Boiled egg used in diet cut in half on a plate
Health,  Weight Loss

The Egg Diet – Modifying a Diet Plan that Works for You


My weight loss journey started a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve made great strides at being more active, drinking more water, and trying to make better food choices.  While I had been quite successful with the first two, I did slip up a couple of times and fell off the wagon during a late-night Pizza Hut run and another late-night beef chow-mein trip to our go-to Chinese joint.  My diet was sometimes good, but sometimes quite bad.

These unfortunate set-backs got me thinking.  Why was I making progress at being more active, but not at making better food choices?


It’s all about your diet

I hate to admit it, but DIET really is king.  Although for the most part, I was eating better, I definitely had a number of slip-ups.  What I needed was a mini-food challenge to help me keep organized and accountable as I got more accustomed to these lifestyle changes.  Being so schedule-dependent, a quick and easy diet plan for a couple of weeks would be perfect.

While there are so many food plans to follow, one thing that I really wanted to focus on is simplicity.  I wanted something that was easy to follow, no fuss, low-cost, didn’t involve cutting out certain foods completely, but decreasing my daily calorie intake was a must.  With these in mind, I stumbled upon this 2-week Boiled Egg Diet on Pinterest which got me super intrigued.  The diet plan is super easy to follow as it outlines all your meals for the next 2 weeks.


The 14-Day Egg Diet Menu

If you want to completely follow the diet, here’s the link.  For the most part, I followed how the meals were broken down and the types of foods that were used.  However, after a couple of days, I found it a bit repetitive.  I’m just really not a huge fan of so much chicken.  It also completely eliminated carbs after 3 days and I was not down with that.  For most of the days, I included a slice or two of whole-wheat toast which made this mini-diet a lot easier to transition to.

Below is my modified version and my weight loss progression every day.

Day 1 – 152.1lb

  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 2 whole-wheat toasts, with non-fat cheese
  • Green salad with roasted chicken

2 boiled eggs and an orange

Day 2 – 148.8lb

  • 2 boiled eggs, mangoes
  • Green salad with roasted chicken
  • 2 whole-wheat toasts with avocado, and low-fat cheese

Day 3 – 147.4lb

  • 2 boiled eggs, orange
  • 1 whole-wheat toast, non-fat cheese, tomato
  • Green salad with roasted chicken

green salad with beets and roasted chicken

Day 4 – 145.9lb

  • 2 boiled eggs, orange
  • 2 avocado whole-wheat toasts
  • Steamed veggies with steamed chicken

Day 5 – 145.9lb

  • 2 boiled eggs, orange
  • Steamed veggies, 2 boiled eggs
  • 1 whole-wheat smoked salmon toast with low-fat cheese and purple onions

Day 6 – 145lb

  • 2 scrambled eggs, orange
  • Whole-wheat toast with tomato salad
  • Steamed veggies and tofu

Day 7 – 145lb

  • 2 boiled eggs, orange
  • Green salad
  • 2 whole-wheat toasts (avocado and low-fat cheese)

Day 8 – 144.4lb

  • 2 scrambled eggs, raspberries/blackberries/mandarin orange
  • Steamed veggies, roasted chicken breast
  • 2 whole wheat toasts (avocado and scrambled eggs)

scrambled eggs with mandarin oranges, raspberries and blackberries

Day 9 – 145.4lb

  • 2 scrambled eggs, oranges
  • green mango salad
  • 1 whole-wheat toast (half low-fat cheese half Za’atar)

Day 10 – 143.2lb

  • 2 scrambled eggs, blackberries and raspberries
  • Steamed veggies
  • Green salad

Day 11 – 143.2lb

  • 2 boiled eggs, oranges
  • 1 whole wheat toast with cucumber and tomatoes
  • 1 whole wheat toast with low-fat cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes


Day 12 – 143.2lb

  • 1 scrambled egg, avocado, 2 whole-wheat toasts
  • 1 scrambled egg and steamed veggies
  • Fruit bowl

scrambled egg toast and avocado toast

Day 13 – 143.8lb

  • Went to Latin Food Fest – We’ve had this planned for some time so obviously, I ended up going.  I really tried to be mindful of what I ate and only tried things that I absolutely wanted to try.  But, one thing I totally gave into was the wine!
  • Steamed veggies for dinner

Day 14 – 144.2lb

  • No breakfast – woke up a little late, and a little hungover =)
  • Green salad with seared tuna (brunch)
  • Hiho Cheeseburger! – my celebratory meal and it was delish!

Hiho double cheeseburger



Although I did not follow the diet exactly, I’m quite pleased with the results.  My starting weight was 152.1lbs and at the end of the 2 weeks, I was at 144.2lbs.  Overall, I lost a total of 7.9lbs.  In addition to the weight loss, I really started becoming more mindful of my food portions.  As much as I love doing dinners family style, pre-portioned plates are a definite must for me right now.

Secondly, this mini-diet has helped me control my snacking tendencies.  I was definitely snacking way too much before.  With a 2-week snacking break, I realized that I snacked not out of hunger, rather out of routine.  Finally, I realized that diets provide a great framework and offer guidelines to help break bad habits.  This was a great starting point for me and seeing the pounds go has given me more motivation to keep at it.  I would really recommend looking at this diet and feel free to make your own personal modifications to maximize the results while making it work for you.

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