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What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like

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wow!! That is amazing.  I don't think I ever even assumed more than 2 eggs is "normal".  BUT.... I have a HUGE goal to stick to the 3 meals a day format, which may involve eating more per meal to avoid snacking.  

 

I wish this same visual could be created with other forms of meat, like chicken thighs (bone-in) and whatnot to know what your portion should be!! I feel the palm-size method isn't very clear for something like chicken wings/thighs/ribs... stuff like that.  

 

Thanks for sharing the egg trick!

 

aviva

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wow!! That is amazing.  I don't think I ever even assumed more than 2 eggs is "normal".  BUT.... I have a HUGE goal to stick to the 3 meals a day format, which may involve eating more per meal to avoid snacking.  

 

I wish this same visual could be created with other forms of meat, like chicken thighs (bone-in) and whatnot to know what your portion should be!! I feel the palm-size method isn't very clear for something like chicken wings/thighs/ribs... stuff like that.  

 

Thanks for sharing the egg trick!

 

aviva

 

If you wanted, you could pull the meat off the bone of something like the chicken thighs or wings and pile it up and see how it measures up. It doesn't have to be exact, just be sure it's at least roughly the size of your palm.

 

And yes, eating big meals is the key to not needing snacks.

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I definitely need to up my egg count. Today is day 1 of round 2 (round 1 was a year ago...maybe this is round 1 now because it's a different calendar year?) and I had a cup of shredded potatoes with two eggs and 1/4 avocado. I AM STARVING! Tomorrow I will have to eat much more as breakfast was only three hours ago!

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I definitely need to up my egg count. Today is day 1 of round 2 (round 1 was a year ago...maybe this is round 1 now because it's a different calendar year?) and I had a cup of shredded potatoes with two eggs and 1/4 avocado. I AM STARVING! Tomorrow I will have to eat much more as breakfast was only three hours ago!

 

Try another egg (or some other protein if you just don't want more eggs), + a cup or more of some other veggie in addition to your potatoes, and have half to a whole avocado, rather than a fourth of one. (See meal template for sizes of fat servings for things like avocado, olives, coconut, etc.)

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I can't believe that I can fit six large eggs in my open (outstretched) hand. I really got a kick out of seeing the photos people included of what all your hands look like with all the many eggs they could hold! I won't be eating six eggs at a sitting on a regular basis (unless I'm aiming to get sick of eggs anytime soon), so I frequently prepare three eggs plus another type of protein. This is a good thread for beginners like myself!

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Wow! I don't guess I've ever seen goose eggs before, I didn't realize they were that huge.

Yup, although the yoke is disappointingly small and you practically need a hammer to break through the shell - they've a good rich flavour when you do though!

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Yup, although the yoke is disappointingly small and you practically need a hammer to break through the shell - they've a good rich flavour when you do though!

This batch of yolks was pretty large, and one of the eggs actually had two yolks inside! #bonus

But very true about the concrete shells. Stick with smaller eggs for hard-boiling and peeling!

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Since this is the egg thread I thought I'd ask my questions here.

I'm doing my second Whole30 because I didn't reintroduce well and my achy joints and fatigue have returned. I'm 54 and was diagnosed with Celiacs a year ago. I've been eating eggs every day and I'm on day 21 and still have achy joints. Should I not be eating eggs every day or at all? Should I be doing the autoimmune protocol? After the Whole30 the first time, I had virtually no pain and I ate eggs every day. And I LOVE eggs.

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27 minutes ago, Barbara Connolly said:

Since this is the egg thread I thought I'd ask my questions here.

I'm doing my second Whole30 because I didn't reintroduce well and my achy joints and fatigue have returned. I'm 54 and was diagnosed with Celiacs a year ago. I've been eating eggs every day and I'm on day 21 and still have achy joints. Should I not be eating eggs every day or at all? Should I be doing the autoimmune protocol? After the Whole30 the first time, I had virtually no pain and I ate eggs every day. And I LOVE eggs.

Hi Barbara, eggs can be inflammatory to some people. The only way to know if you are one of those people is to try eliminating them and see how you do. No one here can really say whether or not it'll help you, you just have to test it out.

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18 minutes ago, Barbara Connolly said:

Thanks Ladyshanny. I just don't know what I would eat for breakfast because I love breakfast food like eggs with my veggies mixed in them. 

This is just something you have to decide to change. There's nothing that says breakfast has to be eggs or other "breakfast" food, it can be leftovers, or soups, or fish, or meatballs, with whatever vegetables you prefer. Here's one thread of non-egg breakfasts: 

And if you google Whole30 no egg breakfast or something along those lines, you can find other discussions as well. 

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1 hour ago, marenka said:

Do the 4 eggs (one palm) correspond to portion protein in the post-workout meal? Only the egg whites?

Post-workout is about half the size of a full meal usually, so try 2-3 egg whites and see how that goes. If you feel you need more, that's fine as well.

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I find that eggs as my sole protein source in a meal do not keep me full very long. If i add in some meat though, it keeps me full much longer. I am a 5'9" female, 250lbs, and i can hold 5-6 eggs in one hand (i have done it when i gather eggs from my chickens) but i have a hard time eating more than 3 eggs in a meal with fat and veggies, especially for breakfast.

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