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Old 07-12-2010, 04:06 PM   #1
Hunter Molzen
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Raw Eggs

Hey guys, starting today I'm going on a Starting strength routine.

I know it's recommended to do GOMAD with it, but I can't tolerate dairy. I'm going to give goats milk a try, but probably only a quart post WOD.

As a substitute, I'm going to be eating ALOT of 100% paleo food,

and supplementing that with A Dozen Eggs a Day.

I don't particularly like the taste of cooked eggs, nor do I have the time necessary to cook, and eat a dozen eggs a day.

But I've been eating raw eggs since I was a teenager, I don't mind the taste at all, and it's easy for me to throw 6 eggs down the gullet in a few minutes.

I know the risk for salmonella in organic eggs is close to none, but I'm not sure of the exact statistics...

so do you guys think I'll be ok doing 12 eggs a day, mostly raw?
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:38 PM   #2
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Re: Raw Eggs

I do that now, sometime more. Haven;t had a problem with it. You do realize that raw eggs have amuch worse absorption rate than cooked, right?
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:09 PM   #3
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Re: Raw Eggs

yah, but hey, something is better than nothing eh?

I'll try to cook/eat as many of them as I can.
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:37 AM   #4
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Re: Raw Eggs

Salmonella is no joke. At least pasteurize your eggs (w/fs) or buy them that way. Here are a couple ideas (w/fs) on how to add some variety. Shakes aren't something you want to make a habit but while you're in a mass gain routine they can really help get the extra food packed in.
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:39 AM   #5
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Re: Raw Eggs

I would pay the extra money to get free range eggs. They're healthier and probably more sanitary.
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:23 AM   #6
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Re: Raw Eggs

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I would pay the extra money to get free range eggs. They're healthier and probably more sanitary.
I buy all free range organic.

And thanks for the tips on pasteurizing and the smoothies. I'll be doing that from now on.
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:42 AM   #7
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Re: Raw Eggs

If you are going to drop the extra money on free range, cook them. I eat the non free range raw since I can just eat more with little price impact.
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:21 PM   #8
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Re: Raw Eggs

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I would pay the extra money to get free range eggs. They're healthier and probably more sanitary.
Totally agree. We normally get real farm eggs (the chicken eat what they are supposed to eat). Every once in a while we have to use store-bought eggs...they are not even the same food!

Raw yolks are good to go, but the whites have some enzymes that can irritate your gut if not cooked.

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Old 07-13-2010, 03:37 PM   #9
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Re: Raw Eggs

Given any thought to Lactaid? I also can't tolerate milk. At all.

It's more expensive but you could just drink a jug of it every other day or something.

Eggs are really good and maybe it's just me but there's nothing like chugging milk after a workout.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:45 PM   #10
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Re: Raw Eggs

I like the raw eggs - been doing them a while.

I think a good precautionary measure is to crack each individually into a glass and eyeball and smell them first. Ive had 2 that looked dodgy (in probably close to 1000) which i saved for cooking...

I go for free range - organic is too pricey. And get eggs from locals who have hens whenever i can.


If your after good fat and cant take dairy (normal milk gives me hayfever so i empathise) coconut milk is a healthy but pricey alternative. Obviously the protein content is low.
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