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    Default How many eggs per week can we have?

    Saw on another post that we could only have eggs twice a week. Is that the cause? I am talking about the whole egg...not just the egg whites.

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    Rats, I didn't realize that! I just re-discovered hard-boiled eggs on the weekend and have had about 6 in the last 4 days!!! If you don't mind, I'm going to post this question on the dietican forum to see what they say.

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    NS recommends you limit egg yolks to 2 per week. The Resource Guide does not give a reason but I assume it is because of fat and cholesterol. Egg yolks also however contain important nutrients the whites don't.

    One egg white has more protein than one yolk.

    Free range chickens lay eggs with higher nutritional value than caged chickens - in case you want to eat more egg yolks, eat the best quality eggs you can get.



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    Quote Originally Posted by roland_jackson View Post
    Saw on another post that we could only have eggs twice a week. Is that the cause? I am talking about the whole egg...not just the egg whites.

    Thanks in advance,
    Roland Jackson
    Page 10 of the Resource Guide tells us to limit the egg yolk to twice a week.

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    Roland, you should discuss with your doctor whether limiting eggs is necessary.
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    I agree - always thought number of egg yolks was up to doctor/patient. I remember when hubby had heart bypass surgery - he was given whole eggs every morning for breakfast. I asked about it as he had been told to limit due to heart problem. Was told that eggs are so healthy for rebuilding body...but that once he went home should again limit them. But that was due to his heart problem.

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    Hi Roland,

    Here's our response from a similar questions posed earlier today on the board:
    Nutrisystem makes the recommendation of limiting egg yolks in order for our meal plans to meet the Daily Value for cholesterol. If you do not have high cholesterol, you may not need to limit egg yolks to this extent. Please consult your doctor about a recommendation for you.
    Nutrition & Dietary Services

    You can also email program related questions to:

    dietaryservices@nutrisystem.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by goalin08 View Post
    How many egg whites equal one powerfuel???
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    A large egg white has 17 cals and 3.6g of protein. You can have as few as 3, which will be 50 cals and 10.5g of protein, but you can also have 5 and still be within guidelines for a PF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goalin08 View Post
    How many egg whites equal one powerfuel???
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    Eggbeaters or other egg white substitute are very helpful if you're using just the egg white. 1/4 cup = 1 limited extra, 1/2 cup = 1/2 PowerFuel, 1 cup = 1 PowerFuel. Amounts are uncooked.
    I do mine in the microwave - easier that doing them cooktop.

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