I like how you fail to mention the biotin deficiencies.
Biotin is important. Egg whites are still a complete protein. We are done here. I will communicate with those that contribute and I look forward to the day that you do, but right now you are too busy being angry with the world. I am busy looking to improve myself and help others in as many ways as I can.
Jessica Mighty Max ~ 2013 Body-for-LIFE Champion ~ Champion is a VERB!
I think the squabbling over egg yolks needs to stop. I've seen it in several threads now. I went back and referred to the original food list in the book - it recommends egg whites only. So if you want to do BFL "by the book," leave the yolks out. As long as egg whites are not the only protein source consumed over the course of the day, I don't think leaving out the yolks at one meal is going to be an issue. Moreover, if your doctor tells you to limit egg yolks, do so; in fact follow your doctor's advice no matter what someone here may post to the contrary.
That said, some people here eat one or more yolks with their whites and still have phenomenal results. If you have no health-related diet restrictions and want to include a yolk or two, then do it. Also, It does take more eggs to reach the proper amount of protein, and for some folks the cost of their grocery bill is a consideration. Make this Body-for-YOUR-Life, but allow others to make it Body-for-THEIR-Life as well.
Back to Bede's original question now . . . first make sure you are hungry and don't just want to eat. There is a difference. Make note of when you feel hungry and what is going on at the time (that's one of the purposes of your journal). If you are bored or used to eating at that time it may be that your body wants to eat.
Then drink a big glass of water. Sometimes our body misinterprets thirst as hunger. Wait fifteen minutes. If you are still hungry, then eat a little something.
It will take your body a little while to adjust to the six smaller meals, but it will. If after a week or so you are still consistently hungry, then you need to increase your portion size.
Also try switching meals 5 and 6 so that you are having the larger meal with veggies earlier in the evening and the cottage cheese and fruit at bedtime. That might help.
Want it. Plan it. Do it.
Thanks for the info. Yesterday I changed up my eating plan a bit to add more complex carbs.I ate a lot more than I am used to and I felt full a lot longer.
I've been using the egg beaters rather than actual eggs. I have the original and egg whites only and the nutrition label doesn't show much difference between the two so I'm not sure if it'll make that big of a difference which one I use since they're substitutes anyway.
Water has definitely made a big difference. After feeling how well my body felt yesterday then I am confident the rest of the challenge will go well. Fortunately I have a supportive boyfriend too. When he saw the recipes in the Eating for Life cookbook he got excited and agreed to eat only what I cook. ;)
Eggs are good for you but you should still every now and again eat yolk..... it aint all that bad remeber if you leave it alone the yolk forms life.
cute fight by the way.
Actually, from someone who works with poultry (the live kind) the yolk doesn't form life... The yolk is nutrition for the chick... They consume the entire yolk just before hatching... They can live for 24 hours without food or water when first born because of this... Just thought I'd throw that out there...
Thanks, FarmKid. That made me smile.
Wrong again charlie, eggwhites contain all 9 essential amino acids making them a complete protein, however I still think its a good idea to add a yolk or 2 to them
Sorry to reply to an old post...
One minor point: egg whites are a complete protein. Most animal sources are. The yolk also has protein, some fat and is a good source of omega threes. Legumes, etc. are the sources of incomplete protein.
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