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Is it OK to have 2 eggs for Breakfast every day?

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Created September 23, 2012 at 5:33 PM

I have been doing Paleo for a week now and every morning I've had either 2 Scrambled Eggs or 2 Boiled Eggs for Breakfast with some berries.

I was just wondering, is it OK having 2 eggs for breakfast every day? They are A Class eggs if that makes any difference lol.

I started Paleo to lose weight, again, I'm not sure if this makes a difference.

Also, if I shouldn't be eating 2 Eggs for Breakfast every day then could you please suggest some other breakfasts that I should be having? I love eggs so I doubt I will get tired of them any time soon. I'm going to start having some bacon (grilled) with my eggs starting tomorrow and on the weekend I'll have some sausages. I do not have any allergies, diseases, sensitivities etc.

My apologies if this is a stupid question by the way...

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7292 · August 13, 2013 at 5:23 PM

As long as you measure bacon by the pound and not by the slice.

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100 · April 08, 2013 at 8:27 PM

If I remember correctly (and I may not) kids go through a couple of growth spurts, one when they are newborn, another when they are coming out of toddler-ness, and then again at puberty.

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100 · April 08, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Your kid is fine. Make her eat her broccoli though.

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379 · January 04, 2013 at 9:40 PM

I'd add that mixing in spices can be extra healthy... garlic, turmeric, thyme, parsley... more flavor and more vitamins and minerals.

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2029 · January 04, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Same could be said for every edible substance on the planet.

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1021 · September 25, 2012 at 3:47 AM

I don't think flax seed is bizarre at all, but I do wonder why some people think the key to a healthy life comes from what is essentially expensive bird seed

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20411 · September 24, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Too many eggs? More than 50 in one hour is one too many.

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5381 · September 24, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Eggs from chickens fed bizzare things? No thanks...

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805 · September 24, 2012 at 6:18 AM

I try to do at least 4-5 yolks a day

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4764 · September 23, 2012 at 6:34 PM

And to answer your question, I do three yolks per day every day. 3 whole eggs is (generally) too filling so I often do 1 whole egg and two yolks, scrambled. I always have veggies as well - either a salad or veggies sauteed in butter and salt. A favorite is to sautee red bell pepper in butter and plenty of salt, then scramble in the egg and yolks. delish! If I don't feel so hungry that day, I just swallow the yolks raw.

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4764 · September 23, 2012 at 6:30 PM

liver bests eggs for nutrient density per calorie but egg yolks definitely are up there!

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11478 · September 23, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Eggs are probably the single most nutritious thing that you can eat. Of course you can eat too-many of them - that's what "too-many" means.

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2799 · September 23, 2012 at 6:15 PM

2 might be ok depending on how many pounds of bacon you have with them.

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15 · September 23, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Wow. I love Paleo. I can eat a lot of eggs! Woo!

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15 · September 23, 2012 at 6:03 PM

3! That's 21 eggs a week lol! You do know what you're talking about because people are voting you up so I'm inclined to take heed... OK... I might start eating more eggs... I have to say this isn't the answer I expected lol.

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1101 · September 23, 2012 at 5:59 PM

The Hartwigs recommend a serving of eggs as the number you can hold in one hand (reasonably), typically four or five. I usually have two fried, two to four hard boiled, three scrambled, or three poached if I'm just having eggs as my protein. I can't imagine why anyone would think they are eating too many eggs at only two a day. :)

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15 · September 23, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Thanks for a response. I just bought a big carton with like 18 eggs in it so I'll have to finish them first before I buy any more lol. I figured having 14 eggs a week was a little much. I might try cutting down, eating veg at breakfast is something I should definitely start doing.

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11478 · September 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

No, you should be eating at least three.

When you've got that far, you might as well finish the box.

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15 · September 23, 2012 at 6:03 PM

3! That's 21 eggs a week lol! You do know what you're talking about because people are voting you up so I'm inclined to take heed... OK... I might start eating more eggs... I have to say this isn't the answer I expected lol.

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1101 · September 23, 2012 at 5:59 PM

The Hartwigs recommend a serving of eggs as the number you can hold in one hand (reasonably), typically four or five. I usually have two fried, two to four hard boiled, three scrambled, or three poached if I'm just having eggs as my protein. I can't imagine why anyone would think they are eating too many eggs at only two a day. :)

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2799 · September 23, 2012 at 6:15 PM

2 might be ok depending on how many pounds of bacon you have with them.

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7292 · August 13, 2013 at 5:23 PM

As long as you measure bacon by the pound and not by the slice.

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420 · September 23, 2012 at 6:02 PM

If you can ind a good source of pastured eggs you can quit stressing about how many eggs you eat. Eat as many as you like. My husband and I go through about 4 dozen/week. Eggs are healthy and healthful, especially the pastured ones.

Welcome to Paleo! :-)

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15 · September 23, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Wow. I love Paleo. I can eat a lot of eggs! Woo!

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487 · September 23, 2012 at 6:41 PM

I've been on a Paleo diet for 14 weeks now. Eating three scrambled eggs a day for breakfast with a big tablespoon of coconut oil and plenty of olive oil in the pan. Just had my cholesterol checked and it's the best it's ever been. TC 153 HDL 64 LDL 73 TRI 83 All much better compared to my results last year when I ate mostly a SAD, much higher carb diet. So it's true, eating more "good" fats and "good" cholesterol lowers your risk of heart disease. Oh, and I lost 20 lbs on top of it!!

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379 · January 04, 2013 at 9:40 PM

I'd add that mixing in spices can be extra healthy... garlic, turmeric, thyme, parsley... more flavor and more vitamins and minerals.

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4306 · September 23, 2012 at 6:12 PM

For me 3 a day is fine. or 4... or more... my own hens, bless them.

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5650 · January 04, 2013 at 7:49 PM

i'd still be hungry on only 2 eggs a day. i need at least 3-4 and i'm a very small girl (80 some lbs).

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1021 · September 24, 2012 at 9:21 AM

you could eat a dozen a day and I doubt you'd experience negative effects

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-42 · September 25, 2014 at 9:38 AM

At the same time you should eat only 1 egg as it may provide more heat to your body. So it's better to eat egg in certain time duration.

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0 · September 25, 2014 at 7:00 AM

I eat 5 whole eggs every day, along with 4 strips of bacon, and 2 Roma tomatoes with 3-5 tbps of olive oil... 

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0 · March 11, 2014 at 4:59 PM

My wife and I go through 8 dozen a week. I went through 8 dozen a week by myself last year but my appetite has gotten smaller. Cholestorol, blood pressure, and blood work always comes back perfect. We don't eat any meat or fish though; mostly paleo vegetarian diets. 2 is nothing to worry about!

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0 · March 05, 2014 at 1:33 PM

This is a screen grab from a study on protease and trypcin inhibiting activity in certain foods. As you can see Soy yoghurt has a lot less TIA than Ice cream, egg protein, salami, even mayonaise. ps. The different kinds of mayonaise and soy yoghurt are different brands, I think some mayonaise is mostly oil, which has less egg (high in TIA) and some soy yogurt has added soy protein or unfermented soy cream. So I you eat eggs but exclude soy for the above reason then your fooling yourself.

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30 · August 14, 2013 at 4:16 AM

Hi Resurgent, I'm from Singapore too! I haven't found pastured eggs, but Chew's has kampong chicken eggs (kampong = free range) and Seng Choon eggs are free of hormones and antibiotics.

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3885 · August 14, 2013 at 3:52 AM

I am traveling in the far east, currently is Singapore. I went looking for pastured eggs and was finally directed to these "expensive" eggs. FML..

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1353 · August 14, 2013 at 2:29 AM

I eat 2-3 a day and was recently told (reluctantly) by my very paleo-suspicious Dr. that I'm quote "healthy as a horse".

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1147 · August 14, 2013 at 2:25 AM

There is no other food that is as healthful and cheap and eggs. But pastured eggs is a big improvement over eggs, at little extra cost. I think two a day is about right if you have money. In the end, they are not as nutritious as beef, or butter.

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0 · August 13, 2013 at 4:46 PM

This is great! I was also worrying about the numbers of eggs I was eating but i shall fear it no more! Lol

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15385 · January 05, 2013 at 2:11 AM

I've had 2 eggs for breakfast almost every day since I went Paleo which is about 20 months now. I like pastured eggs a LOT more, they taste and feel totally different than supermarket eggs, and I strongly suspect that they are much more nutritious. But they aren't always available, and obviously in the dead of winter, local pastured eggs aren't going to be available. Still I eat them whenever I can. So that's minimum a dozen eggs per week, sometimes 2 dozen.

My only other breakfast choices are 1) cottage cheese and fruit, 2) yogurt and berries, 3) nothing, just cream in my coffee. For me, anything remotely sugary or starchy for breakfast is a big mistake, it spikes my blood sugar to the point that I feel loopy and sets me on an energy roller coaster for the entire day. This includes yogurt and fruit. The flip of that is that having a zero-carb all-egg breakfast is one of the single most important things I can do to improve my health, and it has been nothing short of wondrous.

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245 · January 05, 2013 at 1:20 AM

I normally have 2 or 3 eggs every day. If I am having a salad, I like to add a hard-boiled egg. If I don't eat a salad during the day then I will have 3 eggs for breakfast.

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2029 · January 04, 2013 at 9:29 PM

I have had 2-3 eggs every morning for the past year and a half. I'm pretty sure that change made up for 70% of the fix for my problems related to PCOS. And then I got pregnant. You might say, eating eggs made my eggs worth something. Hurr Hurr...

Between my husband and me, we go through at least 3 dozen per week. A lot? Sure. But eggs are cheap.

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78422 · January 04, 2013 at 9:43 AM

No one has yet considered the anti-nutrients? Seriously? There is a reason some people are more sensitive to them than others you know...

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2029 · January 04, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Same could be said for every edible substance on the planet.

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0 · January 04, 2013 at 5:56 AM

Hi , i want to know that my daughter is just 30th months (2.5 Years old ), she loves half boiled Egg very very much,she do eat 3-4 eggs on daily bases,i am in so tension bcoz of eating 3-4 eggs on daily bases by just 2-3 years baby is good for health or not .plz reply me ASAP.

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100 · April 08, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Your kid is fine. Make her eat her broccoli though.

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100 · April 08, 2013 at 8:27 PM

If I remember correctly (and I may not) kids go through a couple of growth spurts, one when they are newborn, another when they are coming out of toddler-ness, and then again at puberty.

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609 · September 24, 2012 at 5:33 AM

I eat 5 eggs each morning, boiled, scrambled, fried, you name it. They do awesome in making me feel full.

Concerning too many eggs, don't worry, I can eat up to 10 eggs a day if I am trying to save money or am short on meats. The eggs I eat depend on where I am at the moment, sometimes Omega 3 eggs, others organic, but mostly regular store eggs.

Maybe what I do is a bad thing but no one has complained yet. But let me tell you, don't eat more than 5 at one sitting, I got so full when I ate 7 eggs with supper once that I nearly chucked it all back up. SO FILLING!

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1659 · September 24, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Yeah if you're trying to lose weight eggs are pretty solid. I've been eating on average probably around 5 eggs a day for the past 7 years and it's pretty much a staple of my diet.

What's the rest of your diet look like? Training regimen?

Good luck my friend!

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1967 · September 24, 2012 at 2:06 AM

I've been eating 4 a day almost every day for 2.5 years now.

Workout days it's bacon, fried eggs, and home fries. Off days veggie omelette. And busy days, scrambled. (Never like hard boiled much)

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868 · September 23, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I usually eat three or four, depending on whether I'm having bacon or some other meat with them. But I do a large breakfast and usually just a snack for lunch.

If you are eating eggs everyday, you'll want to invest in good quality free-run pastured eggs.

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5201 · September 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I love eggs and go through about a dozen a week. There are people on this forum that eat way more than that. I usually have two in an omelette or scrambled every morning. Sometimes I put goat cheese or hot sauce in my omelettes. I usually have a sausage and a handful of nuts too. I think eggs are very healthy but get the ones that have omega-3 in them.

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1523 · September 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Eggs are great, I'd move to Omega-3 eggs if you haven't already. It's probably not ideal to eat that many eggs a week, but I guarantee there's a ton of other places in your diet where you can make bigger improvements. Maybe add some vegetables to breakfast? I had a few poached eggs with a head of broccoli last night. Yummy.

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