The 1970's 'egg and wine' diet has resurfaced.

I’m on a plan to lose weight but little did I know that drinking an entire bottle of wine every day could help me in this journey.  I was shocked to come across news that a “wine and egg” diet could help me lose around 2.5kg in three days. 

Apparently, this weird diet was within the pages of Vogue’s 1977 beauty issue and according to The Daily Meal, people on Twitter discovered that issue, hence the diet has resurfaced and went viral. 

It is reported that the book, ironically, was popular for its encouragement of financial and romantic independence for women. It prescribes a strict menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for three days, after which the magazine promises a loss of 5 pounds.

The Daily Meal reports that the diet plan was pioneered by author Helen Gurley Brown in her 1962 book Sex and the Single Girl, which outlines three precise meals.

Hey, guys hey 👋 || so, since Saturday I’ve been doing a Hard Boiled Egg Diet which I found online || i was inspired to try this from @wonder.w0man || i’m not sure we’re doing the exact one, but something close || also, in my opinion this should be called the Hard Boiled Egg and Chicken Diet 😂 || Day one was insanely hard but I made it through || everyday since has been easier || i’m only doing a week because I’m going to Vegas this weekend || my results so far have been amazing! || i’m down 5 lbs since Saturday || i have been intermittent fasting so my breakfast was actually closer to lunch and so on || and no it’s definitely not keto || i don’t know if it affected my ketosis as I haven’t tested || ➡️ SWIPE to see the details of this diet || it’s definitely just a fad diet to help you a bit and not a lifestyle || i’m pretty sick of chicken and eggs right now but I’m happy I gave this a try!! || i’m only 5 lbs away from my goal weight 🙌🏻 and Vegas is going to be a setback || i’ll just jump back on when I get back || have a great day ❤️ . . . . . . #fat #bodyfat #ketocommunity #boiledeggdiet #weightlosstransformation #eggdiet

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Meal plan

  • For breakfast you can have one-hard-boiled egg with a glass of wine.  
  • You’re also prescribed a cup of black coffee. 
  • For lunch, you get more coffee, two hard-boiled eggs- or poached, “if necessary”- and two glasses of white wine. 
  • And for dinner, you’re finally allowed to indulge your carnivorous appetite with a 5-ounce serving of steak, paired with more coffee and the rest of your bottle of wine.

Registered dietitian, nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, Julie Stefanski commented:

“This random menu (I don’t even want to call it a diet) provides 1,103 calories with 43 percent of those calories coming from the alcohol calories in the wine!”

“Not only is that not enough calories for an adult human. 1,103 calories is roughly the amount needed by a 1-year-old baby- but even if you’re drinking the healthiest possible type of wine, alcohol calories don’t offer much in terms of nutrition” she said.