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    I am a 54 year old male, and have a heart condition (narrowed arteries of the heart) on going for many years now. I treat it with medication only. I also have "polymyositis" (according to my doctor) even though it was never actually proven with a muscle tissue biopsy. It is basically a muscle inflammation disease. My muscle CK enzymes are constantly elevated, and most days my chest muscles, arms etc feel like I have been beat with a baseball bat!

    I try to eat 3 boiled eggs every morning if I have the time before work. I agree that it is one of the best sources of protein to build muscle. And I feel a lot better physically when I stay on the morning egg diet. I have them for supper some times as well. especially if I skip them in the morning.

    I like them a bit soft boiled, and start them in cold water. I start timing them just as the water begins to bubble slightly. Time for 5 minutes and then let them sit in the boiling water (off heat) for about another 30 seconds to a minute. I find that first dipping them quickly in cold water (to allow handling) and then peeling them “under a trickle of hot tap water” works great most of the time for me. You have to get the water under that thin membrane under the shell.

    Enjoy those eggs people! Oh...and by the way....I raise and manage laying hens. And my wife gathers about 15,000 eggs a day by hand off of a belt system.
    Who woulda thought that I love eggs eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archerynutNB View Post
    I am a 54 year old male, and have a heart condition (narrowed arteries of the heart) on going for many years now. I treat it with medication only. I also have "polymyositis" (according to my doctor) even though it was never actually proven with a muscle tissue biopsy. It is basically a muscle inflammation disease. My muscle CK enzymes are constantly elevated, and most days my chest muscles, arms etc feel like I have been beat with a baseball bat!
    curious about a couple of things... have you ever had your crp levels measured when getting blood work? i'm curious to see what your levels of systemic inflamation is. have you ever done any research about anti-inflamatory diets? like diets similar to something advised used to treat MS or other autoimmune disorders? the good news is that if what you have is some sort of systemic inflamation, it can be somewhat treatable through diet. the bad news is that eggs are off the list. eggs are actually pretty inflamatory to people with autoimmune disorders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by not on the rug View Post
    curious about a couple of things... have you ever had your crp levels measured when getting blood work? i'm curious to see what your levels of systemic inflamation is. have you ever done any research about anti-inflamatory diets? like diets similar to something advised used to treat MS or other autoimmune disorders? the good news is that if what you have is some sort of systemic inflamation, it can be somewhat treatable through diet. the bad news is that eggs are off the list. eggs are actually pretty inflamatory to people with autoimmune disorders.
    Yes I did do a bit of research on dietary and vitamin/mineral supplements for inflammation. But haven't really tried a specific diet list for it. I probably read that about eggs and inflammation at one time. But I do seem to feel pretty good when I am on an egg diet. I also have a touch of diabetes, so its difficult to find things that I can eat that aren't too fat or have too many carbs LOL!

    And yes I have periodic blood tests for CK levels. Normal levels of total CK are about 55 to 170 international units per liter for an adult male. In the Nineteen years since I was first diagnosed (1993) mine have been anywhere from 500 to 1900. But lately they have been around the 700 mark. I don't even take anti inflammatory drugs or pain killers either. I have basically learned to live with the sore muscles. And it has not hindered me from doing most of the things that I want to. I still work 11 days straight. Shoot bows, and climb tree stands etc. That's why the specialists I see don't believe it is Polymyositis, because my muscle strength hasn't been affected by this condition. Just sore muscles.

    I also want to appologize to the OP for straying off topic here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spencer G View Post
    But what do you define ripped? for some its having a bf% between 9-14% which is considered to be the norm to high end percentages for "athletes". For someone like me, all because of my goals on where I want to be, I have to be in single digit percentages. I go up to about as high as 6 I dont usually count calories, but I do make sure I get enough during the day. On a regular basis, really the only thing I count are carbs. I dont believe that fat is bad, we all need it. And thats why I choose to take in my fats through nuts like almonds, fish oils etc..Like I said, Im looking to be in the fitness industry, and have the "ideal" figure. be a role model in a way. I see it in the same way you will look at your career. We walk the same path, but got on different shoes.
    anything below 6 is just miserable! could not imagine wanting to stay like that year round.

    if its not broke dont fix it i guess. you might want to experiment with adding some more whole eggs, see if it doesn't fill you out and bring out some more vascularity.
    its okay if it hurts

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactus kid View Post
    anything below 6 is just miserable! could not imagine wanting to stay like that year round.

    if its not broke dont fix it i guess. you might want to experiment with adding some more whole eggs, see if it doesn't fill you out and bring out some more vascularity.
    well getting down to low single digits takes some work, but staying there is actually pretty simple. After a few cuts, you start to learn about your body and how it works. I have all the energy in the world, my lifts in the gym keep increasing, and Im enjoying doing it.
    I dont like the saying "if its not broke dont fix it". Because everything can always be better. and if it can be improved, then its as good as broken. and in my case, i am always changing my diet and trying new things.
    Yolks actually may be counteractive in bringing out vascularity. With the extra fat and carbs, they act as a buffer zone around the muscle, causing you to not get the highest potential cut and stridation in the muscle. By cutting or lowering carbs, your skin kinda sucks to the muscle showing all the stridations in the muscle. Before a fitness competition or photoshoot, by taking in a little simple sugar basically "blows" up the muscle bringing out the vasularity. since your body is starved for nutrients, it holds onto it for a long time giving you a full, cut look.

    Like I said before, it depends what your doing. It isnt in my best interest to take whole eggs, but it is beneficial in many situations.

    but getting back to the topic of the thread. YES EGGS ARE AWESOME!!!!
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    Brother I understand all about getting ready for competition lol believe me.

    I stay comfortably at 8%. when bf gets below 5% for me EVERYTHiNG is uncomfortable. Weights hurt joints hurt cardio hurts. Then the craving kick in.

    U recommend the adding the yolks because durin prep for the last contest I ate 12 whole eggs a day untill 5 weeks out. Then I replaced the yolk fat with monounsaturated fat (same amount of calories). I almost instantly flattened out like a pancake! After twoweeks of that, I added the eggs bak in, and the veins and striations came back for the rest of the prep.
    its okay if it hurts

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactus kid View Post
    Brother I understand all about getting ready for competition lol believe me.

    I stay comfortably at 8%. when bf gets below 5% for me EVERYTHiNG is uncomfortable. Weights hurt joints hurt cardio hurts. Then the craving kick in.

    U recommend the adding the yolks because durin prep for the last contest I ate 12 whole eggs a day untill 5 weeks out. Then I replaced the yolk fat with monounsaturated fat (same amount of calories). I almost instantly flattened out like a pancake! After twoweeks of that, I added the eggs bak in, and the veins and striations came back for the rest of the prep.

    maybe has something to do with your metabolism??
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    14 eggs for me today and counting lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactus kid View Post
    anything below 6 is just miserable! could not imagine wanting to stay like that year round.

    if its not broke dont fix it i guess. you might want to experiment with adding some more whole eggs, see if it doesn't fill you out and bring out some more vascularity.
    Clarence Bass claims to have kept his BF under 6% for decades. And I believe him:



    Oh, and BTW - he is a fan of eating whole grain carbs.
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    Here he is about 30 years later, at age 70:

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    Yea Clarence Bass is ripped and always has been but at 130lbs or something he is a tiny dude. Similar to CK I find I grow when bf% is around or just north of 8% prolly diff for everybody. South of that and I'm either maintaining or losing. Eggs rock! Every part of them.




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    I am a little EGGCITED. On my way home from work yesterday I found a farm selling fresh organic eggs for only $2 a dozen. Anywhere else they are $3. I picked me up 3 dozen.
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    I am a little EGGCITED. On my way home from work yesterday I found a farm selling fresh organic eggs for only $2 a dozen. Anywhere else they are $3. I picked me up 3 dozen.
    score!

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    love eggs...but not the yolks......I eat a ton of egg whites and give the yolks to my hound dogs....they luv'em......
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    Quote Originally Posted by HOYTLVR View Post
    I am a little EGGCITED. On my way home from work yesterday I found a farm selling fresh organic eggs for only $2 a dozen. Anywhere else they are $3. I picked me up 3 dozen.
    I got me. Laughed out load a little when I read that.
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    i moved over to egg whites and ditched the yokes- havent looked back since

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSonn View Post
    i moved over to egg whites and ditched the yokes- havent looked back since
    um...why?

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    I struggle daily at bfast time....eggs or oatmeal. Eggs won out today but I missed my oatmeal a little. Sometimmes I mix em together.

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    I just found an local organic free range guy who delivers the eggs to me for 3$ dozen!

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