The most effective for weight loss are carbohydrate-free diets, which is confirmed by many works of experts in the field of proper nutrition. More than one diet has been developed, which is based on the predominance of healthy protein foods. Among these options is the egg diet for weight loss.
The product that receives the most attention in this case is obvious. However, do not be afraid that you will have to eat only eggs. This is not a complex diet with a single product, but a complete complex that does not even require separate use of vitamins.
Eggs for satiety, grapefruit for fat burning - many people know about the incredible effectiveness of this method of losing weight. But what is the essence of the egg diet for weight loss really, and what consequences will it have for health?
The chemical basis of the diet
Reviews of the egg diet of the most fanatical fans indicate that this nutrition system allows you to lose up to 10 kg of excess weight per week. Due to what is such a rate of consumption of fat reserves achieved? The founders of the egg diet for weight loss claim that vitamin H, which is found in egg yolk (also called biotin), is responsible for the fat burning process. When its concentration rises, subcutaneous lipid reserves begin to be consumed more intensively. The same vitamin is also a catalyst for carbohydrate metabolism, it depends on whether carbohydrates will be transformed into fats and stored in the cells of our body, or whether they will be processed as an energy source. The third important property of biotin as the main factor in the weight loss of this diet is its assistance in the absorption of proteins of any origin.
Sometimes citruses are used as an additional component of the egg diet for weight loss. Citric acid, which is contained in excess in them, accelerates energy metabolism, which allows you to more intensively get rid of excess weight.
Reviews of the egg diet claim that the combination of eggs and citrus fruits allows you to lose weight, maintain physical activity, not feel hungry, and get the necessary vitamin and mineral reinforcement. Eggs provide the body with essential amino acids, vitamin A, B vitamins, and minerals. Citruses provide vitamin C. However, the menu of the egg diet includes vegetables, fruits, fish and meat, which in moderation make up a completely balanced diet.
Contraindications to the egg diet
No matter how the results of the egg diet are painted as a miracle of biochemical weight loss, a reasonable person always asks the question: what resources of the body will it require? According to experts, the egg diet for weight loss causes deterioration of health, irritability, brittle hair and nails, constipation, and even bad breath. However, this is a side symptom of many express diets with a low-calorie diet. And for people suffering from food addiction, any diet with a restriction of sweets will seem like a real test.
According to experts, the egg diet has several absolute contraindications - these are violations of kidney function, as well as diseases of the cardiovascular system. Because eggs are a potential allergen, dieters should be wary of hypersensitivity reactions. A severe allergy to egg white, in turn, will be an absolute contraindication.
Egg diet for 2-3 days
The results of an egg diet of this type appear already in 2-3 days, due to the low calorie content, sticking to the regimen for longer is simply unsafe for health. But if you use the diet as fasting days, after which there will be a gradual transition to a balanced diet, then you can take a chance.
The menu of the egg diet for three days is extremely meager:
- For breakfast - one soft-boiled egg, tea and half a teaspoon of honey;
- For lunch, 150 g of cottage cheese and tea with half a teaspoon of honey;
- For lunch - one egg;
- For dinner - the same as for lunch, but without tea.
Adhering to such a diet for 2-3 days, you need to consider a gradual exit - first low-fat yogurt is added, then fruits for a snack, cereals on the water, boiled vegetables. And then the results of the egg diet will not disappear in the first days after leaving it.
Diet with eggs and grapefruit for a week
If you feel the strength to survive on a starvation diet for a week, try the egg-grapefruit diet for 7 days. Reviews of the egg diet say that it is also perfect for those who have already begun to lose weight and cannot overcome the "plateau effect".
With an egg diet of this type, the daily calorie content should not exceed 800 conventional units, and in order for grapefruit juice not to corrode tooth enamel, it is recommended to drink it through a straw and rinse your mouth after eating the fruit.
Monday: a boiled egg with half a grapefruit is recommended for breakfast, a vegetable salad and 100 g of boiled fish for lunch, 100 g of meat and a glass of grapefruit juice for dinner.
Tuesday: for breakfast, the egg diet menu provides two boiled eggs and a glass of skim milk, for lunch - a salad of tomatoes and cucumbers, as well as 50 g of lean cheese, for dinner - 20 g of diet ham and a glass of grapefruit juice.
Wednesday: Breakfast - 2 eggs and half a grapefruit, lunch - 50 low-fat cheese and half a grapefruit, and dinner - coleslaw with herbs and one egg.
Thursday: 200 g oatmeal and grapefruit for breakfast, 200 ml chicken broth with a slice of whole grain bread for lunch, egg, tomato-cucumber salad and a glass of grapefruit juice for dinner.
Friday: the egg diet menu for breakfast includes an omelet from two eggs, a glass of grapefruit juice, for lunch - 100 g of low-fat cheese and a glass of natural low-fat yogurt, for dinner - 100 g of dietary meat and grapefruit.
Saturday: for breakfast a boiled egg, half a grapefruit and a glass of tomato juice, for lunch - a salad of grated carrots with 1 tsp. sour cream and one egg, for dinner - 250 g of vegetable stew with half a grapefruit.
Sunday: The Egg Diet menu includes unlimited fruit salad for breakfast, 2 eggs and grapefruit for lunch, and a glass of low-fat yogurt and a handful of nuts for dinner.