You may have seen it promoted online and wondered to yourself, what’s the boiled egg diet? It promises you’ll lose 24 pounds in 2 weeks. At first glance, it seemed like another fad to me. And it is.
That’s not to say it won’t help you lose some weight, but if your goal is to lose it and keep it off, then I’d definitely move on. Here’s an actual proven system that’s helped thousands of people burn fat off for good.
The number of people experiencing obesity continues to grow, and it’s no surprise, considering how misguided as a culture we are when it comes to weight loss. There are so many ‘special diets’ available, it can certainly be confusing.
Some of them involve periodic eating, while others restrict certain ingredients. Some have rules that say you must eat only from specific food groups. An example of this would be The Boiled Egg Diet.
Do You Only Eat Eggs?
The diet requires you to eat 3 times per day with no snacking. It involves low sugar and low-calorie intake while mostly eating hard-boiled eggs. Unless you’re an egg-aholic, I don’t see how that would be very desirable. However, it’s not restricted to only eggs.
Other foods allowed are lean meats, low-carb fruits, non-starchy vegetables, and fats from certain dairy products like cheese. The diet promotes consumption of healthy proteins and fats with less restriction on carb-heavy foods. One boiled egg has about 75 calories, and the other foods that are allowed are low calorie as well. So, the concept is that the diet will lead to you eating at a calorie deficit, without actually counting calories.
Your eggs don’t have to always be boiled. They can also be fried with minimal oil or butter. Adding too many oils and fats will add more unnecessary calories, which goes against the purpose of the diet. Drinks allowed on the diet are black coffee, pure lemon juice, or water. As stated earlier, no snacking is allowed in between meals.
Does this sound easy to follow? Considering how filling a hard-boiled egg is, it’s hard enough for most people to stay on track with this diet. That’s exactly why I do this instead.
How Long Do You Stay On The Diet?
Well, there is some good news. This is a crash diet. That said, it may be perfect for someone who wants a quick fix or is looking for a temporary solution. The first thing that pops to mind is someone who needs to fit into a suit or a dress in the next 2 weeks for a wedding.
Unlike a lot of other programs, the boiled egg diet is short. It doesn’t require a complete overhaul of your life like a lot of other popular diets out there.
With the boiled egg diet, one to two weeks is all you need to get noticeable results. While exercise is not needed, light physical activity such as walking and aerobics are recommended to achieve the best results with this diet. In case you didn’t know, walking is the best fat-burning cardio out there. Learn why here.
Sample Menu Of The Boiled Egg Diet
Here’s a sample menu of the diet so you have an idea of what you would have to eat on the diet:
- BREAKFAST: At least 2 eggs and a piece of low-carb fruit. You can also include a non-starchy low carb vegetable or lean meat
- LUNCH: Eggs or a lean protein of your choice + low carb veggies
- DINNER: Eggs once again (or a lean protein of your choice) + low carb vegetable
– Lean proteins include eggs (obviously), skinless chicken, fish, lean cuts of beef, pork, and lamb.
– Non-starchy vegetables include zucchini, bell peppers, kale, spinach, arugula, tomatoes, and collard greens, and broccoli
– Low carb fruits allowed on the diet include watermelon, berries, grapefruit, oranges, lemons, and limes.
– Beverages allowed on the diet include water, black coffee, sparkling water, and diet sodas
What Results Can You Expect From The Diet?
The foods you consume on this diet are all low calorie and low carb, meaning you’ll most likely lose weight in the short term. The reason for this is that your body will be in a calorie deficit the whole time. I eat at a calorie deficit when I’m trying to lose weight also, but at least I get to eat what I want!!
The Boiled Egg Diet may cause you to lose anywhere from 5 or more pounds during the duration of it. The bad news is you’ll more than likely gain the weight back shortly afterward. Why? Cause this kind of eating isn’t sustainable for most human beings.
You may also want to take note of side effects that will probably happen due to heavy egg consumption. Those include a lot of belching and farting. So if you’re going on dates regularly, you may want to think twice about going on this diet. Eggs can also contribute to constipation due to their lack of fiber.
Is This Diet Actually Good For You?
My answer to that question is a straight-up no! It’s not good for you. There’s nothing balanced about it, and while there are healthy foods included in your meals, the diet itself is far too restrictive. The number of calories you eat on a daily basis are dangerously low.
In my opinion, it’s okay to do it in the short term if you’re a generally healthy person. But any longer than 2 weeks would definitely be cause for concern.
This is a diet that’s been labeled as a “red carpet diet”. It’s meant for those who need results quickly, and who understand they will have extreme food restrictions for a short period of time.
The Boiled Egg Diet Is A Quick Fix Fad
SO, what’s the boiled egg diet and does it work? It’s a fad diet & it works in the short term. I doubt it will be around very long. But hey, this blog post is proof that it was an actual thing.
I want to stress again that the results you’d get from the Boiled Egg Diet are temporary and you’ll gain the weight back as soon as you resume your normal life. I don’t believe this is a healthy way to lose weight, but I suppose it does make sense for someone who needs very quick weight loss for an event.
If you’re looking for an eating plan that allows you to burn fat & build lean muscle while enjoying the foods you love, then I strongly suggest checking this article out here.
There’s no need to restrict your favorite foods when it comes to weight loss. You just need to understand some very basic principles, which I write about regularly. When you understand that carbs won’t actually make you fat, you’ll grab a slice of pizza and happily eat it.
I hope this article was helpful. If you have any questions or comments at all, please let me know in the section below, and I’ll be more than happy to get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks so much for reading.