Originally Posted by Don Carlos
Half the protein of the egg is in the yolk because the yolk is more than half of the egg by volume. Egg whites are pure protein. There is no downside to eating them and leaving out the yolk, other than missing out on some key vitamins in the yolk that are hard to come by otherwise. Point is, yolks aren't to be villified or anything. But they're not necessary. Primarily, they add calories (by way of fat) to the overall meal. Yes, we know that fat isn't the bad guy it's been made out to be. But it still packs a lot of calories, and calories are calories. A plate of egg whites contains fewer calories (and more protein) than the same volume of mixed whites and yolks.
No, they are not that many calories. A whole egg is between 60-80 calories. On what fucking planet does that mean "a lot?"Assuming you eat three eggs, which is fairly filling and very nutritious, that's no more than 250 cal. Please respond logically. Keep in mind that a plate full of egg whites is expensive, extremely bland, probably fucking disgusting, and far from a complete protein. It isn't sustainable for a person that enjoys food. An egg with a yolk beats it in every conceivable way, and the calories are still very low. Only in fucking america would anyone eat just egg whites. And funny enough, it's fat people doing it.