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11/15/10 9:04 P

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I agree Nancy. Great job.

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It sure is workin' Nancy, you look great! emoticon

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11/15/10 6:09 P

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I've always admired the way fitness models and figure competitors look, so I've worked to mimic their diets. I've yet to see one of these gals (or professional fitness guys, like Jack LaLane, who is still alive and kickin' well into his 90's) that did not rely heavily on egg whites for their protein needs. So I eat 'em.

I mix a whole egg with 4-5 egg whites.

It's part of a plan that is working..... I'm reaching my goals.

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11/15/10 4:20 P

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I get what you mean! Hope you got some rest. :)

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11/15/10 12:56 A

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Well, I don't really know the answer to that one. When I decide to have an omelet I will splurge and have one made with 2 whole eggs and enjoy myself. I can always cut the calories somewhere else. If it's the cholesterol you're worried about then, well, I just don't believe all the bad rap on egg yolks. I'm stubborn about that. I don't believe it's the cholesterol we eat that clogs our arteries but all the other bad stuff and not enough nutrition.

I just don't have omelets very often; they are special treats. My husband has them all the time full of veggies and cheese and salsa. And he makes them with 3 or 4 whole eggs. His cholesterol levels are always normal. I just can't afford all those calories but I still believe in the mighty health benefits of whole eggs and the negative aspects of eating egg whites by themselves daily. That's just me; I wouldn't do it just to save calories--seems too unnatural. I save calories by keeping portions small while eating high nutrition, natural foods. By "natural" I mean left in their natural state and not messed with according to some modern method of saving calories or "health" marketing blitz.

I shouldn't try to reply to these posts when it's late and I am feeling very, very tired.
Forgive me if I got negative there, no intent to afflict hurt or be discouraging. To each their own. I need to go to bed.
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11/14/10 10:22 P

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How does that work for an omelette? My omelette pan is a decent size and I think it would make a VERY thin one if I tried to get away with just one egg instead of one egg and 2-3 egg whites.

Edited by: *AMBER512 at: 11/15/2010 (16:20)
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MUSCLE DOES NOT WEIGH MORE THAN FAT 5 lbs = 5 lbs

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11/14/10 7:44 P

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I rarely separate my eggs; only if a recipe specifically calls for egg whites (like in a meringue) or just yolks. I am of the very firm belief that we should ought not be using one without the other as a regular habit. The two parts need each other to give us what we need in nutrition.

Only fresh eggs will do and that's a hard one for a lot of people who don't have access to real, fresh, local, ground raised eggs. That is very sad and I hope that situation changes for more people.

Most average folks don't need more than one egg for breakfast; that's one whole egg...unless you are a very big, active person (like a 170 pound, or more, teenage boy athlete!!) This is just my opinion but it is based on having done some research.

This morning I had 1 egg, a big helping of gently wilted spinach and 1/3 cup brown rice. Lots of healthy protein and carbs for a 64 year old active lady like me.

Work with nature, eat small portions and thrive!

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11/14/10 5:34 P

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I usually use the packaged egg whites for both safety (pasturization) and convenience. It's not any more expensive than separating egg whites (I know- I did the math), so once that excuse was eliminated, I went with the carton. However, I don't think they taste quite the same, they cook up a lot faster, and kinda have an "airier" texture, IMHO. I'm assuming this is because of the pasturization. It's not bad enough to make me go back to separating eggs, but I do notice a difference.

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11/14/10 5:30 P

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I use both the whole ones separated and the egg substitutes. I haven't ever purchased Egg Whites! emoticon

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I use the carton mixed with one whole egg usually.

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11/14/10 4:52 P

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I use the carton egg white but if you do use whole eggs I know you can use the the egg yolk for an at home facial great for unclogging pores I've tried it once.

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11/14/10 4:48 P

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Do you purchase the egg whites at the store or do you use whole eggs and separate them? Any uses for the yokes? Can you freeze them for later use?

I have been purchasing the egg whites and know that they are pasteurized but this morning while scrambling them, they seemed to curdle. I threw them out and started over with whole eggs separated. The things I noticed was that whole eggs didn't have the watery taste.

Edited by: MAUITN at: 11/14/2010 (16:49)
Earnie - Monteagle, TN
“I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.” -John O'Donohue

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If something is holding us back, today is the day to begin to push back. Today is always the best day to end the fears and begin being the best you.

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