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?
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.
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 :)
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.
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%.
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.
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.