Too much Eggs and Red Meat


Yelizaveta

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Good morning,

I'm not sure the best forum to put this on but since it deals with my meal plans I figured I'd start here. 

This is my first time on whole30 and generally I like it a lot. I find myself eating a lot of salmon, eggs, almonds and other items high in vitamin E and such. While I love removing all kinds of negative foods I am scared I'm eating too much certain things that can cause vitamin E toxicity as well as high cholesterol. I am predisposed to high cholesterol and because of all the eggs I'm eating I'm scared that it could rise. I've been eating eggs daily while on whole 30 cause my go to breakfast (yogurt) isn not allowed. That's a lot eggs. I've tried fruit but days I have fruit for breakfast I end up eating eggs later on. 

I normally don't eat a lot of red meat the occasional beef meat balls or maybe super rare piece of lamb but I find now that I need to eat more of it to diversify my meal plans. 

Anyways today is day 21 and outside a cough drop which seemed unavoidable because I couldn't catch my breath and had a bad cough. It's been a pretty good eating month. I would love any and all advice. 

Thank you. 

-Yelizaveta

 

 

 

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You're really unlikely to get too much vitamin e from food. Toxic levels of vitamins usually happen when people are taking supplements. 

There are some resources listed in this thread about cholesterol that might help you feel better about that:  https://forum.whole30.com/topic/521-cholesterol/

 

You don't have to eat eggs. Anything you have for any other meal works for breakfast as well, just try to make all your meals meet the meal template, with a combination of lots of vegetables, protein, healthy fats, and occasionally some fruit. Try chicken or turkey or fish if you don't want beef or eggs.

You can download the meal template here:   https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/

 

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1 hour ago, ShannonM816 said:

You're really unlikely to get too much vitamin e from food. Toxic levels of vitamins usually happen when people are taking supplements. 

There are some resources listed in this thread about cholesterol that might help you feel better about that:  https://forum.whole30.com/topic/521-cholesterol/

 

You don't have to eat eggs. Anything you have for any other meal works for breakfast as well, just try to make all your meals meet the meal template, with a combination of lots of vegetables, protein, healthy fats, and occasionally some fruit. Try chicken or turkey or fish if you don't want beef or eggs.

 You can download the meal template here:   https://whole30.com/pdf-downloads/

 

Thank you for the above reply -- i will do some I should add, i am taking prenatal vitamins (as i'm still nursing) and hope to continue nursing for some time more. That is why i got nervous with the high amounts of Vitamin E. Or any vitamin for that matter.  Since i've removed most things but fruit and veggies and eggs from my breakfasts i've been supplementing it with almonds, and I've been supplementing snacks whit almonds. Lots of almonds, and fish and thus Vitamin E. 

I've looked at the template document, that doesn't help very much with what to eat for breakfast -- i get the amounts (and while i try sticking with it to a degree, i end up having eggs and fruit mostly for breakfasts. (eggs daily is not good for me).  Some days i just have fruit and almonds - I don't know what else to eat (for breakfast). 

I looked through the feed about cholesterol -- I think for the span of a month, its not awful, but if i'm trying to change how i eat having this much eggs/red meats is definitely going to be a no no for me long term. On an average week i would have eggs twice at most maybe three times if we went out for brunch but definitely not daily.  I have thyroid issues on top of that - that is honestly why i started the whole30 (post pregnancy weight gain plus thyroid issues) = definite need to lose weight. I need to do more research and get more medical information about foods for breakfast that is not high in cholesterol. 

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Breakfast is no different than any other meal. If you don't want eggs, have chicken. Or pork, or turkey, or whatever else floats your boat. That you have to have eggs and something sweet is a social construct. 

I don't particularly like eggs, so most days during my Whole30 I'll have vegetable soup and chicken tenders or a pork chop and sauteed haricot vert for breakfast. 

Take out so much of the almonds and get mini meals in the form of chicken/turkey meatballs and some mayo wrapped up in a lettuce leaf or something that isn't a ton of nuts. You need to get enough food since you're still nursing, but a lot of nuts aren't going to do you any favors. 

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Honestly, the sooner you can leave traditional notions of breakfast behind, the easier this becomes! Truly, try to think of breakfast as just another meal. And then go for it. Eat what you can, save what you can't eat for later, and slowly, you'll probably find that you like it!

My personal favorite is BBQ chicken, steamed carrots, and guacamole for breakfast. 

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I just had breakfast - fresh spinach (about 2 cups cooked) simmered in olive oil and bone broth with about 3/4 cup leftover ground turkey and a sprinkle of salt and pepper on top. Truly - anything can be breakfast!!

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My new favorite breakfast (right now I'm on Day 9 of my first Whole30) is hash made with sweet potatoes, kale, and chicken sausage (the Whole30 compliant kind from Applegate Farms). Yummy and filling. Can add an egg on top if you want, but there's no need if you're trying to avoid eggs.

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On 5/21/2018 at 5:32 PM, kirbz said:

Honestly, the sooner you can leave traditional notions of breakfast behind, the easier this becomes! Truly, try to think of breakfast as just another meal. And then go for it. Eat what you can, save what you can't eat for later, and slowly, you'll probably find that you like it!

My personal favorite is BBQ chicken, steamed carrots, and guacamole for breakfast. 

Thanks for the tip, for as long as I can remember breakfast has been yogurt (during the week) i have my go to chobani flavors that I love. Occasionally its cottage cheese. On a weekend I do eggs or something else for the whole fam. So that is why this has been the hardest thing for me. I love my yogurts and because of a general low calcium intake its been a system that has worked for me. So now i'm trying to get a filling meal (one that I don't have to cook, since i have to get 2 boys out of the house early) and one i can grab to take to work. I will try to approach this differently. I'm on day 23 ... on my way there. 

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