What You Should Know
The Egg Diet is a diet that consists of mostly eggs and other sources of protein and severely limits carbohydrates. It is similar to an Atkins Diet. This diet is rumored to be popular with some movie stars for the fast weight loss results. There are several versions of this diet, one includes only eggs and water, and others have more choices for protein in addition to eggs. However, eggs are still main source of protein. The Egg Diet is a said to be a fast weight loss solution. As with any low to no carbohydrate diet, it may not be for everyone. There are initial side effects of the diet such as fatigue and nausea, which are said to subside in a couple of days.
The Egg Diet is so named because it is a high protein, low carbohydrate diet, and the most convenient source of protein is eggs. The premise is that by limiting carbohydrates that the body would normally use for energy, the consumer will used the stored fat for energy instead. This will be eliminated from the body in the urine in the form of ketones. There are several versions of this diet. One version requires the consumer to strictly eat eggs and drink water. There is another version that allows minimal amounts of other sources of lean protein in addition to eggs. The third, least strict version allows for more sources of lean protein and vegetables in addition to eggs. All of the versions are allow little to no carbohydrates. They also allow no soda, except for limited amounts of Diet Rite soda, which is sweetened with saccharin instead of aspartame. All versions require the consumer to drink up to a gallon or more of water a day. The Egg Diet has no restrictions on the amount of approved foods that can be eaten and has no restrictions on the amount of fat in the diet either.
- The Egg Diet does not require counting calories.
- The Egg Diet produces fast weight loss results.
- The Egg Diet is not a balanced diet.
- The Egg Diet side effects include fatigue, nausea, gas, constipation, and bad breath.
- The Egg Diet may not be varied enough in the food choices for some consumers.
The Egg Diet is a low carbohydrate, high protein diet. This diet has several versions that vary in restrictiveness. Any version of this diet is not a balanced, healthy diet. The initial side effects are fatigue and nausea, and are caused by the lack of carbohydrates. The Egg Diet is not sustainable for a healthy way of life, and will result in weight gain once the consumer resumes normal eating. Also, this diet does not encourage an exercise regimen, so weight loss will probably include a loss in muscle mass. A consumer considering this diet should first consult with their physician to ensure its appropriateness and safety for that consumer.