At some point in our lives, we all have gone on a diet to lose weight. There are a number of diets to achieve safe and sustainable weight loss. One potential diet plan is known as the hard boiled egg diet.

The premise of the boiled egg diet is centered around, you guessed it, consuming hard boiled eggs as a means to increase metabolism while decreasing the amount of total calories ingested by reducing fat and sugar intake. This diet doesn’t mean consuming boiled eggs alone, but more of using eggs as a main source nutrients while pairing with it clean wholesome ingredients. This means eliminating sugar and alcohol as this diet focuses on being low in fat and carbohydrates.


Boiled Egg Benefits

Apart from the ease and convenience of preparing boiled eggs, boiled egg benefits provide the body with all the health benefits of nutrient-dense eggs without the added calories that would come from frying or scrambling eggs. Hard boiled egg calories amount to approximately 80 calories for 1 large egg but come with a host of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants thanks to the nutrient dense yolk and protein packed whites.

By consuming eggs your body gets iron, choline, protein, Vitamin A to name a few. By consuming eggs, especially organic eggs, as a main source of nutrition while eliminating foods that have empty calories, you set up your body for weight loss without sacrificing nutrition.


Hard boiled egg diet

If you’re looking to try the hard boiled egg diet, begin by stocking up your fridge with low GI fruits, lean cuts of all-natural meat, fresh leafy green vegetables and high quality all-natural eggs. A typical day following the hard boiled egg diet would look something like the following:

  • Breakfast: Two boiled eggs and 1 orange
  • Lunch: Boiled chicken breast and 1 cup steamed broccoli
  • Dinner: 1 serving of steamed fish and salad

Notice that there are no carbs in this diet and it focuses mainly on meat and vegetable intake while minimizing oils.


Should you go on the hard boiled egg diet?

As with any diet, consult your nutritionist and healthcare provider before starting one. The hard boiled egg diet in particular may leave many people feeling energy deprived due to the elimination of carbs and sugar as well as drastically reducing calorie intake which may hinder bodily functions, particularly for women who need ample of calories for healthy hormone production.

The hard boiled egg diet isn’t sustainable for many people as well due to the daily consumption of eggs which may not be suitable for those watching their cholesterol levels, especially for those who have or are prone to high cholesterol.

With that said, the hard boiled egg diet works by lowering total calories an individual ingests by keeping fiber and protein intake up and carbs and fat down.

While this diet isn’t strongly recommended, a key takeaway to note is the nutritional benefits of eggs as a healthy and convenient low calorie food that would fit well into most healthy and balanced diets. 


All-natural eggs are available at select Healthy Options stores.


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