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April 23, 2013 3:24 AM
Hi,

I'm trying to up my protein in take ... I'm not a massive meat lover so I'm struggling slightly, even though I know you can get protein elsewhere, it just doesn't seem to be very high!

I've started eating 2 boiled eggs per day as a snack ... is this okay?! I know they're high in protein, but just wondered if they're a bit too high in fat / cholesteral to have every day??

I want to lose another 10 lbs roughly - I'm currently 157lbs, and would like to get down to around 147lbs. I'm exercising roughly 2-4 times per week depending on work etc as I travel alot, but I walk for an hour 5 days a week to and from work.

Any advice much appreciated! Thanks!

:-)
  769135
April 23, 2013 3:27 AM
Eating cholesterol doesn't actually increase your cholesterol. Eggs are a great, nutritious easy snack that come in their own wrapping. Eat away!
  32674575
April 23, 2013 3:27 AM
so two eggs gives you 12 grams of protein and roughly 140 calories. Why not get a Protein powder which for that same 140 calories you would get around 26 grams of protein? But Eggs are delicious and if you like them do not stop eatting them.
Edited by Railr0aderTony On April 23, 2013 3:28 AM
  15000910
April 23, 2013 3:28 AM
I've actually started eating hard boiled eggs more as well! My protein levels aren't terribly good.

As far as I understand, the cholesterol in eggs is the good kind. Also, as many people on here will tell you, eating fat won't make you fat. I've seen many diaries where people consume eggs everyday.

In other words, you're fine. Eggs certainly won't make you gain weight! Just stay within your desired calories!
  25769229
April 23, 2013 3:31 AM
QUOTE:

so two eggs gives you 12 grams of protein and roughly 140 calories. Why not get a Protein powder which for that same 140 calories you would get around 26 grams of protein? But Eggs are delicious and if you like them do not stop eatting them.


I've tried protein powders but I'm allergic to dairy and I'm struggling to find soya based protein powder .... a couple of the shops where I live don't stock it! :-(
  769135
April 23, 2013 3:32 AM
Eating a couple of eggs a day shoudl be fine, it's a bit of a myth that they increase your cholesterol levels but they can be quite high in fat anyway so best balanced out with some lower fat options too.

Alternative none meat sources of protein that I like include low fat greek yoghurt, have a read of the labels then can be quite high in protein. Tinned tuna or even mackerel and salmon depending on your preference. Fresh fish too. Quorn and soya products. I bought a bag of dried soy protein from holland and barret it looks a bit like cardboard and you rehydrate it with water before adding it to things. I'm not making it sound that appealing but in things like soups or stews it adds a bit of texture and relatively quite a lot of protein.
April 23, 2013 3:32 AM
Thanks all! :-) I thought as much but wanted reassurance! I find them filling too which is good!
  769135
April 23, 2013 3:33 AM
QUOTE:

Eating a couple of eggs a day shoudl be fine, it's a bit of a myth that they increase your cholesterol levels but they can be quite high in fat anyway so best balanced out with some lower fat options too.

Alternative none meat sources of protein that I like include low fat greek yoghurt, have a read of the labels then can be quite high in protein. Tinned tuna or even mackerel and salmon depending on your preference. Fresh fish too. Quorn and soya products. I bought a bag of dried soy protein from holland and barret it looks a bit like cardboard and you rehydrate it with water before adding it to things. I'm not making it sound that appealing but in things like soups or stews it adds a bit of texture and relatively quite a lot of protein.


I eat quite alot of quorn based products, so don't worry it sounds appealing to me! lol it's more for snacks that I struggle as I eat fruit, but try and not eat loads of it cos of the high sugar content!
  769135
April 23, 2013 3:38 AM
Eggs are a superfood. Eat them.
April 23, 2013 5:22 AM
Eggs are wonderful. Full of all kinds of good things like protein, fat, vitamins. I eat at least two eggs a day and my lipids are better than they've been in years.

Also, if you're looking for non dairy based protein powder I had some from Vega Sport that was really good. A lot of the vegan protein powders I've had have been pretty nasty tasting but there are a few good ones. You may need to look online.


No, I'm not vegan or vegetarian but I like to try different protein powders.
April 23, 2013 5:38 AM
Eggs are wonderful! It's tough since you're not a meat eater and can't do dairy... Try to get nuts, seeds, legumes (including edamame) and sprouts into your diet on a regular basis. You can also get protein from whole grains like barley and bulgar. I noticed recently that my oatmeal has a pretty good amount of protein (Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats - 7g of protein per serving) so make sure you're checking labels to see which products have more bang for the buck.

Good luck!
  5367199
April 23, 2013 5:46 AM
QUOTE:

Eggs are wonderful. Full of all kinds of good things like protein, fat, vitamins. I eat at least two eggs a day and my lipids are better than they've been in years.

Also, if you're looking for non dairy based protein powder I had some from Vega Sport that was really good. A lot of the vegan protein powders I've had have been pretty nasty tasting but there are a few good ones. You may need to look online.


No, I'm not vegan or vegetarian but I like to try different protein powders.


oh I'll look online for that powder, thanks!
  769135
May 2, 2013 6:55 AM
Vixen's Boiled Egg Diet (My Own Diet)

http://youtu.be/pbpAdbsiFEc (YouTube Video) Proof It Works!!! Lost -14 lbs Since Starting!!

I'm doing what works for me, your more than welcome to try!
May 2, 2013 7:00 AM
QUOTE:

Eating cholesterol doesn't actually increase your cholesterol. Eggs are a great, nutritious easy snack that come in their own wrapping. Eat away!


yup.

i used to make a whole carton of hard boiled eggs for the week. need to start doing it again.
  22872058
May 2, 2013 7:02 AM
Zone Protein Bars....14g of protein each.
  5360282
May 2, 2013 7:02 AM
Or you can eat them without the yolk which is where most of the "bad" stuff is though I know not everyone loves just the egg whites. I hard boil a couple dozen eggs each weekend and have five without the yolk and one with.
  8786825
May 2, 2013 7:02 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Eating cholesterol doesn't actually increase your cholesterol. Eggs are a great, nutritious easy snack that come in their own wrapping. Eat away!


yup.

i used to make a whole carton of hard boiled eggs for the week. need to start doing it again.


^My wife and I do that.
May 2, 2013 7:03 AM
Eggs are fine.

I'm not a huge meat eater so I also usually eat Greek yogurt and cottage cheese (12 grams of protein per serving of each). Nuts are good too, although the protein isn't as high (my cashews are 5 grams of protein per serving). I also try to pick veggies that have some protein like peas or lima beans.
  4822651
May 2, 2013 7:04 AM
How allergic are you? I can't drink cows milk without my throat starting to close up, but I can handle whey protein. Have you tried whey? Apparently egg protein is good too.

Soya protein, hemp protein & pea protein are all gross for smoothies IMO, but work well in savoury stuff. I will sometimes blend spinach, protein powder & egg whites (or an egg and some extra whites - from a carton, I dont like waste) and then make them into pancakes or crepes (I use coconut oil or spray olive oil) which I stuff with cottage cheese (again, this doesn't kill me either & I can handle cheese & milk chocolate in small amounts - lucky me!) or humous, or salad, or tuna, or anything else I fancy eating.
  10181428
May 2, 2013 7:07 AM
QUOTE:

Hi,

I'm trying to up my protein in take ... I'm not a massive meat lover so I'm struggling slightly, even though I know you can get protein elsewhere, it just doesn't seem to be very high!

I've started eating 2 boiled eggs per day as a snack ... is this okay?! I know they're high in protein, but just wondered if they're a bit too high in fat / cholesteral to have every day??

I want to lose another 10 lbs roughly - I'm currently 157lbs, and would like to get down to around 147lbs. I'm exercising roughly 2-4 times per week depending on work etc as I travel alot, but I walk for an hour 5 days a week to and from work.

Any advice much appreciated! Thanks!

:-)


1) yes that's absolutely fine

2) if you're eating at a deficit you'll lose weight

3) we don't need as much protein as conventional wisdom tells us. 10-20% protein is all you actually need.
  20419576
May 2, 2013 7:11 AM
I eat 3 boiled egg whites a day mid morning and find that the little extra protein absolutely helps hold me over to lunch. I like the yokes just don't want the extra calories. Only thing is the odd looks I get buying so many cartons of eggs a week at the grocery store...lol My husband and daughter also eat them every day so we go through ALOT of eggs.

May start clucking soon.......
May 2, 2013 7:14 AM
QUOTE:

I eat 3 boiled egg whites a day mid morning and find that the little extra protein absolutely helps hold me over to lunch. I like the yokes just don't want the extra calories. Only thing is the odd looks I get buying so many cartons of eggs a week at the grocery store...lol My husband and daughter also eat them every day so we go through ALOT of eggs.

May start clucking soon.......


awwww eat the whole thing! that's where the nutrients are! the calories you get from an egg yolk are probably the most complete and nourishing calories you'll get all day.

sacrifice elsewehere! :P
Edited by CoachReddy On May 2, 2013 7:30 AM
  20419576
May 2, 2013 7:20 AM
I love eating hard boiled aggs for snacks. And don't be concerned with the fat or cholesterol in them - they are a great food..and very nutrient dense. Eat em up!
  28646809
May 2, 2013 11:53 AM
Eggs are great, but to save calories and maximize my protein, I prefer having one egg with 2-3 egg whites, instead of two yolks. Having protein snacks curb my appetite. Another one of my go to snacks is non-fat Greek yoghurt with stevia & 1/2 cup of blueberries. I also add a T. of flax seed - total is 175 calories. If I'm on the go with no time, I take a handful of raw almonds. Good luck!
  27563784
May 2, 2013 12:11 PM
EAT THE EGGGSSS!!!! they are good for you!!!! and please for the love of humanuty! eat the YOLK!!!!!!!!!devil

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