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Weird egg cravings

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 20, 2010 at 4:28 PM

I'm currently eating 60-70% paleo (yes, I'm working on upping the percentage). A few days over the last couple of weeks, I am having seriously intense cravings for eggs (specifically, eggs over-easy) - so intense that I just can't seem to get enough (I'll eat them 2 meals a day for a couple of days in a row). Is there some nutrient I'm missing?

Thanks.

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on September 20, 2010
at 06:53 PM

Even for us Paleo folks, that is a pretty high dosage of D3. Are you planning on tapering that down at some point? Are you testing your D levels? Do you get adequate magnesium and zinc?

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on September 20, 2010
at 05:19 PM

Just out of curiosity... why is your D3 dosage so high?

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on September 20, 2010
at 04:47 PM

Ben, Thanks. In general, my protein intake is probably too high already. B2 and/or A might be a possiblity. Iron - I'm not likely deficient in that, due to the amount of meat I eat. D - maybe. I've been taking 16000-20000 IU of D3 about 5 times a week, but I have read that lacking a gallbladder may affect the absorption. I don't have the opportunity for much midday sun (cube-dweller).

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on September 21, 2010
at 03:07 AM

Other possibilities: folate, selenium, potassium?

What I'd do is spend a bit of time typing your dietary intake into fitday.com and see if there is anything obvious you are missing on days without eggs. It's good to know what areas of nutrition you will want to improve on. And if any deficits happen to be an ingredient in eggs, then that might explain it. Beyond that, I think there are still many nutrients that are either not known or not well understood, so there may be a reason you crave the eggs that is not currently explainable by the current state of science. So just in case, I agree with others when the suggest the best thing to do is probably to just eat the eggs that you crave. Sometimes I get egg cravings, but not as often as you. With me, it's usually the yokes I crave. I'll make 5 or 6 eggs, eat the yokes and only some of the whites and then give the rest of the whites to the dog. I remember some years ago when the nutritionists starting recommending people eat the whites but not the yokes and my first instinct was HHHEEEEEEECCKKK NOOOOOOO! I ain't doing it!

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on September 20, 2010
at 05:30 PM

I routinely go on "food trips" where I'll eat the same thing for multiple meals in a row. I just don't want anything else, only that specific food will satisfy me. Last week I had poached eggs with homemade Hollandaise sauce 3 days in a row. As long as the food is paleo I don't stress about eating the same thing for several meals in a row. Invariably, the craving goes away after three or four days.

Eggs are pretty healthy (especially if they're from real free-range/pastured hens) so I wouldn't worry about it.

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on September 20, 2010
at 04:38 PM

Protein? Calcium? B2? Fat? Vit. A? Iron? Vit. D?

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on September 20, 2010
at 04:47 PM

Ben, Thanks. In general, my protein intake is probably too high already. B2 and/or A might be a possiblity. Iron - I'm not likely deficient in that, due to the amount of meat I eat. D - maybe. I've been taking 16000-20000 IU of D3 about 5 times a week, but I have read that lacking a gallbladder may affect the absorption. I don't have the opportunity for much midday sun (cube-dweller).

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on September 20, 2010
at 06:53 PM

Even for us Paleo folks, that is a pretty high dosage of D3. Are you planning on tapering that down at some point? Are you testing your D levels? Do you get adequate magnesium and zinc?

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on September 20, 2010
at 05:19 PM

Just out of curiosity... why is your D3 dosage so high?

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