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Remember the article about types of diet that can make you lose weight fast? I looked through the many listed and decided to try the hard boiled egg diet for 2 weeks and see how it goes.

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So I’ve heard that this egg diet could make you lose up to 12kg in 2 weeks so I was excited to start it out. Why this diet? Well, I’ve tried the Keto diet last year for 1-2 months before my big day and there was an obvious difference in my body. However, the problem with keto diet is, once you stop, and go back to consuming carbs, you gain your weight back and even more. That was what happened to me. I stopped the diet after my big day and within 2 months I gained more than before. What’s worse is, it is hard to shed off those pounds. And I look puffier and thicker than ever before, not to mention, more visible cellulite and orange peel around my thighs.

True enough it’s not easy for me to stick with the keto diet because I love my carbs too much and living in Malaysia, there’s no way you can avoid eating carbs. Think of all the Nasi Lemak, chicken rice, noodles and bread I had to give up on. So I’ve decided that the keto diet is not a long-term solution for me.

So what about the egg diet right? Pretty sure most of you reading this will be thinking, since I can’t even stick with the keto diet, how can I stick with this new diet? And why did I choose this diet out of all the other diets available?

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Simple. The main reason is this diet proves to be effective and many have written positive results and outcome achieved from this diet. Second thing, it involves eggs and I don’t mind eating eggs every day as it is part of my daily diet as well. Third, it does not bring harm to my health because I still am consuming food. A large egg contains only 70 calories but is packed with so much protein which gives you energy. So after much research, I’ve begun my egg diet journey last Monday. There is a menu/meal plan for two weeks that I had to follow through in order for the diet to work.

Here’s a breakdown of my journey so far.

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First week

Monday

Breakfast: Two boiled eggs and a piece of fruit of your choice.

The first day of the diet, I was excited. I woke up and started boiling two eggs, sliced up some oranges and started eating them. The eggs are to be eaten without seasoning or sauce whatsoever. After my first egg, I felt a little full already but I continued eating the second egg and reward myself with something sweet but citrusy.

Lunch: Two slices of whole-wheat bread (toasted, if you like) with fruit.

Boy, was I ecstatic to be able to have some carbs in this diet (but my excitement went downhill as soon as I realized there’s no more carb indulgence in the later days of this diet). The meal plan did not mention what could be added on the toast, so I assumed it was just plain toast. I thought to myself, I can’t be eating dried toast! It would be too dry to swallow! So I did a little research and found out that in some of the meal plan, low-fat cheese is included. I added my other favorite food to my toast- cheese, but with no other condiments, just plain cheese toast.

Dinner: Grilled or baked chicken with a green salad.
This was easy. I made this for my husband and I and it was quick and easy AND yummy. Instead of one chicken and salad, I combined them both to become a chicken salad. It says on the meal plan that one chicken for one serving but I made it one baked chicken breast sliced and shared between two of us. I added a little sesame dressing to my salad since I don’t have balsamic vinegar. I made sure it was minimum dressing just to moisten the leaves of my salad. I felt satisfied and not hungry but my husband of course, on the other hand, was hungry and started looking for more food.

Note of the day: My good friend asked me out for lunch and I had to just sip on black coffee while watching him devour his delicious poke bowl and chocolate cake. By the way, you can only drink water, tea or coffee. Coffee has to be black coffee, no sugar no milk.

Tuesday

Breakfast: Two boiled eggs and a piece of fruit.
Same as the first day. I could still deal with it. Although I found myself having difficulty swallowing the eggs without choking a little. I had to drink sips of water to drain the eggs down my throat. Perhaps this diet could teach me how to chew my food longer before swallowing them like a snake eats its food.

Lunch: Grilled or baked chicken with a green salad.
This time, I don’t have my hubby to share this piece of chicken with me so I had a whole piece of chicken breast to myself and I was SO FULL. I even thought to myself, I don’t think I need dinner.

Dinner: Two boiled eggs, a green salad, and a piece of fruit.

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Dinner comes and I made myself eggs and toss them into my salad. My hubby at this point had discursively adhered to my diet but I added grilled chicken to his salad instead. During dinner, he had occasionally offered me some pieces of his chicken but I declined them.

Note of the day: I think I am getting used to this eating lesser diet. And whoop-whoop, no carbs today!

Wednesday

Breakfast: Two boiled eggs and a piece of fruit.

Same thing and I have not gotten fed-up of it yet! I usually eat toast or cereal for breakfast and occasionally half-boiled eggs, so I’m still good. I don’t mind eating simply for breakfast because I usually get started with work and don’t think too much into eating. But I do wish I could switch up the variety of fruits I can consume. Not really a big fan of orange.

Lunch: One slice of whole-wheat bread with tomato and low-fat cheese.
Okay, I have to admit, instead of one slice, I went with two slices. I can’t help it! But I promised myself I’d eat less chicken at night.

Dinner: Grilled or baked chicken with a green salad.
Made the same thing. I’m thankful that my hubby is supportive of this and had not complained yet of eating this almost every night. But who is he to complain when he had heavy carb lunch with his colleagues while his wife is stuck here feeling guilty for eating two slices of toast instead of one.

Thursday

Breakfast: Two boiled eggs and a piece of fruit.
I ate one boiled egg instead of two because I was feeling really full from the first egg. But later that morning I took the second egg and swallowed it whole, just kidding, I ate it as any normal human being would.

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Lunch: Whatever fruit you like.

I had one kiwi, one orange and 5 grapes for lunch and I was surprised that I could be full with just these fruits!

Dinner: Grilled or baked chicken, seasoned with herbs if you like.

Made some really awesome garlic and lemon and herb seasoned chicken. I baked them in my oven with no oil, just letting it bake on its own juice and it turned out so tender and juicy. For my husband’s portion, I added some baby carrots, zucchinis and mushrooms for his sides. I may have stolen a piece or two of his sides, but hey, they’re veggies!

Note of the day: A friend rang me up for lunch date but I had to turn her down by giving her some lame excuse. Telling my friend that I’m on a diet will not help because she will tell me that I don’t need to and I really wanted to stick to this diet.

Friday

Breakfast: Two boiled eggs.
No fruits today? Aww. I was looking forward to a tinge of sweetness and something to take the eggs taste off my mouth.

Lunch: Two boiled eggs and as many steamed veggies as you like.
I had one egg instead of two and instead of steaming, I tossed some baby carrots, zucchini, mushrooms with some pepper seasoning into the oven. Couldn’t even finish all the veggies.

Dinner: Grilled fish with a green salad.
Another friend of mine came to town to visit so I couldn’t say no to the well before-hand planned dinner date so I told my friend we have to go somewhere with healthier options and to my surprise, my friend too was on a diet! So we decided on poke bowls. I chose raw salmon and tuna toppings and instead of rice, I requested for leafy options instead and dressing on the side. Okay, fine! We cheated. We ordered a side of fried enoki mushrooms. It’s the weekend! Also, we went to have tea and coffee after dinner.

Saturday

Breakfast: Two boiled eggs.
I woke up knowing that this weekend would be a cheat weekend for me and I’m secretly excited but sad at the same time. I’m excited to finally eat something else than just eggs and chicken and salad, but sad that I won’t be sticking to this diet for a few days. Why? Because my mom was coming to town and she has planned on what she wants to feast during her weekend here. I still managed to eat just two eggs in the morning, did a little morning work out at the gym and a quick 15-minute sauna to reduce water retention. I forgot to mention that I have a horrible case of water retention.

Lunch: Whatever fruit you like.
My mom was arriving later in the afternoon so my hubby and I went to get some lunch at our nearby grocery store. I grabbed some cut fruits like pineapples and honeydew while my husband enjoyed his big plate of carbonara pasta. I couldn’t finish my fruits so I packed them to go with me while picking my mom up. Oh, my mom requested to get her some sushi before picker her up and I stole a piece of her salmon. Is that cheating?

Dinner: Grilled or baked chicken with a green salad.
That is what I was supposed to eat but nope. After picking up my mom, we went to meet some relatives and for dinner, we had “bak kut teh”, but to be fair, I did not take any rice and I managed my portion control well. Maybe a little more calories than the grilled chicken and salad but hey, it’s a family dinner, can’t be rude and just sit there and not eat.

Sunday

Breakfast: Two boiled eggs and a piece of fruit.
Before heading out to church, I thought I would eat two eggs but I had no time and just went out to church. So I skipped breakfast because I knew there was more to come later that day.

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Lunch: Steamed vegetables, a tomato salad, and grilled or baked chicken.
After church, I had to attend my cousin’s baby’s 1st birthday party and it was in a Northern Indian restaurant. And it doesn’t help that the food was too good to resist! Unfortunately, I took did eat some Briyani rice with curry chicken, curry mutton, butter prawns and many sinful foods. I know it is not justified, but I did control my portion of intake and stopped when I was 70% full.

Dinner: As many steamed vegetables as you like.
Let me tell you straight that there was not one steamed vegetable consumed that night. My mom wanted to go on an eating frenzy so she has requested a couple of days earlier that she wanted to go for a buffet dinner. And my face turned pale when she told me that because that is just the epitome of breaking the diet. But how can I say NO to my dearest mother whom I only see once every couple of months? So there we went, to The Majestic Hotel for some smancy-fancy dinner with a spread of food of all cuisines. I took some grilled chicken, lots of sashimis, cheeses, and yes, desserts. Guilty as charged, but I can’t be paying hundreds of Ringgit just to sit there and make myself some salads!

Note of the day: Never start a diet when my mother is visiting. IT NEVER WORKS.

End of the first week of not so successful diet. I did do a weigh in on the fourth day because usually, that’s how long it takes to see your first result. I’m not sure if I lost 1kg or less, but I was quite disappointed because I’ve seen some people claiming they’ve lost about 4kg on the first 4 days. To be fair, I did follow concisely the meal plan for the first 4 days, until….my mom came to visit.

 

I’ll be updating more on my second-week results. So stay tuned for my updates on this diet!

Addicted to traveling. Has visited more than 2 countries.

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