Eggs & Abdominal Fat

Eating a moderate amount of eggs will not increase your abdominal fat. According to, eating up to seven eggs weekly will not increase your chances of cardiovascular disease. If your waistline looks bloated shortly after you eat eggs, you may have an egg intolerance. Different from an allergy, egg intolerance is the inability to properly digest the proteins in the yolk, the white or both. Contact your doctor to discuss symptoms and tests.

Abdominal Fat

Excessive abdominal fat can lead to health complications. According to, belly fat increases your chances of developing heart disease, sleep apnea, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure and some cancers. Fat gained around the abdomen is the result of a high-calorie diet and sedentary living. Eating eggs will not increase the amount of fat in your abdomen if you maintain a low-calorie diet.

Losing Abdominal Fat

Eggs & Abdominal Fat

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The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention recommends reducing your daily calorie intake by 500 to 1,000 calories to lose 1 to 2 pounds weekly. One egg contains about 90 calories. To make weight loss effective, restrict your calories and implement a daily exercise routine. Although situps help to increase your abdominal muscle strength, they will not reduce your belly fat. Aerobic exercise, such as running, vigorous walking, swimming or bicycling, will increase the calories you burn in a day.

Egg Intolerance

An egg intolerance may explain why you notice increased abdominal fat after consuming egg products. Bloating causes the stomach to distend, which will cause you to look and feel fat -- not the result of increased fat, but of excessive air trapped in your digestive system. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, most food intolerance is the result of an enzyme deficiency. If you have egg intolerance, the most effective management and treatment is to stop eating eggs.

Food Journal Consideration

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Your doctor may recommend a food journal to help diagnose your condition. Eliminate all products that contain egg proteins, such as cakes, pastries, bread, ice cream, coffee creamers and omelets. Keep a detailed journal that outlines what you eat, when you eat it and how it affects your body, especially symptoms in the abdomen. After two weeks of eliminating eggs from your diet, follow up with your doctor to discuss the outcome.