The Egg Diet

Similar to the Atkins diet, the Egg diet is based on a low carbohydrate eating plan, which allows eating unlimited amounts of eggs, lean meat, and fat.

The main source of protein in this diet comes from eggs. They contain all the essential amino acids in the correct proportions and they are also a significant source of vitamins B2, B12, D, E, and folate, in addition to iron. The eggs keep you full for a longer time.Egg diet

Like any other low carb diet, the egg diet is based on the idea that, eating meals high in proteins, the body is deprived by its main source of energy- the carbohydrates, so it has to convert the fat stored into the adipose tissue into glucose. The amount of food eaten is not really important as long as the total grams of carbohydrates are kept down.

Eating according to the egg diet plan for 2 weeks, a weight loss of 10 pounds can occur.

The meal plan includes:

  • Each day the same breakfast consisting of: ½ grapefruit, 2 eggs, black coffee.

Day 1

  • Lunch: 2 eggs, a tomato, grassy tea.
  • Dinner: 2 eggs, beets salad without oil, grapefruit, grassy tea.

Day 2

  • Lunch: grapefruit, 2 eggs.
  • Dinner: low-fat meat dish, tomato, salad, cucumber, celery.

Day 3

  • Lunch: 2 eggs, spinach, tea.
  • Dinner: 2 eggs, cottage cheese, cabbage, beets, herbal tea.

Day 4

  • Lunch: 2 eggs, spinach, coffee.
  • Dinner: Fish, beets salad, coffee.

Day 5

  • Lunch: 2 eggs, spinach, coffee.
  • Dinner: Fish, egg salad, cabbage, tea.

Day 6

  • Lunch: Fruit salad.
  • Dinner: beefsteak, celery, green salad, tomato, cucumber, coffee.

Day 7

  • Lunch: grapefruit, cold chicken, tomato.
  • Dinner: Chicken, tomato, carrots, cabbage, coffee.

The egg diet does not refer to any physical exercises plan.

Arguments PRO:

  • High protein diets are efficient for weight loss.
  • The eggs give a longer feeling of fullness, so they help to reduce appetite.
  • Eggs are a good source of protein and vitamins.
  • Some studies showed that eating eggs for breakfast increases weight loss.

Arguments against the Egg diet:

  • It doesn’t provide a nutritionally balanced diet; it eliminates entire food groups and many vegetables.
  • Low levels of carbohydrates lead to low energy levels, so dieters may experience weakness, headaches, nausea, constipation and flatulence.
  • The ketosis process activated by the low carbohydrate diet leads to bad breath.
  • Eating so many eggs may cause dietary boredom.
  • It is possible to put back any weight loss as soon as you return to normal eating.
  • Eggs contain a lot of cholesterol and they may have a bad influence over the HLD levels.







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