i find that eggs work best with my blood sugars in terms of protein. so i have made them the staple of my diet. mostly egg whites, but a few yolks are thrown in the mix throughout the day. meat and cheese seem to raise me too high, and i have heard too many iffy things about tofu. i consume nuts, but i try to limit them and i do have olive oil and avocado quite often. i am just wondering if i am eating too many eggs, and if there are any dangers or problems with it. thanks!
Really your blood lipid panel would be the final arbiter. Of course then you would need to interpret the numbers and there is a fair amount of controversy about what constitutes bad numbers. Most low carbers have good blood lipid pannels despite all the fat(including egg yolks) many of them consume
I agree, Andrea, since I have bee following Dr. B's diet I have enjoyed eggs a lot. I have cut down to only 1 for breakfast mostly to help me drop a few more lbs. I have read studies, (no citation), that there is little connection between eggs and cholesterol and I do not know what else would be a problem. I also do not worry about he yolk since it is a good source of fat. I have had to cut down on nuts because of the sodium (kidney issues). Yum, avocados.....
i, too, am trying to drop the last few pounds. only 5 or so. i think nuts are keeping me from reaching my goal weight...they are addicting! i dont think i have the sodium issue because i only eat raw almonds, they are not roasted or salted. but i think that i should really cut back on the deli salads. i live at school and find that i often resort to a salad with a generous scoop of tuna on top or some egg salad. i dont know the rules regarding deli salads like that.
Hi everyone, I have been doing DR. B for 1 year now. I eat eggs at least 2 a day several times a week and haven't noticed any trouble. I have noticed that if I eat more protein in the terms of Chicken, Beef, Turkey and if it is more than 3 ounces my Blood Sugars do run quite a bit high. After a year on Bernstein I have bumped up my veggie intake in the form of raw mixed veggie salads with protein and seeds, and my blood sugars have been way more controllable. For me more raw veggies and less protein just work better and I am feeling amazing! I did listen to DR. B's last online tele cast and a question came in regarding Kidney stones from protein. I believe DR. B did mention that very rarely does he see that on his diet, but to drink plenty of fluids to avoid any potential issues.
I eat two eggs every day & have for years with no problem. The yolks contain the nutrients. Best to eat eggs cooked soft to preserve the nutrients. I also use raw egg yolks in my protein shakes. I'm fortunate to be able to get super fresh eggs from someone with very healthy, cared for free range chickens. I wouldn't chance eating raw yolks from supermarket eggs.
I've also found that eggs have a minimal protein impact on BG. They're easy to digest, for one thing, so there's not the usual protein delay. They also don't have as much protein as meat.
Since 58% of protein eventually changes to glucose many low carbers find they have to bolus for protein and to a lesser extent fat. This may be the cause of meat and cheese causing highs. There is a group here, TAGers United, where you can learn more about this. TAG stands for total available glucose.
You are all so informative! Thank you. Will try the TAgers