I've been eating 3 egg whites and one whole egg every morning for the past 3 weeks. Is this ok or is it bad for me?
12-01-2009, 11:23 PM #1
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12-01-2009, 11:45 PM #3
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It is absolutely fine. I personally eat that at a minimum. My norm is 3 egg whites and 3 whole eggs, but I'm in the transition period from cut to bulk. As I get more into it, I'll probably add a couple more eggs into this.Short term Goal: To cut back before bulking like a demon.
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12-02-2009, 02:15 AM #5
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I used to do 1 whole egg and 3 egg whites. Each egg whites has about 3.5 g of protein and about 15 cals each. That's a total of 10.5g of protein and 45 cals. If you're trying to bulk and eat 3000 cals a day, that's NOTHING. It's negligible and is not worth throwing away the entire rest of the egg for it, which actually has caloric value. Hell, even on a 2000 cal a day cut, 45 cals is nothing.
If you like using egg whites because you like the taste, or because it helps stretch out your 1 egg omelet to be more filling while on a cut then go for it, as far as cost is concerned it isn't worth it. Half a scoop of whey protein would give you the same thing and you won't go through eggs nearly as fast.
Nutrition wise it just doesn't seem worth it to me unless you're eating like 6 egg whites at a time, in which case you'd be getting 90 cals and 21 g of protein, and that's like half a carton of eggs right there. There's nothing really wrong with egg whites but you should be aware of all of the above before you throw the yolk away.
12-02-2009, 03:15 AM #6
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