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JLThreatful

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Posted: 15 Jan 2011, 07:15
I discovered Simply egg whites, 100% protein ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!! mixed with some veggies I can make a huge omlet with next to no caloric intake. Added with salsa Shock its deeeeeeelish... I have to up my protein intake lower my carbs and fat a bit... Any other miracle foods?
Bearbrooke

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Posted: 15 Jan 2011, 10:45
I agree. I have been eating egg whites, a little feta, spinach, tomato and covered with salsa--yummy and seems to be filling. I do add a piece of Ezekial bread with small dollop of butter.
Trovore

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Posted: 15 Jan 2011, 11:27
If you ask me you're on the right track. Getting enough protein in your diet is VERY important. I'm of the opinion that all diet plans work basically the same way: Net calorie reduction. However extremely low-calorie crash diets don't work in the long run because your body starts thinking it is starving and reduces your metabolism to compensate. Protein seems to be the key indicator; get enough for your body's needs and you can lower other calories safely.

Its good that you found a product that you like but I'd advise you not to get carried away with it. Protein does have calories. Thankfully protein helps you feel full and it is harder to digest than fat or carbs. My favorite form of protein is whey protein. I usually find it in powder form and it comes in a variety of flavors. I find the plain or the vanilla flavored works best for me because I dissolve it in my coffee instead of cream and sugar.
margd1

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Posted: 17 Jan 2011, 13:17
Is Simply Egg Whites like Egg Beaters but no yolks? I love real egg whites but feel so awful for throwing away food constantly (the yolks). I am not a fan of Egg Beaters though.
Margaret - "She's got the joie de vie."
lcleaner2b

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Posted: 17 Jan 2011, 13:27
@ margd1 - Yes very similar though opaque in color. I feel the same way about throwing out food and I don't want to give the yolks to my kids - I eat 4 servings of Egg Whites with 1 real egg most mornings with or without veggies
margd1

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Posted: 17 Jan 2011, 13:54
perfect! I am going grocery shopping for them this week then. Thanks for the help!
Margaret - "She's got the joie de vie."
Airportchick

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Posted: 17 Jan 2011, 14:34
I never thought about putting whey protein in my coffee. I usually just add it to my water after my workout. I'll try it tomorrow. Thanks!
lcleaner2b

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Posted: 17 Jan 2011, 17:20
Also regarding egg whites - I personally have never noticed much difference between the brands and purchase primarily on price - sometimes even a better deal per ounce for the small cartons
TxDoll86

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 10:31
Thanks for the great ideas, it never occured to me that there was a Simply Egg Whites. What kind of veggies are you including in this?
StacieRitz

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 10:34
edamame (soybean in teh frozen vegetable aisle)

Greek yogurt (at least twice the protein of regular yogurt)

Whey isolate protein powder (mixed with frozen fruit...perfect)

Pure Protein Bars (variety of flavors...180 calories and 26 grams of protein)...great for a sweet tooth or after a workout.
sheripickle

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 11:13
Love simply egg whites!!! My favotire is an egg white omellete with green onions, muchrooms, greenpepper and a little cheese.... so good! I also love chili rellenos, so I am going to try to do a lower calorie baked one with the egg whites Smile
~Cheryl~
margd1

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 11:45
tried the simply egg whites in a low-cal frittata last night - i am in love. amazing! thanks guys!
Margaret - "She's got the joie de vie."
RickSmith

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 13:14
Airportchick wrote:
I never thought about putting whey protein in my coffee. I usually just add it to my water after my workout. I'll try it tomorrow. Thanks!


I don't think this is a real option as the heat does something to the whey protein. Got to be cold water/skim milk or something. Sorry.
kziemianski

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 13:58
RickSmith wrote:
I don't think this is a real option as the heat does something to the whey protein. Got to be cold water/skim milk or something. Sorry.


High heats can denature whey proteins if sustained. But the temperature of your coffee is probably pretty safe, unless you're drinking it boiling or reheating it in the microwave every 5 minutes. I had it in tea the other day and it was pretty delicious. Smile
Hoser

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 15:36
In another thread, someone recently did a price analysis and concluded that it was cheaper to buy eggs and throw the yolks away than to buy egg whites in cartons.

The cheapest eggs at my local supermarket are $1.99/dozen or just under $.17 each. One egg white is around one ounce. A 16oz carton of egg whites is $3.59, or $.22/oz.

It doesn't matter to me since price is low on my priorities when grocery shopping-- I buy organic free-range eggs at over twice that price, for example. Still, for those who *are* price-conscious it's good to know that you can buy the natural product for less than the (slightly) processed one.
k8yk

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 15:41
Just to play devil's advocate... all the good stuff is in the yolk Smile (And it tastes good)

The Incredible, Edible Egg Yolk
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mdep1229

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 15:46
I second that. Love egg yolks! After years of averaging 6 to 8 eggs per week with the yolk, my cholesterol hovers between 150 and 165. I get the free-range omega-3 eggs from a farm about 90 minutes away (and thus verified that the chickens do spend a large part of the time in the pasture).

There are still debates whether dietary cholesterol has a strong, direct positive correlation with blood cholesterol.
Heinhea23

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 15:54
k8yk wrote:
Just to play devil's advocate... all the good stuff is in the yolk Smile (And it tastes good)

The Incredible, Edible Egg Yolk


That is true but egg yolk is incredibly high in Cholesterol... I try to avoid it when I can, but my diet is already low in cholesterol, so I dont really worry about it.
k8yk

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Posted: 18 Jan 2011, 16:09
That's true, but cholesterol in foods doesn't equal cholesterol in blood. If you go to that link I posted, it explains this.
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margd1

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Posted: 26 Jan 2011, 13:39
Thanks for posting about the cost - never looked at it that way. I am going to use the real egg whites more, but still sub some simply whites still. I hate throwing food away regardless. That's great help though!

Am seriously now addicted to frittata's with 1 medium egg, 2 servings of simply whites, tomatos, spinach and fat free cheddar cheese. It's becoming a problem Smile
Margaret - "She's got the joie de vie."



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