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What Are Your Thoughts on High Egg Diets?


#1

I want to gain weight, and whenever i try high carb diets my belly looks really bloated.
What are your thoughs on eating between 10-15 eggs a day, chicken, salmon, steaks, lots of veggies and some carbs after workout (150 grams or so)?
To keep my hormones levels healthy i’m trying to avoid gaining fat and i’m not a big eater, so i’d prefer a lot of meals throughout the day.

How would you approatch this?


#2

my favorite way to eat about 12 eggs a day was to make what i call a “cheeseburger omelette”, browned hamburger, onions, peppers, stirred into about 6 whole eggs and 6 whites, add shredded cheese and cook until done. cover in ketchup and eat!


#3

It’s not a type of diet I would use so I can’t make any specific recommendations. I do recommend reading Vince Gironda’s stuff since it is very much in line with his dieting approach.


#4

I like 8 oz eggs liquid whole, 1/4 pound diced ham, jalapeños, cheese ketchup or salsa on top. I am going to try the cheeseburger omlet though sounds good, I’ll add bacon and tomato for bacon cheeseburgers omlet.


#5

BACON! definitely

I like this recipe because i can keep a ton of cooked hamburger in the fridge and then its easy to make when i’m ready


#6

I seriously do this most if not all mornings. Can’t recommend enough!!!


#7

Put 6 eggs in a blender along with lots of fruit and veg of your choice. Do this at breakfast and before bed with milk. My favourite is 6 eggs with a frozen banana, a handful of frozen strawberries, a few sprigs of broccoli, some peanut butter and some cinnamon or turmeric. Add some water or milk if it’s too thick. Delicious, high calorie and full of goodness :slight_smile:

I’ve been doing this for nearly a year now, I’m still lean and I was getting stronger before I got a herniated disc :frowning:


#8

How much weight do you want to gain?


#9

Right now i’m 67 kg at 173 cm, most likely i’ll be 185 cm tall, so my ultimate goal is to be 100-105 kg. So assuming i’ll gain 5-10 kg from increased height, i’m looking at a 20 kg weight gain.


#10

Roy, you know that I enjoy and respect your posts. But I think this is steering him in the wrong direction. Nobody should aim to gain a specific amount of “weight”. From experience (both with myself and others) when you have that mindset you are chasing scale numbers and you end up gaining a lot more fat than is necessary or desirable.


#11

CT, I was just trying to get a sense of where he was at with that question, since his goals were gaining weight, avoiding belly bloat from high carbs , maintaining healthy hormones / avoiding fat gain.