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Eggs vs. Meat - which is better? Is meat more satisfying to you?

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I am finding meat (chicken or beef) to be more satisfying and keep me full for longer compared to eggs (6 oz meat vs. 3 eggs), does anybody else have this experience? If so, why is this? Does this make meat a better source of protein?

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20519 · November 05, 2011 at 12:32 PM

For me: meat every day and once to twice a week I'll add eggs to the plate. I love eggs to pieces but started having a bit of a reaction to them so have cut down on them severely. Alone, like others posted, not as satisfying. With meat? Yes.

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250 · November 05, 2011 at 5:33 AM

6 oz of meat has almost twice the protein of 3 eggs so it's not really a fair comparison :-)

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56596 · November 05, 2011 at 5:25 AM

yep, another vote for meat.

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2873 · November 05, 2011 at 4:37 AM

The added fat is a world of difference for me too. I used to only add a little bit of butter with my 3 eggs but now that I use a full tbsp, they fill me up for hours.

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37177 · November 05, 2011 at 3:59 AM

I love eggs, but I get hungry sooner than usual unless the meal also includes meat. Veggies and fruit don't solve that, either. It could be because I usually eat 3 eggs and when I eat meat there's a larger portion--which I never considered until this moment.

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56596 · November 05, 2011 at 5:27 AM

I guess I can't eat enough eggs to get the calories I need to satisfy me. I can't manage (desire wise) more than 4 and then I'm hungry later. Meat satisfies me better, particularly a nice fatty braise. But what's best is a meat with a bunch of raw egg yolks poured on it :)

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5232 · November 05, 2011 at 5:09 AM

Eggs leave me starving in an hour, no matter how many I eat. Meat FTW. :D

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56596 · November 05, 2011 at 5:25 AM

yep, another vote for meat.

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160 · November 05, 2011 at 3:54 AM

I find the eggs just as satisfying as long as I have at least 2 Tbsp ghee or coconut oil with then.

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2873 · November 05, 2011 at 4:37 AM

The added fat is a world of difference for me too. I used to only add a little bit of butter with my 3 eggs but now that I use a full tbsp, they fill me up for hours.

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2873 · November 05, 2011 at 3:53 AM

Combining a piece of steak with 3 eggs can satiate me all day. Separately, I find eggs more fulling. I usually eat extremely lean cuts of beef so I'm guessing it's the fat content of the eggs that's so satisfying.

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15385 · November 05, 2011 at 12:33 PM

On a calorie basis, one egg is about equal to one ounce of steak. A typical portion of eggs is 2 or 3, while nobody would tease themselves with a 2-3 ounce steak. I would have difficulty for example eating 9 eggs (Cool Hand Luke anyone), but have no problem eating a 9 ounce steak.

Generally, I agree that eggs are not as satisfying as meat, but I think it is for these reasons - you don't eat as much of them at a time.

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1801 · November 05, 2011 at 9:14 AM

Eggs don't contain as much protein as meat. They have a relatively high water content which is possibly why you don't feel as satisfied.

According to Wikipedia, eggs contain around 10-13% protein. Bread contains between 7-11%.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_foods_by_protein_content

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35 · November 06, 2011 at 4:58 PM

I have been having 12 eggs every morning for breakfast. I find I have pretty good energy levels all morning, and the nutrient content is insanely good. Not to mention eggs are the perfect source of protein. I just wish they had a bit more fat. I think the main issue people have with eggs is they don't eat enough of them.

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1250 · November 05, 2011 at 12:20 PM

Yolks are clearly superior. but why choose? eat both. meat and yolks ( and cheese, and milk and chocolate, etc) i eat 30 minutes a day and im never, ever hungry.

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1138 · November 05, 2011 at 5:33 AM

Meat alone never seems to really fill me up unless I eat a ridiculous amount of it, even if it is very fatty cuts. Eggs definitely make me feel more satisfied. If I eat eggs, cheese and meat (usually bacon or sausage) I can go much longer.

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20353 · November 05, 2011 at 4:33 AM

Either one works for me. I just started combining the two and it really works well. I am eating the yolks only thanks to a tip from Travis.

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