Physibeth

What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like

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Nice post. Thanks! I had no idea that's how to tell how many serving sizes of eggs. I just eat 2 regularly! Now I'll have to go see how many I really should be eating! :)

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I have a hard time eating a full serving of eggs for breakfast.  Finished the official Whole30 a couple of weeks ago so I know it isn't just that I can't trust my hunger signals.  But for me, if I have 2 scrambled eggs with some coconut milk mixed in as a healthy fat, and a small amount of roasted veggies (kale, squash, broccoli, or beans, etc), that feels right for me.  I could add in a piece or two of bacon, but any time I add in a 3rd or 4th egg I have to throw some away because I just want to throw up before I'm finished.

All that to say - for some people, it might be better to plan a half serving of eggs and a half serving of meat rather than a full serving of eggs!

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34 minutes ago, adayinaz said:

(kale, squash, broccoli, or beans, etc),

Just to note for anyone who is still doing Whole30, beans are not okay to have during your Whole30 (unless you're talking green beans?). 

 

35 minutes ago, adayinaz said:

for some people, it might be better to plan a half serving of eggs and a half serving of meat rather than a full serving of eggs!

Yes, this is definitely true for many people. It's also a matter of experimentation -- I technically can hold four eggs, but never actually finish four eggs. Three eggs and a plate full of veggies, or two eggs, some sausage, and a plate full of veggies does keep me satisfied 4-5 hours, so for me, that's what I go with. But I did try four eggs to see how it worked, more than once, to figure that out for sure.

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2 hours ago, ShannonM816 said:

Just to note for anyone who is still doing Whole30, beans are not okay to have during your Whole30 (unless you're talking green beans?). 

Yes good clarification!  I definitely meant green beans.  They're one of my favorite veggies so I eat them a lot.  I tried to edit my post to reflect that but the edit option doesn't show up now!

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Tried to edit previous post; edit option didn't come up.

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10 hours ago, adayinaz said:

Yes good clarification!  I definitely meant green beans.  They're one of my favorite veggies so I eat them a lot.  I tried to edit my post to reflect that but the edit option doesn't show up now!

You can only edit a post for about 15 minutes after posting and then it's locked. 

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On 8/6/2014 at 1:52 PM, Physibeth said:

 

You most certainly can. Also remember that you can't always trust your hunger signals while things adjust. But if you just can't eat anymore saving it and eating it as a mini meal is a great option. Your body will adjust.

I thought you could only have three meals a day.

 

And here she was saying that you want to eat her chicken breast 2 hours later and it seems like that's not part of lunch,

 

Unless I'm being mistaken here

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29 minutes ago, Akikaki said:

I thought you could only have three meals a day. And here she was saying that you want to eat her chicken breast 2 hours later and it seems like that's not part of lunch, Unless I'm being mistaken here

Three meals a day is our best practice recommendation, it's not a rule. In this case the moderator was discussing what to do when the person felt that they couldn't eat enough in one sitting to make it to their next meal. People who are very used to snacking all day sometimes need an adjustment period in order to teach their body to eat three meals/day.

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