah so do I. Running low on eggs is a scary time in my apartment

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B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on October 10, 2012
at 07:28 PM

i never scramble eggs anymore. i prefer soft poached or sunnyside up; ya know, that whole "yoke exploding in the mouth" thing that offended so many people that last time i went on about it ;)

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on October 10, 2012
at 03:37 PM

If I make a "scramble" for myself (eggs+whatever is in the pantry or fridge) I generally will add 5 eggs. My five year old LOVES eggs and he can eat 4 eggs scrambled by himself.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on October 10, 2012
at 03:49 PM

Love garbage scrambles. Reminds me of my childhood. Mom: "Does anyone want to eat this? I'm just going to throw it away."

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on October 10, 2012
at 06:14 PM

Haha, MathGirl72, that sounds like something I say to my kids almost everyday! :D

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on October 10, 2012
at 09:29 PM

When I'm having more or less just plain eggs (like when I hard boil them), usually four our five. If I'm scrambling them with add-ins or having some bacon or something else with them, two or three.

I feel like non-Paleo people have a weird perception about an appropriate portion of eggs. My boss teases me when I bring four hard boiled eggs to work for breakfast, like that's a lot to eat. That's ~280 calories... it's not a big breakfast. I guess it's the whole cholesterol scare thing.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on October 11, 2012
at 12:35 AM

i just had 4 hardboiled eggs today. my sister said the same thing to me about all the eggs i eat.

D41bd7b3d3b962eb0146f471eb632f56

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on October 11, 2012
at 01:37 AM

During my last visit with parents, my dad was scrambling eggs and asked how many I wanted, and I said that I eat 2 eggs every single day, and he responded, "is that too much??" My parents still follow the idea that more than 2 per week is bad.

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on October 10, 2012
at 06:52 PM

I'm a lightweight I guess: 3 eggs per serving.

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on October 10, 2012
at 08:14 PM

By the time I add in stuff, it's a full meal. 4 eggs + add-ins leaves me uncomfortably full.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on October 10, 2012
at 07:16 PM

I can do three max. More than that and I feel like I ate a sponge!

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on October 11, 2012
at 11:01 PM

Same here. 3 eggs, with either 6oz bacon or 1-2 can sardines in tomato/marinara sauce. With either potatoes or greens (collards or chard is the best), possibly with Greek yogurt or fried apples, depending on whether or not it's a good time for carbs. It's a big meal.

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on October 10, 2012
at 06:10 PM

I'll usually have two eggs as part of a bigger meal with vegetables and fruit. But I can see from most other people that I should probably have more (especially as I'm currently underweight and trying to gain some weight).

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on October 10, 2012
at 04:32 PM

i usually have 3 eggs at once but it's with greens, avocado, and anchovies.

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on October 10, 2012
at 04:32 PM

Usually do 3-4 per serving, and some days I may have eggs for more than 1 meal... Glad to see the quantities I'm consuming are relatively average :)

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on October 11, 2012
at 08:52 PM

4 a day for almost 2 years now. Over easy with hash. Omelette. Scrambled if I'm in a hurry.

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on October 11, 2012
at 04:18 PM

30/Week. I get farm fresh eggs from my neighbor and they are delicious. It is hard not to put them in everything.

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on October 11, 2012
at 03:11 PM

I used to limit myself to one a day, because, you know, eggs are as bad as smoking!! and all. When I upped it to three eggs a day, I started getting really scary pangs in my chest, like blood was trying to squeeze through some constricted artery. Scared the shit out of me, because I'm only 18. And it's definitely excessive consumption of egg YOLKS that cause this, because I used to down 4-5 eggs worth of whites no problem. It's weird that no one else seems to have this problem with eggs, but ah well, the problem went away when I started supplementing with K2.

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on October 11, 2012
at 10:42 AM

3-5 a day, in servings of 2-4.

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on October 11, 2012
at 01:35 AM

2-3/day. We get a box of 5 dozen every two weeks and ration them out. Any more than that and we can't afford other stuff, like bacon!

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on October 10, 2012
at 09:43 PM

9 Medium eggs, scrambling the whites with various stuff and leaving the yolks raw and bright on top. If I'm buying nice big farm fresh eggs, I'll cut down to six per serving. This is dinner 3-4 nights a week.

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on October 10, 2012
at 09:01 PM

Up to 10, but my cholesterol has gone mad, so I'm limiting them to 4-5 now to see if it would make a difference.

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on October 10, 2012
at 08:12 PM

I used to have a 3-egg omelette every other morning and then found that I couldn't eat it all. Now, I have two eggs every morning with a sausage and I seem to do better with that. Occasionally I'll have another egg or two in the evening, hard-boiled and sliced up into my salad.

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on October 10, 2012
at 07:07 PM

I prefer 4 eggs scrambled in butter with spinach/onions/tomatoes/mushrooms, etc., and a side of pastured pork sausage. Yum! :)

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on October 10, 2012
at 06:59 PM

I love to cook my eggs in beef pemmican. Yum!!

Matt
PhysiqueRescue.com

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on October 10, 2012
at 05:10 PM

Five a day: yolks in the evening (raw) and whites the next morning in a scramble with butter, mushrooms, onions, red peppers, and any leftovers from dinner. Lots of butter. Farm-fresh eggs.

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at 04:38 PM

By themselves, I don't find eggs very satiating so I usually use them as a side dish. I do best on one meal per day and even 4 or 5 eggs isn't enough to last 24 hours unless I add meat or starch.

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on October 10, 2012
at 07:23 PM

hey Nance...long time no read :)

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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at 08:34 PM

Yeah, unlike many mammals I hibernate in SUMMER! lol

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on October 10, 2012
at 04:10 PM

I have half a dozen each morning, and sometimes more after work if I'm super hungry. I recently discovered that scrambled eggs are delicious with some grated ginger.

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