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Is there a limit to the number of eggs a person should eat in a week? Thank you.

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Is there a limit to the number of eggs a person should eat in a week? Thank you.

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on October 06, 2013
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If you believe in the Lipid hypothesis then stay away from eggs. If you think it is all BS then fear not! Think about all those people who ate eggs as a daily cheap source of protein before the age of processed carbs and how they managed to not drop dead from heart attacks.

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This is the problem with asking a simply question using mathematical terms to an OR guy.

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At 30 eggs / wk, I get pretty egged out. I think you could push this farther, but, it gets eggy. I think you would get sick of the flavor or develop an intolerance sooner than it would cause you physical harm.

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I'm curious about this, too. Eggs seem to have so many conflicting and mixed "facts" surrounding them that it's become pretty much impossible for me to determine how many are too much. I usually have 2 eggs with breakfast (scrambled or over-easy) and 2 hard boiled eggs with lunch. I feel healthy, but i'm still worried that there are unintended side-effects by eating 2 dozen eggs a week.

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on October 06, 2013
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If you believe in the Lipid hypothesis then stay away from eggs. If you think it is all BS then fear not! Think about all those people who ate eggs as a daily cheap source of protein before the age of processed carbs and how they managed to not drop dead from heart attacks.

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on October 06, 2013
at 08:14 PM

One egg contains around 1g of PUFA and you don't want to overindulge on those. I'd stay under 3 eggs/day.

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If you ate the ones I've been buying, you'd be hard pressed to not eat them all the time. Pastured yellow/golden deliciousness. I eat about 15-20 a week. Funny that on one of the packages from a local supplier they say it has much more of the good things like Omega 3 and much less of the bad things - Cholesterol and Sat Fat - makes me laugh.

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I imagine many paleomen found eggs almost every day at certain times of the year. For me, I eat an egg a day and my cholesterol does not change compared to long periods without eggs. BTW, I am a physiologist and believe there is no correlation between egg consumption and vascular health

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So assuming once had a infinite supply of eggs. And lets assume Sonya Thomas' record of 65 eggs per hour is the human max. Then the limit is 10,920 per week.

Now if we assume you are a good little paleo, and you get 8 hours of sleep per day. And let's give you a 30% decrease in efficiency over Sony Thomas then a realistic limit is 5,040 per week.

But wait, Maybe you IF. And you only give yourself a 6 hour window per day. Then your limit is 2,184 per week.

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There's no one-size-fits-all answer. You've got to figure it out for yourself.

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on October 06, 2013
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i would say it probably depends on how you view dietary cholesterol, and if you think overcooking the yolks oxidizes the cholesterol. many in the paleo community would argue no, many would also argue strict limits, i imagine the situation is a bit more complex if you have heart disease.

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