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post #1 of 92
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I've decided to switch over to egg whites. I eat eggs practically every morning but I'm not so sure ingesting all of that cholesterol and saturated fat is a good idea. With liquid egg whites, do they scramble like real eggs? Or are they all runny?
post #2 of 92
They are tasteless.
post #3 of 92
A few eggs a day won't kill you, Conne. It's the binge drinking, lack of exercise, and otherwise entirely shitty diet that will.
post #4 of 92
Thread Starter 
1.) I have maybe a drink a week these days. 2.) I exercise several times a week. 3.) My diet is being improved by the day, as evidenced by my loss of 10 lbs.
post #5 of 92
They scramble more or less alright, but the texture and flavor isn't really there. I like the hint of yolk Egg Beaters for that purpose, gives a little better overall experience.

Then again, I eat whole eggs almost all the time. The fat helps you stay full longer, and the saturated fat hasn't been demonstrated to be a problem for healthy people (even if overweight).
post #6 of 92
Thread Starter 
I was a bit worried about taste. Knowing me, I'll probably try them tomorrow and then go back to regular eggs.
post #7 of 92
use them for an omelette. I do this almost every morning and it works very well when you can throw some peppers, meat or cheese in these.

scrambling plain would be...meh.
post #8 of 92
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
I eat eggs practically every morning but I'm not so sure ingesting all of that cholesterol and saturated fat is a good idea.

Eat your yolks.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...54c0a9649c8b63
post #9 of 92
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
1.) I have maybe a drink a week these days.
2.) I exercise several times a week.
3.) My diet is being improved by the day, as evidenced by my loss of 10 lbs.

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Do you eat sweets? Some people I know have dessert on a nightly basis. I can't really go a day without some sort of treat...a cookie or a brownie or a Snickers or whatever. I get nice and high after one of those.

post #10 of 92
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
I've decided to switch over to egg whites. I eat eggs practically every morning but I'm not so sure ingesting all of that cholesterol and saturated fat is a good idea.

With liquid egg whites, do they scramble like real eggs? Or are they all runny?

Dietary cholesterol isn't going to cause you an issue, especially if it's only 3-4 eggs a day. The saturated fat won't kill you either. Keep the yolks and cut out other junk. Egg whites make for a generally crappy breakfast and will probably leave you unsatisfied (and thus more likely to eat junk). If nothing else, keep 2 whole eggs and toss in a few yolks.
post #11 of 92
I love them sunny side up. slightly runny. There is a certain taste to them.

Egg yolks have some nutrients too, like choline.
post #12 of 92
fwiw I feel sad for yolks that are thrown away. such a waste of yellow yummy goodness.
post #13 of 92
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
1.) I have maybe a drink a week these days.
2.) I exercise several times a week.
3.) My diet is being improved by the day, as evidenced by my loss of 10 lbs.

I don't think vigorous masturbation exactly counts as "exercise"...
post #14 of 92
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fwiw I feel sad for yolks that are thrown away. such a waste of yellow yummy goodness.

While in Texas I had a fried egg on top of a steak. It was a first for me. I broke the yolk and it sort of just seeped in through the pores of the meat. Decadent, but quite delicious.
post #15 of 92
Background: I'm a former personal trainer with a masters degree and sports nutrition is my hobby... Unless you're trying to gain weight, stick with the whites. You can use 1 egg yolk for flavor, if you like, and you won't really suffer for it - but I personally don't because i enjoy the convenience of using only boxed egg whites. To add flavor to your egg recipes use a pinch of salt or spices. Terragon is great with eggs. Cook them slower to get more fluffiness if that's what you're after (low heat, will take 10-15 min to scramble). Throw a bunch of salsa on top of them - I like to keep a few flavors around. Salsa is low calorie and provides some of the healthy goodness of vegetables (usually mostly tomatoes). Watch out for added sugars in your salsas, however. I wouldn't be surprised if some cheaper brands have these and worse.
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