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Ketogenic meal question

Any of you fellas have any idea about how many calories there is in an omelett with five whole eggs, fried in butter? I would appreciate if anyone took the time…

Do you get your eggs right out from under a chicken? Do you make your own butter out there on the farm? If not, then I’d suggest reading the labels. It also depends on the size of the eggs and how much butter you plan on using. Are you new at this or what?


Probably 500-600 calories, but ya, you should just read the labels. You know, on the carton of eggs they have a nutritional facts label. Find out how many calories an egg has, multiply that by 5, then figure out the butter similarly. I think a large egg has almost 100 calories, and 1 Tablespoon of butter has 100 calories.

1 whole, refrigerated egg=70 calories. When removed from the refrigerator, the egg absorbs energy from the outside environment which is actually incorporated by the albuminatory bonding of the egg proteins, bringing the caloric value up to 75 C. Breaking the shell, depending upon the force and angle employed, dissipates much of the internal energy into the atmosphere, releasing approximately 10 C and bringing our total down to 65 C. Unless this is done during the equinox, of course…then everything evens out. Eggs have a synergistic thermal uncoupling effect when added together in a mixing bowl, and if a metal object is used to mix them, the heat will be conducted from the hand and once again harnessed within the polypeptide bonds, bringing the total of each egg back to 70C. If the butter, which contains 70 C per tablespoon under normal conditions, is added to a pan that is too hot, it will undergo spontaneous sublimation (conversion from solid directly to a gas) and approximately 35% of it’s energy will be lost. This lost energy can be regained if the butter is melted long enough, so as to convert the arachodonic acids into eicosanoids, which will have a blunting effect on glucagon levels. So to answer your question, it requires extensive calculation and careful preparation to determine the actual caloric content of said omelette. I would advise against even trying. You might use 420 as a starting point, however.