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How Many Eggs Are Too Much?

I’m 160 pounds trying to gain weight, in the morning I eat 5 eggs, and before bed I eat 5 eggs… just wondering if its bad for my health in anyway if I eat that many?

And if thats not too much eggs a day, then what is too much?

Thanks.

Hey, sorry for the dumb question, I should’ve searched around more…

Your all good IMO as long as you are eating more varied protein the rest of the day and fat sources

Phill

I hope you are only eating the whites and not 10 full eggs a day?!?!?! 10 egg WHITES a day should be fine

[quote]needinghelp wrote:
I hope you are only eating the whites and not 10 full eggs a day?!?!?! 10 egg WHITES a day should be fine[/quote]

You’re kidding right? If you’re not kidding you need help.

[quote]fabmxer wrote:
I’m 160 pounds trying to gain weight, in the morning I eat 5 eggs, and before bed I eat 5 eggs… just wondering if its bad for my health in anyway if I eat that many?

And if thats not too much eggs a day, then what is too much?

Thanks.[/quote]

I’ve posted some great threads on eggs and the science,along with others.
Try reading some of these threads before asking these questions.
It won’t hurt your cholesterol or anything,so don’t worry.
Just make sure eggs aren’t the only protein source you’re getting.

[quote]needinghelp wrote:
I hope you are only eating the whites and not 10 full eggs a day?!?!?! 10 egg WHITES a day should be fine[/quote]

And why should he not eat the yolks?

[quote]Cthulhu wrote:
needinghelp wrote:
I hope you are only eating the whites and not 10 full eggs a day?!?!?! 10 egg WHITES a day should be fine

And why should he not eat the yolks?[/quote]

Because they have CHOLESTEROL, which will kill you IMMEDIATELY. And FAT, which is pure, concentrated evil.

yeah I am eating 10 full eggs with the yokes, and no, it is not my only source of protein throughout the day I fill it in with other foods.

So how many eggs are too much? People always say its bad for your cholestorel and blah blah blah… but I’ve read on here that some people eat even 20 eggs a day or a dozen.

Would 15 eggs be ok? It’s just cheap food, and easy to make with many different variations of cooking them, thats why I like them.

THanks again.

I eat 12 to 15 a day and have for quite a while. Along with a bunch of not so lean meat and full fat cheese, oh yeah, real butter too. My cholesterol is actually on the decidedly low side if you believe the generally accepted recommendations.

[quote]needinghelp wrote:
I hope you are only eating the whites and not 10 full eggs a day?!?!?! 10 egg WHITES a day should be fine[/quote]

I hate to be a dick, but you are not somebody who should be giving advice.

[quote]fabmxer wrote:
yeah I am eating 10 full eggs with the yokes, and no, it is not my only source of protein throughout the day I fill it in with other foods.

So how many eggs are too much? People always say its bad for your cholestorel and blah blah blah… but I’ve read on here that some people eat even 20 eggs a day or a dozen.

Would 15 eggs be ok? It’s just cheap food, and easy to make with many different variations of cooking them, thats why I like them.

THanks again.[/quote]

Yes,even 15 won’t hurt you.
I consume anywhere from 12-15 a day myself,if that makes you feel better.
I usually use organic eggs since they have more omega 3’s in the yolk,etc.
Please check out some of my threads on eggs.
Eggs actually help your body lower cholesterol and can actually prevent heart disease due to the higher betaine content,since betaine has been shown to decrease plasma total homocysteine concentrations in healthy volunteers.
The health benefits of eating eggs goes on.
I think people who know NOTHING about nutrition should not be posting on T-Nation and spreading stupid myths around like “eggs being bad for you.”

By the way,I’m going to eat 6 eggs right now.
Better have the paramedics standing by.

That is not too many eggs. As mentioned try to also get protein from other sources. And fat.

There have been times I would eat eight to 12 eggs at one time.

Christopher

I would say to stay under 1000 per day, to be on the safe side.
-on a serious note, if you read how many eggs body builders/strongmen/etc eat, you have nothing to worry about. They eat ALOT

I don’t know if this is a faux pas, but I’m going to quote myself from an earlier thread…

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1257044

[quote]Back in college, I had a friend who lived with a couple other bodybuilders. They cooked 12 dozen eggs (144) and threw away the yolks, and ate the whites throughout the week.

Their dog got into the trash and ate 144 egg yolks in one sitting before becoming violently ill. They said the dog didn’t move for a few days, and they thought they would lose him. Just food for thought…[/quote]

Maybe dogs don’t do well with egg yolks, I don’t know. But personally I would never eat more than 100 in a day knowing what I know :wink:

lol funny posts… thanks everyone, just needed the clarification

Maybe dogs don’t do well with egg yolks, I don’t know. But personally I would never eat more than 100 in a day knowing what I know ;)[/quote]

Actually, dogs do quite well with egg yolks, it’s good for their skin, coat and nails. To the op, eat away man. When I eat whole eggs, I grow.

[quote]needinghelp wrote:
I hope you are only eating the whites and not 10 full eggs a day?!?!?! 10 egg WHITES a day should be fine[/quote]

You are an idiot. Please go find another forum to stink up.

So why do pro bodybuilders, when you look at their food log, only eat EGG WHITES and not full eggs???